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Blair High School: Prom 2011

I’ve realized my baby sister makes appearances on my blog quite often. The reason? I’m so incredibly¬†proud of her. She’s grown into a beautiful woman, and I’m so happy to call her my sister.

Saturday night she attended her senior prom. When she stepped into her dress, I about lost it. Where has the time gone? I still remember pushing her around in laundry baskets for fun. Now she’s about to enter a new chapter in her life. Wow.

Abby got ready at our house with a few friends. Her beautiful hair was done by the mom of one of her good friends, and I absolutely LOVE the flower.

I was most impressed with how my sister coordinated everything. Her hairpiece, the boutineer, and her corsage complimented each other perfectly.

I was never good at putting on the boutineers, and Abby had some trouble, too. Maybe it runs in the family? Mom had to jump in and save the day. Note to self: learn how to pin a boutineer.

Yep, they got a limo. Let me be the first to say that I was jealous. I never got to ride in a limo for prom. I don’t think I’ve ever actually sat in a limo! Another note to self: add that to the bucket list.

Abby, you are gorgeous. Beautiful on the inside and the outside. I love you. I hope your night was everything you ever dreamed it to be.

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Lincoln Portraits – Melissa

Sometimes, you just have to try new things. And I absolutely love people that are willing to let me try new things. Melissa is one of those people. And I love her for it. Well, that, and the fact that we can talk business for hours. And we did.

Melissa and I met our freshman year of college, and then ended up being roommates our sophomore year. She’s super fun – always laughing, talking, full of life. She is a fellow entrepreneur herself, starting up her own cut floral farm. She absolutely loves everything about plants. And let me tell you, that girl knows them all. So smart.

So, I wanted to try something new. And Mel was totally supportive when I told her I wanted to try using a reflector for her session. OK, so I totally don’t have a legit reflector right now, but I wanted to see if it was something worth investing in. And guess what. Foam board isn’t too shabby. Granted, it’s super light, and was a little hard to handle without an assistant, but I made it work. Sort of.

I just absolutely love the catchlights that reflectors produce. One of my favorite photographers, Michelle Moore, uses reflectors for almost every shoot. So, of course, I had to try it.

This is seriously, one of my most favorite photos. To date.

So, this was a different day, but I decided to try using some off-camera lighting techniques. It was super fun to experiment with, but I don’t think it really fits my style. Still, it is a good thing to know, you know. Just in case.

Happy Friday!


Double Diamond Ranch – Blair, NE

On Tuesday, my roommate and I got the heck out of dodge. Well, okay, mostly just outside of city limits, busy streets, and the constant hum of traffic. We needed some air.¬†Catie is an equine major at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and got in contact with Scott at Double Diamond Ranch in Blair, Nebraska. He ropes with Corey’s folks at clinics and competitions and has a huge ranch where he breeds and raises Azteca horses.

Catie thinks she wants to get into breeding and foaling and the like, so we went out there to watch him do his thing. It’s pretty amazing. And horses are just simply beautiful. I couldn’t tell you everything he talked about, as I’m not as much of a horse person as Catie, but it was great to watch him work. Oh, and I got a few photos, too.

Those are their two cattle dogs, Buster and Abby. They were hilarious to watch. Very eager to round up the filly.

Happy Thursday!