Senior Season! - Brandon Thoma

If I couldn't believe Marc was a senior I definately cannot believe Brandon is a Senior. My (last?) senior Photo Shoot was with my cousin Brandon Thoma, who is a senior at Columbus High School. We did his photos in the oh-so-popular downtown Cedar Falls, and they turned out great! But then again... I really don't know if a person can take a "bad" photo of Brandon. He knew the looks, he knew the poses. It went really well :)

Any and all Hawkeye Photo students should recognize this wall and know exactly where it is! :)

Thanks for letting me take your photos Brandon. I look forward to hearing more about your senior year and seeing what the future holds for you. :)

Senior Season! - Marc Mundhenke

The next Senior Shoot I did was Marc Mundhenke, from Denver! (Go Cyclones! :) It's always nice to photograph a senior from your home town. I've known Marc for a long time, so taking his photos came naturally and was very easy going. Hard to believe he's a SENIOR though!

(I love this one, by the way!) Marc was very open to my ideas, except he wasn't crazy about gettin in the creek. (it was 40 degrees that day, in all fairness to him! :) That's okay, perhaps this spring! I was very pleased with the photos we got though.

Funny story about these, they were definately taken in the hallway of the High School...with the security cameras as our only witness. ;) He wasnt crazy about the idea but the lighting was great, and I told him it would make for a really good story when he was passing out his wallet prints! :) Thanks Marc for letting me take your photos, and Congratulations on being accepted into the Marines!


Cowboy Up

Last weekend I went to a farm outside of Stout with my cousin Anthony. Recently Anthony has fallen on some tough times, and his way of letting go and escaping is riding. He asked me if I could come along and shoot a few photos for him, and these are some of my favorites that we came up with that day.

It's truely amazing to see God's power, and how much strength he gives those who really need it. To "Cowboy Up" in my mind means to rise to the occasion, and to do what needs to be done, dispite your fears or your pain.

When I look at my cousin Anthony I am inspired by his outlook and attitude, especially in the midst of uncertainty. He definately displays the essence of this phrase, and I was so glad I got to be a part of this with him.