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Visalia Rescue Mission – Run for Hope

During this past weekend, I was asked to photograph the first annual Visalia Rescue Mission run for hope. A run who’s proceeds were to benefit the Visalia Rescue Mission and their efforts to impact the Visalia community and it’s poor and in need.

On a daily basis the Visalia rescue serves hundreds of meals to those who otherwise wouldn’t receive a meal at all.

In addition to their standard, help the poor, mission it is also the Visalia Rescue Missions goal to share Christ with the people that they come in contact with and provide subsance abuse counsiling.

Photographs from the event from KJFPhoto.com and Photo Booth photographs by Third Element Studios can be purchased at the following link with all proceeds being donated to the Visalia Rescue Mission

Link to Photographs

Weststeyn Family Portraits

I have come to know the Weststeyn family through the last couple years, photographing their son Mark and daughter Amy for their senior photographs and playing sports for CVC so I guess that it was only natural that I photograph the family when they all came together near the beginning of the summer. This is a sample of the images that we captured. What a beautiful family, I’ll miss you all.

Weststeyn Family 1

Weststeyn Family 2

If you like what you see, please give me a call, I’d very much like to set up an appointment with your family make your photo.

Morning walk through Capitol Park

On some of my recent trips with work I have been traveling to and from Sacramento and have been staying right near Capitol Park, on a very clear morning after rain while walking quickly through the park I captured the photographs seen here.

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Barnes Family Photographs

Taking advantage of the fall color and the warm temperatures the Barnes family and I went out to Woodward Park in North Fresno to take family portraits. With rolling grassy hills and a large pond it was easy to find locations that featured the family as well as the beauty of Woodward Park.

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Willy & Sarah Family Photograph

Originally I had offered to take infant photographs of Asa, however this didn’t work out so Willy and Sarah allowed me to borrow their time and photograph their new addition in a family portrait. Photographs were taken at Blaine Park, in Visalia California, one of the many parks in Visalia offering many different trees and areas for picnicking, playing with the kids and in my instance taking photographs.

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Many photographers under fair weather conditions like to use the local parks of Visalia for portrait photographs and wedding photographs featuring the wedding party. Blain Park offers shade throughout the day, even on the most hot days the summer some reprieve can be found from the sun.

Many thanks to Forrest Cavale, friend and long time photography partner, for his assistance with the strobes and pushing me to get out of my comfort zone for the photographs. As a note good infant photographs after the first couple of weeks is something that is almost up to the infant themselves as a fussy mood can often turn into a very fussy mood quickly with the application of a photographers flash.

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