Wednesday, April 4, 2012

On the cover

Secretly or maybe not so secretly, I have always wanted to be a fabulous photographer. I can remember the days looking back at amazing photos that Christy Collins has taken. I actually have a few framed in my house now. Uber celebrity moment!

I have a pretty decent camera, lens, and flash, but when it comes to knowing all the cool ways to do things- I get kind of lost. I tinker. I shoot photos. My husband even enjoys it too.

One of my jobs in the PR department of DP Sales Management is to take photos for our sale reports, future catalogs, and advertising. I try to get shots of people and cattle that we can use in upcoming promotional materials. Last year at the Family Traditions sale in Auburn, KY I shot this photo. (insert ewww's and ahhh's here)

I was pretty impressed with myself as the female in the background is slightly blurred. I was excited. I showed Drew my new masterpiece. So, this year when it came around to throwing out ideas for the cover of the catalog I sent in my photo for consideration. And.... ta da!

Here is my photo on the cover of the Family Traditions Female Sale catalog. It's amazing what a little light work, color enhancing, and cropping can do to a photo. This catalog is still in the proofing stage, so its kind of top secret, but I was pretty excited and thought it looked so good. I had one other photo make it on a previous cover, but it was in black and white. This one is in color and beautiful!

If you want to see the entire catalog, you will have to wait a few days for it to be available online. Drew and I have about 11 lots to sell as well. So definitely make sure you check it out! It will be available on our DP Sales Management facebook page or at


  1. Congrats on your cover photo. Great shot! Best of luck to you & Drew on your sale cattle.

  2. Congrats! The photo looks great. Can't wait to see you guys.