December 4, 2009

Charity Auctions And Cover Shots For The Source Weekly In Bend, Oregon

Last week my friend Elise and I met at Powell’s Candy in downtown Bend, Oregon to meet up with the Big Brother/Big Sister couple and their “little” Mac for the cover photoshoot.  Having been in education prior to beginning full time as a photographer and starting my own business I’ve worked at most of the schools in the area as a substitute teacher.  So when Mac came up to me and asked, “were you a teacher ever?” I gave him a sly smile and before I could think of a good line I was laughing, since I did remember him in classes and it’s so common for me to have kids come up and ask, “are you Mr. Roe”?.  Ah, they grow up so quick!

So at 9:00am in the morning it’s not super warm out and I’m having Mac sit on a blisteringly cold metal bench while I shoot photos of him for the inside shot.  Mac’s not too into the whole thing and can only think about his freezing bottom so the brick wall ends up being a better choice as he gave more than a painful expression!  The cover shot was just as fun and after experimenting with having the “bigs” do rabbit ears to Mac with the lollipops I wanted to create this look where the two adults were the ones with the candy (looking more like kids) than Mac.  I’m happy with the results as it creates a fun subtle air for an important cause.

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