Tuesday, February 24, 2009

A wonderful morning!

A few days ago I wrote about tea. Well, actually it was a quote that went something like... the third cup of tea you become a member of my family. I know that sounds a bit silly but there is a reason I am writing about "tea time".

Several years ago I met a teenager that walked into the room carrying a violin and she wanted to learn how to play it. Normally violin lessons start at around the age of five and this teenager was well beyond that. She was a delightful soul with a gentle smile that I would become familiar with over the years. This young teenage girl that I am writing about is Elisabeth Tinnes.

I had the privilege of photographing her wedding in 2005 and I have three memories from that day. One: they had the biggest most elaborate wedding cake I have ever seen. Two: they left the church in a Keota fire truck. Three: (and most special to me) out of all the guests at the reception there were a few that loved Elisabeth in a very special way. These few guests were adults that Elisabeth had shared her music with in a therapy situation. I saw again a gentle smile and tenderness as she interacted with her special friends.

The reason I am writing this today is because this morning I once again saw the tenderness, compassion and love within her. I joined Elisabeth at an in home music therapy session to try and capture on still camera interactions, feelings and emotions...not an easy thing to do. (Sometimes I wish I had a video camera). Pictures and words can not express what I witnessed this morning while she was playing, singing and gently touching the hands of her young client. I will simply say that Elisabeth is a gift from God and I am thankful she has become part of my tea time family!

I have created a video with a few of the images and I hope you take the time to watch it.

Visit Elisabeth: http://www.thejoyofmusic-therapy.com/



Just for you!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Where's Waldo?:)

So, I just had to post these for fun. We were busy capturing Jana and Austin's special day....and thought I'd share some "out takes" of Linda during the day. Here we are working with Jana and Austin.

Linda entertaining ALL of the little boys for their group shot:)

Where's Waldo? Both of us were constantly moving around all day, crossing paths.....when I saw Linda while I was photographing.... I laughed and thought "Where's Waldo?":) Can you find Waldo(aka Linda)?

Have fun with Monday's game!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Austin and Jana

It was a beautiful day today!!!
It really was!!!
Even though it snowed and the winds were very chilling Austin and Jana had a beautiful wedding full of laughter and love.
Their day was shared with many MANY friends and family members.

My favorite moment today was the ceremony! What a beautiful message!

Thank you for inviting Rachel and I to photograph your wedding.

Linda Drish

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

It's snowing again

Hello from Colorado. Yes, it is snowing again but it's sooooo okay. The mountains are so beautiful here and of course it is ski season. We spent the weekend skiing in the Roaring Fork Valley with one day on Buttermilk then the next day at my favorite Snowmass Mountain. It was a beautiful day skiing with my girls and Josiah. Time with family here in Colorado is a wonderful treat and very much needed. Tomorrow we make the trek back home to IOWA! Even though the snow covered mountains are one of God's greatest creations there really is "no place like home". I LOVE IOWA!!

Very soon the grass will be turning green, the farmers will once again be in the fields planting their crops and wedding season will be in full swing. I am so excited for this year!

I read a quote from THREE CUPS OF TEA by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin

"....we drink three cups of tea to do business; the first you are a stranger, the second you become a friend, and the third, you join our family and for our family we are prepared to do anything..."

Haji Ali, Korphe Village Chief, Karakoram Mountains, Pakistan

Thursday, February 12, 2009


Children are one of God's greatest gifts! What joy they can bring to my day! Today Alisia, Josiah and I flew to Aspen, Colorado to visit family. This was Josiah's first time flying and it was such a delight to see him experience a "first". His nose was smashed against the window the entire time accept for when he would turn around to ask a question about a little noise or if those hills were mountains.

We arrived in Aspen and inside people were shuffling around getting from point a-b. I spotted this little 2 yr. old boy who was watching the hustle bustle. He looked right at me, studied me for a couple of seconds then he smiled from ear to ear. "Banana"!!!! He then proceeded to give me plenty of banana lovins'. If you haven't guessed by now little Sam calls me Banana! There's a cute story that explains why and maybe someday I will share it with you. [Sam is the son of my daughter Jami ]

I will be out of the studio for a week enjoying family and skiing at Snowmass. Rachel will be holding down the ship at the office ( thank you Rachel) and Andrea will be assisting.

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by.


PS...hug a child today.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Cynthia & Ray

Over Christmas Linda photographed a beautiful intimate family affair for Cynthia and Ray. We just wanted to share some of their wedding photographs with you........

Sunday, February 8, 2009

I love my job!

One of the greatest things about being in the photography business for umpteen years is watching little ones grow. I love these pictures of Logan from newborn to now.

Hello World!

Well, I am finally a blogger. I have been hearing from my dear friends Rodney and Jodi Gehman for about a year ..."Linda, you need a Blog"! My response was always the same..."I do not have the time". So, it is official and a bit on the dangerous side because I have a tendency to rattle on and on. When I do post I promise to keep them short and sweet.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

New Video!

We've been playing around with some new ideas after being to PP of I.....here's a sneak peak....

Friday, February 6, 2009

Linda ROCKED at PP of I!

This past week Linda and Amanda competed at Professional Photographers of Iowa, AND ROCKED on their prints submitted! Linda entered four prints, and Amanda entered one....with over four HUNDRED prints entered, we were HONORED to receive these awards. The hardest part was sorthing through SO MANY beautiful prints to come up with what was entered. We put our heart and soul into ALL of our work and clients. SO it was TOUGH!

On Linda's print "Swept Away," she received:

FUJI Masterpiece Wedding Print of the Year

Iowa Professional Photographers 1st Place in "Weddings"

PPI Honorable Mention of Outstanding Photographic Ability, Craftsmanship, and Creative Talents Award


Linda also won 1st Place in "Mr. Photogenic" Competition....a BIG THANKS to Lucas, a great natural subject!


Amanda received an Honorable Mention with "SAUCY"

As you can tell, Emily and Brian were a fantastic couple who had a great wedding! We had a great time with them.

Linda received Honorable Mention for "ASHLEY"

And last, but not least, Linda received Honorable Mention on beautiful Nikki for "Seuss."

For those of you keeping score at home....4 of 5 of our prints received ribbons or plaques! YEAH! Congrats Linda and Amanda!

A great big thank you to Rachel Fishback for creating our blog and becoming Drish Photography's Blogmaster.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Congrats Natalie!

A BIG Congratulations goes out to one of Drish Photography's Seniors...Natalie...who has been named Iowa Pork Queen.Add Image YEAH!! She is a fantastic girl who was a joy to work with. Natalie helps on her family farm. We KNOW Iowa Pork Producers picked the best and she will represent them amazingly well! Congratulations Natalie from all of us at Drish Photography!