I know, I know…it’s been FOREVER since I have blogged. The time has come! 🙂
2014 is off and running to a vigorous start! There are SO many exciting things that are going on around here! I feel like I’m 21 again…giving birth to artistic “babies” I’ve been carrying inside for months (okay, years). Where should I begin?? What do I share first?
Well, first of all…in addition to my “normal” portrait & wedding photography business, I have multiple personal photography projects that I’m pursuing, planning & shooting right now. I have to keep my lips sealed though for now, however, as not to spoil the surprise. In the weeks coming, I’ll leak more and more details. 🙂
Secondly, I have been teaching photography workshops around the Fort Wayne community more and more every year. And, this winter and spring, I have had the opportunity to teach and inspire budding middle school artists during an aftercare fine arts program at Holy Cross Lutheran School (if you have children in preschool, elementary school or middle school, seriously check this place out…they are a vibrant community).
Our themed photography project last week (see the image immediately above) was to photograph the concept “Building Bridges” So, we placed some of my Holy Cross aftercare photography students (future Concordia Lutheran High School Cadets) on bridges. Lutheran preschools and elementary schools around the city are doing likewise (for CLHS to put on display as part of their décor at the 2014 Cadets in Cadence Auction).
I love seeing the middle schoolers’ minds explore different topics…and learn how to transpose concepts into photographic images. It takes patience, but it is moving and encouraging when you see youth blossom into their potential to be powerful, creative, energetic, thoughtful and productive for Good. I am thankful for the chance to push them toward a path on which they realize that they can not only call attention to things around them…but can influence the things in their world.
Delanie is a senior at Concordia Lutheran High School. I just love her description of herself…driven, polite, careful, excited and quiet. What a great balance! She should’ve said GORGEOUS too but she’s way too humble to say that! 🙂
Delanie was one of the lucky participants in our Fall Senior Picture Event on the second weekend of October. Her flawless makeup was done by the amazing makeup artist Erin Nay and her perfectly romantic locks were created by hair stylist Amber Rodriguez at Profiles Salon.
Enjoy this sneak preview of some of my favorite images from her portrait session!
To see more of Delanie’s Senior Photos, you can ask her or her parents for the passcode for the full gallery on ShadowlandsPhotography.biz.
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Hey class of 2013 high school seniors! Do you still need to get your senior pictures done before you graduate? No problem! We have the perfect opportunity for you!
Reserve your spot (call 260-307-2876) for our Fort Wayne Spring Senior Picture Event! (we did this in the fall of 2012 and all appointments sold out, so book your spot asap)
Each 45 minute session is only $150 and includes UNLIMITED OUTFITS! One of the greatest things about this exciting event is that it includes hair and makeup!!! Also — if you want to try two totally different looks (straight hair and curly hair or an updo), then you can book more than one session (each additional portrait session is only $50!).
Limited high school senior portrait appointments are available on:
- Fri, March 15 (in case of inclement weather – rain date will be Fri, March 22)
- Sat, March 16 (in case of inclement weather – rain date will be Sat, March 23)
- Sat, April 13 (in case of inclement weather – rain date will be Fri, April 19)
- Sun, April 14 (in case of inclement weather – rain date will be Sun, April 21)
We are offering 4 awesome different locations to choose from for this very unique portrait event blowout!
Call 260-307-2876 or use the contact form on www.ShadowlandsPhotography.com. : )
After you book your session, we will give you 25 FREE customized photo grad party invite announcements for EACH senior you refer to us who books a session with us too!