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    09 February 2011

    Iowa Convention

    In 2004, when I quit my construction job to join Jodi at Gehman Photography, one of the first things she made me do was go to our Professional Photographers of Iowa state convention with her. I was blown away. I couldn't believe that people who lived so close to us would be willing to teach us how to improve our work, when they knew full well we could end up taking business from them.  It still makes some of our friends shake their heads to this day. 


    But we have come to appreciate and enjoy the friendship and competition that comes from knowing other photographers across the state.  Iowa has one of the best associations in the USA, and we're proud of it.  Some of our best friends are photographers, and if we're unable to photograph your event for some reason, we're blessed to have an extensive list of people that are not only trustworthy professionals... they are our friends and people you will enjoy spending your day with!


    TEACHING



    This year, we had the honor of co-teaching a class with our pals Dan and Alex McClanahan on how to use creative lighting.  We've been blessed to sit under some amazing teachers and speakers the past several years, and it's awesome to be able to give back... to impart what we've learned to the next generation of photographers.  



    AWARDS


    Each time our association meets, we have a print competition.  We all put our best work out there for 6 out-of-state judges to look at, talk about, and give a score. We were excited and blessed to come away with a few awards, including...


    JODI: 
    First place in the Non-Event Album category for her senior album: Taylor
    Second Place in the Event Album category with her album: Shawn & Haley


    RODNEY
    First Place in the Wedding category with: "Soaking It All In". This same print also earned the prestigious Kodak Gallery Award for Photographic Excellence which is a tremendous honor. 





    HONESTLY...
    We love our job, and know that we have a long way to go before we are the business we want to be, and wanted to tell you about this past weekend to show you that we are advancing.  We know we have holes at Gehman Photography... but we're fixing that.  We are dedicated to elevating professional photography and it's value for as long as we're a part of the industry. I know it seems clich√© these days, but those who know us well know we mean it when we say we'd like to thank Jesus Christ, the One who gives and takes away, for blessing us with a job that we look forward to going to every day, and for allowing so many opportunities to come our way... it's all His anyway.

    Much love...
    R&J  

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    4 Comments:

    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Congrats! Very exciting! Allison

    1:33 PM  
    Blogger Lindsay said...

    Congratulations! That last picture is breathtaking. I think everything you guy do is spectacular! I cherish our wedding album so much.

    Lindsay McGowan

    9:07 PM  
    Blogger Gehman Photography said...

    Thank you Allison!

    Lindsay!!! Awesome to hear from you, and we're glad you're still enjoying your wedding album! Hope you're doing well!

    10:58 PM  
    Blogger John Abraham said...

    Ur lines saying that howmuch u are dedicated to your job. Really an excellent dedication and ur snaps are such a lively one. Am wishing u to become a wedding photographers too. U ve al such talents to make a wedding photos lively.

    3:42 AM  

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