September 2010

Lexington in HDR

Contrast. Pop. Color. Wow. That’s what I love about HDR photography. I don’t really find HDR suitable for a lot of wedding/ portrait photography but it can have its place on such occasion. Instead it sets a mood on architecture and photojournalistic shots. I think it’s lovely for story telling. It has such an illustration feel and I adore it. So here’s a little Lexington in HDR.

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Scavenger Hunting for a $15,000 Ring

The last scavenger hunt I went on was at church camp several years ago. The winning booty: a box of lime and cherry popsicles. The scavenger hunt I helped sponsor yesterday had a prize worth a bit more than a freezy pop. Couples (engaged, married, dating) raced around downtown Lexington to win a $15,000 diamond engagement ring! Shelia Bayes Fine Jewelers located in the shops at the Lexington Center sponsored the Race for the Rock. Several local wedding vendors were present to show their support and sponsor the teams as they had two hours to find 46 clues, hidden in a 1-2 mile radius of Triangle Park. No motorized transportation was allowed. Bicycles, scooters and runners/ walkers in light blue shirts blanketed Lexington amid the 90 degree heat. You can check out the official site to see the winners and some of the action! Stay tuned to enter for the event next year!

All the Players

searching for clues

Gigi's Cupcakes icing tasting challenge

Arthur Murray's dance challenge clue

finding a clue at the fabulous Sky Bar at the pavillion

Searching through Tops in Lex for a clue

counting the flowers on the cake at Tinker's for a clue

checking for text clues

clues at SImply Love Studio

browsing a Kentucky Bride magazine for a clue

lovely ice sculptures from Four Seasons Catering

beat after a long race

the winners!!!

Congratulations and thanks to all who came out and played!!!!!!!

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Laura & Tim: Married in Louisville

A night of swing dancing turned into a life-long slow dance. Tim found Laura one evening at a swing dance in Louisville. She just went to have some fun and enjoy herself. Little did she know there’d be the man of dreams on the dance floor too. They were married on an August afternoon in Louisville. The ceremony was spirit-filled and beautiful.

Laura introduced Alabama-native Tim to Graeter's. He was smitten and how better to honor his newfound love than to serve buckets of it at the reception.

Congratulations to you both! May you be blessed with bliss forever!

Telling Stories in a Single Frame- John, Senior Portraits:Lexington, KY Senior Photographs

For 13 years you live a scholastic life that’s much the same. The curriculum changes, the rooms,  and maybe the faces. But every evening after school you eventually make it home to the house you grew up in; the house with your brother or sister and parents. But there comes a time when things change. Decisions about career and life really start to matter. They finally become your responsibility to make. The consequences become yours to own. Many like to call this time “graduation” or the “senior year.” A young person, newly minted ‘adult,’ steps into a world to make a way for themselves. Whether to college, a job or trade school-it’s a new way.

John is a senior at West Jessamine. He was so fun to work with. Up for any adventure or kind of shot I wanted to try. And what photographer wouldn’t be dazzled by those big blue eyes. Great eyes= great photos. Thanks for a great shoot John. I can’t wait to do your second one!

Getting Closer- Horse Mania Challenge: Lexington, KY Photographer

Crazy Quilted Horse

I’m really making headway on this project. I hate to brag but my photos are much better than the Lexington Herald Leader’s. But they are simply reporting-maybe not the facts-but it’s not their job to be creative. So here are even more ponies.

Crazy Quilted Horse

The Siren of the Bluegrass

She is one of my favorites. I like to call her the “MerHorse.” The Little Mermaid has always been my favorite Disney movie. Yes, I’d be Ariel if offered the position. I do love the water-any kind. The ocean is my love. I can’t help that I’m a girl with starfish on her mind:)

The Siren of the Bluegrass

The Siren of the Bluegrass

The Siren of the Bluegrass

Running Around in Circles

Running Around in Circles

Henry, A Tribute to Henry Faulkner

Cloisonneigh

Cloisonneigh

Le Cour de Cheval (The Heart of the Horse)

The is also a fav. Do I really need to explain why. It’s the creativity that draws me in.

Le Cour de Cheval (The Heart of the Horse)

Le Cour de Cheval (The Heart of the Horse)

Le Cour de Cheval (The Heart of the Horse)

Grace Under Pressure

Lost in the Fog

Lost in the Fog

The Strand

I like this gal a lot too.

The Strand

The Strand

The Strand

A Three on the Sheets

Madame Ivory

Madame Ivory

Mr. Bluegrass

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Horse Mania Challenge Continued…: Lexington, Ky Photographer

Grapevine

And some more…

Grapevine

LewHorse Carroll (Alice in Wonderland)

LewHorse Carroll (Alice in Wonderland)

LewHorse Carroll (Alice in Wonderland)

Ashlnd Stud

Ashland Stud

Fionghan

Lady Godiva's Horse

Midway

Midway

Bewitched

Bewitched

Race to Reason

Race to Reason

Race to Reason

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Horse Mania Challenge! Pressing on… ; Lexington, KY Photographer

More Horses…and more…and more. It’s getting exhausting really. Fighting traffic, closed sidewalks, bad light, lack of parking-the horses are spread so far apart across the city. I want to quit. I’m getting closer but it feels impossible. If I’m going to get all 82 I have to do it before the WEG. For now here’s a few more. We’ll see, we’ll see. It really is a challenge. I had no idea.

Pride

Pride

Kentucky Theater Day and Night

Kentucky Theater Night and Day

Lexington

Paisley Pony

Stardust Memories

Stardust Memories

Lexington Landmarks

Lexington Landmarks

Bluegrass Champ

Bluegrass Champ

In the Sky With Diamonds

Man O' Warchid

Goochiepoochieploddapony

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