I love to photograph people. It is without a doubt my favorite thing shoot. My first love is formal portrait photography (head shots) a close second would be candid shots and then environmental images. Problem is that most people (myself included) do not particularly enjoy having their picture taken. I have several images in my mind that I want to create but trying to find people who would be willing to dress up in costume and pose on location is a challenge.
So yesterday there was a grand opening / ribbon cutting at the new Kwik Star Convenience store that opened in Maquoketa. Since I’m a member of the Chamber and on the Chamber Board I get to go to all those types of events. There are always lots of people at these events and so if I’m stealthy I can sometimes capture some nice candid shots, like the first one. Lenae serves on the board of directors with me and in fact she will be the President of the Chamber next year. Tom is the Executive Director of the Chamber and he gave a welcoming talk at the opening.
Finally a posed shot (and they hesitated for a moment) is Nichole (left) and Joni (right) who also serve on the Chamber Board.
It was a nice event and it’s always gratifying to see progress and new businesses come to Maquoketa. Kwik Star has made a huge investment in Maquoketa opening two new stores in six months. They also donated $2,000 to various community groups including the Fire Department and The School. They are a great corporate neighbor and they have a solid value system for their employees.
That’s it for today. Enjoy your mid-week hump day. Thanks for stopping by and be careful.