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January 2, 2021 - We had met up with Jackson twice before for senior pictures but we did an add-on session for some basketball pictures.  We tried out a few new ideas and they turned out great.

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Madison Gordon & Mae https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2020/12/madison-gordon-mae

December 20, 2020 - We were contacted by Madison to take pictures of her with her new dog Mae.  Mae is a beautiful girl who knew how to pose elegantly between bouts of rambunctiousness.  It was very cold but we got some great shots in a short period of time.

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Thomas Hudson - Senior 2021 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2020/11/thomas-hudson---senior-2021 November 27, 2020 - After thinking we were done with senior sessions for 2020, we were contacted by Thomas Hudson's family about meeting up at the Centralia Battlefield.  Even though it was very late in the year, we got really lucky with the weather.  Terri had the idea of sheet music flying out of his case and I think it turned out pretty cool.

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Joella Melegrito - Senior 2021 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2020/11/joella-melegrito---senior-2021

November 22, 2020 - We started off in the high school gym for Joella's session, drove out to her home for some horse pictures, and then finished at Rock Bridge State Park by Devil's Icebox.  Joella made it really easy to get beautiful pictures.

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Max Hunter - Senior 2021 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2020/11/max-hunter---senior-2021

November 15, 2020 - We joined Max (along with his mom and girlfriend) and hit a few spots around town and then finished at the football field.  It was quite a chilly day but Max was a trooper.  His pictures turned out great!

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Kile Chitwood - Senior 2021 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2020/11/kile-chitwood---senior-2021 November 15, 2020 - We made the 3-hour drive down to Alley Springs for Kile's senior pictures.  It's a favorite spot for the Chitwood family and we can see why.  We started out hitting various spots and around Alley Springs Mill and then traveled to Rocky Falls to finish.  It was a fun session!

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Hedberg Family Pictures https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2020/11/hedberg-family-pictures November 14, 2020 - We traveled to Thompson to the Hedberg property on a chilly and breezy afternoon.  It was a fun session with kids, dogs, a horse, and extended family joining later.  This picture was one of my favorites solely due to the one dog "laughing" at me.

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Sarah Tratchell - Senior 2021 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2020/11/sarah-tratchell---senior-2021

November 8, 2020 - We met up with Sarah (and her mom) on two different dates due to running out of available light on the first session.  Sarah is family so it was a very comfortable session and the pictures turned out amazing.  

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Smith Family Pictures https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2020/11/smith-family-pictures November 1, 2020 - We met up with the extend Smith family at the Union Covered Bridge near Paris.  We have worked with Matt and Audrey for several years and I have had both Mallory and Adam in math class.  Additionally, we did Mallory's senior pictures, graduation pictures, and prom dress pictures last year.  Many of the leaves had already fallen but there was still very pretty colors.  What an awesome family.

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Landon Adkisson - Senior 2021 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2020/11/landon-adkisson---senior-2021

November 1, 2020 - We've know Landon his whole life so it was awesome when we were contacted to do his senior pictures.  I think the pictures turned out great.  Landon turned out to be quite the model.

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Joe O'Bannon - Senior 2021 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2020/10/joe-obannon---senior-2021 October 30, 2020 - We were contacted by a previous client about doing Joe's senior pictures.  Joe is a senior in Madison, Missouri which is a short drive from Centralia.  We went to various spots around the countryside near Madison.  We had cattle, barns, windmills, combines, semis, shotguns, pickup trucks, and more in the session.  Joe was great to work with and we will be doing another add-on session for baseball in then spring.  This session was capped off with a nice meal at an awesome restaurant in Madison called The Hoof.

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Cody Smith - Senior 2021 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2020/10/cody-smith---senior-2021

October 29, 2020 - We met Cody (and his mom) out at a bridge near his home, hit some woods nearby, a white fence, and then hit a few spots downtown before finishing at the baseball field.  We got some great shots of Cody with his truck and his girlfriend joined us for a few pictures as well.  It was a very chilly day but Cody did well not looking miserably cold.

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Matt Purvis - Senior 2021 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2020/10/matt-purvis---senior-2021 October 25, 2020 - We joined Matt (and his family) north of Centralia near a farm where Matt works.  He's really into archery and hunting so of course we had to work his bow into some pictures.  Matt was a pleasure to work with and was willing to try just about anything we threw at him.  What a great young man!

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Erica Bourgeois - Senior 2021 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2020/10/erica-bourgeois---senior-2021 October 24, 2020 - We traveled to the Union Covered Bridge near Paris for Erica's session.  It was a very chilly and breezy day but Erica was a natural model and could "turn it on" when the camera was pointed her way.  The fall colors in colors her pictures were amazing.

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Abby Townsend - Senior 2021 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2020/10/abby-townsend---senior-2021

October 24, 2020 - We had Abby scheduled for earlier in the fall but rainy weather caused us to postpone her session.  I think it worked out wonderfully since we got to take advantage of the awesome fall colors.  We did the session at The Pinnacles and the pictures turned out amazing.  This one caught my eye since it almost looks like Abby was "Photoshopped" into the picture.

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Jackson Wells - Senior 2021 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2020/10/jackson-wells---senior-2021

October 18, 2020 - We met up with Jackson (and his mom Teresa) on several days.  We split up the session due to the chilly temps.  The first part of the session was at the football field and the other parts were around town and then we used a spot outside of town that Teresa had noticed.

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Mills-Benoit Kids https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2020/10/mills-benoit-kids October 17, 2020 - This is the second year of taking pictures of these two cute kiddos.  We met at a scenic home outside of Centralia and I just tried to keep up with them.  I spent a large part of the session laughing at their antics.

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McKinley Pattrin - Senior 2021 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2020/10/mckinley-pattrin---senior-2021

October 15, 2020 - We only really knew McKinley from her being a cheerleader but she did an awesome job opening up.  The camera definitely liked her.  This picture was taken outside of Centralia on their recently purchased property.  I love the colors. 

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Maggie Maenner - Senior 2021 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2020/10/maggie-maenner---senior-2021 October 11, 2020 - Maggie met us at the bleachers at the football field to start her session.  It was a bit breezy at times (and a little cool) but Maggie was a natural.  She effortlessly switched from one expression and pose to another.  This shot was taken at the Centralia City Park and was one of my favorites.

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Victoria Levitt - Senior 2021 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2020/10/victoria-levitt---senior-2021 October 10, 2020 - We joined Victoria (and her mom) uptown by the mural.  This little spot of exposed brick on a downtown wall turned out a great spot for a picture.  After several spots uptown, we headed to the football field for some cheerleading pictures.

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Kylee Walters - Senior 2021 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2020/10/kylee-walters---senior-2021 October 4, 2020 - We met up with Kylee (and her mom) up at the post office in Centralia.  From there we hit various spots around town before heading out to the golf course to finish the session.  This colorful picture was taken at a new spot we've started using.  You wouldn't be able to tell from Kylee's awesome pictures that it was quite a chilly day.  She did great at switching on her "model" look between shivers.

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Dickerson-Hudson Engagement https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2020/10/dickerson-hudson-engagement

October 3, 2020 - We met up with Draven and Reagan at their property just outside of Centralia where they will be building their house (and future).  We have known these two for most of their lives and it was a very fun session.  We ended up with so many great shots but this black and white one was one of my favorites.

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Gabi Exendine - Senior 2021 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2020/10/gabi-exendine---senior-2021

October 3, 2020 - We traveled out to Gabi's home and walked around to various scenic spots on their land.  We made use of large bales, tall grass, flowers, gates, and their long driveway.  It was a cloudy day but it worked out well not having to deal with direct sunlight.  Gabi did a great job and so did her dog Poopie.

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Gramke Family Pictures https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2020/9/gramke-family-pictures

September 27, 2020 - We work with both Luke and Kim so it was a pleasure taking their pictures.  We met up at The Pinnacles and just avoided the rain.  We ended up with many great shots but this one was my favorite.

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Hunter Phillips - Senior 2021 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2020/9/hunter-phillips---senior-2021

September 26, 2020 - Hunter's session started at the football field before heading out to Tri-City Lake.  We stopped along the gravel road on the way to the lake and captured this picture.  We finished up with some sweet fishing pictures since Hunter spends a lot of time fishing.

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Adam Hatton - Senior 2021 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2020/9/adam-hatton---senior-2021 September 20, 2020 - For Adam's session, we started at the football field, then to Bicentennial Park, and then drove out to Flatt Farms for some cool sunset pictures.  We just had to take advantage of this old truck.

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Nathan Greene - Senior 2021 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2020/9/nathan-greene---senior-2021

September 13, 2020 - We met up with Nathan (and his mom Stephanie) uptown in Centralia.  After hitting a few spots downtown, we headed to the football field for some sports pictures before finishing up at Tri-City Lake.  We met up with Nathan on a later date to do some locker room pictures.

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Abbie Ross - Senior 2021 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2020/9/abbie-ross---senior-2021

September 12, 2020 - We joined Abbie (and her younger sister Morgan) uptown in Centralia.  Morgan was a great help holding the light stand, carrying equipment, and providing comic relief.  After hitting a few spots in town, we headed out to a bridge near their home.  It was a very fun session and we got many great shots.

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Carter Hawkins - Senior 2021 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2020/9/carter-hawkins---senior-2021

September 6, 2020 - On a very windy day, we met up with Carter (and her mother along with her boyfriend) uptown in Centralia.  We hit various spots uptown before finishing at Chance Gardens.  We worked with the breezy conditions and got some great shots.  

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Senior Cross Country Pictures https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2020/9/senior-cross-country-pictures

September 5, 2020 - We met up the seniors on the Centralia Cross Country team (all but one).  Since they run out at the golf course, we decided to do their pictures for their camp yard signs there.  What an amazing group of kids!  

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Mikeala Woodward - Senior 2021 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2020/9/mikeala-woodward---senior-2021 September 5, 2020 - We met up with Mikeala (and her mom) at the Union Covered Bridge near Paris, Missouri.  This location offers the incredible bridge obviously but also tree-lined paths, creek-level views, rocks, etc.  We stopped by a sunflower field on our way back to Centralia.  Mikeala was an amazing model and the "dancer in the water" picture is definitely one of my favorites.

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Lily Stidham - Senior 2021 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2020/8/lily-stidham---senior-2021

August 23, 2020 - We met Lily (and her mom) uptown Centralia for half of the session and then out to the country for the second half.  It was a perfect day for pictures and Lily really did a great job.

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Family Mini-Sessions https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2020/8/family-mini-sessions

August 16, 2020 - We did a series of five family mini-sessions.  Four families met us at Capen Park in Columbia while the fifth met us at a park in Centralia.  Even though each session was only 20 minutes, we got many great pictures for the families to treasure.

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Gates Family Mini-Session https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2020/8/gates-family-mini-session August 15, 2020 - Due to weather, we had to reschedule the Gates family mini-session a week but it was worth it.  We had worked with this amazing family before and it was a privilege to get to work with them again.

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Erika Benson - Senior 2021 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2020/8/erika-benson---senior-2021

August 15, 2020 - We took Erika's pictures uptown in Centralia and then out in the country for the second half.  It was a little breezy but Erika did great working with the wind.  Her pictures turned out wonderfully.

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Crump Family Pictures https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2020/8/crump-family-pictures August 14, 2020 - The Crump family pictures were a blast.  They were a fun group to work with so getting natural smiles wasn't a problem at all.  It was a very warm session but they were troopers!

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Ashlyn Crum - Senior 2021 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2020/8/ashlyn-crum---senior-2021 August 12, 2020 - We met up with Ashlyn (and the girls in her family) at Capen Park in Columbia.  The bridge, tree-lined paths, and tall grass provided great backdrops for Ashlyn's pictures.  After Capen Park, we headed to a local sunflower field to finish her amazing senior pictures.

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Nate Riddle - Senior 2021 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2020/8/nate-riddle---senior-2021

August 9, 2020 - We met up with Nate at The Pinnacles for his senior pictures.  The scenery was amazing with the trees, water, and bluff making a perfect photography setting.  Nate was great to work with and the pictures turned out amazing.

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Family Mini-Sessions https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2020/8/family-mini-sessions2 August 8, 2020 - We did a series of five mini-sessions.  The first was at a sunflower field in Columbia and the last four were at Chance Gardens in Centralia.  Even though the weather was a bit questionable at times, the pictures turned out great.

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Mott Family Pictures https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2020/8/mott-family-pictures August 2, 2020 - We have worked with Sylvia on her senior pictures and her wedding pictures in the past, so it was a special treat when her in-laws, the Motts, wanted family pictures done.  What an awesome family!

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Centralia Basketball Hosts Southern Boone https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2020/2/centralia-basketball-hosts-southern-boone I showed up at 6:00 and realized I had missed the JV girls game but caught the JV boys, V girls, and V boys.  The JV boys and V boys battled to victories while the V girls played close for a half... but then Southern Boone pulled away in the second half.

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Betty Anthony Birthday Party https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2020/2/betty-anthony-birthday-party Terri and I attended a 90th birthday party for this sweet lady.  We had a great time at the party and discovered that Terri was related to some of the family!  It's a small world.

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Centralia V Basketball vs. Monroe City https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2020/2/centralia-v-basketball-vs-monroe-city Centralia hosted the Panthers from Monroe City.  In the girls' game, it was a battle to the very end with Monroe City winning by two points.  In the boys' game, it was a one-point game at halftime but Monroe City pulled away a little in the second half.  It was definitely some extraordinary basketball!

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Centralia V Basketball vs. Macon https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2020/2/centralia-v-basketball-vs-macon Centralia hosted the Macon Tigers in some varsity basketball action.  Both games were very exciting!

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Centralia V Boys Basketball vs. California https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2020/2/centralia-v-boys-basketball-vs-california The varsity Centralia boys basketball team hosted the California Pintos.  It was a competitive game throughout but Centralia pulled away at the end.

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CHS Wrestling vs. Chillicothe https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2020/2/chs-wrestling-vs-chillicothe

Centralia hosted the Chillicothe Hornets and once again Centralia was mostly dominant.  Centralia looks to have a good showing at the state tournament this year!

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John Wood CC Women's Basketball vs. Danville CC https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2020/2/john-wood-cc-womens-basketball-vs-danville-cc Terri and I made a trip to Quincy, Illinois to shoot a John Wood CC women's basketball game against Danville CC.  Once again, I targeted #10 Allison Moore from John Wood but shot many other players as well.

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CHS Varsity Basketball vs. South Shelby https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2020/1/chs-varsity-basketball-vs-south-shelby Centralia hosted the South Shelby Cardinals in some varsity basketball matchups.  Centralia played well and won both the girls and boys games.

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Centralia 6th Grade Girls Basketball Team https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2020/1/centralia-6th-grade-girls-basketball-team

I've done the individual and team pictures for this team for several years now.  They are an amazing group of basketball players and also very fun to work with.  It's exciting to see them grow up over the years and I'll have them in math class next year!

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Bagley Family Pictures https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2020/1/bagley-family-pictures Terri and I met up with the Bagley family in their home.  We did individual families, kids, and whole-group shots.  What an awesome family!

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CHS Wrestling Meet vs. Marshall & North Callaway https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2020/1/chs-wrestling-meet-vs-marshall-north-callaway The Centralia wrestling program is one of the top teams in the state.  They hosted the Marshall and North Callaway squads and dominated virtually every match.  Good luck the rest of the season Panthers!

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CHS Wrestling Senior Banners https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2020/1/chs-wrestling-senior-banners

We met up with the senior wrestlers for pictures to be used for their senior banners.  The banners turned out great!

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CHS JV Basketball vs. North Callaway https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2020/1/chs-jv-basketball-vs-north-callaway The Centralia JV basketball teams hosted the North Callaway Thunderbirds.  Many of these junior varsity players will be getting some varsity playing time!

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) basketball https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2020/1/chs-jv-basketball-vs-north-callaway Mon, 13 Jan 2020 22:15:00 GMT
CHS Girls Basketball vs. Fulton https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2020/1/chs-girls-basketball-vs-fulton

The CHS girls' basketball teams hosted the Fulton Lady Hornets.  Go Panthers!

