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    25 January 2010

    A Case of the Monday's :: Part 5

    Well, it's been a little while since I dropped "A Case of the Monday's" on you, so here we go again.

    1. Well, I'm not much of a Conan O'Brien fan (or Jay Leno for that matter), but his closing remarks... especially those about cynicism... were pretty classy and right on.
    Looks like they might be pulling some of these videos so you may have to search for it if this one doesn't work.

    2. It's the Colts and the Saints in the Super Bowl. Peyton Manning is very close to the best quarterback I have ever watched in the past 20 years I've been following football closely. It would have been fun to watch him and Favre battle it out, but the Saints are on fire right now.

    3. In all my life, I have never been wrecked by a tragedy like the one in Haiti. I have been following the stories closely for the past week, almost to a fault. I love hearing the stories of rescue and of miraculous survivals, but I've also had my heart ripped from my chest hearing stories of kids who suffered. I was planning to go to Haiti in February with Water For Life, the same missions group we went with 2 years ago. Then the earthquake happened, and now our plans seem up in the air until commercial flights are allowed back into Port Au Prince.

    4. I'm finding myself more and more drawn to politics than I used to be. There's so much going on in the world, that to be totally disconnected doesn't seem right. A good website to get information from is the Drudge Report. The only problem with following politics is that its depressing if you let it be.

    5. I may have told you back in December that I'm assistant coaching basketball at a small Christian school in Kalona. Our varsity team is 11-3, and JV is 4-2 or so. It's been fun, because in almost every game, something hilarious happens and I just laugh on the bench for half the game.

    6. It's been raining almost every day this week. Now it's trying to snow. I'm ready for some sunshine and green grass.

    7. The last two weeks, I've been working on wedding albums trying to get caught up. So far, not too bad. I'm keeping pace, but I know there are a lot to get to. So, if you're waiting on your album out there, I'm going as fast as I can. :)

    8. Also this past week, I finished reading Malcolm Gladwell's book, "The Tipping Point". It's an interesting read on how little things make a big difference. While it's not the kind of book that leaves you with 5 practical points to help your business, it does help you see things in life where the pendulum begins to swing and you recognize things are going to change.

    9. American Idol is back. I mean no disrespect, but I like the show better without Paula Abdul. She's a nice person, but that's why she wasn't a good judge. You have to be able to be harsh, and I don't think she could do that.

    10. I'm hooked on Twitter these days. Follow Gehman Photography at if you're into that sort of thing.

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    21 January 2010

    iPhone users...

    Hey friends, I'm sure this is old hat to some of you, but I just learned about this the other day. It's a great way to keep tabs on our blog from your phone, if you're into that sort of thing. So here you go, you fellow iPhone users:

    1) on your web browser look up the blog. 2). wait till it finishes loading.

    3) choose the "+" symbol to add to home screen 4) Change the name if you want

    5) the icon shows up! (bottom right)

    18 January 2010

    Alan :: Senior

    We used to live next door to Alan's family when we lived in town, and it's been fun to watch Alan grow up over the past 8 years or so. He's got a great smile and has always been a polite, respectable young man.

    His dad owns Shorts Burger and Shine in downtown Iowa City, so we got to photograph in there with Alan before the restaurant opened for the day. We really like the atmosphere of Shorts to begin with, so naturally we knew it would be fun to shoot in there.

    Alan, we wish you all the best in your senior year, and in the future. God bless!

    13 January 2010

    Introducing :: Lorelei

    Little Lorelei Jane was introduced to the world in the last couple hours of 2009, as one of the best Christmas presents our good friends Ryan + Althea could have asked for. She's little sweetheart, and you just gotta love the pudgy little cheeks and arms.

    Congratulations, Ryan + Althea... you guys are so blessed!

    And of course, big sister Grael showing off those big eyes...

    And showing some love...

    11 January 2010

    Hakiem :: Lifestyle

    Happy Monday!

    Hakiem has been my cousin since I was somewhere around Jr High age, and I haven't seen much of him since I moved to Iowa since he lived in PA where the rest of my family is. When we were with family this Christmas, he was there again, and my aunt wondered if Jodi would take a few shots of him since they hadn't had his photo taken for a while.

    Hakiem, you are a handsome young man with a great smile and an infectious laugh... it was awesome to connect with you again. Jodi and I wish you the best in all that God is doing in your life, and the places that He's leading you...

    06 January 2010

    Christmas Scenes

    We again visited my family in Pennsylvania for Christmas, although the 16-17 hour drive was pretty taxing on little Stella. On the way home we stopped at a hotel, so it was much better. "Yeah, why didn't that cross your mind on the way out to PA, genius?" you might ask. Well....

    Oh dear, look at the time.

    Here's a few wintry scenes either Jodi or I captured during last week...

    Here's the homestead. I did not grow up here, we moved here when I was 17, but it's still my home. I love going home, and walking into mom's kitchen and knowing there are cookies, cupcakes or pumpkin rolls somewhere in the room! Just have to find them!

    A trampoline can still be fun in the snow! (just a little more dangerous)

    This is Alana's bear she got for Christmas. Here's what she told me: "Dad, know what I named my new bear? I named it Fuzzy, because it makes my face not cold."


    Jodi took a cool image that I'm going to be using in a Facebook Contest a little later on this year... not sure exactly when we'll do that... but it will be a "Give This Photo a Caption" Contest. Great photo's need great titles, so we'll see what you all come up with. :)

    04 January 2010

    Our Christmas/New Year Photo

    We wish each of you a very wonderful 2010 and thank you for allowing us to be part of your 2009!

    Each of you has inspired us in your own way last year. Some of you are clients, and have inspired us by your relationships... your love for life and each other, and we are inspired that you would trust us with capturing your personalities and the uniqueness of who you are. Some of you are other photographers who have inspired us to keep pushing the limits of what we can do, and helping us in our pursuit of photographic perfection. And some of you are fans. Fans who inspire us because you keep checking the blog every week. You inspire us to keep our work fresh, and looking for new ways to shoot in familiar locations.

    We are so grateful to God for the journey of life we get to call ours, and we thank you for joining us!
    Take time to enjoy all the little moments, because you only get one life!
    Here's to an even better 2010!

    Much love,
    Rodney & Jodi Gehman

    01 January 2010

    Happy New Jears!

    I was introduced to the Dave Barnes Christmas Extravaganza a little while ago by our photographer friend Andrew Bryant, and here's the latest installment for those of you who need a little comic relief this New Year's Day.