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Almota Roses Photography » Portrait & Wedding Photography | High School Seniors, Couples, Families | Eastern Washington

An Evening in May……

There once was a fair evening in May……  in the not so distant past….

…a strong young man was helping his father with chores in the barn….

….and they found a great cache of eggs….

…..hidden….

…by the crafty hens…

(oh hello little chicks)

All of the farm critters were enjoying the warm day…..

…eating …

…and eating…

….and eating…

…and eating some more…..

(a triptych of faces)

….while Bobbin….

…and Sadie….

…and Grizz begged, barked, and purred ….

…and a little girl….

….pumped with her strong, strong legs….

…high up in the sky…

(with very dirty feet)

….and a crazy boy….

 …..aimed for crazy stunts…..

…and another little boy…

….fought a good fight holding Nerf guns and Batman….

…..against terrible big brothers….

….and a Giant…

…..who was slain and needed CPR.

And that, my friends ….. is an average evening in May…

….on our little corner of heaven on the Palouse….

*** A note about B/W images:  I usually don’t process my family photos in black and white because I want to see my kid’s red hair.  But this time, the story-telling element of my series was just begging for black and white.  To me, taking away the color helps me focus on the story and the emotion of the image — my eyes look for the story and don’t get distracted by the vibrant colors.  No worries though….. I still love the color images as well!   ***

  • Holly Bowers - You continue to inspire me … this is an amazing collection of photographs and you’re clearly loving your Contax. I can’t begin to pick a favorite here but if pushed it’s between your daughter’s dirty feet and “against terrible big brothers.” Thanks so much for your advice in the past and for all your beautiful work.
    Holly Bowers, Denver, COReplyCancel

  • Southern Gal - I can see them all now! About halfway through I realized all the photos were in black and white. I loved it for this story. You’re right about being able to focus on the story instead of the vibrant colors. That beautiful red hair is definitely vibrant!

    P.S. Reid isn’t the only one growing up!ReplyCancel

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