3 Images Accepted to A Smith Gallery – Romance Show


First of all I would like to wish all my family, friends, and clients a Happy New Year!  Be safe in your celebrations tonight!  

A VERY Special thanks to all my clients for making 2010 a very special year! 

I found out yesterday that 3 of my images were accepted to the A Smith Gallery for their “Romance Show”.  The show runs from Jan 29, 2011 to Feb 20, 2011.  Opening Reception will be on Jan 29, 2011 from 4 to 7pm.  A Smith Gallery is located in Johnson City, Texas.

There were 273 submissions of which 60 were accepted into the show.   Three of those were mine!  🙂 

You can see all the accepted images here:  https://www.asmithgallery.com/Romance_Accepted_Images.php

This is the 5th gallery showing that I have been accepted to.  🙂  Needless to say I’m STOKED and honored to be a part of this showing! 

Romancing the Storm

 

As We Are

 

Two of a Kind

 

As Always have a great day and Stay Positive! 
Carl
Visions Photography – Go beyond the snapshot, YOU deserve something special!
319-286-8483
 

Happy Holidays!


Happy Holidays to all my family, friends and clients who all helped to make 2010 a very special year!

I wishe all of you the very best for 2011.

We again will be offering you or very finest quality and service. If you need anything, please do not hesitate to ask.

Thank you !  
 

As Always have a great day and Stay Positive! 
Carl
Visions Photography – Go beyond the snapshot, YOU deserve something special!
319-286-8483
 

Sterling’s Senior Portraits


Sterling and friends drove up from Iowa City in snow last Saturday for his senior portraits.  Hope you like them Sterling and thanks for choosing Visions Photography! 

Special thanks to Curtis Harris for telling you about me, Curtis owns the best, most personable limo service in the area….Savvy Excursions.  http://www.facebook.com/curtis.l.harris

As Always have a great day and Stay Positive! 
Carl
Visions Photography – Go beyond the snapshot, YOU deserve something special!
319-286-8483
 

Rochelle – Maternity


We did Rochelle’s Senior Portraits a few years ago, she is now expecting a little girl and called us to do some Maternity Portraits.

Thank you Rochelle for thinking of Visions Photography!

As Always have a great day and Stay Positive! 
Carl
Visions Photography – Go beyond the snapshot, YOU deserve something special!
319-286-8483
 

Zach’s Senior Portraits


Zach stopped by for his senior portraits, his sister Arielle, had her senior portraits done with us in 2008 I think it was.  It was a rather cold day so we just had some fun in the studio and will do outdoor shots later in the spring when things warm up a bit. 

Thanks to Zach and his mother Cassandra for once again choosing Visions Photography!  🙂  We really appreciate you!

 
 
 
 
 
As always, have a great day!
Carl
Visions Photography – Go beyond the snapshot, YOU deserve something special!
319-286-8483
 

Hurtful Words on Beautiful People – Bullying


Malinda, one of the models in this series called me up a couple of weeks ago with a great idea.  A photo essay on bullying.  I was like heck yea I’m on board. 

Ugly, hurtful words written on beautiful bodies.  Symbolizing how the words and actions of  bullies affects people.  These words can influence people for years to come, can change who you become, and can even drive some to suicide!  Arghhh why?  So you can make fun of someone for a quick thrill at the expense of another fellow human being??  

I guess I just don’t understand why some people want to pick on others that they may deem different from them.   Why would one human being want to make another feel inferior in any way???

See, I was a victim of bullying myself but was blessed with a gift of art, art in the form of photography.  I’m thankful everyday for that gift, and for an older brother named Al that told me to ignore the bullies and be myself and to be proud of who I was.   He made me see that bullies are just lashing out at their own insecurities and shortcomings, trying to cover them up instead of facing them. 

Both Malinda and the other model, Miss Brittny were victims of bullying.  The very words that are written on them were words that were used against them when they were younger.    

This series is meant to show that despite the hurtful things that happened in the past, they don’t have to define who you become or who you are today.  A story of overcoming adversity if you will.  Both Brittny and Malinda turned out beautiful, not only on the outside, but inside as well!

While the words and actions of bullies can hurt at the time, DON’T let those things define you.  It’s the bullies that have the problem, NOT YOU!

Feel free to share this anywhere you like, please just give credit to Visions Photography. 

There WILL be more on this topic in the coming months including a slide show and video.  So subscribe to the blog or “Like” us at: http://www.facebook.com/VisionsPhotography.CedarRapids.Ia and you won’t miss it.

Special thanks to Greg Frieden Photography and Stubby Webb for their assistance on this project! 

 

  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
As always, have a great day!
Carl
Visions Photography – Go beyond the snapshot, YOU deserve something special!
319-286-8483