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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Small Business Saturday

I have to admit I thought briefly about shopping on Black Friday but quickly got over that idea, Small Business Saturday is way more my style. Mike made a dash out Saturday morning and came back to the house with some incredibly decedent cinnamon rolls from a local bakery in Springfield, the Storehouse Bakery on West Sunshine. We brewed a good pot of coffee and settled in to watch some college football for the afternoon. Now this is the way to have a weekend and still support your local small business friends in the process!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Giving Thanks!

I can't even begin to count our many blessings this year. So many people that have touched our lives and helped us through a very memorable year. As we had our turkey with all the trimmings along side 24 family members and friends, I gave thanks to God who has blessed us so. The list is, friends, church family, school family, work family, the fabulous Fightin' Irish football guys, 2 incredible hospitals here in Springfield, so many Doctors, Nurses, Paramedics and Therapists who never gave up hope.....the words thank you are simply not enough. You prayed with us, prayed for us, brought meals, snacks, magazines and hugs when we needed them most. You will forever hold a special place in our hearts. Love to each and every one of you and a sincere thank you! Wishing each of you a blessed holiday season.

Lexi~ Table designer

Turkey Frying by Travis

Grandma D

Sangria! Yummy.

A big thumbs up~ everything is ready!

Karley and Anneleise showing a little family love!

Tasty starters

Lexi's Indian for the Table

and her turkey!

Happy Thanksgiving from the Hammers Family!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

A time for everything new again!

2011, I can't believe it is already here.....wasn't it just summer? Actually this time of year is one that we love here at Backroads, it is a great time to look back at all the fun Seniors, kiddos, families and even pets that we have worked with in 2010. It is a time of renewal, a time to rest, dream and prepare for a new year with all the excitement and promise that it holds.

Mike and I would love to thank all of you that we worked with in the past year. WOW, we have photographed an exciting bunch this year and a great looking group too. The focus this year at Backroads has been Seniors, our passion! Thank you for allowing us to do what we love and having fun with you along the way.

Here's to 2011!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

North Callaway's Morgan

We managed to sneak in a vacation this summer and while we were there I was blessed to photograph my first 2011 senior, my own niece Morgan from North Callaway High. We just couldn't pass up the opportunity to take a few of her senior images on the beach in South Carolina. The pier was so impressive and make a wonderful backdrop at dawn. We were completely finished and back in the condo by 8 was an early morning but Morgan was a trooper and her older brother John-Michael was the sun (flash master)! Armed with only my backup camera (because Mike had shoots at home) one flash and my 50 mm lens, we managed to get a few shots that made her Senior images unique. John-Michael worked the off camera flash for me, while Morgan posed away! I love you MoMo, and hope you have a very special senior year!!!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

McCayla ~ Republic

One of the seniors that came in towards the end of the year was McCayla from Republic. I just loved working with her on senior images, she was a young lady that had an incredible smile and knew just what she wanted. She was a natural beauty, enjoying animals and the outdoors so that is what we focused on for her senior shoot. We look forward to another session with you soon McCayla!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Oh My!

You know it has been way too long since blogging when you have to guess at your password! Yikes!

All is well here at Backroads and we are staying very busy. We are knee deep in wallets this time of year with all the latest orders coming in for graduation announcements, more wallet re-orders and those seniors that have just been waiting to get Senior pictures done. We feel very blessed, we have a wonderful group of seniors that we have worked with this year and are still getting referrals. The latest referral came from Laken in Crane when she had Ethan contact us. Thanks Laken! Here is one of my favorites so far that is edited of Ethan. I just love this one in his catcher's mask. Great session Ethan, you are going to have many to chose from and I can't wait to show you more!