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Gingerbread Houses

One of the fun things we did in my home for Christmas was letting the kids make gingerbread houses.  Technically they were not gingerbread houses because they were made from Graham Crackers, but they are the exact same concept.  The kiddos did such a great job and their houses looked great so before allowing them to munch down on them we took them to the studio so we could get some photos of their architectural masterpieces!  I helped the kids take some of their own photos and shot a few of my own.   Check out these great houses.

Ginger Bread House with yellow background

Ginger Bread House with pink background

Sandpoint Product Photography

Sandpoint Product Photography

After using the studio lights we turned out the lights and photographed a couple of the houses with a technique called light painting.  This technique gives you a different look every time and I would have liked to do some more painting but at this point I did not want to deprive the kids of their sweet treats any longer.

Sandpoint Product Photography

Sandpoint Product Photography

 Jason Duchow Photography is located near Sandpoint and Priest River Idaho and serves throughout Idaho and Eastern Washington.   Jason specializes in portrait and wedding photography, often with the use of  dramatic lighting techniques and is also known for his freelance sports photography work for www.idahosports.com, The Coeur d’Alene Press, The Bonner County Daily Bee, Priest River Times, Newport Miner, Sandpoint Newsline and a handful of other newspapers and publications.

Fall Family Portraits (Sandpoint Idaho Photographer)

These photos were shot back in early October with the plans of using them for Christmas cards and gifts, so as to not be the Grinch that stole the surprise I have waited until after Christmas to publish them!   We had such a great combination of colors for this early fall family photos shoot, with the use of a nice big diffuser we were able shoot almost exclusively with natural light which makes life much simpler when you are photographing a family with three kiddos!

Basketball action photos at Newport high school by Sports Photographer Jason Duchow

12/21/2012 Christmas Tournament Day 1 (Newport Photographer)

Every December Newport High School and Priest River High School trade off in hosting the annual Christmas Tournament.  This was my third year covering the event which includes the boys and girls teams from the two rotating host schools as two other area teams.  This year Northwest Christian and Selkirk were in attendance.  After it was all said and done it was the Northwest Christian and Newport teams that would move on to the championship games the next day.  Here are some photos from the opening day games, full galleries are available on my website at the following links.

Full Galleries:  NWC vs. PRLHS Girls  /  NWC vs. PRLHS Boys  /  Newport vs. Selkirk Girls  /   Newport vs. Selkirk Boys

Action photos from the 2012 Christmas Basketball Tournament by Jason Duchow

Action photos from the 2012 Christmas Basketball Tournament by Newport Photographer Jason Duchow

Action photos from the 2012 Christmas Basketball Tournament by Newport Photographer Jason Duchow

Action photos from the 2012 Christmas Basketball Tournament by Newport Photographer Jason Duchow

Action photos from the 2012 Christmas Basketball Tournament by Newport Photographer Jason Duchow

Action photos from the 2012 Christmas Basketball Tournament by Newport Photographer Jason Duchow

Action photos from the 2012 Christmas Basketball Tournament by Newport Photographer Jason Duchow

Action photos from the 2012 Christmas Basketball Tournament by Newport Photographer Jason Duchow

Action photos from the 2012 Christmas Basketball Tournament by Newport Photographer Jason Duchow

Action photos from the 2012 Christmas Basketball Tournament by Newport Photographer Jason Duchow

Action photos from the 2012 Christmas Basketball Tournament by Newport Photographer Jason Duchow

Action photos from the 2012 Christmas Basketball Tournament by Newport Photographer Jason Duchow

Action photos from the 2012 Christmas Basketball Tournament by Newport Photographer Jason Duchow

Action photos from the 2012 Christmas Basketball Tournament by Newport Photographer Jason Duchow

Action photos from the 2012 Christmas Basketball Tournament by Newport Photographer Jason Duchow

Action photos from the 2012 Christmas Basketball Tournament by Newport Photographer Jason Duchow

Basketball action photos at Newport high school by Sports Photographer Jason Duchow

12/11/2012 – Newport at Priest River (JV & Varsity)

The first meeting of cross border rivals Newport and Priest River for the 2012-2013 season took place last night.  I covered the Boys JV, Girls Varsity and Boys Varsity games and Priest River was the victor in all three contests.  Here are a few shots from these games as well as links to the full galleries.

Full Galleries:  JV Boys  /  Girls Varsity  /  Boys Varsity  /  All 2012-2013 Galleries

Austin’s Senior Photos (Sandpoint Photographer)

Austin is the keeper for the 2012 4A State Champion Sandpoint Soccer team and we worked together at the end of August to capture some images for his senior photos in.  Now that the season is over I was able to get his final choices and work up a blog post.  As I often do we spent the first half of our time getting the more traditional yearbook friendly photos, then when we had those finished we concluded with some more dramatically lit soccer themed photos and some action portraits.

