Monday, September 29, 2008

Seniors, Apples, Pumpkins, and Footballs

Seniors, Seniors, Seniors

Man!, we have been busy little photographers lately.

We have been getting some great students in and having a great time! We continue to explore the studio and it's grounds. It was a nice change to have a few young men come through and allow us to work with some "guy" lighting and posing.

Getting caught in the act...

Boy, talk about how to ruin a great picture! Sorry Jackie! (If you like that picture, I will photoshop my ugly mug out for you ) To you as well, Tom--sometimes I just can't help myself. Proof positive that I should stay on the other side of the camera = )

The Mystery Assisants...

Who are they, and where do they come from you ask? Friends, family, boyfriends and girlfeinds often become part of the show here at our Studio.

It never hurts to have an extra set of hands.....even better when they are free = )

It's that time of year again...

Apple picking. It is how we officially acknowledge the end of the summer and look forward to another beautiful Fall here in New England. I think it is required by law = ). Luckily our family enjoys it. Gail always gets a shot of the boys in an Apple tree somehow or another and I am always looking to add to my stock photo collection.

Look at these cute Pumpkins! We just had to take them home with us = )

This year on the way to Smolack Farms, we got a little lost. When we drove buy this barn, I nearly locked up the brakes. I had to nail a couple of shots of it. I will have to go back there at sunrise or sunset and check out the lighting when the leaves pop a little more.
Our other big thing this time of year is to hit the Topsfield Fair. Another annual ritual. I think we will tackle that next week with the kids.

Bringing in the mood…and some attitude.

Whenever time permits, we love to capture an image that we feel is just a little unique for each client. We want our customers to remember that that is why the come to our Studio.

I will let the pictures speak for themsleves.

Ready... Set... HIKE !

So football is officially into high gear. Matthew has been working hard and has started to get some recognition as an Offensive Lineman. I am not sure why, but he seems to be up against some much biggere kids. We had a game against Malden a couple of weeks ago and I would have sworn that the person he was up against was one of the coaches filling in!

Here he is in action against Wilmington. they are 1-2 so far this year. They held Walpole at the 5 yard line at the end of the 4th quarter to take their first win.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

The 2008 Shutter Click Count stands at 44,277! (not including our personal camera of course) and yes, I have personally gone through everyone of them.

A Chance meeting at Scituate light…

(with hopefully our next Bride and Groom)

So Gail and I were hanging out on the jetty at Scituate Light with the kids just enjoying a beautiful Sunday afternoon, when we noticed a couple being followed around by several people with cameras.

I figured that they must have just announced their engagement. Not being able to help myself (like an personal injury lawyer who happened to be a first-hand witness to a car accident), I asked what they were all doing.

As expected, they were trying to take a picture to announce their engagement. Eventually I was unable to help myself, and I had to ask if we could take some pictures for them. Gail and I sprang into action. We spent only a few minutes with them, but we had a lot of fun.

I could have killed for a diffuser and a bounce disk or two, but I think we did alright considering. Not bad for "roughing it" = )

Continuing to find our niche at the Studio…

So we have yet to find an end to all the spots that we can shoot in at the Studio.

It seems like we find a new area to shoot around every corner.

We really could not have dreamt up a better location for a photo studio.

We also rang in our first "Square it and Share it" shoot. That's: 2 seniors, 2 outfits and 2 hours.

Technically that would be cubing it, but I'm not going to bust Gail's chops with that. It was such a great idea that she came up with, I thought I could let it ride.
(Ya, he is funny isn't he? Gail)

Two more weddings and two more great couples for the books…

We had a great time shooting both. One right on Buzzards Bay near Cape Cod and the other at the Crowne Plaza in Nashua.

We were able to pull together some real fun shots at both.

Gail is hard at work on the albums as we speak.

ASA Photographic - Making Headlines on both sides of the camera…

So we have been crazy busy since we got back from vaca (see last blog entry).To add a little more crazy to the mix, our oldest son started Pop Warner Football again. That adds practice 4 nights a week to the nut farm. And we could not be two normal bystanders, no no no, we have to be the team mom and assistant coach. (Ya think we're trying to compensate for dragging our children out to meetings and shoots? =) Gail) We truly do enjoy it though. This is our second year andbeing part of helping the kids (all thirty-one of them) learn and grow is truly special. (Yes, of course we snap a few shots for the parent too! How can we not--they are so cute! I think their pads weigh more then they do! Gail)

So during one of the first few practices, Matthew and I made the Billerica paper (Thanks Ellen). That was cool, it is not often that I get caught on the other side of the camera!

Just a couple of weeks later, my cousin stayed with us down in Onset so she could run the infamous "Falmouth Road Race." Well, without telling her, I snuck down to Falmouth and was able to make my way right to the finish line (Do you think the cameras and long lenses dangling from my neck may have helped?) and capture her as she crossed the line. FYI-She finished 140th out of 10,000 and she was the 31st woman to finish! WOW!
Not expecting me to be there, I took great pleasure in screaming her name after she finished and scaring the bag out of her. I guess that was not the safest thing to do to someone who just sprinted 7 miles, but it made her laugh so it was cool. I knew she could handle it as she is an established marathon runner. I have lost track of how many Boston Marathons she's run. To top it off, I was also able to get this photo into the local paper which was just too cool.