This last Friday night was the Sandpoint High School Dance Team’s spring production, “Never Let Me Go”. Also participating were Heather’s School of Dance, Allegro Dance Studio and the Sandpoint Junior High Dance team. Here are some of the photos from the event, for the entire gallery and to order prints you can visit my website at this link: http://bit.ly/K0abwD.
Recently I worked with Megan to create her Senior Portraits, we started at her home and them took a trip to Garfield Bay to finish up our session.
In Megan’s back yard stands the playhouse that was build by her father when she was little, unfortunately it was used very little ever since the discovery of a spider inside many years ago. We braved the risk of spiders and I set up a flash inside the small building as well as one outside aimed through the window. Since the building as well as it’s furnishings were now very small compared to the now adult sized Megan I kept thinking of Alice in Wonderland growing too large for the house she found herself in. The cards hanging on the wall, minus the Queen of Hearts, seemed quite fitting!
The class of 2012 from my church, Kootenai Community Church, will be having a special graduation ceremony in June and they needed a photo of the group for the invitations. Being spring in North Idaho scheduling a photo shoot with just one person can be hard, add in the often conflicting schedules of 5 busy seniors and you can imagine how hard it might be. We ended up rescheduling our shoot due to weather or illness at least half a dozen times, but then by what some people would call luck and others providence we had a short break in the rain on a Sunday afternoon and we were able to finally get our photographs. Here are a few from the afternoon.
In June I will have the privilege of capturing the memories of the day my Friend Alex joins his life to his very special fiance Natalie. Alex and Natalie both live in Salem, Oregon so originally it did not look like we were going to be able to have an engagement session but it happened to work out that I found myself in Oregon on a previously unplanned vacation and were able to work out an afternoon where we could spend a few hours together.
Alex plans to attend Western Seminary after graduating from Corban University this spring and since this is also the location of their wedding and where they attend church it was a very fitting place to start out our session.
We finished our shoot at the park near the seminary, after a short hike we found a place with some interesting buildings and a spot that overlooks the city.
Congratulations to both Alex and Natalie, I had such a great time with you for our shoot and am very excited to be a part of your wedding day!
A few days ago I embarked on a mission to the beautiful home of Amanda to take some photos of her and her fiance Willie. The location was beautiful, a great spot for some fun engagement photos. The only downside . . . the mosquitoes! I am thankful for bug spray and I am thankful for the bug zapper tool, called the clone tool and the healing brush, because I ended up having to zap hundred’s of these little buggers in Photoshop. Enough about annoying insects and on to some photos!
My Pastor, Jim Osman, seemed to think that it was a strange thing that I chose the 703 number for a contest. His response does not surprise me, I think he is a neat and tidy kind of guy and 703 is just kind of messy! So, why did I choose 703? Here are two reasons; First, the facebook numbers always seem to change, I can have 700 fans one minute and 698 the next so I simply don’t trust that there are 700 “Likers” until it reaches 703; Second, and most importantly, I just thought that 703 was more interesting than 700.
The contest is simple, I am going to give away a Senior Poster to one senior from each of the three High Schools that I photograph regularly, Sandpoint High School, Priest River High School and Newport High School. Below is a list of all of the seniors, in the comments section on the bottom of this post please vote for one senior from each school. Also, might I suggest at this point that perhaps some of those seniors might want to leave a comment and tell you why you should vote for them.
The answer to some expected FAQ’s: Yes, you can vote for yourself. Yes you can campaign for more votes, share the link on Facebook, Myspace, twitter or e-mail it and recruit your friends to vote for you, but also let them know that they MUST be a “Liker” on facebook to be eligible for the next part of the giveaway.
There is one more giveaway in this contest! If you are a “Liker” of Jason Duchow Photography on facebook and vote for at least one senior you will be entered into a drawing. The winner of that drawing will win their choice of the following: 1 custom poster of the athlete of your choice, any athlete from any sport*. 1 8×10 print from the Landscape galleries. or 1 $40 gift code redeemable on jasonduchowphotography.com for prints from sporting events or from past or future custom portrait session.
Now, the list of athletes to choose from for your voting:
To close, I just want to once again thank all of you who have been so supportive of me and my work, I am very appreciative! Now go ahead and vote, remember you have to be a “Liker” on the facebook page to qualify for the drawing, if you are not yet a fan or “Liker” of the Jason Duchow Photography page visit it here and click the “Like” button at the top of the page.