I took the month of January and part of February off from the studio to direct a show that has been on my list for some time. It would be poetic if that “some time” was five years. Maybe it’s close. This musical score is a favorite of mine, and has been for a long…Read More
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Arts & Mentoring Project Presents Disney’s MOANA Jr.
Arts & Mentoring Project brought Pipestone and the surrounding communities its second, summer program for our area’s youth. This year, we used Disney’s MOANA production as the vehicle to provide a classroom to teach kids and students all areas of theater. We partnered with a traveling exhibit that made it’s way to Pipestone called We…Read More
Pandemic Friendship Prom
30th Birthday Party…Tea. Cake. Booze.
It’s not every day you get asked to photograph a 30th birthday party. A 30th birthday party that includes cake, a tiara, booze, tea with Disney’s Miss Potts & Chip, sparkling confetti and the adorable lug that is Prince Boji. My friends are a high priority, even with requests that require a second take. I…Read More
The Color of Friendship
I think I had one of the most rewarding & magical afternoons today. Given the circumstances and uncertainty in today’s world, it was refreshing to photograph a group of girls who share a strong bond and friendship. Things are so very desolate and still right now, and the emotion and energy these girls exhibited in the front of the camera was palpable.Read More
…So God Made A Farmer
I had the pleasure of photographing the Hazelton family not too long ago. This October, I wanted to gift a portrait session to celebrate or commemorate my 10th year in business. I had my followers on Facebook share with me what their dream session would be, and I asked that they be creative. Rita Hazelton…Read More
Arts & Mentoring Project Presents Disney’s The Lion King Jr.
Enrich. Educate. Experience. Prior to the musical performances of Disney’s The Lion King Jr., the kids participated in a Summer Arts Camp for 2 weeks. During this time, we brought in 3 guest clinicians (Billy Wilburn, Rebecca Bailey & Josh Sheldon) and worked through the Lion King Experience curriculum to introduce them to the fundamentals…Read More
Brant + Alicia Tingle
Calumet Players “The Marvelous Wonderettes”
It was such a pleasure to work on another show. This cast was phenomenally talented. They worked flawlessly as an ensemble, and stunning as soloists. Our audiences at the Pipestone Performing Arts really enjoyed this production – I think the trip down memory lane with 50’s and 60’s pop music was a treat for many.…Read More
Ashley’s Spotlight Dancers
Ashley’s Spotlight Dancers Spring 2019 Recital | May 11, 2019Read More