Sunday, May 30, 2010

Photos and questions...

I had my first photo shoot at the farm recently.

Such a great family!
(They are a bit pixelated on the blog, but not in full size.)




I have to be honest that large groups aren't my favorite to shoot.
They can be a bit chaotic and I have a softer personality, so it's hard for me to take charge and get done what I need done.
But this one was awesome!

They were so sweet, so relaxed, so fun.
They just got comfy, made themselves at home, even played frisbee...

The weather was beautiful, the scenery was great, the people were fab.
I can't ask for more than that!






Thank you M family for such a fun day!!
It was a blast!

*If you're in Central Kansas and would like photos, just email me for details. (families, kids, newborns, couples, seniors, etc.)
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On a different note, do you have questions for me?
I've done this before, but not in a long time... Do you have any questions?
I'm an open book.
And they usually make for a fun blog post.

What do you want to know? Funny, silly, serious, random, whatever.

So ask away!

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41 comments:

Rachel said...

LOVE the pics!! Beautiful!! =)

Rachel said...

As usual---beautiful, beautiful pictures. I am always inspired by your blog.

Rachel

The Sieberts said...

that last pic is way cute! The ONLY reason i wished i lived on an old farm is for the scenic photo props-other than that i love living in town. great pix!

Christopher And Tia said...

Beautiful shots, lady! Makes me want to visit a farm :)

The Perfect Trio said...

I love the photos!!!

I'm leaving for my journey across the country on Tuesday...I wish I were still driving so I could come see the farm in real life. Maybe one day.

Princess Caitlin said...

I love asking questions.
I'm always curious to know how married couples met each other.

So my question is what began your journey to becoming Mrs. Hastings?

Wendy said...

Wow, that is a big group!

I already love your farm. And I'm totally jealous.

Questions, huh? You really wanna do that? ;o)

What was your most embarrassing moment? Feel free to give all the gory details.

Do you have any odd habits?

What do you do with your belly button lint?

Which of your kids is most like you? (You know I'm thinkin' it's Bad Baby.)

Who's your favorite blog stalker in the whole wide world and why do you love me, uh, I mean her/him?

Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia} said...

Lovely photos, Beki!

Question: You walk into Starbucks on a hot, sunny afternoon. The sweet stranger in front of you in line offers to pay for your order, whatever you'd like. What do you do?

;)

Jess :) said...

Those pictures are INCREDIBLE!! I love the one with the girls (swing) and the whole family jumping up!!! TOO adorable!

EEMedley said...

I love jumping shots :)

artsyclay said...

GREAT photos and they look like a wonderful family! Love the little girls...

Jaime said...

Hmm....I have three

What is your current fav coffee drink from Starbucks?

What is your favorite local place to eat at where you live?

If you could travel anywhere in the world, which country would you choose and why?!

K, that's all. :)

kpmattingly said...

I want to live there. :) Or at least hang out. You have some great backgrounds there for pictures for sure!

Brettnie Flaim said...

Love your pictures! You capture so much in each photo! Wish I live closer:(

Colin, Juanita, Ian, Brooke and Gavin said...

I absolutely LOVE the pictures Beki! And, I am in love with your farm life.....so wishing I had a farm! Maybe I need to move to Kansas?!?!?!?!

Chigger Hill Cottage said...

I love everything you do!!! photography, jewelry, writing...girl you got it goin on! I've said it before, but you are a very talented lady! I think the move to the farm will be more of an inspiration than you dreamed of. I'm a transplant from deep Birmingham, AL to the deep country. It's taken me many years to appreciate it. I couldn't go back. Yesterday a pig walked into my yard. Nobody understood why I thought it was so funny!

cnbrad2000 said...

Absolutely LOVE the barn as a background! Great job!

Stacee said...

Hope the move went okay... well as good as moving can go anyway! We got Eric's mom all loaded and on her way to her new home in Texas. Talk to you soon.

Deb said...

Following directions from FB to win a necklace!
I rec'd 2 for mother's day & my birthday and they are my new favorite accessories.
You make beautiful pieces!

craftmomdawn said...

You took some awesome photos at this shoot. I just dream of family photos like that!
I saw on FB you are doing a contest, I am so posting so that I can win:)
Thank you. I love your jewelry, I can't wait to get my first piece. maybe it will happen much sooner than later:)
Have a great weekened.

~~Mia~~ said...

so beautiful!!! great job!! i'd definitely call for pics if i lived just a tad closer!! (or even in the same country!!)

fabulous work!

Sherry said...

Wow! Great photos! I especially like the one of the couple holding up the picture frame--so sweet!

Carol said...

I love your pictures, especially the jumping ones!
Question~
What do you like to do at a light when you're waiting?
a)Pick your nose
b)Sing
c)Tap the song on the radio out with your fingers on the steering wheel
d)Put on lip balm or hand lotion
Stop by and visit me sometime!
http://songberries.blogspot.com

Sara said...

pick me, pick me!

my questions:

what is your all time favorite movie?
ok, that's hard...top 3?

Holly said...

Fun pics! I love the one in a frame! Would love to win a "I shoot people" necklace!

Ms.Kristi said...

Badger.

(Sorry! You said random! ::chuckles::)

Jody said...

Love your pics! You did a gorgeous job on them.

Bree said...

I love the first picture of the girls. SO cute!!

If you had to pick your last meal what would it be?

Jessica Marie said...

love the pictures there beautiful

amy d said...

i'm feeling a little saucy tonight too...but it might have something to do with hittin the sauce! :)

question...do you have more than one dog? i've only ever seen the bassett. just wondering?

Stacey said...

Great job on the photos! I love old barns as backdrops!

erin said...

Oh, I'm just loving that farmhouse. Its so full of character!! Such fun photos. :-)

Erin said...

Oooh, the farm is a perfect picture setting! I love how rustic and natural it is! Lovely job Beki!

Ruth said...

love the pictures beki! they will be treasured i'm sure. as for questions... hmmm... what was your wedding like? and where in the world would you really like to travel to? other than to see me of course! (right???!)

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

I'm commenting for Mindy, who couldn't comment, but wanted to enter.

Pfeiffer Photos said...

Well done, friend! Would LOVE to visit your farm. :)

The Jessee Journal said...

OK, so I just joined your fb page and I'm hoping it's not too late to enter the contest :) :) I have seen a lot of hand-stamped jewelery but I cannot believe the incredible sayings on yours!!! I MUST have "capture life" :)

Susan said...

Oh......well done on that photo shoot. Who could resist a red barn? I LOVE LOVE LOVE red barns. And a red barn filled with horses is my favorite kind.
Have you found any more "badger/gophers/wood chucks"...whatever it is?
I'm certain it's a gopher.

woolies said...

Great pics of your family get-together!!

Laura said...

In Kansas around June 29 or 30...are you around????

LeAnna said...

These are all great! Love the last one with the frame.
I have the same issue with larger groups. I'm not very assertive and that doesn't get you very far. Well, at least with the last group of teens I tried to shoot for a formal event anyway. Not that teens would ever be difficult. ;)