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Victoria–Locks of Love


Aucoin,-Victoria-5627Aucoin,-Victoria-5694RVictoria recently donated her hair to Locks of Love.

Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. They meet a unique need for children by using donated hair to create the highest quality hair prosthetics.

We celebrated that generous gift by giving her before and after photos, and you can see all her choices on Facebook.

Thanks, Victoria!

Mardi Gras 2013

Parade-P-3667Four balls. Two parades. 9,698 images. Portraits, publicity images, newspapers images, proof albums, coffee table books, etc., etc., etc.

Even though it’s only the Sunday before Mardi Gras, the activity is over for us. Now comes the rest of the editing, retouching and album design.Parade-P-3810

Greenbriar-Candids-4217Mardi Gras starts early for us; we started shooting in December. But it never really feels like Mardi Gras until we go to Greenbriar and celebrate with Ms. Frances. This year marks her 107th Mardi Gras.

This year was also the first year we photographed Slidellians. We had a great time at the ball, and we think they’ll really like the images we got. The Chief of Police in a powdered wig was the highlight of the ball.

Happy Mardi Gras, everyone. We’ll be here on Tuesday, working on all these images.



As You Like It — Covington High School

As-You-Like-It-P-1745As-You-Like-It-P-1894We’ve photographed many CHS shows before, and we’re never disappointed. Gary Mendoza is a very talented teacher and theatre program director.

As You Like It is a pastoral comedy by William Shakespeare first published in the 1623. The play follows its heroine Rosalind as she flees persecution in her uncle’s court, accompanied by her cousin Celia and Touchstone the court jester, to find safety and eventually love in the Forest of Arden.

Covington High School’s Music and Theatre Department and Talented Theatre Program present William Shakespeare’s As You Like It. Shows will take place on January 24th, 25th, 26th, 29th, 30th, and 31st at 7:00 p.m. in the CHS auditorium.



Into the Woods

Into the Woods P-0326Last week, we had the opportunity to photograph a dress rehearsal for Slidell Little Theatre’s Into the Woods, directed by the talented Larry Johnson.

In Into the Woods, a witch’s curse condemns the Baker and his Wife to a life without children. They embark on a quest to find the four items required to break the spell: the cow as white as milk, the cape as red as blood, the hair as yellow as corn, and the slipper as pure as gold. Will they succeed? And what happens after ‘happily ever after?’

Into the Woods is currently playing at Slidell Little Theatre and closes February 3rd.

You’ll be able to see all the rest of our photos after the show closes on our theatre archive site.

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Girl Scout Workshop

IMG_2031Yesterday, we hosted a workshop for several local girl scouts to help earn their Junior Digital Photographer badge. Julie led the girls in a discussion of basic photography techniques where the girls learned about composition and the rule of thirds, complimentary and opposing colors, light and shadow, and what the different camera modes actually do.

After the discussion, we went on a short photo walk where the girls could practice all the new things they had learned. And once back inside, Julie showed them how to edit their photos to get the best results.

While we both have extensive experience and formal training as educators, we rarely get to use those skills any more. It was nice being able to share knowledge with youngsters eager to learn.