Jun
27th

HHS girls basketball | The Beginning of the End

Summer Ball.  Friendships are forged and team dynamics are tested.  Winning matters less and experimentation matters more.  So do snow cone runs.  They matter the most.  And so it begins….the end.  Dehr is a senior. How, how, HOW can this be?  Please someone…tell me where the rewind button is. I. Am. Not. Ready. Every moment is a reminder that this is the last time.  So, here it is…HHS high school girls basketball testing the court.

I must apologize, this is not my best work.  Hand holding the 70-200 beast of a lens one handed while wrestling a one year old tested my abilities and my patience.  And the light in these old rec gyms was rough.  But I am going to try something new, and say they are good enough given the circumstances, and this day mattered, so I am sucking it up and sharing them with you.

Heritage traveled to Springfield MO for the Trilakes Shootout for some girls basketball action.

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Mere came out of the chute with arms and legs (and curly ponytail) flying. She is upperclass now, and she has her jaw set like one. Anyone who wants her starting spot is going to have to be ready to battle. And that is what makes a good team better. Everyone wins when the game is upped internally.

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Introducing Amber. She is the newest member of the team, and threw on number 14, and headed to the court as point. She has a big jersey and position to replace Em…but she’s got the grit to go for it.

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Another new face is Sydney, the baby of the team, and the first freshman to play up.

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Sorry girl, you’ll remember that screen you slammed into tomorrow when you sit up to get out of bed. Way to set that like a big dog, Dehr, and way to capitalize on it A.T.  I was panning to follow Amber, and she was going so fast everything else is blurry.  This girl has some speed.

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No, LIb Lib, it wasn’t called a charge. Way to get it done, you looked good out there girl.

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In your eye, sweetheart.

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And whoever thought (me) that hand signals were a baseball/softball thing were very mistaken.

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And a little JV action with Kate, Kayla and Jaysley.

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First ever moment in the history of ever that Dehring or Hailey didn’t block or lay someone out who was throwing something up under the basket. Consider it an early Christmas gift, Harrison…and don’t expect another.

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Are your ankles okay, girls???

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Nice drive and control of your opponent, Dehr.

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Sorry sister, those skinny legs are stronger than you thought, aren’t they?

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And this is where the game got tense, and where I wish I was able to get off  more frames to tell the story better.  We were up by one, with Harrison in possession, and Dehr fought through several defenders to contest this shot.

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It bounces off the rim, and Lib and Dehr fighting for the rebound, and sealing the win with a possession as the last seconds of the clock ran out.

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3-0 feels good.

Saclolo Photography, an all service professional photography studio, offers creative, dramatic, photojournalistic portrait and wedding photography.  Look through our galleries on the blog or site to see stunning, award winning portraiture.  Our clients are amazing people, and we love every second we get to tell their story through their session.   Session pricing and information can be found here.  Sports coverage is a  wonderful opportunity to document your child’s work and achievement within the action of a game or event. We have shot many events and have solid knowledge of sports and dance action, and capturing that action at it’s pinnacle. Sports coverage information and pricing can be found following this link and to book any session, you can email stephanie@saclolophotography.com or call or text 479-426-0200.  We love spending time with your family, and work hard to get amazing images for you to cherish a lifetime.

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Jun
1st

Rowan Rogers AR NWA baby photography

I love baby photography stripped down to just the baby…and most of the time the baby stripped down as well ;  ), but today we had a special reason to be wearing a little outift.

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Okay full disclosure, those of you who don’t know me…this kid is mine.  And for a while, I really shied away from sharing too many pictures of my kids.  You know, the business model of separation of  home and state…But, honestly, I feel like it gives my clients a chance to get to know me better and what my days (and nights!) are spent doing when not working.

So for Christmas, my Grandma gave Rowan this cute little bunting, and we used it often, it was just perfect to throw over pajamas and into the carseat for the morning school kid run during winter.  I wanted to give her a picture of him in it as a thank you, and so he would have a memento of a gift from his Great-Grandma, because how awesome is that!