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) basketball https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2020/1/chs-girls-basketball-vs-fulton Fri, 10 Jan 2020 22:15:00 GMT
2019 Centralia Tractor Parade https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/12/2019-centralia-tractor-parade

Each year, people decorate up the tractors, lawnmowers, four-wheelers, trucks, etc. and participate in the annual Centralia Tractor Parade.  If you've never had the opportunity to see this special event, you're missing out!

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) parade tractor https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/12/2019-centralia-tractor-parade Fri, 20 Dec 2019 22:15:00 GMT
CBMS 7th Grade Basketball vs. Jeff Jr. https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/12/cbms-7th-grade-basketball-vs-jeff-jr The 7th grade Panther basketball teams hosted the Jeff Jr. Cyclones from Columbia.  It's exciting seeing the kids that I teach each day compete out on the court!

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) basketball https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/12/cbms-7th-grade-basketball-vs-jeff-jr Tue, 17 Dec 2019 22:00:00 GMT
Kenzie Marty Senior Pictures https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/12/kenzie-marty-senior-pictures After a heavy snowfall threatened to cancel school, Kenzie contacted us about doing a snowy senior session.  When school was officially canceled, we headed out to Kenzie's grandparents' gorgeous, snow-covered property.  It was obviously chilly but, with a few breaks for my fingers to thaw out, we captured some amazing pictures for Kenzie.

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) senior https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/12/kenzie-marty-senior-pictures Mon, 16 Dec 2019 22:00:00 GMT
2020 Centralia Basketball Tournament https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/12/2020-centralia-basketball-tournament The varsity Centralia basketball teams took part in the Centralia Basketball Tournament from 12/09 through 12/14.  The Centralia girls battled to the consolation game while the Centralia boys made it to the Championship game.

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) basketball https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/12/2020-centralia-basketball-tournament Sat, 14 Dec 2019 22:00:00 GMT
CHS Wrestling Meet vs. Battle & Hallsville https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/12/chs-wrestling-meet-vs-battle-hallsville The outstanding Centralia wrestling squad took on Battle and Hallsville.  Centralia was dominant in the matches.  They are very exciting to watch!

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) wrestling https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/12/chs-wrestling-meet-vs-battle-hallsville Thu, 05 Dec 2019 22:00:00 GMT
CBMS 8th Grade Basketball vs. Fulton https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/12/cbms-8th-grade-basketball-vs-fulton The 8th grade Centralia Panthers hosted the Fulton Hornets.  The Panther girls won and the Panther boys lost to a very talented Hornets team.  Both Centralia teams played very hard.

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) basketball https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/12/cbms-8th-grade-basketball-vs-fulton Mon, 02 Dec 2019 21:45:00 GMT
Haverstick Family Pictures https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/11/haverstick-family-pictures We met up with an awesome extended family for some quick pictures.  It was pretty miserable outside so we did these indoors!

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) family https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/11/haverstick-family-pictures Fri, 29 Nov 2019 21:45:00 GMT
CBMS Girls Basketball vs. Mexico https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/11/cbms-girls-basketball-vs-mexico I shot a 7th grade girls game followed by an 8th grade girls game featuring Centralia against Mexico.  Both games were very scrappy and exciting!

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) basketball https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/11/cbms-girls-basketball-vs-mexico Mon, 25 Nov 2019 21:45:00 GMT
CHS Cheerleading Senior Banners https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/11/chs-cheerleading-senior-banners

We met up with the 10 senior cheerleaders to take pictures for their senior banners that are posted at several games throughout the last month of basketball season.  I think the banners turned out great!

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) banner senior https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/11/chs-cheerleading-senior-banners Sun, 24 Nov 2019 21:45:00 GMT
CHS Basketball Senior Banners https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/11/chs-basketball-senior-banners

We met up with the 10 senior basketball players to take pictures for their senior banners that are posted at several games throughout the last month of basketball season.  I think the banners turned out amazing!

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) banner senior https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/11/chs-basketball-senior-banners Sun, 24 Nov 2019 21:30:00 GMT
CBMS Wrestling Meet https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/11/cbms-wrestling-meet I was excited to see the CBMS Panthers wrestle.  Most of their meets are away so I don't get to see them much.  Centralia did very well!

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) wrestling https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/11/cbms-wrestling-meet Fri, 22 Nov 2019 21:30:00 GMT
Ryley McCoy Senior Pictures https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/11/ryley-mccoy-senior-pictures

We met up with Ryley uptown Centralia after school.  We got some cool shots in but it got dark very quickly since it's so late in the year.  We plan on meeting up with Ryley again in the spring to finish out his session.

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) senior https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/11/ryley-mccoy-senior-pictures Wed, 20 Nov 2019 21:30:00 GMT
Charlie Million Baseball Pictures https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/11/charlie-million-baseball-pictures

In Charlie's first session, we couldn't get onto the baseball field.  So, we met up with him a few days later and got some cool baseball shots out on the field.

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) senior https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/11/charlie-million-baseball-pictures Tue, 19 Nov 2019 21:30:00 GMT
Trey Brown Senior Pictures https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/11/trey-brown-senior-pictures

Trey was an easy-going senior which made the pictures go very smoothly.  Chilly temperatures didn't seem to bother Trey at all! 

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) senior https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/11/trey-brown-senior-pictures Sun, 17 Nov 2019 21:30:00 GMT
Jones Family Pictures https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/11/jones-family-pictures We had the opportunity to take some family (dogs included!) pictures for the Jones Family.  It was a fun time!  The weather did not allow outdoor pictures so we might meet up with them again sometime for some scenic outdoor shots.

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) family https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/11/jones-family-pictures Sun, 17 Nov 2019 21:15:00 GMT
Jack-in-the-Box Playschool 2019-2020 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/11/jack-in-the-box-playschool-2019-2020

Once again, we were given the opportunity to take the school pictures for Jack-in-the-Box Playschool.  It's always a great time with these awesome kids.  

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) school https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/11/jack-in-the-box-playschool-2019-2020 Sat, 16 Nov 2019 21:15:00 GMT
Charlie Million Senior Pictures https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/11/charlie-million-senior-pictures We met up with Charlie at the baseball field but couldn't actually get on the field.  We got some dugout shots and then hit some favorite locations.  We happened to catch the sunset just right for a few.  We plan on meeting up with Charlie again really soon when we can actually get on the baseball field.

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) senior https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/11/charlie-million-senior-pictures Sat, 16 Nov 2019 21:15:00 GMT
Hope Gowin Senior Pictures https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/11/hope-gowin-senior-pictures Hope's session in Fulton started at the William Woods campus but then we got some great pictures at a couple of silos/barn spots.  We then headed uptown in Fulton to complete the session.  We plan on meeting up with Hope again in the spring for more pictures!

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) senior https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/11/hope-gowin-senior-pictures Mon, 11 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMT
Gowin Family Pictures https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/11/gowin-family-pictures I worked with Ginia (mom) for several years at CBMS so when she asked if I'd come to Fulton for some quick family pictures, Terri and I jumped at the chance.  Fulton is a cool little town and the photos turned out very nice.

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) family https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/11/gowin-family-pictures Sun, 10 Nov 2019 23:15:00 GMT
Emma Hombs Senior Pictures https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/11/emma-hombs-senior-pictures We have taken many family pictures with Emma's family so it was very comfortable taking her senior pictures.  We met at her house for a few with her siblings and then did many more just outside of town.  Miranda (mom) had lots of great ideas and even brought props!  Emma's pictures turned out amazing!

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) senior https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/11/emma-hombs-senior-pictures Sun, 10 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMT
Centralia V Football vs. Christian https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/11/centralia-v-football-vs-christian The Centralia Panthers hosted the Christian Eagles on a district matchup.  Christian outlasted the Panthers, ending Centralia's season.  Centralia finished 10-1 on the year.

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) football https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/11/centralia-v-football-vs-christian Sat, 09 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMT
Brenna Dubes Senior Pictures https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/11/brenna-dubes-senior-pictures Brenna and Andrea (mom) met up with us at Panther Stadium for some cheerleading pictures.  The pictures at the stadium turned out great and then we headed up the square for a few.  We ran out of light before finishing the session so we plan on meeting up the Brenna in the spring.  Brenna certainly made the session fun!

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) senior https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/11/brenna-dubes-senior-pictures Wed, 06 Nov 2019 23:45:00 GMT
John Wood CC vs. Moberly Area CC https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/11/john-wood-cc-vs-moberly-area-cc

I took pictures of Allison Moore playing basketball for Paris High School last year when her dad Brian contacted me.  This year, with Allison playing for John Wood CC, Brian wanted some more action pictures of Allison hooping it up.  My wife and I made a short trip up to Moberly to get some game shots.

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) basketball https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/11/john-wood-cc-vs-moberly-area-cc Tue, 05 Nov 2019 23:45:00 GMT
Grafton Littrell https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/11/grafton-littrell We met up with Grafton and Lisa (mom) uptown Centralia, then hit the park, and finished with some just outside of town.  Grafton did a great job even though it was a bit chilly.

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) senior https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/11/grafton-littrell Sun, 03 Nov 2019 23:30:00 GMT
Anna Romine Senior Pictures 2 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/11/anna-romine-senior-pictures-2 Anna and Cindy (mom) wanted a few more "fall" pictures in addition to her first session.  So, we met them at the Union Covered Bridge for an add-on mini-session.  I don't know if Anna had a picture not turn out great!  She's a natural!

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) senior https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/11/anna-romine-senior-pictures-2 Sun, 03 Nov 2019 23:30:00 GMT
Gate Family Pictures https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/11/gate-family-pictures Terri and I met up with the Gates family at the home on a gorgeous Sunday afternoon.  We took advantage of their awesome scenery for some great family pictures.

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) family https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/11/gate-family-pictures Sun, 03 Nov 2019 23:15:00 GMT
Scarlett Fox Senior Pictures https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/11/scarlett-fox-senior-pictures I work with Scarlett's mom Emma, had Scarlett in 7th grade math, and have taken numerous pictures of Scarlett playing softball and running track.  Familiarity made the session go ultra-smoothly and we ended up with some awesome pictures.  We started at Capen Park, hit a hidden gem of a spot downtown Columbia, stopped by Flat Branch Park, and then finished at a tall parking garage overlooking Columbia.

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) senior https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/11/scarlett-fox-senior-pictures Sat, 02 Nov 2019 22:30:00 GMT
Lacey Pavlak Senior Pictures https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/11/lacey-pavlak-senior-pictures On a chilly Saturday morning, we met up with Lacey and Laura (mom) at the Centralia City Park.  After getting a nice variety of shots there, we hit some spots downtown and finished off the session over by the overpass.  Lacey was a real trooper because it was cold!  Good luck at Kansas State Lacey!

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) senior https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/11/lacey-pavlak-senior-pictures Sat, 02 Nov 2019 22:00:00 GMT
Centralia V Football vs. MMA https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/11/centralia-v-football-vs-mma The Centralia Panthers hosted the Missouri Military Academy Colonels in a Friday night matchup.  The Panthers controlled the game from start to finish.

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) football https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/11/centralia-v-football-vs-mma Fri, 01 Nov 2019 21:45:00 GMT
Marshall vs. Boonville Volleyball https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/10/marshall-vs-boonville-volleyball When I showed up at Centralia High School for the Centralia volleyball match, I found out that things were running way behind.  I had to wait through an entire volleyball match and thought I would test out my camera settings.

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) volleyball https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/10/marshall-vs-boonville-volleyball Tue, 29 Oct 2019 21:45:00 GMT
Schultz Family Pictures https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/10/schultz-family-pictures After finishing Gracie's senior pictures, we did some family pictures at the Centralia City Park and just outside of town at a scenic spot.  Despite the chilly temperatures, the pictures turned out great!

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) family https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/10/schultz-family-pictures Tue, 29 Oct 2019 21:45:00 GMT
Gracie Schultz Sports Pictures https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/10/gracie-schultz-sports-pictures

Gracie's earlier session didn't include her athletic activities so we met up later to finish her session and do some family pictures also.  It was a very chilly afternoon but Gracie was a champ!

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) senior https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/10/gracie-schultz-sports-pictures Tue, 29 Oct 2019 21:45:00 GMT
Centralia V Volleyball vs. Mexico https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/10/centralia-v-volleyball-vs-mexico SI went to the final volleyball match for Centralia in the 2019 season as they battled against the Mexico Lady Bulldogs.  

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) volleyball https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/10/centralia-v-volleyball-vs-mexico Tue, 29 Oct 2019 21:45:00 GMT
Zeke Hamilton Senior Pictures https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/10/zeke-hamilton-senior-pictures We met up with Zeke and Michelle (mom) uptown in Centralia.  We get pictures at various spots around downtown and the square before heading up the music room at CHS.  Despite the very chilly temperatures, Zeke was a trooper!

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) senior https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/10/zeke-hamilton-senior-pictures Mon, 28 Oct 2019 21:15:00 GMT
Hagenhoff Family Pictures https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/10/hagenhoff-family-pictures

We met up with the Hagenhoff family at Capen Park in Columbia on an extremely busy Sunday late afternoon.  We had to work around a multitude of other people and also other photographers.  We got lots of great pictures but ran out of daylight.  We plan on meeting up with them again in the spring to get some pictures done!

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) family https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/10/hagenhoff-family-pictures Sun, 27 Oct 2019 21:15:00 GMT
Dusty Gipson Senior Pictures https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/10/dusty-gipson-senior-pictures The Gipson family is from Harrisburg but heard of T. Motley Photography from a former client.  We met Dusty (and his folks) at The Pinnacles on a brisk fall morning when the leaf colors were fiery orange, red, and yellow.  After a bunch of shots at various spots around The Pinnacles, we headed into Harrisburg for some shots on the baseball field.  Thanks to the Gipson's for considering T. Motley Photography and thanks to clients that help bring in new customers!

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) senior https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/10/dusty-gipson-senior-pictures Sun, 27 Oct 2019 21:15:00 GMT
Duke Newsted Senior Pictures https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/10/duke-newsted-senior-pictures I've known Jim & Jodean (mom & dad) for many years so it was an honor they wanted me to do Duke's senior pictures.  We met Duke at the Centralia City Park, did a few at his church, and then finished outside of town with trees, fenceline, and tall grasses.  We even did a special one for dad on the hood of his Jeep! 

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) senior https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/10/duke-newsted-senior-pictures Sun, 27 Oct 2019 21:00:00 GMT
Balsamo Family Pictures https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/10/balsamo-family-pictures I've worked with Beck (dad) for several years and we were excited to do their family pictures.  It was a very chilly Saturday morning at Green Estate Park in Mexico but this family was awesome.

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) family https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/10/balsamo-family-pictures Sat, 26 Oct 2019 20:45:00 GMT
Zoe Davis Senior Pictures https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/10/zoe-davis-senior-pictures As crazy as it sounds, we met Zoe and Tina (mom) at the top of a parking garage in Columbia.  Zoe had a very cool "vision" of what she wanted and it turned out awesome.  From the parking garage, we headed to downtown Columbia, Flat Branch Park, and finished at Capen Park.  Zoe was amazing!

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) senior https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/10/zoe-davis-senior-pictures Fri, 25 Oct 2019 20:45:00 GMT
Mallory Smith Senior Pictures https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/10/mallory-smith-senior-pictures Terri and I met up with Mallory and Audrey (mom) at Capen Park in Columbia.  The fall colors were amazing and Mallory really rocked every shot!  After Capen Park we headed to downtown Columbia at a variety of spots and then finished on the Mizzou campus where she will be attending school.

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) senior https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/10/mallory-smith-senior-pictures Fri, 25 Oct 2019 20:30:00 GMT
Centralia V Football vs. Macon https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/10/centralia-v-football-vs-macon

The Centralia Panthers hosted the rival Macon Tigers in a Friday Night Lights battle.  The hometown cats were victorious!

