CATS! by Kyle Howard

I finally got around to shooting portraits of Aubrey on Christmas Eve. Unlike Remy, she does not like to sit in front of a camera, so taking portraits of her is more challenging. We had to lure her to the set with a blue string, seen here:

Once on the set, we used butter to keep her there. You might ask, "Butter? Why Butter?" Well, this little cat is obsessed with butter. It doesn't matter where she is in the house. If you pull butter out of the fridge, she comes running. She will dive headlong into the sink to lick a butter knife. She's crazy. With one lick of butter, she was transfixed on the ottoman. Needless to say, we got many shots of her licking her chops and making funny faces.

Here are a few that will be printed and hung in our Hall of Family.

Alley by Kyle Howard

I don't know what it is about alleys, but every time I pass one, I have to stop and take a second look. It might be the mystery of what is lurking in the shadows... or it might be a fascination with the geometry of the tall verticals and the leading lines that disappear into the distance. Either way, heres a shot of an alley that caught my attention recently:

the Nelson-Atkins Museum by Kyle Howard

I recently went to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and was pleasantly surprised at how crowded it was. It was a Saturday afternoon and the museum was teaming with people of all ages. I love that we have such an excellent museum in Kansas City and I loved seeing it so busy. The featured exhibit until January 11th is, "the Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky". I highly suggest visiting before it's gone. 

Here's an image of one of the many beautiful staircases at Nelson-Atkins.

Stairs on Stairs by Kyle Howard

It had been a while since I'd gone out and shot for fun/personal use. Saturday, after getting floor tickets to the Foo Fighters concert (yes, you should be jealous), I went out looking for stairs to photograph to complete a project for decorating part of our home. Here are some of my favorites from the day.


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Spring Invades Winter by Kyle Howard

It was so nice out yesterday. After weeks of freezing temperatures, the snow finally melted and I had to get out of the house. I went for a walk thru downtown in the afternoon and visited my old neighborhood in the library district.

New Transportation by Kyle Howard

I went out the other day to shoot some pictures of my new vehicle. After loading my gear into the hatch, I turned around and realized I wasn't alone.

This is a regular site in our neighborhood, but rarely am I standing so close with my camera next to me.

And here is one of the photos from my quick shoot with the new vehicle.

Pet Portraits by Kyle Howard

Anyone that knows me is well aware that I love animals, and I might be obsessed with my cat, Remy. I would love to shoot portraits of people's pets full time, but I'm not sure if that's a sustainable business. 

Let me know if you like the clean, classic portraits for our furry friends, and if this is something you'd be interested in having done for your loved ones.


The Second Wedding by Kyle Howard

When I started this journey about a year ago, I believed that weddings would never be a part of my business. I've had the pleasure of shooting two this year, and I'm starting to question my feelings on the subject. 

I was so nervous the first go round, that it was hard to really enjoy. I had fun and afterwards felt pretty good about the experience, but nerves were prevalent. The second time, I was much more at ease and really got to be creative and have fun with it. 

I am very thankful for both opportunities. Without the first, the second would not have happened. Both couples were amazing to work with (no bridezillas), and I'm hoping to be as lucky in the future.

Kansas City Skyline by Kyle Howard

I love my hometown of Kansas City. There's definitely more than meets the eye to this beautiful place.  I went to First Fridays this past weekend and got to tour the Sprint Accelerator headquarters. They are creating a mobile health incubator that will help bring mobile innovations to the health world.

 

 

Kansas City Skyline

First Wedding by Kyle Howard

First rule of blogging: Post regularly and consistently, whether that's daily, weekly, or monthly. 

Well, it's been four months since my last post, and I don't intend to post once every four months, so I've broken the first rule of blogging. My wife and I recently bought a house and are in the process of selling our old one (more on this in a future blog post).

Regretfully, this has kept me from working on my photography business, but I did have time to shoot my first wedding over the summer. Here are a few pics from the beautiful event. Thanks to the bride and groom, Carrie and Jack, for trusting this most important day to a rookie.

 

The Boys

The Bride and Groom

The Girls

Ring Bearer 1A

Ring Bearer 1B

The Dip

First Portrait Shoot by Kyle Howard

So, the unofficial start to my business was this past Saturday, June 8th. I was honored to have the opportunity to shoot my sister and her husband for their 10th anniversary. I think I got a few keepers.