Thursday, December 16, 2010

Silhouette Mania

I had an assignment at a local school's band and choir performance last night. Due to some oversight by the producers, the singers stood on stage with absolutely no lighting on their faces. Since the director asked for no flash photography, I decided to have fun with silhouettes. Here is the MRH Concert Choir performing Ave Maria. 

Monday, December 13, 2010


I hardly ever get an assignment where I think panning might be a good idea; however, for this roller party, I decided to give it a try. To my surprise, I actually got a shot of these two kids crouching as they skate. This photo isn't tight enough so I didn't turn it in for the article-next time I will be brave enough to try a longer lens; however, to celebrate my amateur hand's pan well done, I post this: 

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Behind the Scenes

Maplewood Richmond Heights High School students opened their production of "Harvey" tonight. I got a sneak peak of the play and what happens behind the scenes on Monday, November 15, 2010. View the story and more photos here: MRH Offers Behind-the Scenes Glimpse of "Harvey".

Junior Krystal Peterson sweeps the set before the first dress rehearsal. Peterson has no desire to act in the front of the audience, but said she prefers to work back stage. "I want to work with technology. That's why I'm ok with working behind the scenes," Peterson said. "You get to watch the end of the production and you get to see what you put together." 

Junior Caleb Tiggs sits backstage reading over his lines during set one before his set two appearance. 

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Veteran's Day

Bernard Middle School in Mehlville hosted a Veteran's Day celebration on Thursday, November 11, 2010.  These photos are for a article that is yet to be published in the Mehlville-Patch. The Mehlville site should go live next week!

Charles Kelly stands as the crowd applauds the United States Navy. Each branch of the United States Armed Services was recognized at the ceremony. 

Ashley Austin and Molly Filiput, eighth graders, sit under the Wall of Honor. This wall is one of many displaying photos of Bernard Middle School family members and friends who served in the U.S. armed forces. 

Friday, October 29, 2010

Little Kids in Costumes

I watched a cop tell a Star Wars Storm Trooper that he was under arrest. I caught a dead soccer player picking out apples. I met a Ninja Turtle. All of this happened at the Magical & Healthy Halloween Party at Whole Foods in St. Louis on Friday, October 29, 2010. View the article and more photos by clicking here: Kids Enter Costume Contest at Whole Foods.

Monk Mikey Wagner, an employee at Whole Foods, and his 3-year-old son Popeye, sometimes known as Dorian, trick-or-treated around Whole Foods on Friday. Popeye was shocked to see that his father had shaved a giant circle in the back of his head.

Melodie Carroll, 9, decorates a sugar cookie at Whole Foods Market on Friday. Melodie is dressed as a black cat. She got the idea for the pink wig from a magazine. 

 Ferocious Charlie Summers, 9 months old, dressed as a lion for the Magical and Healthy Halloween Party at Whole Foods. 

Monster Oliver Tazmin, 3, prepares to enjoy the first bite of the cookie he decorated with icing. Monster Tazmin went on to drop his cookie on the floor before he could finish it. Tears and a big bottom lip ensued. 

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Ice Cream Man

Ice Cream Man, Tin Winfield, has worked in the Maplewood, Mo area since 2008. "It is all about the kids," says Winfield. A salesman by trade, Winfield plans to sell hot tubs after the ice cream truck season ends next week. If you are wondering what Winfield does with all of the left-over ice cream that he does not sell: he says that the ice cream sandwiches are his favorite:)

Friday, October 22, 2010

Creepy, Spine-chilling, Hair-raising, Slightly over-priced

Masks at Johnny Brock's Dungeon, a halloween store in St. Louis, Mo., range from $15 to $150.

Texas: Wright-Patman Lake

My first time in Texas. These are taken at a conservation area about 30 miles southwest of Texarkana. The stray dog-affectionately nick-named Bobler-tracked us down to the river. We had given him a treat after seeing him on the side of the road. Somehow he found us about an hour and several miles later. He fished with us all night. Thank goodness he ran off, because I would have no doubt brought him home with me.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Walking School Bus

Long time no see, but I am back to give my blog a little attention. I recently started freelancing for Here are some photos that I took for an assignment about a group of kids and moms that walk to Mark Twain Elementary School everyday. This particular day was "Pajama Day" so the kids look extra adorable.