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) football https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/10/centralia-v-football-vs-macon Fri, 25 Oct 2019 20:30:00 GMT
Averi Evans Senior Pictures https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/10/averi-evans-senior-pictures Terri and I met up with Averi just outside of town at a favorite spot of ours.  Even though it was a bit chilly and breezy, Averi was a champ.  She ended up with lots of great shots and we plan on meeting up with Averi again in the spring to do some outdoor gymnastic shots.

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) senior https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/10/averi-evans-senior-pictures Tue, 22 Oct 2019 20:15:00 GMT
Guy Moran Basketball Pictures https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/10/guy-moran-basketball-pictures On Guy's first session, the gym wasn't available.  So, we met up with Guy when it was available and got some very cool shots including action shots, black background, through the hoop, and others that were used to make composite-type pictures.

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) basketball senior https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/10/guy-moran-basketball-pictures Sun, 20 Oct 2019 20:15:00 GMT
Dallas Lewis Senior Pictures https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/10/dallas-lewis-senior-pictures Dallas was a perfect model and did whatever I asked him to do.  We met up where he works, at his family farm, went down to their creek, and finished with some cool bow shots against the sky.

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) senior https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/10/dallas-lewis-senior-pictures Sun, 20 Oct 2019 20:15:00 GMT
Auck Extended Family Pictures https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/10/auck-extended-family-pictures Terri and I met up with the awesome Auck extended family for some whole family, individual family, and kids pictures.  They were an absolute blast and braved the chilly temperatures wonderfully.

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) family https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/10/auck-extended-family-pictures Sun, 20 Oct 2019 20:00:00 GMT
Mills & Benoit Kids Pictures https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/10/mills-benoit-kids-pictures We met up with Jennifer and Lori (Jamie showed up a bit later) and got a bunch of great shots of these two awesome kiddos!

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) child https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/10/mills-benoit-kids-pictures Sat, 19 Oct 2019 20:00:00 GMT
Centralia Cross Country Meet https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/10/centralia-cross-country-meet Terri got some great shots at the cross country meet hosted by Centralia.  Since Terri was "on the clock" as a cross country coach, we made these available for free!

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) cross country https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/10/centralia-cross-country-meet Tue, 15 Oct 2019 20:00:00 GMT
Guy Moran Senior Pictures https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/10/guy-moran-senior-pictures We Guy at his neighbor's home for some pictures in a tree-lined path, around a lake, in a grassy field, and in their long driveway.  We then headed to the bridge nearby.  We put off the gym basketball pictures since the gym was in use at the time of the session.  Guy is quite the model!

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) senior https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/10/guy-moran-senior-pictures Sun, 13 Oct 2019 19:30:00 GMT
Carri Burkhead Senior Pictures https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/10/carri-burkhead-senior-pictures We met up with Carri and her mom Angelina in Mexico for her senior pictures.  We started off at Lakeview Park, went across the road to the walking park, and finished at Mexico High School.  Thanks for using T. Motley Photography Angelina and also thanks for spreading the word of your good experience with us!

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) senior https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/10/carri-burkhead-senior-pictures Sun, 13 Oct 2019 19:15:00 GMT
Hunter King Senior Pictures https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/10/hunter-king-senior-pictures Hunter is really into his sports of football and baseball so it seemed natural to focus a majority of his senior pictures on those two endeavors.  We met at the baseball field, hit a few spots around town, and then finished at the football field.  

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) senior https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/10/hunter-king-senior-pictures Sat, 12 Oct 2019 19:15:00 GMT
Centralia V Football vs. South Shelby https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/10/centralia-v-football-vs-south-shelby I made the familiar trip to Shelbina to shoot the Centralia vs. South Shelby Friday night football game.  In an eerily quiet game, Centralia prevailed.

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) football https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/10/centralia-v-football-vs-south-shelby Fri, 11 Oct 2019 19:00:00 GMT
Anthony Stevens Senior Pictures https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/10/anthony-stevens-senior-pictures We met up with Anthony for some regular senior pictures uptown in Centralia and then headed to the gym/mezzanine for some wrestling photos.  The pictures turned out pretty cool.

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) senior https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/10/anthony-stevens-senior-pictures Sun, 06 Oct 2019 19:00:00 GMT
Remi Schultz Senior Pictures https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/10/remi-schultz-senior-pictures We have known Remi and her family for years.  They go to our church, we took Remi's older sister's 8th grade and senior pictures, we took Remi's 8th grade pictures, and we took the Schultz family pictures on several occasions.  Thanks to the Schultz family for sticking with T. Motley Photography!  Remi's pictures turned out wonderfully.

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) senior https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/10/remi-schultz-senior-pictures Sat, 05 Oct 2019 18:45:00 GMT
Centralia V Football vs. Mexico https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/10/centralia-v-football-vs-mexico The Centralia Panthers hosted the Mexico Bulldogs from 14 miles down Highway 22 for Homecoming.  It was a battle throughout the game and Centralia pulled out the big win!

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) football https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/10/centralia-v-football-vs-mexico Fri, 04 Oct 2019 18:30:00 GMT
Centralia Homecoming Queen https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/10/centralia-homecoming-queen

At halftime of the varsity football game, I took a few pictures of the Homecoming Queen Coronation.  These are available for free on my website & Facebook.  Congratulations Mary Kate!

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) event queen https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/10/centralia-homecoming-queen Fri, 04 Oct 2019 05:30:00 GMT
Panther Realty Property Pictures https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/9/panther-realty-property-pictures

I was walking home from work and John Armontrout stopped me to see if I could take some pictures of a property he had on the market.  He said a potential buyer was wanting higher quality pictures before making a decision.  I've never really done real estate pictures before but I gave it a shot.

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) real estate https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/9/panther-realty-property-pictures Mon, 30 Sep 2019 16:45:00 GMT
Mott Family Pictures https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/9/mott-family-pictures I've known Sylvia a long time.  I did her senior pictures several years ago and even did her wedding (I don't do weddings anymore).  So, when she asked me about taking her family pictures, we jumped at the opportunity.

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) family https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/9/mott-family-pictures Sun, 29 Sep 2019 05:15:00 GMT
Centralia V Football vs. Brookfield https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/9/centralia-v-football-vs-brookfield The Centralia Panthers hosted the visiting Brookfield Bulldogs.  Many players, coaches, and fans wore pink in honor of breast cancer awareness.  

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) football https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/9/centralia-v-football-vs-brookfield Fri, 27 Sep 2019 05:15:00 GMT
CBMS 8th Volleyball vs. Kirksville https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/9/cbms-8th-volleyball-vs-kirksville I shot the CBMS 8th volleyball team battling the Kirksville Lady Tigers.  They are really fun to watch!

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) volleyball https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/9/cbms-8th-volleyball-vs-kirksville Thu, 26 Sep 2019 05:15:00 GMT
Centralia V Football vs. Highland https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/9/centralia-v-football-vs-highland

I made the fun trip to Highland High School to shoot the Panthers vs. Cougars Friday night battle.  The visiting Panthers were dominant.

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) football https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/9/centralia-v-football-vs-highland Fri, 20 Sep 2019 05:00:00 GMT
Chester Boren Middle School Volleyball vs. Mexico https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/9/chester-boren-middle-school-volleyball-vs-mexico I teach at CBMS so I know these girls quite well.  I take middle school sports pictures mostly for the yearbook but it's always enjoyable to watch these kids compete.

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) volleyball https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/9/chester-boren-middle-school-volleyball-vs-mexico Thu, 19 Sep 2019 16:45:00 GMT
Spires Extended Family Pictures https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/9/spires-extended-family-pictures

Gretchen contacted me about taking some pictures of her extended family at their sunflower patch at their farm.  Terri and I love sunflowers so of course the answer was "YES!"

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) family https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/9/spires-extended-family-pictures Sun, 15 Sep 2019 16:30:00 GMT
Lori Benson Business Pictures https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/9/lori-benson-business-pictures

We met up with Lori up at the square in Centralia.  Lori's a fellow photographer and needed some pictures for her business.  I'm sure it was quite a bit different for Lori being on the "other" side of the lens but the pictures turned out great!

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) business photography https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/9/lori-benson-business-pictures Sun, 15 Sep 2019 16:00:00 GMT
Laken Aulbur Senior Pictures https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/9/laken-aulbur-senior-pictures

Terri and I met up with Laken at her home for some beautiful pictures using a fence and tree and her dad's awesome rod.  We then hit the cool bridge near there home and finished a gorgeous sunflower patch.  Laken's pictures turned out amazing!

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) senior https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/9/laken-aulbur-senior-pictures Sun, 15 Sep 2019 16:00:00 GMT
John Durant Senior Pictures https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/9/john-durant-senior-pictures

We met John uptown for some "in town" locations, went outside of town for the rural looks, and finished at the football field.  John did a really good job and his pictures turned out great!

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) senior https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/9/john-durant-senior-pictures Sat, 14 Sep 2019 16:00:00 GMT
Centralia V Football vs. Palmyra https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/9/centralia-v-football-vs-palmyra

I roamed the sidelines for another Panther vs. Panther battle as Centralia took on Palmyra.  In a close-fought game, the Panthers from Centralia were victorious!

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) football https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/9/centralia-v-football-vs-palmyra Fri, 13 Sep 2019 16:00:00 GMT
2019 Centralia Panther Youth Football https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/9/2019-centralia-panther-youth-football

Terri and I once again met up with the 5th and 6th grade Centralia Panther Youth Football teams for the individual and team pictures. Thanks to CPYF for sticking with T. Motley Photography.

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) sports team youth https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/9/2019-centralia-panther-youth-football Thu, 12 Sep 2019 15:45:00 GMT
Centralia High School Band Senior Banners https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/9/centralia-high-school-band-senior-banners

We were asked to take pictures for and design senior banners for the CHS Band to be displayed at home football games.  We met up with the seniors and delivered the banners about a week later.  The 24" x 36" vinyl banners looked amazing each Friday night at Panther Stadium!

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) banner senior https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/9/centralia-high-school-band-senior-banners Thu, 05 Sep 2019 15:45:00 GMT
Centralia Softball vs. Blair Oaks https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/9/centralia-softball-vs-blair-oaks I went up the Centralia varsity softball game against the visiting Blair Oaks Lady Falcons.  New MSHSAA rules don't allow photographers inside the fences so pictures were somewhat limited.

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) softball https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/9/centralia-softball-vs-blair-oaks Wed, 04 Sep 2019 03:30:00 GMT
Anna Romine Senior Pictures https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/9/anna-romine-senior-pictures

We met Anna up at Chance Gardens for some beautiful flower pictures and then headed outside of town for some country scenery.  It's pretty easy to get great pictures when you have such a wonderful model.  Great job Anna!

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) senior https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/9/anna-romine-senior-pictures Mon, 02 Sep 2019 03:15:00 GMT
Centralia Football vs. Monroe City https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/8/centralia-football-vs-monroe-city

I spent the night on the sideline at a Centralia home game against the Monroe City Panthers.  The home town Panthers were victorious!

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) football https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/8/centralia-football-vs-monroe-city Sat, 31 Aug 2019 03:15:00 GMT
Turner Engagement Pictures https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/8/turner-engagement-pictures

We met this fun couple up at Chance Gardens for a few special pictures.  They were a blast and we spent about as much time laughing as we did taking pictures!  

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) engagement https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/8/turner-engagement-pictures Sun, 25 Aug 2019 03:00:00 GMT
Kinkead Baby Pictures https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/8/kinkead-baby-pictures

We have known Brandon (dad) for years and were honored to meet up Brandon and his wife Amanda at their home to take pictures of their precious baby.

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) baby https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/8/kinkead-baby-pictures Sun, 18 Aug 2019 03:00:00 GMT
Backs the Blue 5K 2019 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/8/backs-the-blue-5k-2019

Terri and I volunteer each year at the Backs the Blue 5K and this year's race was on August 3, 2019.  Each year I'm amazed at the incredible effort the runners put into the race.

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) 5K race https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/8/backs-the-blue-5k-2019 Sun, 04 Aug 2019 02:45:00 GMT
Drew Kribbs Senior Pictures https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/8/drew-kribbs-senior-pictures

Terri and I met up with Drew outside of Centralia for pictures with scenic fences, grasses, a tractor, and even a hammock!  We then finished up at the football field.  Drew was easy to work with and the photos turned out great!

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) senior https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/8/drew-kribbs-senior-pictures Sun, 04 Aug 2019 02:45:00 GMT
Alex Arend Senior Pictures https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/8/alex-arend-senior-pictures

We met Alex uptown in Centralia on August 2, 2019.  We hit various spots downtown, a grassy field outside of town, and then finished at the football field.  Alex has always been a fun, easy-going guy and his pictures turned out great!

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) senior https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/8/alex-arend-senior-pictures Sat, 03 Aug 2019 02:45:00 GMT
Gracie Schultz Senior Pictures https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/7/gracie-schultz-senior-pictures

Terri and I met up with Gracie Schultz in Columbia for pictures at multiple locations around Shelter Gardens and Capen Park.  Gracie proved to be a great model and her pictures turned out splendidly!

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) senior https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2019/7/gracie-schultz-senior-pictures Sun, 28 Jul 2019 02:30:00 GMT
Scheduling Senior Sessions! https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2018/7/scheduling-senior-sessions

After taking a bit of a break after summer school, I have begun scheduling senior picture sessions for 2019 Seniors.  There are flowers blooming and it's not as hot as it was earlier in the summer.  Sessions can take place at multiple locations in the Centralia area.  The Mizzou College of Agriculture has a large sunflower field that is currently blooming! 

Many of my clients have wanted to have pictures at more than one time of the year so I've made that an option.  A standard 2-hour session at multiple locations and multiple outfits is $200.  If you want to add on mini-sessions later on, it's only $50 extra each time.  A mini-session is 30-45 minutes and is only an option if a full session has been purchased.

If you want to take advantage of the beautiful scenery that's available, contact me at [email protected] or text me at 573-982-9316. (I typically don't answer calls from unknown numbers so, if you call, be sure to leave a message!)

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) senior sessions https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2018/7/scheduling-senior-sessions Fri, 20 Jul 2018 18:52:03 GMT
2018 Centralia Hurricanes https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2018/7/2018-centralia-hurricanes

On July 5th, Terri and I met up with the Centralia Hurricanes swim team once again for their team and individual pictures.  Doing the pictures each year, it's fun to see how the kids are getting bigger over time.  With just one team (instead of 33!), the turnaround time for the photos was just one week from taking to delivery.  Thanks to Brandon Kinkead for sticking with T. Motley Photography!

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2018/7/2018-centralia-hurricanes Thu, 05 Jul 2018 20:15:00 GMT
2018 Centralia Little League https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2018/6/2018-centralia-little-league

On June 9th and 10th, Terri and I met with 33 Centralia Little League teams for team and individual photos.  We worked for about 5 hours each day with each team taking about 15 minutes.  While it was very warm, we worked in the shade and all of the teams were real troopers!  I ended up with over 300 individual orders and I was really pleased with how they turned out.

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2018/6/2018-centralia-little-league Sat, 09 Jun 2018 20:15:00 GMT
Katelyn Rakers - Senior 2018 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2017/7/katelyn-rakers---senior-2018 On July 24, 2017, Terri and I met up with Katelyn Rakers and her mom Dana Rakers.  I've take hundreds of pictures of Katelyn playing softball but never any portraits.  We met at Chance Gardens and took advantage of the flowers and other scenery.  We then to various spots in uptown Centralia.  We finished at the ball field to showcase Katelyn's softball prowess.  

We had a great time and feel we got many nice shots.  Along with Katelyn's senior pictures, Dana took advantage of the Prepaid Sports Plan as well.  With the plan, the Rakers will have lots of pictures to choose from!

