Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Cycling and Carbondale

Cycling is one of the many things that I love most about my life.

I started my cycling career riding RAGBRAI and after seven years I felt it was time to venture on and experience other states. I met a great group of friends and we decided that our first adventure would be to ride along the coast of Nova Scotia. Since then we have ridden across New York on the Erie Canal Trail, Maine, Idaho, Indiana and this year we will ride across North Carolina on a tour called MOUNTAINS TO THE SEA. Even though I have seen many places I would have to say that my favorite cycling is on the trail from Glenwood Springs to Aspen in Colorado. It is 48 mile paved trail with spectacular scenery. family, the mountains and cycling! I love it here!

I want to thank my clients for their understanding of my travels. When I arrive home it will be back to business as usual and I am very excited to start my new SENIOR SEASON!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Colorado and family

I traveled to Colorado a few days ago for a little R&R and to visit family. do I define rest and relaxation? Today was a great little hike up a "steep" mountain as Sam would say it and tomorrow will be a bike ride on the Aspen trail. I have been challenged with taking pictures because of a dead battery and thunderstorms. I'll post more in the days to come!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Salon Rage

When Walter called me and asked if I would do a session for his new Salon Rage I had no idea it would be so much fun. We met in the back alleys of Washington and to work we went...if you want to call it work! Walter, Stephanie, Ashley and Megan were the best! They have the best of laughs amongst them and I can only imagine what it would be like spending a day in their salon. If you are interested in "HAIR THAT ROCKS" give them a call @ 319 653 5661.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Senior season has begun!

I have been busy the last couple of weeks searching for new locations in SE Iowa to give Drish 2010 Seniors a new and fresh look. Yesterday (yes, it was Sunday) I ventured out with Brooklyn and we had a great time trying some of my new ideas. I enjoyed having her mother and boyfriend along and of course they had to be included in some of the pictures...creating memories! My sister, Nancy, joined me and was very helpful in handling all my STUFF that I drag along. Hope you enjoy the pictures and please post a comment to let me know what you think.
I LOVE this picture!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Prom friends at Iowa Light and Power

What a great group of friends! Amanda and I traveled to Iowa City to try and capture a few memories before their dinner reservations. It is always challenging to pose a large group of people especially in full sun plus we wanted to incorporate the river and limo. Thanks to a lonely Dodge truck Amanda and I were able to climb into the bed of the truck which helped with the angle. I was concerned I would again get into trouble being on something or in a place I shouldn't be but alas...we pulled it off. Check back again for more pictures that will be posted mid evening.

Where's waldo....I couldn't resist including this picture of Amanda and I in the back of the truck.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Prom....a team effort!

Wow, we have some beautiful prom pictures. This was totally a team effort and could not have been done without Rachel and Amanda. Then to manage US we had Angel and Dana. There is still lots of work to do and tomorrow will be devoted to AJ's group at Iowa Light and Power.

WHS Prom

Last Saturday Rachel, Amanda and I photographed some WHS prom girls and their dates. It all started with my SENIOR clients requesting that Drish Photography take prom pictures in THE APARTMENT. Well, word spread and we had several calls for appointments and sadly we had to turn a few away.

It was a beautiful day so of course we did not simply photograph in THE APARTMENT but we had a lot of fun outside as well. After grand march we traveled to Iowa City to meet up with a large group at Iowa Light and Power to photograph them along the river.

It was a full Saturday of fun! I love watching young people laugh and enjoy life. The girls especially love so much getting all dressed up with the fancy dresses and shoes. I could have spent hours simply photographing the little details of each one...including their fingernails.

I have many more pictures to process so stay in touch over the next few days.