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HI! I am Laura! I love capturing moments. Big moments, little moments, fleeting moments, OMG moments, ANY and ALL moments! I am a mother to a preschooler, who hates to have his picture taken, and a wife of 11 years to my best friend, who is an engineer. We live in the country! The city just was not for us so we live where the little boy can run and play, the husband and tear stuff apart, the views are glorious, the air is clean (even if it does occasionally smell of eu de pig... or cow) and the drive to town is relaxing. I use all natural light and shoot on location in the the greater IOWA region. After all this great state is not that big... From the south west corner to the north central areas of Iowa although I have been known to travel east on occasion. Together we can decide where best to capture your moments. Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have or to schedule your session. Looking forward to hearing from you!!

Archive: ‘Rodeo’



Sidney Iowa Rodeo

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

This past weekend was the Sidney Iowa Rodeo held in Rodeo Town USA.

I love the rodeo. The heat, the sweat, the crowds, the bugs, the screaming children. We had none of that this year.

This year it was unseasonably cool. The night I went it had rained earlier in the day keeping the crowds down and my nephews behaved themselves.

Now if only they had turned on the arena lights before they did, my photos would have been so much better. I love the ones I was able to get. I don’t care if they aren’t exposed right or grainy because of the low light. I had my choices between grainy or blury. I rather like the grainy I’ve decided.

My favorite part of the rodeo has always been the clowns. It just wouldn’t be Rodeo without them.

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I don’t know why some guys put themselves through this. All I did was sit in the stands and can’t move the next day I can’t imagine the pain he was in in the morning.

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Sidney Iowa, Sidney Iowa Rodeo, Rodeo Town USA, Horse, Horses, Cowboy, cowboys, bucking horse, bucking horses

It looks like this was falling off but he didn’t. He actually stayed on for the whole 8 seconds. I have no clue how.

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My favorite shot of the night. As I was going through all the photos on the camera I thought about deleting this one but changed my mind and decided to keep it till I could see it on the computer. I am so glad I did. I really like it.

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