For more samples from Katelyn's senior session, you can view the portfolio gallery: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p440506912

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2017/7/katelyn-rakers---senior-2018 Tue, 25 Jul 2017 01:45:00 GMT
Humphrey Family Portraits https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2017/7/humphrey-family-portraits

On July 20th, Terri and I traveled to Salisbury to meet up with the extended Humphrey family.  It was very warm and muggy so we stayed in the shade for the pictures (when we weren't in the AC cooling off).  We did multiple smaller groups with individual families, some close ups of a young one for canvas wall art, and some large group shots as well.

Despite the heat, we had a wonderful time with the Humphrey clan and I think we ended up with some great family portraits!  Click HERE to view more samples of their photo session.

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2017/7/humphrey-family-portraits Fri, 21 Jul 2017 02:00:00 GMT
Senior Pictures - A Walk Down Memory Lane (Part 4) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2017/6/senior-pictures---a-walk-down-memory-lane-part-4 2017 SeniorsT. Motley Photography 2017 SeniorsT. Motley Photography

For the 2016-2017 school year, I worked with eight Centralia seniors.  However, in addition to those eight Centralia students, I worked with five seniors from neighboring communities.  Those five non-Centralia seniors were from Columbia (1), Hallsville (2), and Cairo (2).  For the collages, I put Paige Kempker in with the Centralia kids since she grew up in Centralia close friends with my daughter, Mary.

Here are the 2017 seniors that T. Motley Photography worked with:

  1. Joe Brightwell
  2. Donovan Dowell
  3. Zach Townsend
  4. Paige Kempker
  5. Klayton Marty
  6. Jeff Milner
  7. Mary Motley
  8. Madeline Bostick
  9. Nathan Sims
  10. Cara Calhoun
  11. Brieann Cruse
  12. Sydney Prewett
  13. Keishawn Samuels
[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2017/6/senior-pictures---a-walk-down-memory-lane-part-4 Sun, 25 Jun 2017 03:01:11 GMT
Senior Pictures - A Walk Down Memory Lane (Part 3) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2017/6/senior-pictures---a-walk-down-memory-lane-part-3 2016 SeniorsT. Motley Photography

In 2016, I worked with nine more seniors.  All nine were Centralia High School seniors.  One senior (Romine) had an extended session to maximize his photo options.  Another senior (Stephens) was a younger sibling of a previous client.  Here are the nine seniors for the class of 2016:

  1. Richard Edwards
  2. Madison Gordon
  3. Caleb Graham
  4. Ryan Lincoln
  5. Brittany Mechlin
  6. Nick Romine
  7. Tanner Spires
  8. Avery Stephens
  9. Blake Taft
[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2017/6/senior-pictures---a-walk-down-memory-lane-part-3 Sun, 25 Jun 2017 02:44:11 GMT
Senior Pictures - A Walk Down Memory Lane (Part 2) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2017/6/senior-pictures---a-walk-down-memory-lane-part-2 2015 SeniorsT. Motley Photography

After working with six seniors in 2013-2014, I took on nine 2015 seniors.  All nine seniors attended Centralia High School.  Two seniors (Jerome and Monroe) had a two-part session to maximize their photo options.  These are the nine seniors for 2015:

  1. Cody Jaeger
  2. Bailey Jerome
  3. Ethan Leighton
  4. Allison Massey
  5. Joy Monroe
  6. Sylvia Romine
  7. Keirstyn Spears
  8. Becca Stephens
  9. Riley Stephens


[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2017/6/senior-pictures---a-walk-down-memory-lane-part-2 Sun, 25 Jun 2017 02:33:57 GMT
Senior Pictures - A Walk Down Memory Lane (Part 1) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2017/6/senior-pictures---a-walk-down-memory-lane-part-1 Seniors 2014T. Motley Photography Back in 2013, I started taking photos at sports events full bore with my own camera and lens combo (after using a loaner set for years).  Since my son was a senior in 2013-2014, I took his senior pictures.  Along with Zach's pictures, I did senior pictures for five other Centralia seniors.  Here are the six Centralia 2014 seniors:

  1. Allison Colston
  2. Jordan Cooper
  3. Katie Crigler
  4. Zach Motley
  5. Rachel Bowne
  6. Tyler Roberts

Looking back on these photos, I may have overdone the eyes a bit.  This was my first "class" of seniors and it has led to many fun sessions year after year..

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2017/6/senior-pictures---a-walk-down-memory-lane-part-1 Sun, 25 Jun 2017 02:17:01 GMT
2017 Anchor Fest Car Show https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2017/6/2017-anchor-fest-car-show 2017 Anchor Fest Car ShowT. Motley Photography

Each year for the last three decades, there has been an increasingly popular car show held during the Centralia Anchor Fest.  The car show was started by Kenny Coolley and has become a very popular show in Missouri, attracting a wide range of cars, trucks, and motorcycles.  This year, it was raining a little but I still managed to get photos of most of the entries.

To view the photos from car show: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p368567538

Before the car show, I met up with Kenny Coolley and took some photos of three of his amazing automobiles.  The photos were used for the car show t-shirts and poster to commemorate the 30-year anniversary of Mr. Coolley starting the car show in Centralia.  

To view the photos of Ken's cars: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p192633764


[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2017/6/2017-anchor-fest-car-show Mon, 05 Jun 2017 03:30:00 GMT
Centralia Track Hosts Open Meet https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2016/5/centralia-track-hosts-open-meet

On April 28th, I stopped by Centralia High School after getting back from a field trip in Hannibal.  I got to see the javelin for the first time, took a few discus and shot put pictures, and found myself mesmerized by pole vault and hurdlers.  I took over 300 pictures that can be viewed HERE.

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2016/5/centralia-track-hosts-open-meet Fri, 29 Apr 2016 03:45:00 GMT
Richard Edwards Senior Pictures https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2016/5/richard-edwards-senior-pictures

On April 24th, I met up with Richard Edwards for his senior pictures.  We started off at the baseball field and then stopped by a few locations around town.  I will be creating some specialty Photoshop projects for Richard very soon.  More samples from Richard's session can be found HERE.

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2016/5/richard-edwards-senior-pictures Mon, 25 Apr 2016 03:45:00 GMT
Centralia Panther Track Teams Compete At Home https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2016/4/centralia-panther-track-teams-compete-at-home

On April 21, 2016, the Centralia Panther track teams competed in a home meet.  There are 282 more photos available here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p614653953

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2016/4/centralia-panther-track-teams-compete-at-home Thu, 21 Apr 2016 15:15:00 GMT
Nick Romine Senior Pictures #2 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2016/5/nick-romine-senior-pictures-2

I worked with Nick this past fall on his senior pictures.  He opted for the multi-session package so I met up with him again during baseball season.  On April 17th, we got some cool action shots as well some regular portraits.  You can view more samples of Nick's sessions HERE.

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2016/5/nick-romine-senior-pictures-2 Mon, 18 Apr 2016 03:30:00 GMT
Brittany Mechlin Senior Pictures https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2016/4/brittany-mechlin-senior-pictures

On April 16, 2016, I met up with Brittany Mechlin for her senior pictures.  We started off at the colorful Chance gardens and stopped off at a few places around town before finishing up at Centralia High School.  Brittany was great to work with and we ended up with lots of great shots.  There are a few more samples from the session here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p1020057150

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2016/4/brittany-mechlin-senior-pictures Sat, 16 Apr 2016 18:15:00 GMT
Centralia Panthers Baseball Defeats Mexico https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2016/4/centralia-panthers-baseball-defeats-mexico

On April 14, 2016, the Centralia Panthers baseball team defeated the Mexico Bulldogs.  There are 196 more photos available here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p755828859

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2016/4/centralia-panthers-baseball-defeats-mexico Thu, 14 Apr 2016 15:15:00 GMT
Centralia Boys Invitational Track Meet https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2016/4/centralia-boys-invitational-track-meet

On April 11, 2016, the Centralia High School boys track team competed in the Centralia Invitational meet.  There are 195 more photos available here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p225548068

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2016/4/centralia-boys-invitational-track-meet Mon, 11 Apr 2016 15:15:00 GMT
Centralia High School Track Meet https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2016/4/centralia-high-school-track-meet

On March 31, 2016, the Centralia High School track teams competed in a home meet.  After working a field event, I took a few pictures.  There are 272 more photos available here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p635092640

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2016/4/centralia-high-school-track-meet Thu, 31 Mar 2016 15:00:00 GMT
Janet's Dance Recital 2016 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2016/4/janets-dance-recital-2016

On March 18-19, 2016, Janet's Dance Studio held their annual recital at Missouri Military Academy.  There were so many photos, I split them up into seven separate galleries.

Part 1 (105 photos) - http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p434600864

Part 2 (117 photos) - http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p338387010

Part 3 (126 photos) - http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p270552201

Part 4 (109 photos) - http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p427873729

Part 5 (123 photos) - http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p220442549

Part 6 (087 photos) - http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p463474288

Part 7 (063 photos) - http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p402708812

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2016/4/janets-dance-recital-2016 Sat, 19 Mar 2016 14:45:00 GMT
Centralia High School Choir and Orchestra Perform https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2016/4/centralia-high-school-choir-and-orchestra-perform

On March 15, 2016, the Centralia High School choirs and orchestra performed in a pre-contest concert.  There are 124 more photos available here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p799766278

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2016/4/centralia-high-school-choir-and-orchestra-perform Tue, 15 Mar 2016 14:15:00 GMT
Centralia Panthers Fall To Monroe City https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2016/4/centralia-panthers-fall-to-monroe-city

On February 12, 2016, the Centralia Panthers fell to Monroe City.  There are 148 more photos available here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p496864235

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2016/4/centralia-panthers-fall-to-monroe-city Fri, 12 Feb 2016 15:15:00 GMT
Centralia Lady Panthers Fall To Monroe City https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2016/4/centralia-lady-panthers-fall-to-monroe-city

On February 12, 2016, the Centralia Lady Panthers fell to Monroe City.  There are 146 more photos available here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p170965267

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2016/4/centralia-lady-panthers-fall-to-monroe-city Fri, 12 Feb 2016 15:00:00 GMT
Centralia JV Panthers Defeats Salisbury https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2016/4/centralia-jv-panthers-defeats-salisbury

On February 11, 2016, the Centralia JV Panthers defeated Salisbury.  There are 114 more photos available here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p314760761

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2016/4/centralia-jv-panthers-defeats-salisbury Thu, 11 Feb 2016 15:00:00 GMT
Centralia JV Lady Panthers Defeats Salisbury https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2016/4/centralia-jv-lady-panthers-defeats-salisbury

On February 11, 2016, the Centralia JV Lady Panthers defeated Salisbury.  There are 154 more photos available here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p504245087

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Centralia Panthers Defeat Macon https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2016/4/centralia-panthers-defeat-macon

On February 9, 2016, the Centralia Panthers defeated the Macon Tigers on Pink Panther night.  There are 138 more photos available here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p653196149

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Centralia Lady Panthers Defeat Macon https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2016/4/centralia-lady-panthers-defeat-macon

On February 9, 2016, the Centralia Lady Panthers defeated the Macon Tigers in the Pink Panther game at CHS.  There are 182 more photos available here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p907094003

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Panthers Split Two Games With South Shelby - January 29, 2016 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2016/2/panthers-split-two-games-with-south-shelby---january-29-2016 January 29, 2016 - The Centralia Panthers hosted the South Shelby Cardinals Friday night.  The girls game was close throughout but the Cardinals pulled out the road win.  In the boys game, it was close but Centralia was pretty much in control for most of the game and the Panthers won.

All of the photos from the girls game are available here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p53176436

All of the photos from boys game are available here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p153790862

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2016/2/panthers-split-two-games-with-south-shelby---january-29-2016 Sat, 30 Jan 2016 03:00:00 GMT
Busy Night at CHS on January 29, 2016 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2016/1/busy-night-at-chs-on-january-29-2016 While attending the two varsity basketball games at CHS on January 29, 2016, I took a few photos of the Centralia Mini Cheer Clinic performance, Centralia Courtwarming, and a Centralia Varsity Cheerleader performance.

At halftime of the girls game, the Centralia Mini Cheer Clinic performed.  Led by the varsity squad, the kids seemed to have a great time!

All of the photos that I took during the performance are available here (FREE): http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p852402787

Between the girls and boys games, the candidates for Courtwarming King and Queen were introduced.  Madison Gordon was crowned Queen and Nick Romine was crowned King.

All of the photos that I took from the introduction are available (FREE) here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p784584958

Finally, at halftime of the boys game, the varsity cheerleaders performed an exciting routine which included dancing, builds, and stunts.

All of the photos that I took of the performance are available (FREE) here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p588474529

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2016/1/busy-night-at-chs-on-january-29-2016 Sat, 30 Jan 2016 00:45:00 GMT
2015-16 CFP Youth Basketball https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2016/1/2015-16-cfp-youth-basketball I was given the privilege of working with the Centralia Friends of the Park youth basketball league to take team and individual pictures.  After taking individual and team pictures, I like to do a "fun" picture of each team.  Here are 5x7 versions of the "fun" team pictures for the six teams that scheduled photos.  These fun photos are available for free download here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p356725350

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2016/1/2015-16-cfp-youth-basketball Thu, 28 Jan 2016 04:26:05 GMT
CFP - Centralia 1 (5th Grade Girls) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2016/1/cfp---centralia-1-5th-grade-girls January 16, 2016 - Coach Matlick asked me to take some tournament pictures of the team he and Coach Finlay work with as part of the Centralia Friends of the Park.  I took some pictures at their 10:00 a.m. win over Ashland and came back for their 1:00 p.m. game against Hallsville.  

All of the photos from both games can be found here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p888727355

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Janet's Dance Studio Performs at CHS https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2016/1/janets-dance-studio-performs-at-chs January 15, 2016 - Dancers from Janet's Dance Studio performed at the halftimes of the basketball games at Centralia High School.  I happened to be there so I snapped a few photos.

All of the photos from the two dance routines: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p974196856

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Visiting Panthers Take Two From Centralia https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2016/1/visiting-panthers-take-two-from-centralia On Friday, January 15th, the Palmyra Panthers visited Centralia to take on the home Panthers in two varsity contests.  Both games were close, hard fought contests but Palmyra prevailed in both.

All photos from the GIRLS game: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p777779592

All photos from the BOYS game: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p950426471

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Centralia Wrestling vs. Fulton https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2016/1/centralia-wrestling-vs-fulton January 14, 2016 - Centralia varsity wrestling battled with the Fulton Hornets squad Thursday night.  Fulton is a very solid team and Centralia struggled getting many wins.  As a side note, while the darkened gym creates a neat atmosphere, it is horrible for pictures.

All photos from the Centralia vs. Fulton matches: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p563559101

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2016/1/centralia-wrestling-vs-fulton Thu, 14 Jan 2016 21:45:00 GMT
Centralia JV Win Two Vs. North Callaway https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2016/1/centralia-jv-win-two-vs-north-callaway January 11, 2016 - Monday night at CHS, the JV Panthers hosted the North Callaway Thunderbirds.  The girls game was a blowout from the start with Centralia scoring at will and the Lady Thunderbirds struggling to get the ball past half court most of the game.  The boys game was much more competitive but the Panthers prevailed in the end.

Photos from the girls game - http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p520313356

Photos from the boys game - http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p401450805

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2016/1/centralia-jv-win-two-vs-north-callaway Tue, 12 Jan 2016 05:45:00 GMT
Photo-A-Day 366 Challenge - Week 1 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2016/1/photo-a-day-366-challenge---week-1 In 2016, I'm trying to take a picture a day for the whole year (366 days in a leap year).  There is a theme for each week.  The first week's theme was "Self Portrait."  Not all of the photos had to be of me but were supposed to at least describe me...

