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These technically are not “senior” pictures because Katherine is no longer in high school.  She is a sophomore at Virginia Tech.  I took these pictures of Katherine one cold and snowy day at Tech.  Isn’t she pretty…?!

Something a Little Different

I don’t always take pictures of people or pets.  In December, I was asked to take some jury shots for a friend I met at the Christmas Arts & Crafts Show in Jonesborough.  His name is Brian Mace, and I think his work is really unique.  He makes “yard art” out of scrap metal, and it’s really neat stuff!  Just for fun, I thought I would post a few of the pictures here…

Herding Cats

I had a really interesting series of shoots in November for Paulette, who has seven…. yes, seven cats.  It was really a lot of fun getting pictures of all of them.  There was one hold-out, Aiden, who did a good job of hiding from us.  So, it took a couple of visits before I was able to get pictures of Aiden, too.  Paulette’s favorite cat is Wesley.  This first picture is him…

Here are the pictures I took of the rest of the cats for their Christmas stockings…

Here’s a final shot I got of Paulette with her favorite cat, Wesley.  This was really an enjoyable project!

Snoop and Scooter

These two miniature schnauzers were a lot of fun.  Scooter was pretty camera-shy at the beginning of our session, but he warmed up after awhile.  These little guys are named Snoop and Scooter, and they are from Johnson City.

Christmas Card Picture

I had a photo shoot in Big Stone Gap, Virginia,in mid-November, the purpose of which was to capture a picture for a family Christmas card.  I took several pictures around the family’s fireplace, and even outside around a blue spruce tree that was planted a few years ago in memory of Sharon’s dad.  Of all the pictures, this is the one that ended up being used on the card.

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