I've been wanting to move to a new direction in my portraiture work. More of a lifestyle / documentary style. I believe capturing people in real moments has a stronger and longer lasting impact then staging people in front of a camera and pressing the shutter. Luckily a few friends recently had the same idea and allowed me to capture their family over the course of a few hours one cold winter afternoon. I'm really pleased with what we were able to capture and hope these images bring them joy for years to come.
Recently I was tasked with coming up with a new angle on an old favorite. I love our skyline, but I may have been stuck in a rut. So I went out looking for a new place and a new space. Below is one shot of the old tried and true, and the rest are what I found when I went looking for something new.
I spent a slightly damp Sunday shooting adoption photos for the KC Pet Project. All of these fur babies need forever homes. Please like and share to help get them adopted! As far as I know all of these beauties are all at the KC Shelter location.
KC Animal Shelter: 4400 Raytown Rd. Kansas City, MO
Some friends recently asked me to do some maternity photos for them, and they wanted a Kansas theme. It just turned out that the timing was right to head out to the land of OZ and get some beautiful photos with some Sunflowes at Grinter Farms just passed the yellow brick road.
Along with headshots and family portrait sessions, I also do fine art prints. Feel free to email me about pricing and options ( Don@DGawfPhoto.com ). Here are just a couple recent black and white minimalist pieces I've completed. Hope you enjoy them!
Did you know I did headshots? I do headshots. But not like in call of duty. I Do mine with a camera. Feel free to call or email me if you need your own.
This week I had my first opportunity to ride in a helicopter with @RiversEdgeKC out of the Charles B Wheeler Downtown Airport just north of downtown Kansas City. Walking up to the helicopter I was nervous with excitement and anticipation, having never done anything like this before.
Once I was strapped into the front seat, a bit of reality set in that soon nothing but some spinning rotors, and aluminum body work would separate me from the ground below, and I may have started to have a mild bit of a panic inside my head. Of course, I played it cool on the outside while Tim got everything ready to go.
Luckily, once we got a few feet off of the ground, my mild palpitations turned from panic and fear into an unrelenting wave of sheer excitement. And soon I was more concerned about my shot then the fact that I was in a doors off flight with just a seatbelt keeping me in my place. This was by far one of the most exhilarating things I have done in a long time. And the fact I was able to capture some amazing images (more to come on that) made it all the better.