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!

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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.

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My thanks to the parents who gave permission to use the photos on social media.

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Remember that Rodney Smith Photography is now officially open for business, specializing in wedding and portrait photography.

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Crossnore Elementary’s principal, Matthew Bentley and his wife Amanda.

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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.

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