Saige H. Class of 2014


Saige is one of the most deep thinkers I know.

Not too many high school seniors are as responsible and well put together,

all while being so down to earth.

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Saige has a smile that will melt your heart.

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If you could only watch the passion in her when she dances,

you would realize the boldness that God has placed in her.

Ballerina

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Saige, your gentle beauty is a gift from God.

I am honored to not only have had the opportunity to do your Senior Photos,

but also to get to know you (and give you hugs – snicker).

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I wish you all the blessings one could experience during your senior year

and in the new chapter of your life as you venture out

to follow God’s lead and tug on your heart; China.

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PUSH: Shallow DOF


Welcome to our monthly theme, PUSH: Shallow DOF, and thank you for visiting. We are a group of gifted photographers who joined together for this project through Clickin’ Moms.

I strongly encourage you to visit each blog to see how we all interpret the monthly theme. If you want to traverse forward then go to Rebecca’s post here when you are done with my post. What’s that you say? You like to be a bit different? Okay, how about skipping backwards and head on over to Tessa’s take on Shallow DOF here.

“What is DOF?,” you ask. The teacher in me can hear you clearly. DOF is a photography acronym for Depth Of Field. An amazing website that can explain this concept very well is Here. However, I must warn you, if you have never learned anything about DOF it can feel a little dizzying at first. No worries though, start from the beginning of the tutorial and keep working through it as well as putting into practice what you are learning. If you keep trying you will get it, I promise. Patience and persistence is the key. Okay, a little mentoring helps too.

Here are my shots for this month. I decided to use DOF to do a bit of story telling. So the most important part is what is NOT in focus. My wonderful & super man took the ladder ball game out and I decided to take the opportunity to dodge the flying colorful spheres and capture some sibling fun. To really see the story you must pay attention to the blurry figures in the background. I love that I left them out of focus, yet you can truly imagine every exciting moment and feel their energy (sure wish they would share).

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