Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Colorado Childrens Photographer - Katie's Painting Portraits!

Katie turned four this year and is not as big on sitting still and posing for pictures as she has over the years! I've been taking her portraits since she was 6 months old! So when her mom asked if I had any creative ideas, I explained this one that I've been dreaming of for YEARS but never had the courage to undertake! A PAINTING Portrait!

We did this at Katie's house so she could get right into the bathtub afterwards.... and the using water soluble non-toxic paint was a plus! And we intended to set up outside, but it was 44 degrees when I arrived, and we decided to move things indoors! Luckily Mom is easy going and open to these ideas! We did get one handprint on the wall and one on the door that washed away immediately!

Katie's slideshow online here and a few of my favorites of the day:

Katie's Painting Portraits

Painting Portraits

Childrens Painting Portraits

Katies Favs

Katies Favs

Painting Kids Portraits

Painting Childrens Portraits

Breckenridge Childrens Portraits

Colorado Childrens Portraits

Childrens Portraits

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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Frisco BBQ Fundraiser for Pam's Team!

Saturday night 400 friends and neighbors gathered at the Frisco Community and Senior Center to support Pam Eagleson's Team. Pam was diagnosed with both MS and cancer in recent years and has undergone numerous expensive treatments. The community came together in the most beautiful way - thanks to lots of individuals and businesses and raised over $28,000 for Pam's Team.

A slideshow of the evening's activities are online at this link.

And any of the evening's 117 photos can be downloaded from this flickr album.

Donations are still being accepted and can be made anonymously to the Eagleson-Hull Fund at Credit Union of the Rockies on Frisco's Main Street.
Credit Union of the Rockies
PO Box 4787, Frisco, CO 80443
970.668.1900.

A Summit Daily article from May 23rd. And a few of my favorites from the evening:

Pam's Team BBQ Fundraiser

Eagleson-Hull Family Fundraiser

Eagleson-Hull Family Fundraiser

Eagleson-Hull Family Fundraiser

Eagleson-Hull Family Fundraiser

Pam's Team Fundraiser

Eagleson-Hull Family Fundraiser

Eagleson-Hull Family Fundraiser

The food was EXCELLENT thanks to Q4U Barbecue in Frisco. Thanks to all the musicians that entertained for the night! Arnie Green, Peaks of Chaos, Summit Academy of Rock, John Hans and sons, George and Henry Hunsinger, Mike Hendricks, CJ Mueller and Cara Camping.

And just a few of the major donors and volunteers that made this night possible: The Lodge and Spa of Breckenridge, Mountain Comfort Furnishings, Markel Design Group, Copper Mountain, AVA Rafting, Shaw Cancer Center, Key to the Rockies, Beaver Run Resort, The Sebastian Vail, Wildernest Lodging, Bob Karcz Photography, Arapahoe Cafe, Tuscatos, Dillon Dam Brewery, Backcountry Brewery, Mark Williams, Kevin McCormick, Joan Hull, Mike Kermode, KathyJo Pfeifer, Alex Soto, Buzzy Buswold, Anne Seward, Miki Jorgensen, Dave Anderson, and many many more!

I'm so proud to be a part of this wonderful Summit County community when we all come together this way!

All 117 photos from the event can be downloaded for free by following these steps....

1. Click on FLICKR ALBUM
2. Double click on photo of your choice so it displays full screen
3. Click on ACTIONS in top left corner
4. Click on VIEW ALL SIZES from dropdown menu
5. Select low res (smallest file) for web or email and high res (large file) for prints

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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Summit County Photographer - My Week as a Summit Daily News Photographer

Last week I filled in at the Summit Daily News when their regular photographer, Mark Fox, was on vacation. I got my start in photographer right there as an intern for our local newspaper over 10 years ago - so it was fun to be back in those shoes again.

I remembered some of the lessons I had learned (and forgotten) years ago:

1. When you say you're with the paper, children run towards you and BEG to get their photo taken, and adults run away and hide!

2. Somedays in a small town, there really isn't much newsworthy to photograph. It pushes your creativity to find images worth publishing.

Here were a few of my favorites from the week...

Summit County Photographer

Summit Daily News Photographer

Summit County Photographer

And then there are always photos that you take, but there's not room in the newspaper for them - LOVED these photos!

Summit Cove Elementary

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Sunday, May 01, 2011

Summit County Photographer - Buzz Off for Summit Education Foundation

Summit County had it's first adult spelling bee as a fundraiser for the Summit Education Foundation last night. The rules were a little different than your average spelling bee - in this event you could buy "cheats" with enough money and keep yourself in the game. As long as it raised money for the Education Foundation! And raise money they did - over $25,000 for our kiddos! Details in the Summit Daily News.

Congratulations to the winning teams...

1st Place - Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate
2nd Place - The Legend Team sponsored by Arapahoe Basin with 3 Summit Cove Elementary teachers
3rd Place - Colorado Learning Connections

All 75 photos online here. Copies are available for a small donation to the Summit Education Foundation! And a few favorites from the night...

Buzz Off spelling bee

spelling bee

Breckenridge spelling bee

Breckenridge spelling bee

Summit Education Foundation

Breckenridge spelling bee

Riverwalk spelling bee

Breckenridge spelling bee

spelling bee

spelling bee Mi Casa team

And the night ended with the Giveaway of the Red Mini Cooper - by the person guessing closest to the right number of ping pong balls in the vehicle. The correct number was 19,581 and won by local family the Ebys. Eby.

mini cooper madness
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