Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Lions Club Ladies' Night Out!

Vendors, food, drinks, door prizes, a guest speaker, and a prom dress review were all packed into the Queen City Lion's Ladies Night Out at the Spearfish Holiday Inn on Thursday night!  Guest speaker Michelle Kane, from Black Hills PR spoke about "Social Media for Power Women", which was followed by a review of stunning prom dresses from Kathleen's Unique Boutique in downtown Spearfish, and modeled by several beautiful young ladies from Spearfish High School!

Donated door prizes!
 Beautiful center pieces!

 A wide variety of vendor booths!
 And beautiful dresses and models!

Thank you to everyone who helped make this fundraiser a success for the Queen City Lions! If you missed this night out, don't fret...another Ladies night is in the works for this fall!!! All of the proceeds go to local charities!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Spring in the Black Hills!

Well, although spring is officially here, it sure feels like winter! With the temperature hovering around 35 degrees F and a foggy drizzle in the air, I thought I would pack up my camera and see if I could find a bald eagle or a hawk out looking for some lunch.  After making the loop around Hwy. 14 and Crook Mountain Rd., to no avail, I decided to drive toward St. Onge, which always seems to be a photography jackpot! A deep fog had settled in, along with a light "slush" falling from the sky, not ideal photography conditions, but I wasn't one to give up easily!  And I was glad I didn't, because after testing out the 4WD in my 4Runner on a couple of very muddy, "not maintained" roads, I finally found what I was looking for!

Okay, so they aren't raptors, but it was still a very peaceful and beautiful scene!

Then, back out on the highway and heading home, I stopped and got a picture of this old house...
I have driven past this house at least 100 times thinking there has to be a picture there, but no matter how many times I stopped, I just didn't like it...the light was wrong, the surroundings were wrong, etc.  FINALLY, this was it! I'm not sure what has more mud on it, the 4Runner, me, or my camera...but it was all worth it for a great morning of photography!

All of these images can be purchased as matted and framed prints. View more images at Thompson Photography ~ The Black Hills of South Dakota .  All custom matting and framing is done locally in Spearfish by Focus West Gallery.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Spring School Portraits!

Are you tired of those same old boring school portraits? How about a 20-minute mini session for only $35.00! All images are professionally retouched and uploaded to a password-protected gallery for ordering...you are not obligated to buy packages full of unneeded prints!

 Call 605-641-2335 or email Jana at jmthompson@spe.midco.net for details!