Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Honeybee Festival

Last weekend I attended my first Honeybee Festival in Paris, Illinois. This year was the 29th year of the festival. My husband used to attend every year as a kid -- even marched with his school band for a few years. The festival ran from Friday morning to Sunday afternoon and included a parade, live music, demonstrations, contests, a car show, delicious food, and lots of local arts and crafts vendors.
We started our Honeybee experience with a pancake breakfast on Saturday morning, hosted by the Kiwanis Club. They used a massive rotating griddle to serve up pancakes to the community. After breakfast, we joined the crowds lining up on Main St. to watch the parade. Here are my favorite pictures from Saturday's events:

Thursday, September 24, 2009

BVI Expedition

One of the wonderful things about owning and operating Jordana Wright Photography is getting to plan and design exciting new company programs! Starting in 2010 we will be offering 1 week photographic expeditions to the British Virgin Islands. The itinerary includes plenty of sunrise and sunset photo shoots at a variety of National Parks and other historic locals, as well as lots of rest and relaxation time! It also features luxury resort accommodations, a day-sail aboard a catamaran and professional photography materials and instruction. The anticipated start date is May of 2010. Contact Jordana Wright Photography to get your name on the waiting list now! Participation is limited to 6 individuals per tour!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Fall Color, Windmills and Sting...

The soy field behind our house has turned this amazing vibrant yellow. Everywhere I go, the corn is turning brown, the soy is yellow, and the leaves are just starting to show a hint of orange. I never really understood about the "amber waves of grain" I sang about in grade school until I saw the Midwest. Its incredible. One interesting side effect of waking up to a bright yellow soy field every morning is that I perpetually have the song "Fields of Gold" by Sting stuck in my head...

"Shadows in Dudley"

"Grain Elevator"

"Yellow Soy"

On a recent trip to Bellflower, IL, we took a detour to photograph a large cluster of windmills. Some people dislike the way windmills look on a horizon, but I think they blend with the pattern of planted rows of soy really nicely. They're beautiful in their own way -- and who can argue with clean, abundant energy?

"Windmills 1"

"Windmills 2"

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Engagement Session!

Here is the sneak preview for a recent engagement session. Mary & Alan are getting married next summer, and to commemorate their engagement we had a photo session at Spohr Gardens on Cape Cod. Congratulations guys! Enjoy!

Contact us for more information about Engagement Sessions with Jordana Wright Photography!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Brett's Portrait Session

We had a really fantastic portrait session last weekend. Brett was an amazing subject -- he came prepared with excellent outfits, a gorgeous guitar, and a really positive outlook!
Here's a sneak peek of some of the shots we got:

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Seniors, you can find out more about Senior Portrait Sessions with Jordana Wright Photography on our website: www.JordanaWright.com!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

New Promotional Video for Jordana Wright Photography

We just finished assembling this new promo video for Jordana Wright Photography...
Check it out!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The Stuff I Saw Along The Way...

We've been really busy getting the word out about Jordana Wright Photography in our new region. After numerous trips around town, distributing business cards and flyers, and some adjustments/updates to the website, everything seems to be falling into place. With all of the work to be done in my office, its a definite relief to get out into the country side to explore. We're still enjoying some beautiful weather in the Mid. Every day has been a new adventure -- exploring country roads, backwoods, and stopping to photograph all the stuff I see along the way. Here are some of the shots from the past week -- all taken in and around Paris, Illinois.

Yellowed Soy

Cranes of the Wabash

Fields From A Moving Car

Glowing Web

Creek in the Woods

Heading Home

Rosie in the Mud


Shade Arbor


Pedal Steel

Chevy 1

Chevy 2

Chevy 3

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