Wednesday, September 30, 2009


So tonight Heather called and I got to talk with Amelia. I came up with a new voice because she enjoys it and it makes her laugh; thats how easy I am. Basically I'll do anything to make Amelia laugh and not cry. That's my job as 'Uncle D'.

I mean, that seems like the idea for any baby. Feed them, Change them, and talk in funny voices.

Let's see if I can translate the voice through the worldwide web so you hear it in your heads...
I was saying her name. Amelllliaaa! -- in sort of the same tone, melody and carelessness as when Sloth yells, "Hey you guyssss!" in the Goonies; except I didn't do the chuckle at the end.
Anyway, that was the extent of our conversation.

It got me thinking about Amelia and wishing I could make her laugh face to face.
So I came upstairs and looked for photos of her only to find that I'm behind...which is sad because I'm her 'Uncle D' that takes pictures.

But I did find a photo from July 4th that I never posted.
Things are about to get really crazy and I hope to keep my blog updated. I have a photoshoot tomorrow evening and both Saturday and Sunday. See you soon.

By the way, congrats to Kayla and Chase on the arrival of their son, Drew Chase Payne.

Amelia

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Monday, September 28, 2009


Here are a few logos for the 89/68 Ride Through the Ozarks coming up on Oct 24th.

I went with an alarm clock theme for the front and a Back to the Future inspired timeline for the back. For those who are interested in riding in the event; or curious of what it entails, check it out at www.ride8968.com
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Saturday, September 26, 2009


When I first started this blog, it was just going to be a a collection of my photographs and some text; despite my problem with hating what I write the second after it is written. Even that last sentence was almost deleted.

But the blog is evolving. I'm going to start a few new categorized posts. Saturdays at Home. Film Fridays....to name a couple that came to mind.
Here are some photos of our recent kitchen remodel.
Stop by and grab a cold coke anytime!
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Tuesday, September 22, 2009


What is a cat's favorite color? Purrrrrrrple!
Meow C'mon! That was ridiculous...
Ash & Steph
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Monday, September 21, 2009


Steph and I worked on the house quite a bit this weekend but took a little time out to play in my new studio. With fall just right around the corner, we thought it was a perfect way to spend a Sunday morning; besides, we haven't taken any serious family photos in quite some time. Seriously.

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Saturday, September 19, 2009


Here are some shots from Nate & Jen's wedding.
Photos of the our new house soon.
Have a great Saturday!





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Wednesday, September 9, 2009


I understand some people are checking to see photos of our place or stages of the work we have put into the house and I really appreciate that; and as much as I want to pick up the ole camera and get back to shooting, I must first get some processing done.

I have really struggled lately with getting photos done for clients and many of the projects I wanted to start by September haven't been started, but the fact is, the renovations on the house have demanded many hours. As expected. The work we have accomplished on our home in a short month couldn't have happened without the help of our family, and for that I am forever grateful. Let's face it, my dad is a jack-of-all-trades genius.

It will all be worth it when the holidays roll around and we are all sitting around in our festive sweaters, drinking hot chocolate and putting together a Christmas puzzle. I'll hide the last piece, finish the marsh-mellow from my mustache, and make a toast of accomplishment while finishing off the puzzle in rat-fink fashion.

I have really been inspired lately by the creative and wonderful people out there. From interior design bloggers to painters and photographers, I am ready for next step in my photography career.
Years ago, Steph and I created a brand called Cate & Riley. It started after a promo shoot I did of Steph. Since then, we haven't really done much with it but over the years have created a nice collection of arts and crafts that seems to fit the brand.
End of year Goal: Cate & Riley etsy store.
Short-term: Finish Nate & Jen's wedding photos.
Hope you all have a great Friday Eve.




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Tuesday, September 1, 2009


This was shot last night from our back yard.
No photoshop.

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