Thursday, December 18, 2008

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


This is Koda. He likes to be pet...he's a bit of a close talker as well.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Meet Katie

Katie is the lead in the TRYPS show this season - The Best Christmas Pageant Ever! She plays Grace Bradley, a poor 50's house wife who gets roped into directing the church's Christmas Pageant. TRYPS is a student theater organization that Katie has been working with since she was much younger. She's a senior in high school now so we'll have to wait and see where her love of acting takes her...

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The Woodworker

Paul Rueff is a local woodworker in St. James, MO. He retired with his wife Lynda back in 2001, and was supposed to "slow down." Paul says that instead, he's just "shifted gears." These photos were taken at the Old Iron Works Festival at Meramec Springs and at his shop at home.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Valley Stampede

The only home Missouri Valley College rodeo took place over the weekend of September 11-13, 2008. The team has to set up the arena at the Saline County Fairgrounds, provide livestock, compete, and still tear down when all is said and done. The Men's team finished 1st overall this year, and the women's team finished 2nd.

Despite dreary conditions including rain and mud, Rachel Slatton still competed in the barrel racing event on Thursday night pushing her horse into first place in her round.

James Earl Carter, a junior at Missouri Valley College, finished 8th in Bull Riding at the MVC Stampede over the weekend of September 11-13, 2008. Carter also finished 4th in the Men’s All-around, and 1st in Bareback riding.

Sean Beachy ends up on crutches Thursday evening after injuring himself in the Bronco Riding event shown above.

A sad ending for one rider who missed his steer in the calf roping event.

Saturday, September 13, 2008


Natalie Sauble consoles Kortney Heidy after the Hickman Kewpies lost in the third game to the Booneville Pirates on Tuesday, September 9, 2008.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

All Dolled Up

North Seattle, Washington
August 10, 2008

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Death by Corrosion

Stuart Island, Washington
August 3, 2008

Friday, August 1, 2008

The San Juans

Reid Bay at Stuart Island, San Juan Islands, Washington
August 1, 2008

Thursday, July 31, 2008

The Garden

Roche Harbor, San Juan Island, Washington
July 31, 2008

There was a small flower garden at Roche Harbor near the marina and the shops. These are some of the ones that I liked from this day.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

The Wedding

Sean and Lindsey Ripley - Married June 7, 2008

Another from the evening that I liked.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Final Staff Project

This is the link to my final project that I spent this semester working on. I have several more things that I would like to do regarding my wonderful subject and her life and family. So here is a start, please let me know what you think. I will warn you, there was a birth involved, and some of those photos are included. They are not extreme in any sense, but consider yourself warned.

Thank you so much to DeeDee and her family, Marrisa and John, Dr. Allemann, the Community Birth Center, and to Gracie Rose who was the last piece to the puzzle.

I do plan on posting more photos from the story later, but this should give you an idea and get the ball rolling.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Gracie Rose

Gracie Rose finally graced us with her presence early Wednesday morning, May 7, 2008. She was born at 4:50 am weighing 9 lbs and 21 inches. Everyone is doing great from the birth and this was the last step in completing my final staff project. So check back for more photos to come as well as some multimedia in the next week or so.

Gracie Rose Brown, May 7, 2008.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Final Project Stuff

These are some of the selects from my Staff final project of DeeDee. I'm still waiting to go to the birth that she is going to be the doula/midwife for. But these are some my favorites for now and some that I think are very telling about DeeDee as a person and shows her fun loving nature and personality as a mom, a dancer and a woman.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Some stuff from Washington DC

These are some photos from the National Aquarium in Washington DC. I thought it was a really neat place because it had wildlife from all of the marine reserves across the country. Here are some of my favorites ...

Monday, March 31, 2008

Final Project selects

For staff class this semester, I'm working with a woman who is a doula. A Doula is like your birth coach only way more productive and knows more than your husband who might pass out. DeeDee teaches classes for expecting moms in the traditional sense as well as pre-natal belly dancing for moms who are planning to have a natural child birth.

DeeDee and her daughter Hazel in between dance classes and rehearsal at Moon Belly Dance Studio.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Fun Stuff from the Weekend

Easter Weekend

Isabella Corrado, 3, gets her face painted by Courtney McCoy at the Easter EGGstravaganza at Douglass Park in Columbia on Saturday afternoon, March 22, 2008.

Courtney McCoy volunteered with the City of Columbia to paint faces at the annual Easter Eggstravaganza Saturday afternoon, March 22, 2008.

MU's Shana White, 19, slides into home being called safe at the plate as Oklahoma State's catcher, Samantha Heinlein, 11, looses control of the throw in from the outfield. White's run was the third and final run scored in the game against the Cowgirls, improving the Tiger's record to 30-7 overall, and 2-0 in the Big XII.

MU's Michaele Vock, 5, is tagged out at home by Oklahoma State's Samantha Heinlein, 11, Saturday afternoon, March 22, 2008. Even though Vock was beat at the plate, the Tigers beat the Cowgirls 3-0.

MU senior center fielder, Kurt Calvert, 5, runs down a deep pop fly against Baylor on Saturday afternoon, March 22, 2008. The Tigers beat the Bears 3-0, making them 17-2 overall and 2-0 in the Big XII.

Tiger's pitcher Ian Berger, 41, throws one in to the batter as Baylor's Ben Booker, 21, tries to steal second base, Saturday afternoon, March 22, 2008. Berger, a junior, helped to lead the Tigers to a 3-0 victory over the Bears.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Updates...cause I've been too busy.

So here's some of the stuff that I'm including in portfolios these days. If anyone has any comments...I'm taking all the help I can get! I promise to start updating way more often and be regular about it since there's more time to shoot now that POYi is over.

Missouri Valley College's production of "The Island," 2007.

Lisa Puccio practices her uneven bars routine at the MU gymnastics team practice on Tuesday, February 12, 2008. Puccio is a senior this year only performing on the bars due to a torn ACL last season.

The MU Tiger's return to the floor after a time out in the second half of the Wednesday night game against Nebraska. The Tiger's lost 66-62.

Adam Lefler helps Olive Humphrey learn to skate in circles at the Jefferson City ice skating ring, February 10, 2007.

MU's Nicole Wilson, 25, races after a loose rebound during the second half to beat Ashley Paris, 5, of Oklahoma. The Tigers lost 61-57 Wednesday night, February 6, 2008.

Fellow teammates watch as Greg DeStephen (cq) takes a dive off the 1 meter spring board during a MU diving team practice, Wednesday, February 6, 2008. The team faces Drury University on Friday and is back home against Nebraska on Saturday. Coach Jamie Sweeney (cq) said that, "This is going to be a good weekend for Mizzou diving."

Darah Oxford meditates at the end of her pre-natal belly dancing class that DeeDee Farris-Folkert teaches at the Community Birth Center in Columbia, MO. Classes are held Friday nights at 6:30 p.m. followed by the postpartom class for new moms at 7:30 p.m.

Trent Brett Acton born March 13, 2007, held by his grandfather Kevin two days after he was born.