Photo-A-Day 366 - Week One"Self-Portrait" Photo-A-Day 366 - Week One"Self-Portrait" Photo-A-Day 366 - Week One"Self-Portrait" Photo-A-Day 366 - Week One"Self-Portrait" Photo-A-Day 366 - Week One"Self-Portrait" Photo-A-Day 366 - Week One"Self-Portrait" Photo-A-Day 366 - Week One"Self-Portrait"

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CHS Girls Take Two From Moberly https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2016/1/chs-girls-take-two-from-moberly January 7, 2016 - The CHS Lady Panthers hosted the Moberly Spartans for JV and Varsity games.  In the JV game, Centralia's full-court defensive pressure was too much for the Spartans and Centralia won handily.  In the Varsity game, the first half was very close.  Centralia applied plenty of pressure defensively but Moberly handled it pretty well and made some key three-pointers.  At halftime, it was a two-point ballgame.  In the second half, Centralia upped the pressure and out-hustled the Spartans to win decisively.

JV Game Photos - http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p459677355

V Game Photos - http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p870783051

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2016/1/chs-girls-take-two-from-moberly Fri, 08 Jan 2016 05:45:00 GMT
CHS Girls vs. New Bloomfield https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2016/1/chs-girls-vs-new-bloomfield  

On the night before school starts back up for the 2015-2016 school year, Centralia hosted the New Bloomfield Lady Wildcats for a JV half and a varsity full game.  In the JV action, the Centralia Lady Panthers won.  In the varsity action, the Lady Wildcats were victorious.  

All of the pictures from the JV game: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p1043996180

All of the pictures from the V game: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p64612617

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2016/1/chs-girls-vs-new-bloomfield Tue, 05 Jan 2016 04:00:00 GMT
2015-2016 Basketball Season https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2016/1/2015-2016-basketball-season

During the pre-Christmas basketball season, I shot 19 Centralia High School games.  The games covered varsity, junior varsity, and freshmen level action.  The games pick back up in January 2016.  All of the photos from the games are available for viewing/purchase in the following gallery: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/f879376797

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2016/1/2015-2016-basketball-season Fri, 01 Jan 2016 20:01:05 GMT
2015 Basketball Season (Middle School) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2015/12/2015-basketball-season-middle-school

During the 2015 middle school basketball season, I shot 20 CBMS games.  All of the photos from games (as well as several shots of the cheerleaders doing builds, stunts, and cheers) are available for viewing/purchase in the following gallery: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/f879376797

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2015/12/2015-basketball-season-middle-school Fri, 18 Dec 2015 19:52:00 GMT
Senior Blake Taft - November 2015 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2016/1/senior-blake-taft---november-2015 In November 2015, I worked with four seniors from Centralia High School.  The final senior of the month was Blake Taft.

I met up with Blake, his mom Nikki, and his two brothers.  We met up at the football field and got some fun shots before heading out to Blake's grandparents' farm.

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2015 Football Season https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2015/11/2015-football-season During the 2015 football season, I shot 28 Centralia football games.  Every varsity game, most of the freshmen and junior varsity home games, and all CBMS home games.  All of the photos from those games are available for purchase in this gallery: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/f606435186


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Senior Ryan Lincoln - November 2015 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2016/1/senior-ryan-lincoln---november-2015 In November 2015, I worked with four seniors from Centralia High School.  The third senior of the month was Ryan Lincoln.  I've taken many photos of Ryan over the last few years but all in a sports setting.

I met up with Ryan and his friend Alexis uptown Centralia.  We walked to various settings around town before heading up to the football field and finishing up in the Centralia High School gymnasium.  I've taken many football and basketball photos of Ryan and will be taking more basketball and baseball photos in 2016.

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Senior Caleb Graham - November 2015 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2016/1/senior-caleb-graham---november-2015 In November 2015, I worked with four seniors from Centralia High School.  The second senior of the month was Caleb Graham.

I met up with Caleb and his mother at Centralia High School.  We started out in the science room at CHS, headed out east of town to a cool bridge, and then headed back into town and got some shots uptown.  We finished up at Tri-City Lake.

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8th Grade Remi Schultz - November 2015 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2016/1/8th-grade-remi-schultz---november-2015 I attend Friendship Christian Church with Remi's family.  During her eighth grade year, before moving on to high school, we scheduled a portrait session.

I met up with Remi and her mother Stephanie at Tri-City Lake.  After getting numerous shots there, we traveled to their home outside Sturgeon and then finished up at the Sturgeon Middle School gymnasium.

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2015 Softball Season https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2015/11/2015-softball-season During the 2015 softball season, I shot 14 Centralia softball games.  While most were varsity games, I attended a few junior varsity games and a CBMS game too.  All of the photos from those games are available for viewing/purchase in the following gallery: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/f891045579

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2015/11/2015-softball-season Sat, 07 Nov 2015 19:52:00 GMT
Senior Nick Romine - November 2015 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2016/1/senior-nick-romine---november-2015 In November 2015, I worked with four seniors from Centralia High School.  The first senior of the month was Nick Romine.

I met up with Nick and his family uptown Centralia at an old building.  From there, we headed out to the Centralia Battlefield, back in to the Centralia football field, before finishing up at his family's farm.  I'll be getting back with Nick this spring during baseball season.

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Senior Tanner Spires - October 2015 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2015/10/senior-tanner-spires---october-2015 During October in 2015, I worked with three different 2016 seniors.  The final senior of the month was Tanner Spires. Working with Tanner and his mother was a fun time.  I've known his mom Gretchen for years (went to school with her).  For Tanner's pictures, we started out at some old sheds uptown, moved to some pretty fall leaves, to the square, and finished up at the football field.  I'll be getting back with Tanner during baseball season this spring.

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2015/10/senior-tanner-spires---october-2015 Sat, 31 Oct 2015 18:52:00 GMT
2015 Volleyball Season https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2015/10/2015-volleyball-season During the 2015 volleyball season, I shot 15 Centralia matches.  Most of the matches were varsity level but there were some junior varsity and freshmen games as well.  All of the matches I attended took place in the Centralia High School gymnasium.  All of the photos from those volleyball matches are available for viewing/purchase in the following gallery: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/f1038247294

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2015/10/2015-volleyball-season Sat, 31 Oct 2015 18:52:00 GMT
Senior Avery Stephens - October 2015 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2015/10/senior-avery-stephens---october-2015 During October in 2015, I worked with three different 2016 seniors.  The second senior of the month was Avery Stephens. Avery was a joy to work with.  I had worked with her twin sisters Becca & Riley previously (seniors in 2014).  We started out uptown, moved to a pretty tree scene, a farm fence, a grassy field, and finished at the Centralia Battlefield site.  The plan is to work with Avery again in the spring perhaps.

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2015/10/senior-avery-stephens---october-2015 Sun, 25 Oct 2015 18:52:00 GMT
Moss Extended Family - October 2015 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2015/10/moss-extended-family---october-2015 I met up with the Moss extended family at their home near Paris, Missouri.  With the woods and lake as scenery, we got some good photos and all of the family was great to work with.

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Senior Madison Gordon - October 2015 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2015/10/senior-madison-gordon---october-2015 During October in 2015, I worked with three different 2016 seniors.  The first senior of the month was Madison Gordon. I've know Madison and her family for years so it was a fun time.  We got shots at various locations uptown in Centralia, at the Centralia Battlefield site, at the CHS track, and in the CHS gym.

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New Bloomfield V Boys 52 - Centralia 49 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2015/1/new-bloomfield-v-boys-52---centralia-49
The Centralia Panthers hosted the New Bloomfield Wildcats in a varsity boys game on Friday, January 10th.  The Panthers started off the game in dominant fashion.  Hot shooting and a stifling defense allowed the Panthers to take an 18-6 lead after the first quarter.  The two teams played fairly evenly in the second quarter with New Bloomfield slightly outscoring the Panthers to pull within 10 points at 32-22.
The third quarter was about like the second with the teams playing pretty evenly.  Centralia pulled ahead by 11 at the end of the third.  In the fourth quarter, the Wildcats starting making shots and forcing turnovers and stormed back.  With 1:04 left in the game, New Bloomfield scored to tie the game at 49-49.  Neither team scored during the last minute until the Wildcat's last second three point attempt splashed through the net as time expired.
FINAL: New Bloomfield 52 Centralia 49
All 108 photos from the game are available here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p126798416
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Centralia JV Boys 56 - New Bloomfield 47 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2015/1/centralia-jv-boys-56---new-bloomfield-47

The Centralia Panthers hosted the New Bloomfield Wildcats in a JV boys game on Friday, January 10th. Both teams were a little slow to get going in the first quarter. After initially falling behind and struggling to score, the Panthers pulled within two by the end of the first quarter at 10-8. The Wildcats exploded in the second quarter, scoring 24 points. They held Centralia to only 11 points to take a 34-19 lead into the half.

In the third quarter, Centralia kicked up the defensive intensity and created multiple Wildcat turnovers. This led to numerous layups allowing Centralia to close the gap to five points by the end of the third quarter. The score going into the fourth was 41-36. Centralia continued their second half dominance and outscored New Bloomfield 20-6 in the fourth quarter.

FINAL: Centralia 56 New Bloomfield 47

All 111 game photos are available here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p256790151

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2015/1/centralia-jv-boys-56---new-bloomfield-47 Sat, 10 Jan 2015 20:36:00 GMT
Keirstyn Spears Senior Pictures https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/12/keirstyn-spears-senior-portraits Last month, I met up with my wife's neice, Keirstyn Spears, to take some senior pictures.  I've known Keirstyn her whole life and it was an honor to work with her.  It took me a while to edit all of the pictures as I was inundated with work, basketball clock, basketball games, and other photo work but I think I got some great shots.

Here is a small sampling of large collection of photos Keirstyn ended up with:

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/12/keirstyn-spears-senior-portraits Sat, 27 Dec 2014 03:04:00 GMT
Centralia 7th Grade Boys Complete Undefeated Season https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/12/centralia-7th-grade-boys-complete-undefeated-season On December 20th, the Centralia Panther 7th grade basketball team competed in the championship game of the 2014 CBMS Christmas Classic.  The played the Bowling Green Bobcats, a team they had narrowly beaten earlier in the season.  The game was very close in the first quarter with Centralia leading 12-8 after one.  In the second quarter, Centralia's relentless full-court pressure forced multiple Bobcat turnovers which led to many layups for Centralia.  Going into halftime, the Panthers led 32-18.  The second half was close but the Bobcats couldn't make up the 14-point halftime deficit.  The final score was 56-44.  Congratulations to Scott Lenz and all of the boys on an undefeated 13-0 season!

All 87 photos from the game are available here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p91053368

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/12/centralia-7th-grade-boys-complete-undefeated-season Sun, 21 Dec 2014 17:21:00 GMT
Centralia 7th Girls Win Nail-Biter Over Bowling Green https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/12/centralia-7th-girls-win-nail-biter-over-bowling-green On December 20th, in the Championship game of the 2014 CBMS Christmas Classic, Centralia battled with the Bobcats from Bowling Green.  The game was close all the way through with neither team able to build a sizable lead.  Centralia led by one at the half with a score of 15-14.  Bowling Green outscored Centralia by two in the third quarter to take a 22-21 lead after three.  Centralia worked hard and built a small lead and then held on at the end to win by one, 29-28.  Centralia 7th grade girls take first in the Christmas Classic!

All 77 photos from the game are available here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p470074923

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/12/centralia-7th-girls-win-nail-biter-over-bowling-green Sun, 21 Dec 2014 04:40:00 GMT
Centralia 8th Boys Nip Hallsville to Close Out Season https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/12/centralia-8th-boys-nip-hallsville-to-close-out-season On December 19th, the Centralia 8th grade boys basketball team hosted the Hallsville Indians.  It was a mostly defensive affair with points hard to come by.  The game was close throughout with neither team able to pull away.  Centralia, for the most part, maintained a small lead consistently and led 19-16 at the half.  The third quarter was a battle as Hallsville pulled within one at 24-23 after three quarters.  Centralia held on in the fourth quarter with solid defense and aggressive rebounding.  The final score was Centralia 34 Hallsville 31.

All 77 photos from the game are available here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p239930348

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/12/centralia-8th-boys-nip-hallsville-to-close-out-season Sun, 21 Dec 2014 01:49:00 GMT
Centralia 8th Girls Close Out Season With Huge Win https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/12/centralia-8th-girls-close-out-season-with-huge-win In their last game of the 2014 basketball season, the CBMS 8th grade Lady Panthers hosted the Hallsville Indians.  Centralia's defensive pressure got to Hallsville early and often leading to many breakaway layups and easy shots.  Centralia took a 29-9 lead into the half.  The dominance continued in the second half.  Final Score: Centralia 49 Hallsville 18

All 141 photos from the game are available here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p163265746

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/12/centralia-8th-girls-close-out-season-with-huge-win Sat, 20 Dec 2014 23:43:00 GMT
CBMS Cheerleaders Perform Great Routine https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/12/cbms-cheerleaders-perform-great-routine While taking basketball pictures at the last 8th grade basketball games on December 19th, I took a few photos of the 2014 CBMS cheerleaders.  Some of the pictures are them cheering but most are from the fantastic routine that they performed at halftime of each game.

All 76 cheerleading photos are available for FREE download here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p411687971

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/12/cbms-cheerleaders-perform-great-routine Sat, 20 Dec 2014 14:40:00 GMT
Centralia Boys Fall to Tolton 70-40 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/12/centralia-boys-fall-to-tolton-70-40 The Centralia Panther boys basketball team hosted a very talented Tolton Catholic team on December 16th.  Tolton jumped out to an early lead and led 19-6 after the first quarter.  The second quarter was closer but Tolton still extended their lead to 34-15 by halftime.  The second half saw Centralia battle in the third quarter but Tolton's athleticism and size proved too much down the stretch.  Centralia lost 70-40.

All 99 photos from the game (including many cheerleader photos) are available here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p374550718

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/12/centralia-boys-fall-to-tolton-70-40 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:57:00 GMT
Centralia Girls Defeat Tolton 53-41 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/12/centralia-girls-defeat-tolton-53-41 On December 16th, the Centralia girls basketball team hosted Tolton Catholic.  The game was a close battle for a half.  After one quarter Centralia led by three, 12-9.  Both teams scored 10 points in the second quarter, making the halftime score 22-19.  Centralia's offense picked up in the third quarter while their defense stayed solid.  Centralia outscored Tolton 15-9 in the third quarter to take a 37-28 into the final frame.  Tolton couldn't ever get the game any closer and Centralia increased their lead in the final quarter to win 53-41.

All 173 photos from the game (including many cheerleader photos) are available here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p860140448

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/12/centralia-girls-defeat-tolton-53-41 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 03:53:00 GMT
Centralia Girls Fall to Hallsville 44-40 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/12/centralia-girls-fall-to-hallsville-44-40 For some reason, I got confused on the start time of the girls game on Friday night.  I thought it started at 6:00 but it actually started at 5:00.  Since I didn't show up until the third quarter, I thought I'd shoot some shots from the stands rather than from the baseline.  It's certainly a different perspective.

The Centralia girls battled hard but couldn't pull out the win.

All 122 photos from the game are available here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p803618937

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/12/centralia-girls-fall-to-hallsville-44-40 Sat, 13 Dec 2014 19:21:00 GMT
Centralia Boys Fall to Hallsville 47-42 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/12/centralia-boys-fall-to-hallsville-47-42 In their second round game of the Centralia Tournament, the Centralia Panther boys team battled the Hallsville Indians.  Hallsville jumped out to a 5-point lead in the first quarter and led 14-9 after one.  The two teams played pretty evenly in the second quarter and Hallsville led 28-21 at halftime.  The Panthers closed the lead down to five after three quarters, 36-31.  In the fourth quarter, the Panthers hit key shots and played tough defense to take the lead 39-38 with 4:32 left in the game.  However, Hallsville retook the lead and ended up winning 47-42.

All 141 photos from the game are available here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p605831332

*There are numerous cheerleading photos in the gallery.

