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Children’s portraits are always fun to take. I had a good time capturing these images at the Crossnore Elementary School 2017 Fall Fling and creating this VIDEO for you to enjoy.
It was a warm evening and got fairly hot in the library where the photo backdrop was set up. We had both doors to the inner courtyard open and a large (loud) fan blowing to help cool it down. The kids were well-behaved and all seemed to have a fun time. We even had a few parents jump in to have their pictures made too!
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Here are some of the children’s portraits made at this year’s fall fling. This tradition was started about 6 years ago as part of “Heritage Day”. Ms. Ruth Shirley was principal at the time and started the Heritage Day tradition. She asked me to take portraits of the pre-k and kindergarten students that first year. The pre-k students are now the 5th grade students at Crossnore Elementary!
Over time, the portraits morphed into “old timey” picture fun during the annual Fall Fling. For the last couple of years, there has been a small charge to help raise money for the PTO and to cover the cost of prints.
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The Fall Fling had a country/western theme this year that continued the tradition of printing the photos in a warm sepia tone wth typically bright highlights, dark shadows and burnt borders.
My thanks to the parents who gave permission to use the photos on social media.
Remember that Rodney Smith Photography is now officially open for business, specializing in wedding and portrait photography.
Crossnore Elementary’s principal, Matthew Bentley and his wife Amanda.
Brett Loftis, center, CEO of Crossnore School & Children’s Home, sister campuses in Crossnore, NC and Winston-Salem, NC. The campuses provide Christian based services to children in foster care. Mayor of Crossore, Tudor Vance and his beautiful wife, Reeca. Reeca was my boss for several years as I worked at Grandfather Mountain during undergraduate and graduate school at Applachian State University. Overall, three of the finest people you will meet.
Beautiful little Fenton! Suni’s new brother.
Congratulations to Joel and Lorena Stoeltzing!