Smithville High All State Band - 3/7/18

  • Published March 22nd, 2018 by rudys

Congratulations to Greta, Michael, Colton, and JoBeth for their selection to the All State Band!!  This is a historical moment!  In the past 27 plus years I have been doing the contract at Smithville High School, I don't recall 4 Students getting All State!  Again, congratulations and we wish you the best with your future goals!


Categorized In: school and events

Murphy Family - 3/6/18

  • Published March 22nd, 2018 by rudys

Here we are four years after having done Victoria’s senior photographs.  Now we are doing their family of 3.  Melodie wanted to do a change of clothing to have a choice and you can see how that gives great variety with families.  Thank you, again, to Tom, Melodie, and Victoria for the opportunity!


Categorized In: family

Park Hill Family Dance - 3/3/18

  • Published March 20th, 2018 by rudys

The Park Hill Family Dance is what was formerly known as the Park Hill Father-Daughter Dance.  Thank you to Sarah McKenna for all her assistance and coordinating for such a large project where we photograph over 400 images between three photographers and a crew of 10 assistants!  Check out all the cute kids and their parents!  Also, thank you to my crew for making the process go smoothly for us!  You guys make me look good!


Check out the slideshow below for more images from the evening!


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Jacob Lawhon - Smithville High - 2/24/18

  • Published March 20th, 2018 by rudys

Lawhons are no strangers to our studio!  We have photographed Jacob’s sister, Jenny, a couple years back and we also photographed her in the high school dance team for four years.  Now, on to Jacob!  He's a quiet young man and we had fun photographing him.  On the outdoor photos, we still had some snow on the ground and it added some depth to his outdoor images in our outdoor area!  I asked Jacob if he often wore his hoody and he said he did pretty often.  Sooooo, I captured some images with his hoody!  Does he look cool or what?  Jacob tells me he will be going his to Maple Woods Community Collage for his first two years of college on the A+ program.  Jacob, congratulations and we wish you the best with your future goals and plans!


Categorized In: seniors

Stephanie Grauer With Mom And Sisters - 2/3/18

  • Published March 20th, 2018 by rudys

Once again we are glad to have members of the Grauer family back again!  This time they wanted to do a session with just Stephanie, her mother, and her two sisters.  Enjoy the images.


To update you on Stephanie’s condition and treatment, she’s doing well!  She has a wonderful positive attitude, considering what she is facing! Stephanie, we are praying for your recovery and healing!  Thank you, again, for the opportunity to be part of your family in the past few weeks!


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Grauer Family - 1/14/18

  • Published March 19th, 2018 by rudys

Once again, thank you to the Grauer Family!  We just did their son’s senior photographs a few weeks back and here we are now doing their family to include their 3 little doggies.  Aren’t they adorable?  I was given the OK to mention the reason that Brian and Stephanie decided to do their family portrait so quickly after Andrew’s senior session.  Stephanie was diagnosed with Stage 4 Colon Cancer and needed to start treatment immediately!  Below is Brian's testimonial to us, with his permission to share. 


Hello Rudy,


A big thanks for sending the images to Kristy for Andrew’s yearbook page as fast as you did given the circumstances.  He will shine compared to the other kids I am sure thanks in large part to those photos.


It really has been an amazing experience for all of us.  You all did a great job welcoming us into your studio and educating us along the way about the power of a portrait taken by a skilled photographer with high quality equipment, lighting and background to add dimension over a picture with no depth.  I love the finished printed products that were produced as they will be keepsakes in our home treasured for the rest of our lives.  I also look forward to a long term friendship from this experience as well.


Please holler when life slows down for you in a few months so we can connect again, okay?


Best regards,




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Shannin Weaklend - Office Manager for Dr. Adam Naler, DDS - 1/30/18

  • Published February 16th, 2018 by rudys

We have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Naler’s dental office for several years, photographing his staff.  Here we did Shannin’s updated business professional portraits!  Thank again so very much to Dr. Naler for keeping his trust in us!  Also thank you to Shannin!


Categorized In: public relations