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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Jahala #45

What a delight it was to photograph Jahala. When I look at this pic, I think of that song, Happy. I just bet she loves it. Jahala was a music teacher...that explains it. I know lots of, well, several music teachers and they all seem so cheerful and well, happy. 

Here's an interesting fact. Jahala's mother named her after my oldest sister, Jahala Ann. Where did my mother come up with that name, you ask?  The story goes that my mother was sitting in her obstetrician's office (Dr. Humphries) reading a story in a magazine. In that story was a woman named Jahala. Mother liked it and BAM the decision was made. What I don't know is how Jahala's mother heard about my sister. Nobody knows. 

As I mentioned before, it was a delight to photograph Jahala. I hope you can see her glow. What a great attitude she has. Could it be her strong faith? Probably. 

Thank you, Jahala for coming to the shoot and being in my project. 

Friday, June 6, 2014

Andrea #43 and Steve #44

Well, here they are. Andy and Steve. What a cute couple. It was fun photographing them. Andy is so gorgeous, all she has to do is stand there and just let me take the pics. Steve, on the other hand, wasn't so sure about it. I think Andy had to twist his arm, but it was okay by the time they showed up. 

I loved that they wore pastel shirts. Pink for girls and blue for boys! Did y'all plan that?

They are the third married couple that I photographed for this project. Mary and Fred, Brenda and Alan, and now, Andy and Steve. All three couples seem to be happy and still in love! I can just tell by the way they all looked at each other. 

Thanks for coming, you two! I had fun, and hope you like your pics!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Rick #42

Rick absolutely cracks me up! He has a dry wit that seeps out when you don't expect it. As you can tell, we had to shoot downstairs because of the sun. This image was taken with Rick sitting on a stool, but I also took some with him standing. As with all shots, I focus on the eyes, hold the button down half way and then move the camera down to get the full body shot.I guess moving the camera and shooting at his midsection, caused him some concern. When he questioned my actions, I just about fell off the ladder laughing.  

Then he started laughing and I got that shot! That's the one I want to put in the book, but that's his decision. 

Rick, thanks for coming and taking part in this project. I had a great time shooting you. You are such a nice guy. You always were, and you still are. 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Brent #41

Brent is and always has been such a nice guy. He is one of the few of our classmates that is still working, so I was grateful that he took time away from work to come to the shoot. 

Knowing a little about where he works, I imagine he has an extremely stressful job...just dealing with all of those people would put me in the ... you know. But I can tell you this, if he is stressed, he doesn't show it. His warm smile and calming blue eyes would put all at ease the minute they meet him. 

Brent, I'm so glad that you were able to come to the shoot. Thanks for your participation. 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Alice #40

You can't help but love Alice. Look at that beautiful smile accented by her BRIGHT RED LIPSTICK. She came raring to go! I think I could talk with her for interesting. 

I tried to capture her spunk and her energy, and I think that was accomplished! Maybe she's just excited because she and her husband just bought a place at the beach. Now that's enough to make anyone smile.

Thanks for coming, Alice. Hope you had as much fun as I did!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Sheena #39

Sheena is one energetic woman! She is happy, cheerful and just so cute! Like most of our classmates who came to be photographed, she had no idea of what to expect. Sheena came in the afternoon so the sun was right.smack.dab.overhead, so we had to move downstairs. 

I just love Sheena's big brown eyes. You can just look into them and see what a lovely person she is! 

It was wonderful talking with Sheena. Again, not enough time. Thank you for taking part in the project. I hope you like your images.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

David #38

David arrived on a motorcycle for his shoot at noon. The sun was still kind of hidden, so I was able to get some shots of him on the portico and in front of the building. As you probably already know, this shot was in front of the front doors. It looks like there is a little graffiti on the column behind him.  You can bet it wasn't there when we went to HHS. Can you just imaging what they would have done to us if we had done that? 

I'm so glad that David wore the blue shirt. It makes shows off his beard and eyes...well if you could see the other images that are on his CD, you would see his blue eyes! 

Thanks for taking a chance and being a part of my project, David. You were easy to work with and willing to do what I asked. See you in 2015. Oh, one more thing. Since you are on the reunion committee, do you think you could get us a little 60's soul?