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/12/centralia-boys-fall-to-hallsville-47-42 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 17:06:00 GMT
Centralia Girls Bounce Back, Defeat Sturgeon 55-47 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/12/centralia-girls-bounce-back-defeat-sturgeon-55-47 After a loss in the opening round of the tournament, the Centralia Panthers took on the Sturgeon Bulldogs in the second round.  Centralia used aggressive drives to the bucket and solid rebounding to jump out to an 18-10 lead at the end of the first quarter.  Sturgeon battled back in the second quarter to cut the lead by one, 26-19 at the break.  In the third quarter, Sturgeon outscored Centralia by two to further cut the lead to 39-34 after three.  In the final frame, Centralia closed out the game getting the lead back up to eight making the final score 55-47.

All 152 photos from the game are available here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p840571589

*There are several cheerleader photos in the 152 game photos.

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/12/centralia-girls-bounce-back-defeat-sturgeon-55-47 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 04:12:00 GMT
Centralia Boys Fall to Sturgeon - First Round https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/12/centralia-boys-fall-to-sturgeon---first-round In their opening round game of the 59th Annual Centralia Tournament, Centralia battled hard against the higher-seeded Sturgeon Bulldogs.  The Panthers played tough and pulled the game very close in the fourth quarter.  It was a very gritty performance despite the loss.

All 135 photos from the game are available here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p389711042

*In the gallery, there are a few cheerleading photos as well.

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/12/centralia-boys-fall-to-sturgeon---first-round Thu, 11 Dec 2014 23:00:00 GMT
Centralia 8th Boys Control North Callaway 33-24 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/12/centralia-8th-boys-control-north-callaway-33-24 The Centralia 8th grade boys basketball team hosted the North Callaway Thunderbirds on December 9th.  Both offenses struggled in the first half with neither team putting the ball in the basket much.  The halftime score was 12-8 Centralia.  In the second half, Centralia's agressive defense and tenacity on the boards allowed Centralia pull away for the win.

Final: Centralia 33-24

All 90 photos from the game can be found here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p463199143

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/12/centralia-8th-boys-control-north-callaway-33-24 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 04:18:00 GMT
Centralia 8th Girls Trounce North Callaway 46-9 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/12/centralia-8th-girls-trounce-north-callaway-46-9 The Centralia 8th grade girls team hosted the Thunderbirds from North Callaway and jumped on them quickly.  With relentless defensive pressure leading to repeated breakaway layups, the Panthers jumped out to a large lead.  Centralia led 35-4 at halftime.  In the second half it was more of the same but the mercy rule clock in the fourth quarter limited the scoring.

Final: Centralia 46-9

All 88 photos from the game are available here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p510603412

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/12/centralia-8th-girls-trounce-north-callaway-46-9 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 01:59:00 GMT
Centralia Varsity Girls Lose To North Callaway 55-42 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/12/centralia-varsity-girls-lose-to-north-callaway-55-42 In the first round of the 59th Centralia Tournament, the Centralia Lady Panthers faced the North Callaway Thunderbirds.  They had just defeated the Thunderbirds a few days earlier.  It was a close battle most of the way, with North Callaway maintaining a consistent small lead.  The Thunderbirds led by three after the first quarter, by five at the half, and by seven after three quarters.  The Thunderbirds pulled away in the fourth quarter to win 55-42.

All 144 photos from the game are available here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p552631495

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/12/centralia-varsity-girls-lose-to-north-callaway-55-42 Tue, 09 Dec 2014 22:38:00 GMT
Centralia 8th Boys Defeat Fulton 33-23, Take 3rd https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/12/centralia-8th-boys-defeat-fulton-33-23-take-3rd Coming off a tough loss to a very good Lange team, the Centralia 8th grade team took on the Fulton Hornets in the 3rd place game.  Both teams had trouble scoring in the first half and Centralia held a 6-point lead at the break, 12-6.  In the second half, both offenses picked up a bit.  The Panthers battled down the stretch, successfully fending off any Fulton attempts at a comeback.  The Panthers won 33-23 and took third place in the tournament.

All 94 photos from the game are available here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p125176128

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/12/centralia-8th-boys-defeat-fulton-33-23-take-3rd Sat, 06 Dec 2014 16:24:00 GMT
Centralia 8th Girls Defeat Boonville 40-20, Win Championship https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/12/centralia-8th-girls-defeat-boonville-40-20-win-championship The 8th grade Lady Panthers took on Boonville in the championship game of the CBMS 8th Grade Classic.  Centralia led 12-6 after one quarter but Boonville pulled within two by halftime, 15-13.  In the second half, the Panthers dominated.  Their tough defense forced multiple turnovers which led to many layups.  At the end of the third quarter, Centralia led 26-17.  In the fourth, the Panthers pulled away to win 40-20 to take first place in the tournament.

All 111 photos from the game can be found here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p392778999

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/12/centralia-8th-girls-defeat-boonville-40-20-win-championship Sat, 06 Dec 2014 16:20:00 GMT
Centralia 8th Boys Fall to Lange 41-33 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/12/centralia-8th-boys-fall-to-lange-41-33 In a hard fought game December 3rd, the Centralia 8th grade Panthers battled a very talented Lange Leopards team.  With aggressive defenses, points were hard to come by.  With a couple of late threes, Lange took a 25-18 lead into the half.  In the third quarter, Centralia battled back to pull within 4 at the end of the third, 31-27.  In the fourth quarter, the Panthers pulled within 2 points late at 35-33 but late Lange free throws made the final margin 8 points.

Final: Lange 41 Centralia 33

All 61 photos from the game can be found here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p704680233

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/12/centralia-8th-boys-fall-to-lange-41-33 Fri, 05 Dec 2014 01:20:00 GMT
Centralia 8th Girls Hammer Lange 42-11 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/12/centralia-8th-girls-hammer-lange-42-11 On December 3rd, the Centralia 8th grade Lady Panthers took on the Lange Leopards in their second game of the CBMS Tournament.  Centralia controlled the action from start to finish.  Leading 20-3 at the break, the Panthers continued dominating the game, outscoring Lange 22-8 in the second half.  The Panthers will play for the Championship December 5th.

Final: Centralia 42 Lange 11

All 118 photos from the game can be found here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p825169465

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/12/centralia-8th-girls-hammer-lange-42-11 Fri, 05 Dec 2014 00:12:00 GMT
Centralia Boys Handle North Callaway 49-35 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/12/centralia-boys-handle-north-callaway-49-35 On December 2nd, Centralia hosted North Callaway in a varsity basketball game.  Centralia started off a bit slow but held defensively.  North Callaway led 9-7 after one quarter.  In the second quarter, Coach Martin dialed up his defense a notch or two and forced several Thunderbird turnovers and bad shots.  Centralia turned those into points and outscored North Callaway 17-4 in the second quarter to take a 24-13 lead into the half.  The third quarter was pretty close and North Callaway closed the gap a bit in the fourth quarter.  Centralia pulled away late with solid ball handling and free throws.

Final: Centralia 49 North Callaway 35

All 117 game photos are available here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p573169039

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/12/centralia-boys-handle-north-callaway-49-35 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 06:07:00 GMT
Centralia Girls Battle North Callaway, Win 45-39 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/12/centralia-girls-battle-north-callaway-win-45-39 On December 2nd, the Centralia Lady Panthers hosted the North Callaway Thunderbirds in an exciting varsity matchup.  The Thunderbirds won the first quarter 11-8 and won the second quarter by three as well.  At halftime, North Callaway led by six, 21-15.  In the third quarter, Coach Hann got the Panther offense clicking.  Centralia outscored North Callaway 15-6 in the third quarter to take a 30-27 lead.  In the fourth quarter, Centralia again scored 15 points, outscoring North Callaway by three.

Final: Centralia 45 North Callaway 39

All 152 photos from the game can be found here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p816386077

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/12/centralia-girls-battle-north-callaway-win-45-39 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 03:28:00 GMT
Centralia 8th Grade Boys Completely Dominate Mexico 62-7 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/11/centralia-8th-grade-boys-completely-dominate-mexico-62-7 On November 25th, Centralia hosted the Mexico Bulldogs in an 8th grade boys basketball contest.  Centralia jumped out to a quick lead at 10-0 before Mexico called a timeout.  After the timeout, Mexico hit two free throws and then a three-pointer to pull within 5 points at 10-5.  This happened about halfway through the first quarter.  

Centralia put the clamps down on the Bulldogs and started pulling away.  Mexico wouldn't score for the rest of the first quarter and were also blanked in the second quarter.  Centralia led 28-5 at the break.  Starting the third quarter, Centralia buried a few three-pointers and continued their defensive dominance.  By the end of the third quarter, Centralia led 47-5.  Mexico wouldn't score again until about 3:15 left in the game.  Meanwhile, Centralia kept scoring making the final score 62-7.  I haven't seen as complete of a performance against a fairly solid team since... well, I can't remember.  Great job Panthers!

All 137 game photos are available here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p1051576134

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/11/centralia-8th-grade-boys-completely-dominate-mexico-62-7 Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:21:00 GMT
Centralia 7th Grade Boys Defeat Mexico 40-29 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/11/centralia-7th-grade-boys-defeat-mexico-40-29 On November 25, 2014, Centralia hosted the Mexico Bulldogs.  The 7th grade boys game was controlled the whole way by the host Panthers.  Centralia dominated inside with Darek Wiss scoring early and often.  Many others joined in on the scoring in a very successful night for the Panthers.  Centralia remains undefeated for the season.

All 123 photos from the game are available here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p42799400

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/11/centralia-7th-grade-boys-defeat-mexico-40-29 Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:17:00 GMT
Centralia 8th Grade Girls Beat Macon 33-27 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/11/centralia-8th-grade-girls-beat-macon-33-27 The Centralia 8th grade girls played a tough Macon Tigers team on November 24th, 2014.  With the score tied at 15, Gracie Peavler buried a three-pointer with 5 seconds left in the first half.  The Panthers led at the half 18-15.  The second half was much the same with neither team pulling away.  Centralia had some key buckets by Carter Simkins down the stretch to win the game 33-27.

All 97 game photos are available here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p920223052

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/11/centralia-8th-grade-girls-beat-macon-33-27 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 06:21:00 GMT
Centralia 7th Grade Girls Blast Macon 37-16 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/11/centralia-7th-grade-girls-blast-macon-37-16 The Centralia 7th grade girls avenged their earlier loss to Macon with a resounding 37-16 win over the visiting Tigers.  The Panthers pulled away in the first half, leading 22-10 at the break.  They pressured Macon into multiple turnovers throughout the game.

All 139 photos from the game are available here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p830123966


[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/11/centralia-7th-grade-girls-blast-macon-37-16 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 04:11:00 GMT
Centralia 7th Boys Top Bowling Green 47-46 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/11/centralia-7th-boys-top-bowling-green-47-46 While I was working Saturday detention, the 7th grade girls beat Bowling Green in an exciting 34-32 contest.  I missed most of the boys game as well but arrived in the 3rd quarter to snap a few photos.  The boys built a solid lead and then held on late to seal the victory.

All 61 photos from the game can be found here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p165678096

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/11/centralia-7th-boys-top-bowling-green-47-46 Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:57:00 GMT
Centralia 8th Grade Boys Top Fulton 36-30 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/11/centralia-8th-grade-boys-top-fulton-36-30 The Centralia 8th grade boys beat the Fulton Hornets Tuesday, November 18th.  In a very competitive game, the Panthers used their athletic depth keep the Hornets off their game.  The Panthers remain undefeated on the season.

All 105 game photos are available here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p429215861http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p429215861

Here are a few samples.

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/11/centralia-8th-grade-boys-top-fulton-36-30 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 02:08:00 GMT
Centralia 7th Grade Boys Wallop Fulton 44-25 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/11/centralia-7th-grade-boys-wallop-fulton-44-25 The Centralia 7th grade boys basketball team beat the Fulton Hornets 44-25 on Tuesday, November 18th.  The Panthers controlled the game from start to finish, effectively shutting down Fulton's offense with their press and half-court defense.  Centralia remains undefeated for the season.

All 119 photos from the game are available here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p252789422

Here are a few samples.

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/11/centralia-7th-grade-boys-wallop-fulton-44-25 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 23:57:00 GMT
Joy Monroe Senior Portraits https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/11/joy-monroe-senior-portraits We met up with Joy on three separate occasions in locations ranging from Chance Gardens, to downtown Centralia, to grassy fields, to a cool bridge, to her house.  We had a good time and Joy grew into her modeling quite nicely.  I think we captured some great shots.

Here are just a few samples.

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/11/joy-monroe-senior-portraits Tue, 18 Nov 2014 00:12:00 GMT
2014-2015 Winter Sports - PrePay Plan https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/11/2014-2015-winter-sports---prepay-plan With the 2014-2015 Winter sports season upon us, I have decided to offer a "PrePay" deal very similar to what I offered for the Fall season.  I plan on attending many CHS and CBMS basketball games and also will attend some wrestling matches as well.

Digital downloads of sports photos are $2/photo normally.  However, if you would want me to target your child more, and then get 30 downloads for the price of 25, I have an offer for you.

PrePay How-To Guide

  1. Send me a message, email, or talk to me in person about wanting to do the PrePay Winter Plan.  Be sure to include your child's name and sport.
  2. Pay $50 (checks payable to Tim Motley).
  3. I'll send you a coupon code to use at the end of the season to download 30 photos for no additional payment.
  4. I'll have a sports schedule but you can send me gentle reminders of games/matches coming up.
[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/11/2014-2015-winter-sports---prepay-plan Tue, 11 Nov 2014 21:47:00 GMT
Becca & Riley Stephens Senior Portraits https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/11/becca-riley-stephens-senior-portraits On November 1st, Terri and I met up with Becca and Riley Stephens, seniors at Centralia High School.  I had them as students back in 7th grade and they are just as great as I remember.  We went around town to various locations and ended up with some awesome shots.  Here are just a few samples from the session.

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/11/becca-riley-stephens-senior-portraits Tue, 11 Nov 2014 21:10:00 GMT
2014 Fall Sports Specials https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/11/2014-fall-sports-specials

End of Fall Sports Season - Digital Specials!

(For those that prepaid but haven't ordered yet, contact me via [email protected] about your coupon code.)


With the fall sports season coming to an end, I have decided to offer a special on digital downloads from the Sports galleries. Normally, it is $2/photo for the full-sized photo in *.jpg format (can be printed on your own however you'd like). However, if you buy in bulk, you can save! Every 5 photos you purchase, you can get one free with a coupon code during the checkout process. Here are the codes!

B5G1F - Select 6 photos, deducts $2 ($12 down to $10)
B10G2F - Select 12 photos, deducts $4 ($24 down to $20)
B15G3F - Select 18 photos, deducts $6 ($36 down to $30)
B20G4F - Select 24 photos, deducts $8 ($48 down to $40)
B25G5F - Select 30 photos, deducts $10 ($60 down to $50)

*If you need a code for an even larger purchase, just let me know and I will custom make a code for you at the same "buy 5 get 1 free" rate. 

If you have any questions about ordering sports photos, I can be contacted via Facebook or email [email protected] at any time.


[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/11/2014-fall-sports-specials Fri, 07 Nov 2014 16:33:00 GMT
Centralia Falls to Orchard Farm https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/11/centralia-falls-to-orchard-farm In what would end up being their final game of the season, the Centralia Panther football team battled the Orchard Farm Eagles.  It was a cold and windy night at Orchard Farm High School and it took me the two hour drive back home to thaw out.  The Panthers hung with the Eagles for a half but had trouble containing a couple of Orchard Farm's skill players, especially #15.  Work hard in the off-season Panthers and come back strong next year.

Here is the link to all 205 photos from the game: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p225540242

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/11/centralia-falls-to-orchard-farm Mon, 03 Nov 2014 05:27:00 GMT
Bailey Jerome - The Sequel https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/11/bailey-jerome---the-sequel On Sunday, October 26th, Terri and I came home from church and then traveled to Hermann, Missouri with some great friends of ours, the Jerome family.  We went to finish Bailey's two-session senior portraits and have a little wine.  Okay, maybe more than a little.  While there, I captured some nifty looks.  As always, Bailey was a joy to work with.  Here are a few samples from the day.  Thanks again Jeromes!

