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The Kaminski Family – a photography preview

As I was working through some of my enhancements, I realized that it’s been a while since I’d posted a preview here.  I’m terrible for that.  LOL  I go in streaks where I’ll share photos on a regular basis, and then nothing for a good long while.  I’ll try to be more regular about it, but feel free to remind me if you haven’t seen anything for a while.  I am shooting, I just don’t always think to share on the blog.

I enjoyed working with the Kaminski’s.  Any chance to work with a family that includes four leggers as well as two leggers is always a good time.  No, working with animals isn’t easy, but it’s a challenge I really enjoy.  I know dogs, I love dogs…  and I’m perfectly content to wait for them to give me exactly what I need.  Hmmm…  clearly I’m too tired to be writing this blog post as I’ve completely lost my train of thought.  It’s just one of those days – and I have a feeling it will be one of those weeks.  Gotta love getting ready (physically and mentally) for an out of town dog show.

Ah!  Speaking of which!

I’ll be in Regina this weekend.  And I may have time to fit in ONE more photo shoot.  So if you’d like to grab that slot, drop me a line by filling out the booking form at TD Photography (http://photography.tobi-dawne.com/) as soon as possible, and I’ll do my best to work it out.  As I’ll be in Regina already, there will be no additional travel expenses to cover.  Just the regular session fee.  But better be quick!  Like I said, I’ll only have time for ONE additional shoot.

Okay, onto the preview:

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You made me smile!

As many of my clients are aware, I’m quite backed up with edits, adjustments, and enhancements.  I typically prefer to book in three or four sessions a week, which then allows me to get all of my post-shoot work done that same week.  I know what it’s like having to wait on a disc (or on anything else you are excited about) and do my best to cut down wait time as much as possible.  Lately though, it has been taking a month or (as I’m now telling clients) two to get folks their disc of images.

Why the wait?

To get in as many folks who purchased my groupon as possible, before the extended expiry, there are DAYS when I’ve booked in as many sessions as I would normally shoot in a week.  Yep, you read that right.  One week of shooting compressed into one day, with multiple days a week you can only imagine how quickly the stack of “to be edited” shoots can grow.  But, I figure that in this instance, shooting has to take priority, and I SOOOO appreciate your patience.  This is out of the ordinary for me, and I do feel so badly that things are taking this long…  So thank you.  Thank you for understanding.

This backlog of edits, also means I haven’t been sharing previews on my blog very often.  I love doing it, but it takes extra time to upload all the images…  and that’s just time that I haven’t had lately.  This photo though?  This one I had to share.  🙂  This photo BEGGED me to share it.  It got down on it’s knees, clasped it’s hands, gave me puppy dog eyes, and pleaded oh so heart-wrenchingly to be shared.  So what else could I do?  I promised to share it.

Bobby Jo Lardner and Family

I love this picture.  I truly do.  It speaks volumes about this family, about the love they share, about the kinship and camaraderie present in their relationships.  And even beyond what is so obvious to anyone who sees this photo, is the story about the place.  This is where the Lardner family will be building their future home.  The place where they will continue to grow together, building together, creating bonds and memories that will help shape them.

What a fabulous memory in such an awesome place.  I was privileged to be a small part in creating it.

Lauren & Adam’s Sweetheart Session

Okay, I’ll admit it.  I’m a little behind.  LOL  This shoot wasn’t from a couple days ago, but a couple weeks ago.  So HUGE apologies to both Lauren and Adam, who have been waiting so patiently.  Going to be putting nose to grindstone the next several days to get caught back up.

I had a hard time narrowing down my “to share” pile for Lauren and Adam’s shoot.  They were absolutely fabulous to work with, and were up for pretty much anything I suggested.  It was a great experience.  It’s rare that I can throw out any idea that crosses my mind and know the couple will be all for it.  Because of their willingness, we covered a ton of ground during our shoot, and got a wealth of outstanding images.  And editing them was just as enjoyable.

So, without further ado, here’s a brief (though not as brief as I generally try to be with these previews) glimpse into our shoot:

…and if you look closely, you’ll see three of my personally created Aperture Presets: Peachy, Cool & Calm, and Kissing.

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