healthy (trying to be) update

So it’s been awhile on the health update.  I think the last time I blogged about getting in shape, I was going to try some supplements.  I tried them for a month, which I don’t think I gave them enough time to work.  I think you need to try something like that for at least 3 months.  Anyways, I kind of fell off the exercise wagon so to speak.  Two of my kids were in baseball/softball this summer, which pretty much took up 4 nights a week… So I had to stop going to my workout classes in the evening to take them to ball.  I still tried to exercise at home, I did some P90X until my joints started to hurt from it.  The good news is I maintained my weight, I did not gain any weight, but I didn’t lose anymore either.  I  found out the 8% body fat I had lost, helped lower my cholesterol.  It went from 209 to 196.  Whoohoo!  I plan on getting that number even lower!  Baseball is coming to an end this week and I will finally be able to go back to my workout classes on a regular basis.  It is so much easier to exercise when I have other girls there doing it with me, and a trainer to push me harder than I would push myself.

I also have a bit of new motivation……some girls I know have put together a “biggest loser” challenge, we are getting together on a weekly basis, to encourage and support each other, and of course “weigh in”.  We are putting some money into it on a monthly basis, and the person with the most percentage of weight loss wins it all.  I’m planning on being the winner…….I’m gonna need some newer smaller clothes. :0P  The challenge ends in January…..I’ll let you know how it goes.

Katie’s senior session

Before I tell you about Katie’s senior session I have to give you a quick background story.  So……..there I was in the Arby’s parking lot, helping out with a car wash for the Masonville playground.  My kids play ball there and we were doing a fundraiser for the playground.  In pulls this awesome guacamole green, 70’s VW bus for a car wash.  Immediately I imagined a vintage photo shoot with this bus, I even knew the perfect couple that could pull it off.  So I introduced myself to the owner, told him I was a photographer and asked if there was anyway I could ever use his bus as a prop.  He said yes, and gave me his contact info by way of the “Green Gazette” (a neat publication by the way, be sure to pick up a copy.)  
After a few emails back and forth about use of the bus, I found out he had a daughter in need of senior pictures.  I always enjoy meeting new people, and had Katie’s dad not brought the bus through the car wash, I might not of gotten the opportunity to meet this super cool family.  
Moral of the story…….drive a really cool vintage vehicle and you will never lack the opportunity to meet new people.  Seriously…..I think Steve probably meets someone new everyday……he says people come up to him all the time to talk about his bus.  Oh and moral #2 always stop at a fundraiser carwash, you just might meet a super cool photographer. :0P

On to Katie’s session………she and her parents got up super early for this session. We started at 7am to beat the heat and the light was great.  Katie loves vintage clothes, so of course we had to use her dad’s bus with this dress. 

My sunflower crop was in full bloom and a perfect background.  Katie you are beautiful!

Katie’s favorite author is C.S. Lewis and favorite book is “The Chronicles of Narnia” it just so happened I have a lion statue in my front yard…….let’s use it.

I got a little “artsy” with this image.  I used some textures as an overlay and I really like how it looks.  This image says “freedom” to me.  The freedom to really enjoy life.

Katie is a very talented young lady, she sings and plays guitar and is quite the actress I hear.  I got to listen to her play a little bit during her session and I was impressed.  She is also very involved with the Theatre Workshop of Owensboro and will be in one of the productions that is coming up in November. 
I love this image with Katie and her guitar.

 Katie you have a very bright future ahead of you.  I’m so glad I got to be your photographer.

If you’d like to see more images from Katie’s session click here for the slideshow.

Coming soon……..sunflowers

Here’s a couple of sneak peek’s from a few sessions where we used the sunflowers.  It really has cooled off this week, so if you are wanting to do a session with the sunflowers this will probably be the last week they are going to be photogenic so to speak. 

 Stay tuned for more images from these two sessions…….you’ll want to see what we did with the green 70’s VW bus.