Category Archives: Portrait

Confirmed!

A couple of Sundays ago was Confirmation Sunday in my church. It was a big day for the Youth Group as 5 members became full members of the church AND for the Methodist Men as we served a brunch in between services to celebrate their accomplishments.

Here are a few pictures from the day:




































All 5 of these kids bring such wonderful, unique, and amazing dimensions to our church. I’m excited to see where their faith journeys take them.

Valley Lodge is Closed

Since a few people have been asking, I am making a formal announcement.



THERE IS NO CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT BIRTHDAY EXTRAVAGANZA AKA BENNETT-FEST THIS YEAR!


The reasons are multiple and complicated, but it is probably your fault. If you search your heart, you know it to be true.

So there will be NO:

– Baby Got Rack Award Winning Barbecue
– Hardcore Firetub Action
– Bubbles
– Sidewalk Chalk
– Golden Retriever
– Master’s Playlist
– Cornhole
– Tent
– Stimulating Conversation
– Catching up with old friends
– No photos like the ones below







2016 Birthday Party Photo Booth

2016 Birthday Party Photo Booth

2016 Birthday Party Photo Booth

2016 Birthday Party Photo Booth

2016 Birthday Party Photo Booth

2016 Birthday Party Photo Booth

2016 Birthday Party Photo Booth

2016 Birthday Party Photo Booth

2016 Birthday Party Photo Booth

2016 Birthday Party Photo Booth

2016 Birthday Party Photo Booth

2016 Birthday Party Photo Booth

Better luck in 2018. I have the idea for that year’s invite. I just need to find some volunteers and some costumes.

Progress

I have two more photos from the Women’s March that I want to share individually before I do a big post of the best of the rest. Here is one of them:


Not Far Enough

PARTICULARS

CAMERA: SONY SLT-A65V
ISO: 100
FOCAL LENGTH: 35mm
APERTURE: f/7.1
EXPOSURE: 1/100
DATE: 01/21/2017 – 13:30
LATITUDE: 41.59233°
LONGITUDE: -93.60254°
PHOTO ASSISTANTS: Jen, Sara, Shawn, Evie, Layla, & Gretchen
PHOTO EDITING SOUNDTRACK: “Coca-cola Cowboy” by Mel Tillis from EVERY WHICH WAY BUT LOOSE SOUNDTRACK

Li’l JT Sr.

A few weeks back Micky and I hopped in his wife car and traveled to exotic North Ankeny to visit Michelle, Craig, Lily, and the newest addition to their family… Levi.

I didn’t actually getting any pictures of Levi, but here are some pictures of Lily:


Lily

Lily

Lily

Lily

Lily

Lily

Lily

Lily

Lily

Lily

Lily

Lily

I have to give Micky some props. It was amazing how quickly Lily warmed up to him. He is the toddler whisperer. A skill that will no doubt come in handy on our future snake hunting adventures.

Red, White, and Blue and Pink

Now is as good of a time as any to share another one of my favorite pictures from the Woman’s March down in Des Moines in January.


Star Spangled Banner

I still haven’t had a chance to sit down and power through these pictures. Hoping I have time for that sometime soon.

PARTICULARS

CAMERA: SONY SLT-A65V
ISO: 125
FOCAL LENGTH: 70mm
APERTURE: f/5.6
EXPOSURE: 1/125
DATE: 01/21/2017 – 12:14
LATITUDE: 41.59098°
LONGITUDE: -93.60609°
PHOTO ASSISTANTS: Jen, Evie, Layla, Sara, Shawn, & Gretchen
PHOTO EDITING SOUNDTRACK: “Suburban War” by The Arcade Fire from THE SUBURBS