Annie and Helen


Last Saturday, my buddie and awesome 2nd photographer Jaime Moquin and I went out and did some “practice shooting” in the worst possible light of the day, yes that dreaded mid afternoon light with those “harsh” shadows.  No fill flash allowed only a reflector and in some cases no reflector. 

Annie and Helen graciously volunteered to be our models for the afternoon and they were a lot of fun to work with!  Both Jaime and myself had a blast working with them and just playing around.  Best thing is we got some great pictures of both Annie and Helen, and we all had a lot of fun in the process!

  

LoL, guess the “new guys” didn’t show up!  😉  (Check out the sign in the window)

As Always have a great day and Stay Positive! 

Carl
Visions Photography – Go beyond the snapshot, YOU deserve something special!
319-286-8483

Brenda and Adam


Brenda and Adam were married on June 25, 2011 at Saint John’s Lutheran church in Newhall Iowa.  The reception was at Terra Hills Country Club in Van Horne, Ia. 

Words can’t describe how awesome these two are!  You can just “feel” the love they have for each other by just being around them!  Photography wise, they were up for anything including a walk in the rain with those great red umbrellas Brenda brought! 

Congratulations to Brenda and Adam and thank you so much for allowing us to be a part of your special day!  

A special thank you also to Jaime Moquin for your great 2nd camera work, you got some awesome shots at Terra Hills!  🙂 

I saved the best shots for last.  Jaime and I got some awesome shots at the Terra Hills Country Club, beautiful couple, beautiful clouds, beautiful grounds, fantastic late evening light!  What more can a couple of photographers ask for?  🙂  Ahhhhh, I SO love my job!  🙂 

 This was one of those weddings where everything went perfectly, a little rainy in the morning, but the weather overall was fantastic and cleared up by evening making for some great shots outdoors. 

At the very end there is also a slide show if you care to take a look at the full story of the day! 

    photo by 2nd photographer Jaime Moquin

    photo by 2nd photographer Jaime Moquin

  photo by 2nd photographer Jaime Moquin

  photo by 2nd photographer Jaime Moquin, awesome catch Jaime! 

  photo by 2nd photographer Jaime Moquin……great shot Jaime!

  photo by 2nd photographer Jaime Moquin, another awesome one! 

As Always have a great day and Stay Positive! 

Carl
Visions Photography – Go beyond the snapshot, YOU deserve something special!
319-286-8483

4th of July Fireworks at Ellis Park


4th of July Fireworks at Ellis Park in Cedar Rapids. 

Calling this one………. “And Then There was One”  😉

Just messing around on this one.  Taken while waiting for the “show” to begin.  Zoomed the lens on a bulb exposure and just happened to catch Stubby in the bottom  right.  Would love your thoughts on this one, good or bad!  🙂 

 

 

The Phoenix Rising?  😉

Notice the “face” in the bottom part of this one?  😉

As Always have a great day and Stay Positive! 

Carl
Visions Photography – Go beyond the snapshot, YOU deserve something special!
319-286-8483

Kiera


Kiera is such a little cutie and already the charmer!  Love those blue eyes of hers! 

As Always have a great day and Stay Positive! 

Carl
Visions Photography – Go beyond the snapshot, YOU deserve something special!
319-286-8483

Granddaughters


My beautiful granddaughters from the 4th of July weekend!  🙂    These are all just candid shots of them, no posing just them being them!  Oh and the blue eyes are totally them, no postwork magic was done on them. 

All were shot 100% in natural light.   🙂 

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

Johnson County Relay for Life – June 24, 2011


What a beautiful night for Relay it was!  

If it involves fighting cancer you can bet I will be there!  Cancer has taken my father, two great friends, and two furry family members from me.  

I hope you enjoy the slide show and that it makes you want to help with the battle against cancer!   Please give what you can! 

After the slide show scroll down and see some of my favorite images from the walk and as always let me know what you think. 

A special thanks to Stubby Webb for all her help on this one!  🙂 

image by Stubby Webb

image by Stubby Webb

image by Stubby Webb

image by Stubby Webb

image by Stubby Webb

As Always have a great day and Stay Positive! 

Carl
Visions Photography – Go beyond the snapshot, YOU deserve something special!
319-286-8483

Funk Stop


Stubby and I went out to Marion by Moonlight last week and Funk Stop was playing.  Awesome band!  Their music is inspired by Tower of Power, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, and Earth Wind and Fire just to name a few. 

The band is made up of music educators and other Cedar Rapids metro area professionals.  They also have a really hot brass section that just puts icing on the cake for their sound!  If you get a chance to see them, check them out, you won’t be disappointed…I promise! 

This is their website:  http://www.bigwow.org/funkstop/

 

As Always have a great day and Stay Positive! 

Carl
Visions Photography – Go beyond the snapshot, YOU deserve something special!
319-286-8483