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Event Phothographer | Shelley Edwards Photography

So last weekend I attended Newman Smith High School, Class of 1985’s reunion – I was there as their event photographer. I’m actually an alumni of Newman Smith (Go Trojans) – so it was really fun seeing some of the peeps. Then again, when I was a senior, they were freshman, so I probably didn’t notice them much.  It didn’t really feel right selling CDs to my friends from the event, so I decided that it’s time to pay things forward.  Life has been really good to me lately, so all profits from the sale of the event CDs will be donated to Operation Smile (www.operationsmile.org).  It’s a great organization that helps children who have facial deformities.  So NSHS friends – please contact me if you want to help us create a smile!

Let’s see – in 1985 – what was going on?

A gallon of gas: $1.09
Movie Tickets: $2.75
Avg Income: $22.1K
New Car: $9,005

Microsoft releases the first version of Windows, Windows 1.0
CDs (Compact Discs) are introduced to American Consumers
Coca-Cola introduces “New Coke” – & then went back to the orginal formula (thank goodness!)

Movies – Back to the Future (Go Marty McFly); Rocky IV
Music – Duran Duran; The Cure; Madonna

Ronald Regan was president

It also looks like it was the year that great friends graduated high school. The reunion had a wonderful turnout – here are a few pix….

[caption id="attachment_681" align="aligncenter" width="800" caption="These guys look like they were the ones to watch out for!"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_682" align="aligncenter" width="602" caption="Ahhhh - beautiful girls!"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_683" align="aligncenter" width="602" caption="Is it me, or has Gena not aged at all?"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_685" align="aligncenter" width="602" caption="These two had me laughing all night! Mary is great a posing!"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_690" align="aligncenter" width="800" caption="TaDa!"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_691" align="aligncenter" width="602" caption="Look at those gorgeous smiles!"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_686" align="aligncenter" width="800" caption="One of my favs for the night - love the genuine smiles & laughs!"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_688" align="aligncenter" width="800" caption="Pose up if you went to Blanton (Hey - I went there too)"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_689" align="aligncenter" width="800" caption="Dale B Davis (yep, I went there too)"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_687" align="aligncenter" width="800" caption="Class of 1985 - Newman Smith High School"][/caption]

Thank you Class of 1985 – of all the photographers in the D/FW area – you chose me to capture the Reunion Memories – God Bless!

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Fun Products | Shelley Edwards Photography

Listen up y’all – I’m launching some really fun new products. I’m really excited about it too. As you may or may not know, I launched a Digital Line last fall. Yes, that’s right – I do offer digital files. Let’s face it – we’re in the digital age. All my digital collections come with a set of 4×5 or 5×7 professionally printed portraits. The reason why I do this is simple – I want all clients to know what professionally printed images are supposed to look like. However, that’s not to say that the local print shops at national chains don’t do a good job. I’m just saying that I do better.  Going forward, all my digital collections will also include these FABULOUS custom designed photo boxes.

Something else new – and I just LOVE LOVE LOVE them. They’re little mini-accordion albums. I offer 2 sizes – 2×3 and 3×3. YUM YUM YUM.  These mini-albums are PERFECT for gifts and for mom’s purse.  They come with a small frosted cover.  Dreamy – yes – they’re wonderful – and affordable.  I had two clients in the past few weeks order the mini-albums as thank you gifts for their graduating seniors.  One ordered 15 and another ordered 9.

Hopefully more to follow this week.  It’s difficult to take product sample shots while also entertaining a very active 11 year old girl.  Summer plans – lovin’ summer  – having me a blast!!!!

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Horn High School | Mesquite Senior Portraits

This little gal has been in my life since she was a baby!  I just can’t believe how TALL and beautiful she is.   My son, and her brothers, were friends from way back when – you know – the PeeWee football days.  Bryanna would always want to sit with me and root the team on.  She really did turn out to be a lovely young lady – I’m not surprised at all.  She comes from good people.  I’ve maintained a friendship with her mother all of these years – she’s a great gal and I know she’s very proud.

Bryanna was one of my 2010 Senior models – and she did a great job on referrals!  We did her “real” senior session last weekend.  Why is it that the wind must ALWAYS be present during my shoots?  Well, what does one do?  We roll with it baby.  I think we got some really good stuff!

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Mesquite High School | Shelley Edwards Photography

Every once and a while, you come across a client or a model that just “gets” the direction.  They understand and “morph” into position and just “be” what you envision.   Meet Clark.  He gets it.  His parents get it.  His sisters most DEFINITELY GOT IT.

I say “kinda lean against that wall and smile” and he does – WOW OH WOW – he gets it.  Take a look at these shots – he does, doesnt he?  I’ve been the Gaddis’ photographer for a few years now, and like I said, WOW oh WOW – they get it.

Mesquite High School – I bet you’ll miss this punter.  What?  Yep – he’s an all star.

Now, please respond, what do you think?

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Senior Portraits | Rowlett Senior Photographer

Izzy and I had a great time in Rowlett last weekend. Neither one of us had been there before. We spent time exploring the small & quaint little town – It’s now a new favorite location of mine!!! Here are a few shots we were able to do in probably the best lighting EVER!!!

Here is a sneak peek from our session.  Izzy – you are so patient – I  know I’m a little behind posting them – but I do hope you like!!!

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