#30RhedeontDays – Day 16

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#30RhedeontDays takes you behind some of the best photos taken by Darryl D. Smith and Kali Rhe Rogers. Here is why the photo was chosen in their words:

Our pit bull, Phoenix, has been photogenic since her puppy stage.

I think some dog owners and photographers would agree with me that it’s hard NOT to take so many pics of your own. After we brought Phoenix in, I told myself that I wouldn’t be trigger happy with my camera around her. That backfired quickly. This is just one of the many shots I got of her before she really began to go on a growth spurt.

Since then, her eyes somehow changed to light brown. How that happened? I have no idea. Also, she’s way bigger than featured above. One thing that doesn’t seem to change, however, is the signature look pictured above.

– KRR

#30RhedeontDays – Day 15

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#30RhedeontDays takes you behind some of the best photos taken by Darryl D. Smith and Kali Rhe Rogers. Here is why the photo was chosen in their words:

True love is something amazing. As we were shooting this couple for their engagement shoot, we noticed that they were a lot like us — quirky and loving. It was our first time doing an engagement shoot in the streets of Dallas, so it was quite an experience.

This ended up being one of my favorite photos due to the angle. Here, the focus is on the ring, but you can see them kissing in the background. It’s something I’ve always thought of, but never actually executed. This photo came out exactly how I wanted it to!

Key lesson: ALWAYS experiment!

– DDS

#30RhedeontDays – Day 14

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#30RhedeontDays takes you behind some of the best photos taken by Darryl D. Smith and Kali Rhe Rogers. Here is why the photo was chosen in their words:

 

One of my favorite photos of my niece came shortly after she was born. She was a few days old, and I was just taking random pictures of her. We had some balloons celebrating her arrival, which was pretty cool.

During the time I was shooting, I was wondering if she could hold the balloons on her own. After trying a few times, she finally grabbed the balloons on her own and held them. I decided to hold the camera through the balloons to see if I could capture an unique angle, and it worked!

This is definitely one of my favorite photos of Jorydnn!

– DDS

#30RhedeontDays – Day 13

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#30RhedeontDays takes you behind some of the best photos taken by Darryl D. Smith and Kali Rhe Rogers. Here is why the photo was chosen in their words:

Earlier this year, Darryl and I were fortunate to have shot a wedding in Louisiana. After the ceremony was over, I didn’t think to ride with the wedding party to the location of the reception hall until I changed my mind at the last moment.

The reception hall was about a 10-15 minute drive. I’m kind of thankful that I didn’t back out. After a toast and witnessing everyone having a good time in the limo, I grabbed this shot a couple of minutes before we got to the reception hall.

This came especially after everyone else basically cracked jokes and had fun for most of the ride. I thought it was a cool moment to catch. I had a few other favorite shots from the wedding. This one was one of them.

– KRR

#30RhedeontDays – Day 12

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#30RhedeontDays takes you behind some of the best photos taken by Darryl D. Smith and Kali Rhe Rogers. Here is why the photo was chosen in their words:

There’s nothing more awesome than the smile of a child. Here, Kynnedi was doing her first shoot with us, and she was rocking out majorly! She was running around Forsythe Park, exploring every nook and cranny. She even got a little too close for comfort to the small lake there.

I love this photo of her, because it exudes innocence and happiness at the same time. It’s my favorite photo from the shoot, and definitely makes me smile when I see it.

– DDS