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/11/bailey-jerome---the-sequel Mon, 03 Nov 2014 02:27:00 GMT
Hayden Family Portraits https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/11/hayden-family-portraits On Saturday, October 25th, Terri and I had the opportunity to photograph the Hayden family at their home in the country.  They were wonderful to work with and their three kiddos were full of energy.  Oh, to have that much energy!  There were numerous great moments that I hope my camera captured.  Here are just a few samples.

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/11/hayden-family-portraits Mon, 03 Nov 2014 02:27:00 GMT
Centralia's Fine Arts Concert https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/10/centralias-fine-arts-concert As always, Leah Rolfson had the orchestra and choirs performing beautifully.  I went to listen but decided to snap a few photos while I was there.  Here are a few samples.  They all can be downloaded for free by mousing over the image in the gallery.

Here is a link to the full gallery of 107 photos: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p708005150

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/10/centralias-fine-arts-concert Wed, 29 Oct 2014 03:50:17 GMT
Centralia Thumps Duchesne 35-6 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/10/centralia-thumps-duchesne-35-6 Friday night, the #4-seed Centralia Panthers hosted the #5-seed Duschesne Pioneers.  Based on the close seedings, you might have anticipated a close game as well.  You would have been mistaken.  Centralia pretty much controlled the game from start to finish.  

After holding the Pioneers to a three and out punt on the first possession of the game, Centralia roughed the punter.  That both extended Duschesne's drive but fired them up a bit.  Centralia's defense held the Pioneers out of the endzone.  The Panthers then pounded the ball down the field, finishing the drive on a TD run by Klayton Marty at 3:00 left in the first quarter.  Salisbury tacked on the PAT to make it 7-0.

Centralia's defense held Duchesne to another three and out.  The Panthers struck quickly on their next drive with Logan Armontrout throwing a touchdown pass to Nick McCoy as time expired in the first quarter.  Again the PAT was good and Centralia was up 14-0 at the quarter.

After a bit of back and forth in the second quarter, Centralia struck again on a TD pass from Armontrout to Sam Hasekamp.  Salisbury again added the PAT and Centralia was up 21-0 at 4:32 left in the second quarter.  Centralia quickly got the ball back and struck yet again when Jackson Evans ran it in for a touchdown at 1:31 left in the first half.  After the PAT, Centralia led at the half 28-0.

Centralia received the second half kickoff, didn't get a first down, and punted to Duchesne.  Duchesne went backwards on their possession and punted the ball back to Centralia.  The punt went to Nick McCoy who jetted down the sideline for a punt return touchdown.  After the PAT, Centralia was up 35-0 at 7:20 in the third quarter and the mercy rule running clock went into effect.  The Pioneers got on the scoreboard with a long touchdown pass to #84 with less than a minute left in the third quarter.  After the failed PAT attempt, the rest of the game was back and forth with nobody scoring.  Final: CHS 35 Duchesne 6

The Panthers travel to St. James to take on Orchard Farm on Halloween.

All 325 photos from the game are available here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p519509142

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/10/centralia-thumps-duchesne-35-6 Mon, 27 Oct 2014 03:58:00 GMT
David & Stephanie Whelan https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/10/david-stephanie-whelan I recently met up with David and Stephanie Whelan for some casual portraits.  It was a fun photo session!  I went to school with them and it was great catching up with them.  Here are just a few shots from our time together.

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/10/david-stephanie-whelan Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:34:02 GMT
Centralia Volleyball Loses Tough Match to Boonville https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/10/centralia-volleyball-loses-tough-match-to-boonville The Centralia Lady Panther volleyball team set several records this season and played the #1 seed Boonville team very tough.  Centralia was serving for the win in the first game 25-24 but ended up losing the first game 27-25.  Centralia battled in the second game as well but ended their season with a 2-0 loss.  Despite the heartbreaking loss, the Lady Panthers had a great season.  Good job ladies.

All 161 photos from the match are available here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p729791007

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/10/centralia-volleyball-loses-tough-match-to-boonville Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:46:18 GMT
Centralia Volleyball Tops Fulton 2-1 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/10/centralia-volleyball-tops-fulton-2-1 The Centralia Panther volleyball team is very exciting to watch with virtually every girl on the floor able to hit the ball with authority.  The Lady Panthers won the first game decisively and was leading in the second game.  They hit a little bit of a lull and lost the second game narrowly.  They regrouped and controlled the third game to advance to a second round match up with #1 seed Boonville.

All 238 game photos are available here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p867827612



[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/10/centralia-volleyball-tops-fulton-2-1 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 03:05:35 GMT
Centralia Football Falls to Macon 42-35 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/10/centralia-football-falls-to-macon-42-35 In the final game of the regular season, the Centralia Panthers traveled to Macon to take on the Tigers.  Centralia pounded the ball all game long but Macon struck back with big plays.  Centralia had a great offensive game plan and executed it to perfection.  They moved the ball consistently all night.  Centralia was ahead or tied the entire game until giving up the go ahead touchdown with 0:12 left in the game.  Centralia will host Duchesne Friday night in their first district game.

All 304 photos from the game are available here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p729624524


[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/10/centralia-football-falls-to-macon-42-35 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:19:17 GMT
Centralia 7th Grade Football Rocks Kirksville 36-6 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/10/centralia-7th-grade-football-rocks-kirksville-36-6 In their last game of the season, the 7th grade Panthers put everything together to control the game from start to finish.  All Panther offenses moved the ball well against the visiting Tigers.  Except for one breakaway touchdown run, the Panther defense held Kirksville in check the whole game.

All 159 photos from the game are available here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p815016870


[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/10/centralia-7th-grade-football-rocks-kirksville-36-6 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 02:58:49 GMT
Centralia 8th Football Falls to Kirksville 12-0 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/10/centralia-8th-football-falls-to-kirksville-12-0 In the final game of the season for the CBMS 8th grade football team, the Panthers fell to a solid Kirksville team 12-0.  Centralia had two drives into the red zone but couldn't get into the endzone.  (The white balance was a bit off on these photos.)

All 105 photos from the game are available here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p732613801


[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/10/centralia-8th-football-falls-to-kirksville-12-0 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 02:47:03 GMT
Centralia Volleyball Beats Tolton 2-1 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/10/centralia-volleyball-beats-tolton-2-1 On October 14th, the Lady Panthers continued their stellar season with a 2-1 victory over Tolton Catholic.  I'm no expert at volleyball but it seemed the team was playing together better than earlier in the season.  With districts this week, awesome teamwork couldn't have arrived at a better time.

All 243 photos from the match are available here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p805891190


[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/10/centralia-volleyball-beats-tolton-2-1 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 02:31:38 GMT
Alli Massey Senior Portraits https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/10/alli-massey-senior-portraits When Terri and I moved back to Centralia in 1997, we needed a sitter for Zach.  God introduced Tim and Tricia Massey into our lives.  It has been a pleasure and a blessing to know them and their family.  Taking senior pictures for Alli was like hanging out with family.  They turned out wonderfully.  There were so many 'keepers' that I felt the need to edit that it took me a bit longer than normal.  I think it was worth it...

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/10/alli-massey-senior-portraits Mon, 13 Oct 2014 01:18:41 GMT
Monroe City Tops Centralia 42-21 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/10/monroe-city-tops-centralia-42-21 Friday night, I headed up to Monroe City's new facilities to watch the Panthers battle the Panthers.  The new field turf was very nice and the lighting was conducive to photographs (although the lights seemed quite low).  There were a few stalled drives in the first quarter before Monroe City started off the scoring on a touchdown run by #25.  Their two-point conversion attempt failed making the score MC 6 CHS 0 with about one minute left in the first quarter.

Centralia answered quickly with multiple runs by Korbyn Steffen.  After moving the ball to inside the 10-yard line, Logan Armontrout capped off the drive with a touchdown run.  Riley Salisbury kicked the PAT to put Centralia up 7-6 with 10:40 left in the second quarter.  Not to be outdone, Monroe City struck back with a long run by #1.  This time the two-point conversion was successful and Monroe City was back on top 14-7 with 9:10 left in the first half.

Centralia couldn't move the ball on their next drive and punted the ball back to Monroe City.  The host Panthers moved the ball and scored on a pass to #14.  After the successful two-point conversion, Monroe City was up 22-7 with 1:39 left in the half.  Centralia's offense struck quickly in the last minute.  Armontrout completed a long pass to Zach Townsend to get Centralia inside the Monroe City five-yard line.  Armontrout then scored on a short run, Salisbury nailed the PAT, and the score at the half was MC 22 CHS 14.

To start the second half, Monroe City drove the ball very methodically, converting several third and long plays.  They scored at 4:53 but the two-point conversion attempt failed.  MC 28 CHS 14

On Centralia's next possession, Logan Armontrout broke off a long touchdown run.  Salisbury again nailed the PAT and Centralia pulled with seven points with 2:42 left in the third quarter.  After a few short drives back and forth, Monroe City drove the ball and finished off the drive with a touchdown run by #1.  The two-point attempt failed and Monroe City was up 34-21 at 6:09 left in the game.

With Centralia down two scores late in the game and passing most every down, Monroe City's #15 picked off an Armontrout pass and returned it for a touchdown.  After the two-point conversion was successful, Monroe City was up 42-21 with 5:49 left in the game.  That ended up being the final score.

All 252 photos from the game are available here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p604737021

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/10/monroe-city-tops-centralia-42-21 Sun, 12 Oct 2014 22:17:49 GMT
Centralia Football Falls To Palmyra 32-14 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/10/centralia-football-falls-to-palmyra-32-14 After leading at halftime 6-0, Centralia kicked off to Palmyra to start the second half.  After holding the visiting Panthers to a quick three-and-out, Centralia couldn't move the ball either and punted back to Palmyra.  Centralia again held on defense and forced punting situation.  Palmyra executed a perfect fake punt and scored from about 70 yards out.  From there, the flood gates opened up.  The Centralia Panthers gave up 32 second half points to fall to 3-4 overall.  

All 260 photos from the game are available here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p782851336

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/10/centralia-football-falls-to-palmyra-32-14 Tue, 07 Oct 2014 03:20:52 GMT
Centralia 7th Grade Football vs. Hallsville https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/10/centralia-7th-grade-football-vs-hallsville On September 30th, Centralia 7th grade football battled the Hallsville Indians.  While I helped out the 7th grade coaches, my wife Terri took some photos.  Centralia ended up on the wrong end of a 28-8 final score.

All 168 photos from the game are available here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p498222180

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/10/centralia-7th-grade-football-vs-hallsville Mon, 06 Oct 2014 03:22:41 GMT
Centralia Cheerleaders Win State! https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/10/centralia-cheerleaders-win-state Since Terri is one of the coaches and my daughter Mary is one of the cheerleaders, I spent the better part of the day today at the Hearnes Center in Columbia, Missouri.  Centralia was competing at the State Cheerleading Championships.  Centralia's routine was nearly flawless and they won STATE.  They beat a very good Brookfield squad who also had a mostly perfect routine.

Contratulations to all three coaches and some amazing girls!  Your hours of hard work paid off in awesome fashion.

I'll post some photos of the actual routines in the next day or two.  When they were announcing second place as Brookfield and then Centralia as winning first, I aimed my camera at the Centralia team and fired away.  There ended up being some cool reaction shots.  I also took some team photos before heading to Columbia and some team photos after the first place finish.  

All 60 photos are available as FREE DOWNLOADS here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p501680857

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/10/centralia-cheerleaders-win-state Mon, 06 Oct 2014 00:06:54 GMT
Centralia 8th Grade Football vs. Hallsville https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/10/centralia-8th-grade-football-vs-hallsville On September 30th, CBMS 8th grade played Hallsville.  While I was coaching, Terri took some pictures that turned out well.  Centralia didn't fare very well, losing to Hallsville 28-10.  Their record is now 2-1.

Up next for Centralia is a road trip to Bowling Green.  All 159 photos from the game are available here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p385622573

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/10/centralia-8th-grade-football-vs-hallsville Sun, 05 Oct 2014 03:20:38 GMT
Centralia 7th Softball Falls to South Callaway 10-8 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/10/centralia-7th-softball-falls-to-south-callaway-10-8 The 7th grade Panther softball team hosted the South Callaway Bulldogs on September 29th at Bicentennial Park.  The two teams battled back and forth the whole game while I battled the hordes of bugs. 

All 131 photos from the game are available here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p411324614

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/10/centralia-7th-softball-falls-to-south-callaway-10-8 Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:05:26 GMT
Centralia 8th Softball Beats South Callaway https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/9/centralia-8th-softball-beats-south-callaway I missed most of this game due to football practice but showed up in time to see Gwendolyn Bostick pitch the Panthers to a victory.

All 64 photos from the game are available here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p99703622

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/9/centralia-8th-softball-beats-south-callaway Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:21:50 GMT
Centralia Softball Falls to Monett 3-1 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/9/centralia-softball-falls-to-monett-3-1 In the championship game of their own tournament, the Centralia Panthers battled Monett before falling 3-1 to finish second.  Centralia's Haley Schmersahl pitched a solid game but the Panther bats were not able to muster enough runs to win.  Monett is a very solid Class 3 team with a 17-2 record (according to mshsaa.org).  Their two losses were to Willard and Bolivar who they have beaten in tournament play.

All 208 photos from the game are available here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p536430693

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/9/centralia-softball-falls-to-monett-3-1 Wed, 01 Oct 2014 03:32:54 GMT
Mexico Bulldogs Defeat Centralia 52-7 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/9/mexico-bulldogs-crush-centralia-52-7 It's been a very long time since Centralia has been beaten by 35 or more points... 2005 perhaps.  I'll say it wasn't very fun to watch.  Mexico won every aspect of the game.  They never allowed Centralia to get anything going offensively and were extremely explosive themselves.  

All 251 photos are available here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p170968749

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/9/mexico-bulldogs-crush-centralia-52-7 Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:50:54 GMT
Centralia Freshmen Football Tops California 30-22 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/9/centralia-freshmen-football-tops-california-30-22

In a battle of teams that have become perennial powers at the varsity level, Centralia bested the visiting California Pintos 30-22 in a freshmen contest.  All 191 photos from the game are available here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p508778413

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/9/centralia-freshmen-football-tops-california-30-22 Sun, 28 Sep 2014 19:03:17 GMT
Centralia JV Football Wallops Bowling Green https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/9/centralia-jv-football-wallops-bowling-green

Centralia hosted the Bowling Green Bobcats in a junior varsity football game on September 22nd.  Centralia dominated the visitors in all facets of the game.  Multiple Centralia kids scored... so many that I lost track of it.  I know Andrew Moore scored twice, Kyland Dickerson scored once or twice, Jackson Evans scored twice, and I'm not sure about any others.  When I left at the start of the fourth quarter, the score was 40-0 and I was getting eaten up by mosquitoes.

All 239 photos from the game are available here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p73104973

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/9/centralia-jv-football-wallops-bowling-green Tue, 23 Sep 2014 04:02:43 GMT
Centralia Football Falls to South Shelby 35-34 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/9/centralia-football-falls-to-south-shelby-35-34

On Homecoming, the Centralia Panthers hosted the South Shelby Cardinals.  The Panthers started off quickly after receiving the opening kickoff.  Taylor Burton had a long run to set up an Ethan Leighton touchdown.  The PAT was good and less than a minute into the game, Centralia led 7-0.  South Shelby came right back on tough runs and capped the quick drive with a Trace Windsor 30-yard touchdown.  Centralia blocked the PAT making it 7-6 barely four minutes into the game.

After a CHS punt, the Cardinals again mowed down the field to another Windsor touchdown run, Brett Threlkeld added the two-point conversion and at 3:30 in the first quarter, South led 14-7.  Centralia again was held to a very quick three and out and punted back to the Cardinals.  Trace Windsor again broke loose, this time on a 68-yard touchdown run.  After the PAT, South was up 21-7 with 2:00 left in the first quarter.  The first quarter scoring wasn't quite done as Centralia quickly marched down the field and Ethan Leighton sprinted in for a 49-yard touchdown with 54.2 seconds left in the first quarter.  After the first quarter, South Shelby was up 21-14.