Sandpoint Photography

Sandpoint Senior Photos

Sandpoint Senior Photo with Lake Pend Orielle in the background

We were even able to sneak  in a quick family portrait.

Family photo with Lake Pend Orielle in the background

Sandpoint Soccer Standout Austin Keyes

Senior Photo by Sandpoint Photographer Jason Duchow

Senior Photo by Sandpoint Photographer Jason Duchow

Now on to the action shots!

Action portrait of sandpoint soccer keeper Austin Keyes

Action portrait of sandpoint soccer keeper Austin Keyes

Action portrait of sandpoint soccer keeper Austin Keyes

Jason Duchow Photography is located near Sandpoint and Priest River Idaho and serves throughout Idaho and Eastern Washington.   Jason specializes in on location portrait photography often with the use of dramatic lighting techniques.   Jason also does freelance work providing top quality sports photography for www.idahosports.com, The Coeur d’Alene Press, The Bonner County Daily Bee, Priest River Times, Newport Miner, Sandpoint Newsline and a handful of other newspapers and publications.

Abbot Family Photos (Sandpoint Photographer)

I met up with the Abbott family for a “Dad and Kiddo Friendly” family mini-session.  The goal was to get a great shot for Christmas cards while avoiding hypothermia.  Most of the trees in the Sandpoint area had decided to shed their nice fall leaves for the winter but thankfully we were still able to find a spot that was still holding on to a remnant of fall color.   Here are a handful of the shots we were able to get in our short session.

No, this quite turn around was not prompted, I am sure glad I did not miss it!

We wanted to get one more look in our time together so we picked a spot where we could get a kind of washed out, back lit look to a few of the shots.

 

Ciammaichella Family Portraits (Sandpoint Idaho Photographer)

It was a little chilly for this family portrait shoot but we had our lights set up on their back porch which was only a few steps away from the warmth of the house!  There was also a bit of a breeze, but as you will see in the photos that kept the clouds moving so even in a short period of time we had a different looking backdrop in every photo.

Klynstra’s Family Photos (Sandpoint Photographer)

My family has had the pleasure of attending church with the Klynstra family for the last couple of years and our kids adore each other, which makes the purpose of these family photos a little heartbreaking for them. This wonderful family is heading off to serve in the mission field for Mission Aviation Fellowship and they needed a good family photo for their prayer cards.  I was glad to help them out, it only took us a few minutes to get the kind of format that M.A.F. needed and then spend some time getting a few bonus photos for both of our families.

 

Cole’s Senior Photos (Priest River Photographer)

Cole and spent some time at a few different locations around Priest River for his Senior Photos.  We had some great fall colors and Cole was great in front of the camera and to top it all of the end of our session featured a great sunset with some amazing clouds.

Sandpoint Photographer, Coeur d'Alene Photographer

Sandpoint Photographer, Coeur d'Alene Photographer

Sandpoint Photographer, Coeur d'Alene Photographer

Sandpoint Photographer, Coeur d'Alene Photographer

Sandpoint Photographer, Coeur d'Alene Photographer

Sandpoint Photographer, Coeur d'Alene Photographer

Sandpoint Photographer, Coeur d'Alene Photographer

 

The Pend Orielle River and a great natural light show made a great backdrop for the final part of this senior photo session.  It does not get much better than this for environmental portaiture!Sandpoint Photographer, Coeur d'Alene Photographer

Priest River Photographer, Sandpoint Photographer, Coeur d'Alene Photographer

Priest River Photographer, Sandpoint Photographer, Coeur d'Alene Photographer

Priest River Photographer, Sandpoint Photographer, Coeur d'Alene Photographer

Priest River Photographer, Sandpoint Photographer, Coeur d'Alene Photographer

Priest River Photographer, Sandpoint Photographer, Coeur d'Alene Photographer

Priest River Photographer, Sandpoint Photographer, Coeur d'Alene Photographer

Jason Duchow Photography is located near Sandpoint and Priest River Idaho and serves throughout Idaho and Eastern Washington.   Jason specializes in portrait and wedding photography, often with the use of  dramatic lighting techniques and is also known for his freelance sports photography work for IdahoSports.com, The Coeur d’Alene Press, The Bonner County Daily Bee, Priest River Times, Newport Miner, Sandpoint Newsline and a handful of other newspapers and publications.

Jacob’s Senior Photos (Priest River Photographer)

Jacob is a senior wrestler for Priest River High School.  Thankfully on this overcast day we stayed dry and the clouds added some great drama to the sky for some of our shots.