And somehow I managed to procrastinate getting this done until the end of May.  The outfit had sat in our living room in various places for the last few months, occasionally rotating back into the laundry and out again, taunting and torturing me as I was afraid I had missed my moment and Rowan would have outgrown it.  But, a few days ago, I quit the relentless battle of not doing what I wanted to do, and we loaded him up in his fuzzy and pulled out the paper and lights.  I figured the outdoor blooming rose bushes and lush trees might not be the environment for our winter bunting  ; ).  This is the first time I have put Rowan on seamless since he was big enough to crawl, so I wasn’t sure if I would need something to hold him in place.

He plopped right over to swim on the paper and was fascinated with the texture.

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After a bit, he gave me his attention.

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But, I had to act extraordinarily curious to get that attention, because I am just boring mom with the camera.

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So, he stuck his thumb in and enjoyed the show.

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After a while he was ready to move on.

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I love the specialness of using a simple, plain background for a series of images.  The entire focus is on the facial expressions and mannerisms of the subject.  I love that is strips away other distractions, and allows you to pause on subtle yet significant changes in expression.  Babies change so quickly; how Rowan sits and crawls and what surprises him and makes him laugh will be different in just a few months.  I am so thankful I stopped and took these.

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Even his not so happy expressions at the end are precious.  His tired, grumpy face and that he crawled so quickly to me that his hand was blurred from the shutter speed tells a special story of a time when if there is a problem, Mom is the one to fix it.


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I love this child, and cannot imagine life without him!

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The details:

Outfit: Garanimals (pretty awesome that it isn’t boutique and still so cute)

Lights: Westcott Spiderlites

Background color: Fashion Gray

 

If you would like a session with your little one, email stephanie@saclolophotography.com or call 479-426-0200. This summer on weekdays, a small session will be specially priced at 100.  You can review session options here.

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May
25th

Brad + Julee Joplin MO Engagement Photography

In between rain clouds, I met with Brad and Julee for their engagement photography session at Wildcat Glades Park in Joplin, MO.  It has been years since I visited the area; prior to it being actually developed into a park, rather than a local hangout spot.  I am beyond giddy that Joplin is protecting such a local treasure, and how special that this couple wanted to shoot at local landmarks such as the old bridge and falls.   Engagement pictures are always fun…the couples are excited, and in love, and just all around enthusiastic about life.  I am rather confident that Brad and Julee are this way most of the time, anyway.  Have you ever noticed how happy people’s faces look most natural and relaxed in a smile?  That would be Brad and Julee.

See what I mean:

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If you visit Wildcat Glades, the falls are tucked way back across a low water bridge and a bit of a drive from the Nature Center, but well worth the trip back.  The rock formations alone are fascinating and make for some interesting climbing.

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The Old Reding’s Mill Bridge I remember driving on the back way to my Grandma’s from Joplin.  Just past this bridge is the Candy House and Anderson’s Ice Cream, legends in their own right, and a must visit destination!

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The park site near the low water bridge was new to me.  It certainly makes access to the creek and convenient, and offers a beautiful setting for picnics (and engagement photographyshoots).

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I can’t remember if I mentioned, but I think these two are in love…

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I am so excited to see these two in the fall for their wedding.  Until then, Julee will be at Oasis Day Spa giving massages and making people happy, so stop in to treat yourself, and let her know what a gorgeous bride she is going to be!

If you are looking for engagement photography, Saclolo Photography offers wedding packages including engagement sessions, or you can choose an engagement session separately as well as other portrait sessions here. Saclolo Photography is located in Northwest Arkansas, and serves Southwest Missouri, Southeast Kansas, Northeast Oklahoma and the NWA area as well as travel worldwide.  I can’t wait to meet you, and hear your amazing story, and help you preserve precious memories.

stephanie@saclolophotography.com 479-426-0200

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