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Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas from Steely Joe Studio

A lot has happened since my last post. As I sit here in my recliner writing this post, I am recovering from major surgery I was not expecting. The doctor was not sure what he would find, but one of the possibilities was ovarian cancer. I had 4 days to prepare for a surgery that ended up including a full hysterectomy, the removal of my appendix and a lot of internal scar tissue. Thankfully, there was no cancer!

I am hoping to be strong enough to make an appearance at the January Bridal Fair, but other than that, I have cleared my photography schedule for the next 2 months.  The good thing is that this is the slow time of year anyway, and I did not have any January weddings booked. The doc says once I heal up, I will probably feel better than I have in years! I am looking forward to that.

I truly wish everyone a wonderful holiday season filled with time with spent with people you love. Have a happy new year and I am looking forward to all the awesome weddings and portraits in 2010. See you then!

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More fall portraits: Kari and Shawn

Right before Thanksgiving, I did a portrait session for Kari and Shawn. Kari is one of my friends from Women in Networking, and at last year’s Holiday Extravaganza she won the silent auction for a portrait session (the auction raised money for win’s charity, “suited for success”). Almost a year later, she finally cashed in her certificate for a session with her boyfriend. Since they met tailgating at Razorback games, we used the stadium and Old Main as our locations.

Sitting on the spoofer's stone in front of Old Main.

Sitting on the Spoofer's Stone in front of Old Main.

Gate 7 is where they enter the stadium for games, so we did a few shots where you could see the gate number.

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Nubia & John’s Engagement Portraits

I don’t know if I have ever been this far behind on updating the blog! The weekend before thanksgiving was very busy, and I am still trying to get caught up.  On that Saturday, I met up with Nubia and John at the Inn at the Mill in Johnson for engagement portraits. It is a wonderful place for portraits and looks nice pretty much year-round. Although it was November, there was still lots of green things growing and of course the architectural features always make nice backgrounds. Nubia and John will be getting married in June. They are a great couple and I am happy to be working with them on their wedding photography. Here are a few of my favorite images from the shoot: