Coffee Shop

What’s there to do on a boring rainy day? How about grabbing a friend, a book and then spend the afternoon at a coffee shop? Abby and Morgan seemed to make the best of that day even though there were plenty of eyes watching us shoot. The coffee shop was actually packed which made it quite challenging to shoot. It was kinda funny watching the by-standers attempt their poses…. I think secretly they wished their pictures were being taken….

 

 

 

These images were all shot with the available natural light.

 

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National Donut Day

June 7th – National Donut Day

National Donut Day is a real thing! Arguably it’s one of the most worthwhile food holidays! and it actually has a reason for existing!

National Donut Day was created in 1938 to honor the “Donut Lassies” from World War I! The Donut Lassies were women who volunteered with the Salvation Army to help boost soldier morale. One of the ways they did this was by creating donuts from scratch with the meager supplies they had. The Lassies wanted to give the soldiers something that was homemade that wasn’t candy or cigarettes.

These women volunteered to join the front lines of the American Expeditionary Force in France. The obvious supplies they issued to them were; gas masks, helmets and .45 caliber revolvers. 

In September of 1917 just a few miles from the front lines they were serving the traditional treats like fudge and hot chocolate when they came up with an idea to make home made donuts. Using shell casings for rolling pins and helmets to fry in they were well on their way to making donuts something that reminded the soldiers of home.

Thank you “Donut Lassies”!!!

 

 

 

 

 

Challenge Shoot – Whiteout!

I love doing “Challenge Shoots”! It had been awhile since the last time I had shot a Challenge Shoot. Last year was so busy and lots of things happening that I just couldn’t get very many done. I’m vowing this year I will return to taking on the challenges….

The first challenge of the year is a Whiteout theme…. traditionally when it comes to Whiteout Themes in the Winter you think of doing something related to winter, snow or ice…. But I started thinking what else is white that we see all the time? It’s simple, clouds… clouds are white! But who or what lives in the clouds?

The Story

What could be more whimsical than a cloud? As children we would gaze and wonder at these puffs of air laced with water, and dream as they took on mysterious shapes.

According to ancient Greek mythology clouds were not actually ‘clouds’ at all, but rather a group of young nymphs called Nephelai – the daughters of two Titans.

These cloud spirits – depicted as both young and beautiful – spent their days collecting water from the rivers, and then floated up to the heavens. When their pitchers were full they poured water down from the sky, nourishing the earth and feeding the streams of their brothers.

Perhaps this is the dream William Shakespeare referred to when he wrote: “That, if then I had waked after a long sleep, will make me sleep again; and then, in dreaming, the clouds me thought would open and show riches ready to drop upon me; that, when I waked I cried to dream again.”

 

Photo shoots don’t happen in a vacuum, I can’t emphasize enough how dependent I was on the team that made this all happen!

The Team

Photography: Jim Tincher

Hair and Makeup: Matt McLean

Styling: Kimberly Wade & Jim Tincher

Featuring: Nicole Eaton – Class of 2020 Senior Model

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Rushing Into The New Year!

Finishing the year on a high note and starting the New Year off & running!

The last two months of 2018 finished on a high note for me and my Senior Photography. I generally don’t enter competitions but on a whim I decided to enter Senior Style Guide’s Hot 100. At the end of August I submitted a few images having few expectations with less than fifteen minutes to spare at the deadline. Once I discovered that globally there were 8152 photographers submitting I lowered my expectations a little more.

On Wednesday November 21st, the day before Thanksgiving I received two notifications. The first notification was from The Twelfth Year, they were featuring one of my images on their site! That was completely out of the blue! About 30 minutes later I received notification that I was selected as one of the Top 100 Senior Photographers Globally! Senior Style Guides “Hot 100”!

I was pretty much at a loss for words in describing how that made me feel, but I was definitely Thankful and it came at a perfect time of reflection and in giving Thanks!

Since then I’ve been fortunate enough to have been featured four more times with the last one being today, New Years Day!

The last shoot of 2018 I did with any of my Senior Model Team members was with Chaney. On December 10th We had a blast shooting several different looks for the Christmas and New Years Holiday’s. From that session we’ve been featured on Senior Muse and Seniors Best! Images from that session are below. If you want to see the other images that have been featured you’ll need to go to my Instagram Page…. @jimtincherphoto

Be sure to visit my website or follow me on my Instagram to see these and other images!

Happy New Year!!!

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One More Thing To Be Thankful For

Wow, what a day! First one of my images was featured on The Twelfth Year earlier this afternoon and a little while ago I received some very unexpected news!!
 
I have been fortunate enough to have received one of the highest honors in Senior Photography! With over 8100 submissions world wide I was picked as one of the TOP 100 SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHERS across the globe! I can’t tell you how pumped, shocked and honored I am!!! I never enter contests but at the last minute, with literally only ten 2018-Hot-100-Badgeminutes to spare I decided to enter a few images back in the summer. I won’t know until early December which image was selected, but I’m pretty sure I’ll be going nuts trying to figure out which one it was!
 
Special thanks to the judges for their tireless efforts in this challenging process of going through 8152 entries, and a “SUPER BIG THANKS” to my Senior Models past and present!!!
 
One more thing to be Thankful for….
 
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Best of 2017

I’ve shown a few “sneak peeks” over the past few weeks of my shoot with Kendall on Instagram, but now it’s official! Earlier this week I received notification that the “snow shoot” we did has been featured by Seniors Ignite in the Best of 2017!

We do get snow in Kentucky, but it’s often unpredictable (and we never know how long it will last). I didn’t want to take the chance of not getting a snow shoot done before the next freeze/thaw cycle. It just so happened that Kendall was available at the spur of the moment, and in less than an hour we got some great winter shots. You never how how long snow is going to last here! Just last week the temperatures were in the 60’s and today we had some little flurries. Needless to say, during the shoot is was cold, so afterwards we ordered hot chocolate and had a blast going over the images!

I really can’t begin to say how happy I am with the work we did together. Kendall was great and there were so many good images! Looking forward to the next time we get together!

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It never get’s old having your work featured. I’ve been blessed to have worked with some amazing people that helped make it happen!

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