Tuesday, December 9, 2014
As the official photographers of the Georgetown Fair Queen we get to do lots of great pictures with Miss Georgetown Fair 2014 Desiree Bainbridge. This year we were excited to do a set of holiday pictures that Queen Desiree could use in Christmas cards for friends and sponsors of the Georgetown Fair Queen Pageant. We had a lot of ideas for these pictures so we hope you love them as much as we loved shooting them with Queen Desiree. And we were especially glad we went with a role of white seamless instead of a cloth background with Karen pulled out the fake snow! With the new year approaching fast, Happy Holidays from your friends at Josh and Joe Travels!
Sunday, December 7, 2014
The Georgetown Fair Queen is one of the busiest fair queens in Illinois, and this year we were thrilled to be with 2014 Desiree Bainbridge the weekend she visited Festival of Trees at Palmer Arena in Danville, Illinois. We'd seen some pictures, but as the Georgetown Fair Queen's official photographers we had yet to experience the annual event for ourselves. So this year we cooked up a plan with directors Karen and Jill to start the day bright and early for a photoshoot at the fairgrounds, and then spend the day with Queen Desiree at the Festival of Trees and be with her that night in Danville to get a few shots of her in the night parade. Queen Desiree worked the ticket table at the festival, but we were most excited about her appearance at the book tree for story hour. It was pretty incredible how the entire floor of Palmer Arena was transformed into a winter wonderland, and it sure is the right place to get your fill of Christmas trees and gingerbread houses. Festival of Trees is just one of many appearances Desiree Bainbridge will make during her year as Miss Georgetown Fair 2014 so keep checking back to follow her adventures with Josh and Joe Travels!
Monday, December 1, 2014
Saturday, November 29, 2014
We visited Kansas City this year in the fall in what must have been one of the prettiest weekends we've every been in Kansas, so the morning we went to the city market we couldn't help but walk around the neighborhood a little and explore. Since the city market is very near the river it probably won't surprise many locals that we ended up at the Riverfront Heritage Trail, and boy did we wish we had bikes. River towns like Kansas City have a lot of history and you can read about some of it on the signs along the trail, but even if you aren't into history you'll still love walking or biking the corridor. And crossing the pedestrian bridge is an adventure of its own. Even if you think you're not afraid of heights we double dog dare you to the elevator, which even though we've heard quieter freight trains move through Emporia, it did get us up and down in one piece. The fightin' conchs tend to stick out like a crimson thumb in KC, so be sure to wave if you are on the riverfront trail and happen to see Josh and Joe Travels!
Friday, November 7, 2014
The historic City Market in downtown Kansas City is home to one of the biggest and best weekend farmers markets in the midwest, and we were thrilled to be in town on a weekend in season to check it out. We've been visiting Kansas City for a long time but this was our first visit to the city market. We loved the long rows of vendors with fresh produce and vegetables, and it was great to see so many small local restaurants at the market, so this is the place to go on a weekend morning if you need a great snack. This place also has a bit of a flea market atmosphere, and we loved the antique cars, so there really is something for everyone at the City Market in Kansas City. Keep checking back to see what else we love to do in Kansas City when Josh and Joe Travels!
Friday, October 10, 2014
Friday, September 5, 2014
As the official photographers of 2014 Miss Georgetown Fair Desiree Bainbridge, we don't just spend the week with her at the fair and take the rest of the year off. We are part of Queen Desiree's entourage, and on Labor Day that meant we were with her in Westville for the Labor Day Parade. And it was a bit more of an adventure than we had expected. The Westville parade is one of the biggest Labor Day parades we've been to in recent years, and we weren't really expecting the way the crowd spills out into the streets. So if you ever see us carrying far more gear than it looks like we could possibly need, it means we've gone with the Joe approach of taking everything because we never fully know what to expect at an event. And if you only see us with a single camera, it probably means Josh didn't take Joe's advice.
Sure enough, we had just about every piece of gear we own in the car that day because after the parades we went back to the Georgetown fairgrounds for a portrait session with Queen Desiree. We shot her official state pictures and a few other things for ads and promotions. We've spent a lot of time photographing fair queens, and Miss Georgetown is the busiest fair queen we've ever met. Queen Desiree sat for pictures for a few hours with us which wrapped up a very busy weekend of appearances and community events. We can't wait to show you what Queen Desiree does next right here at Josh and Joe Travels!