First, I'm breaking the silence after a long over due
blog draught. The business of busy-ness has crept in from all sides
and it seems that we are on the brink and in some areas breakthrough into
all kinds of newness. One thing new, our brand new blog. It's a bit fancier, bells, whistles, fog horns ect..
but it will still be written with the same heart and love for what we do with the sharing of all of God's sweet blessings
along the way. Second I'm more than sorta sad to see it change, I'm chronically sentimental and there has been a lot of life shared in these post. So, (probably more for me than for you) I'm going have a link on the new blog to this blog so we always can take a peak and see where the last 3 years went. My sincere gratitude for all of you that have stopped by from time to time, I look forward to seeing you at the new diggs, www.keelsphotographyblog.com
Onward and upward
Monday, September 28, 2009
In my humble opinion, the art of photography is best produced when there is nothing in the way between the eye, the heart, the subject and the inspiration. Kinda like a golf swing, the best ones come with little thought, just a relaxed reaction, no analysis, just swing. It’s the analysis for me that creeps in at times, interrupting the calm for the litany of details, concerns and questions, such as,“ is this the right lens, am I too wide, too long, flash, no flash, drag the shutter, white balance, ISO, bounce, hard light, where’s the light. The short hand that photographers speak speed through my mind as bride and groom meet for the first time or have their first dance, embrace their parents, love their friends; a thousand moments and a thousands choices. It’s at this time when the anxiety has built and rush of the day has peaked that I take a deep breath and pray, “show me God how to best bless them, direct my eye, be the best in me.” Some would say that the photography of capturing genuine moments is something left to chance, I would say it’s taking the chance. Faith is the key. With all that said here are some images from Erin & Ryan.
Their wedding was a beautiful blend of glamour, fun and a little funk, thank you both and God Bless.
Monday, September 14, 2009
Thursday, September 03, 2009
I have had some fantastic senior sessions lately
and the one with Alex was no different. The shoot was so much
fun, I think I was a little sad when it was over. Alex has that outside to inside type of beauty
as well being fiercely intelligent and thoroughly hilarious, we were all charmed to say the least.
Alex, you're a star
Friday, August 28, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
This is Susie, she's a dancer, writer and over all serene soul
that has blessed our church with her presence over the past 4 years.
She's about to embark on a new path the leads through dance school.
These images are a send off of sorts as well as an expression of her expressions through
dance and movement. Thank you Susie for your wonderful openness and sharing of your dream.
God Bless every step of your journey.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
It was to be an outdoor wedding, months in the planning with the location being
at the house where Megan grew up. Our hearts sank as a cliff sized storm of thick gray clouds
paced with us as we drove into Youngstown. It was looking to arrive just in time for the ceremony. We said a prayer
and believed for the best and arrived to a blissful & calm Megan with not a word said of the impending thunder storm. We followed her lead and began to capture the moments as she and Peter embraced them.
Peace flowed and the storm, well, took a detour. The beauty and connection of Megan with Peter
brought tears to the eyes of all, including me. I witnessed, first hand, the wonder of the promise that becomes
a lifetime of marriage. God bless you both, we will always be grateful for you in our lives.