Centralia finally held the Cardinals and force a punt.  After a good return, Logan Armontrout ran in for a touchdown.  The PAT made the score tied at 21 with 7:36 left in the first half.  Centralia's defense once again held the Cardinals and forced another punt.  After a personal foul penalty backed the Panthers deep, a fumble was scooped and ran in for the Cardinals making the score 28-21 South with 5:05 left in the second quarter.  The next drive by the Panthers was capped by an Armontrout touchdown run and, after the PAT, the score was tied at 28 with 2:46 left in the second quarter.  That would be the halftime score.

In the third quarter, Centralia struck first on a Leighton touchdown run.  The PAT failed and Centralia led 34-28 with 1:11 left in the third quarter.  In the fourth quarter, Windsor again scored for South Shelby.  They made the PAT and South was up 35-34 with 10:12 left in the game.  Both teams would go back and forth the rest of the game but that ended up being the final score.  SS 35 CHS 34

All 277 photos from the game are available here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p446501512

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/9/centralia-football-falls-to-south-shelby-35-34 Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:27:26 GMT
Centralia Softball Tops Fatima 6-3 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/9/centralia-softball-tops-fatima-6-3 The 3-time defending state champion Centralia Panthers hosted the Fatima Comets on September 18th.  Madison Preston pitched for the Panthers and controlled the Comets quite well, giving up just one earned run and six hits.

All 224 photos from the game are available here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p537986930


[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/9/centralia-softball-tops-fatima-6-3 Sun, 21 Sep 2014 17:21:23 GMT
Centralia JV Softball Shuts Out Fatima https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/9/centralia-jv-softball-shuts-out-fatima

On Thursday, September 18th, I rushed over to Bicentennial Park just in time to take a few photos of the JV shutout win over Fatima.  Emily Greene dominated the Fatima batters while the whole team played stellar defense.

All 58 photos that I took are available here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p972650823

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/9/centralia-jv-softball-shuts-out-fatima Sun, 21 Sep 2014 06:45:44 GMT
Bailey Jerome Senior Pictures - Part 1 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/9/bailey-jerome-senior-pictures---part-1 I recently had the opportunity to work with senior Bailey Jerome. We met at Shelter Gardens in Columbia and then went downtown. Bailey, while preferring to be behind the camera, was a great model.

While we aren't through yet since she chose a multi-session plan, here is just a small sampling of the photos from Bailey's session. More samples are available here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p867459624

If you are interested in senior portraits (or any portraits), you can contact me through Facebook or email [email protected].


[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/9/bailey-jerome-senior-pictures---part-1 Sun, 21 Sep 2014 06:22:29 GMT
Centralia 7th Football Ties Palmyra 8-8 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/9/centralia-7th-football-ties-palmyra-8-8

On Tuesday, September 16th, the CBMS 7th grade football team hosted the Palmyra Panthers.  Much like in the 8th grade game, Centralia allowed an initial scoring drive and then shut out the visiting Panthers the rest of the way.

While I was helping the 7th grade coaches, my wife took some photos.  All 149 photos from the game can be found here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p669002238

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/9/centralia-7th-football-ties-palmyra-8-8 Sun, 21 Sep 2014 04:08:53 GMT
Centralia 8th Grade Football Tops Palmyra 14-8 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/9/centralia-8th-grade-football-tops-palmyra-14-8     

On Tuesday, September 16th, the CBMS Panther football team hosted the Palmyra Panthers.  While I was coaching, my lovely wife took some pictures.  

Centralia allowed an early score and two-point conversion and then went back and forth with Palmyra for the rest of the half.  The score at halftime was 8-0 Palmyra.

In the second half, Centralia effectively shut down the Palmyra offense and started moving the ball better on their own.  Their scores came on two long TD passes to Chandler Randolph, one from Caden Vanskike and one from Gus Stidham.  All three lines were involved with lengthy drives that helped with the win.  Leading blockers for Centralia were AJ Tuggle, Quentin Foster, Matt Andrews, Tyler Reinerd, and Christian Barrett.

Also greatly assisting the victory were stellar onside kicks by Elijah Crutchfield.  All three were close to being recovered and one actually was recovered by Jayce England.  Centralia travels to Macon on Tuesday.

All 280 photos from the game are here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p692062442

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/9/centralia-8th-grade-football-tops-palmyra-14-8 Sun, 21 Sep 2014 03:17:07 GMT
Centralia JV Beats Moberly 16-8 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/9/centralia-jv-beats-moberly-16-8

The Centralia Panther JV football team hosted the Moberly Spartans Monday and posted a 16-8 victory.  The game was shortened due to an injury of a Moberly athlete.  As always, it is exciting to see athletes that I coached a few years ago having success on the football field and in life.  

All 314 photos are available here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p343573483

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/9/centralia-jv-beats-moberly-16-8 Thu, 18 Sep 2014 03:00:52 GMT
Centralia Volleyball Falls to California 2-0 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/9/centralia-volleyball-falls-to-california-2-0

On September 15th, the Centralia Panther volleyball team lost in two sets to the California Pintos.  I know nothing about volleyball but they seemed to be a bit out of sync.  Let's hope they get things straightened out.

All 135 photos from the game can be found here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p52232874

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/9/centralia-volleyball-falls-to-california-2-0 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:53:53 GMT
Centralia (CBMS) Panthers Softball Trounce North Callaway https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/9/centralia-cbms-panthers-trounce-north-callaway

In their second game of the day after losing a nail-biter to Marceline, the CBMS Panthers took on the North Callaway Thunderbirds.  It started off being a defensive struggle with both pitchers keeping the batters unsteady.  Eventually, while Centralia pitcher Gwendolyn Bostick stayed rock solid from the mound, Panther hitters got to the North Callaway pitchers.  After being down 1-0 early, the Panthers run ruled the Thunderbirds to win the game.

All 212 photos from the game can be found here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p479015371

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/9/centralia-cbms-panthers-trounce-north-callaway Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:10:32 GMT
Centralia (CBMS) Panthers Lose Close Game to Marceline https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/9/centralia-cbms-panthers-lose-close-game-to-marceline

The softball program at Centralia is a dynasty.  While the high school team has won three consecutive State Championships, the middle school teams have been routinely going undefeated in regular season play.  In the CBMS Tournament at Bicentennial Park, the competition was tough and games were shortened due to one of the fields needing extra work.

The CBMS Panthers lost a nail-biter to Marceline in their first game of the tournament.  At the time limit with a tie score, each team took a turn at bat with a runner at second base to start the inning.  Marceline scored one run while holding Centralia scoreless in that inning.

All 204 photos from the game can be found here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p734196812

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/9/centralia-cbms-panthers-lose-close-game-to-marceline Mon, 15 Sep 2014 03:04:20 GMT
Brookfield Bulldogs Beat Centralia 40-7 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/9/brookfield-bulldogs-beat-centralia-40-7

Going into Friday night's game against Brookfield, I had heard that the Bulldogs had a lot of speed at the skill positions.  They proved to be too explosive for the Panthers to handle.  Centralia moved the ball slowly running behind their sizable line.  Brookfield scored quickly on offense and added two returns for touchdowns as well, a fumble return and an interception return.

Brookfield scored first after stopping Centralia on the Panthers' first possession.  The Bulldogs scored on a pass play to #6 and kicked the PAT making the score midway through the first quarter 7-0.  On Centralia's next possession, they powered the ball down the field on runs by Leighton and Armontrout with an occasional jet to Burton.  After the long drive, Leighton ran it in for the touchdown, Salisbury kicked the PAT, and it was tied at 7 midway through the second quarter.  

On Brookfield's next drive, #38 broke through the Panther line and sprinted in for the touchdown.  Again the PAT was good Brookfield was back on top 14-7.  Brookfield stopped Centralia and scored once more before halftime on a long TD pass again to #6 but they missed the PAT making the halftime score 20-7.

In the third quarter, #38 ran in another touchdown.  The 2-point conversion attempt failed and Brookfield led 26-7 midway through the third.  Centralia drove the ball down to the Bulldog 12-yard line before turning the ball over.  A seemingly incomplete pass was ruled a fumble and Brookfield's #6 returned it for a touchdown.  After the PAT, Brookfield was up 33-7 with about a minute left in the third quarter.  

Later in the fourth quarter, Centralia was again driving deep into Brookfield territory when an Armontrout pass was intercepted by #6 and returned for a touchdown.  The PAT was good and Brookfield was up 40-7 with 4:31 left in the game.  That ended up being the final score.

All 252 photos from the game are available here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p859502727

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/9/brookfield-bulldogs-beat-centralia-40-7 Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:23:49 GMT
Centralia Freshmen Football Beats Blair Oaks 22-20 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/9/centralia-freshmen-football-beats-blair-oaks-22-20

On Thursday, September 11th, the Centralia hosted the Blair Oaks Falcons in a 9th grade matchup.  The first half was a lot of back and forth down the field but only Blair Oaks punched it in.  They missed the PAT and had a 6-0 lead at the half.  In the third quarter, Centralia dominated, scoring three times to take a 22-6 lead late into the fourth quarter.  With about 3:00 left on the clock, Blair Oaks mounted a comeback, scoring twice in the waning moments.  Thankfully, Centralia's defense held on the 2-point conversion attempt to preserve the victory.

All 292 photos from the game can be found here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p665757970

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/9/centralia-freshmen-football-beats-blair-oaks-22-20 Sat, 13 Sep 2014 15:19:50 GMT
Centralia Softball Blanks Mexico 15-0 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/9/centralia-softball-blanks-mexico-15-0

The Centralia Panther softball team hosted the Mexico Bulldogs in a varsity affair.  After a 30-minute rain/lightning delay, the Panthers got to work early.  They consistently pounded the ball, getting to the Bulldog pitcher again and again.  They scored 13 runs in the first three innings.  Madison Preston and Nicole Duncan hit home runs in the game.  Kaili Hinds and Madison Preston combined for the no-hitter.

All of the photos from the game can be found here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p291200110

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/9/centralia-softball-blanks-mexico-15-0 Thu, 11 Sep 2014 02:40:33 GMT
Centralia Panther Varsity Volleyball Decimates Mexico https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/9/centralia-panther-varsity-volleyball-decimates-mexico

Even though the two towns are relatively close geographically, the match between Centralia and Mexico was never even remotely close.  The Panthers totally controlled the match from the opening serve and defeated the Bulldogs 2-0.  

All of the photos from the game can be found here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p522880801

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/9/centralia-panther-varsity-volleyball-decimates-mexico Thu, 11 Sep 2014 02:00:05 GMT
Centralia JV Volleyball vs. Mexico Bulldogs https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/9/centralia-jv-volleyball-vs-mexico-bulldogs

On September 8th, the Centralia JV volleyball girls competed against the Mexico Bulldogs.  The match went to three games but the Lady Panthers smoked the Bulldogs in the third game, 25-2.  High-quality serving proved to be a key difference.

All photos from the match are available here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p391907107

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/9/centralia-jv-volleyball-vs-mexico-bulldogs Thu, 11 Sep 2014 01:50:50 GMT
Centralia 9th Volleyball vs. Mexico https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/9/centralia-9th-volleyball-vs-mexico

On Monday, September 8th, Centralia hosted the Mexico Bulldogs in a 9th grade contest.  Sadly, I missed most of the match due to football practice and changing camera settings.  The Centralia 9th grade volleyball players held their own against Mexico but I'm not sure of the outcome overall.  I believe they split the two games they played.

The few photos I took from the match can be found here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p195189404

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/9/centralia-9th-volleyball-vs-mexico Thu, 11 Sep 2014 01:31:21 GMT
Centralia Panthers FB 49 Louisiana 0 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/9/centralia-panthers-fb-49-louisiana-0

The Centralia Panther football team hosted the Louisiana Bulldogs September 5th at Miller Field.  The field was in great shape but the sky was somewhat ominous.  The rain and lightning held off until halftime.  The fireworks started early for the Bulldogs.  On one of their first plays on offense, #32 Lane Rule broke loose and ran all the way inside Centralia's 10-yard line.  However, he fumbled at the end of the run and Centralia took over.

Centralia quickly moved down the field and Ethan Leighton ran in for at touchdown at 10:36 in the first quarter.  Riley Salisbury tacked on the PAT and Centralia was up 7-0 early.  A quick stop by the Panther defense followed by another quick Centralia drive led to Leighton's second touchdown run at 6:59 in the first quarter.  Again Salisbury's PAT was good and Centralia led 14-0.

Louisiana gave the ball back to Centralia and the Panther offense again mowed down the field.  The drive was capped by another Leighton touchdown run at 2:38 in the first quarter.  Centralia went for two after the touchdown and Zach Townsend ran it in.  Panthers were up 22-0.  Interestingly, that was the halftime score.  The second quarter was eaten up by drives by Louisiana that stalled out once they got very far into Panther territory.

Halftime was dramatically extended due to lightning.  Halftime began at 8:07 p.m. but the second half did not resume until around 9:37 p.m.  Excitingly, Centralia scored at 9:38 p.m. when, on the first play of the second half, Ethan Leighton broke off a long touchdown run.  The PAT failed at Centralia was up 28-0 with 11:47 left in the third quarter.

On their first play of the second half, Louisiana fumbled the ball to Centralia.  Centralia scored almost instantly on yet another Leighton touchdown run at 9:53 left in the third quarter.  The PAT by Salisbury was good and the it was 35-0.  Like a broken record, Louisiana again fumbled back to Centralia leading to Leighton's sixth touchdown run at 7:50 left in the third quarter.  PAT was good and Centralia was up 42-0.  

The rest of the game was played under the mercy rule running clock on Centralia running the ball exclusively up the middle.  That didn't stop Austin Creason from scoring a rushing touchdown with 10:33 left in the fourth quarter.  PAT was good and Centralia led 49-0.  Louisiana threatened to score near the end of the game but Andrew Moore intercepted the ball inside the Panther 10-yard line to preserve the shutout.

All of the photos from the game are available here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p547153227

*NOTE - My wife Terri and I went a little wild taking photos so there are quite a few to browse through... as in 355 photos!

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/9/centralia-panthers-fb-49-louisiana-0 Sat, 06 Sep 2014 21:06:06 GMT
Centralia Volleyball Beats Battle 2-0 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/9/centralia-volleyball-beats-battle-2-0

The Centralia Panther volleyball team hosted Battle Thursday, September 4th at Centralia High School.  Just like the JV team, Battle's squad had numerous tall and athletic players.  What Centralia may have lacked in height, they more than made up for with their skill and tenacity.  Centralia won the first game 25-13 and won the second game 25-12.  While Battle did string a few points together here and there, the outcome was never really in doubt.  This looks to be another exciting season of Centralia volleyball.  Come out and support your Panther volleyball team!  You won't be disappointed.  

Photos from the game can be found here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p28678954

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/9/centralia-volleyball-beats-battle-2-0 Fri, 05 Sep 2014 18:37:46 GMT
Centralia JV Lady Panthers Fall to Battle 2-0 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/9/centralia-jv-lady-panthers-fall-to-battle-2-0

The JV Lady Panther volleyball team competed against Battle on Thursday, September 5th.  Battle had many tall girls and were more consistent serving.  Centralia competed well but lost 2 games to 0.

Photos from the match can be found here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p335793516

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/9/centralia-jv-lady-panthers-fall-to-battle-2-0 Fri, 05 Sep 2014 18:25:28 GMT
Centralia Lady Panthers Softball Beats Highland 7-0 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/9/centralia-lady-panthers-softball-beats-highland-7-0

Wednesday night, the 3-time defending state champion softball team took on the Highland Cougars.  Hinds pitched for the Panthers and shutout the Cougars in a 7-0 win.  I believe Hinds struck out 9 batters in the game.  The Cougars never really threatened to score as far as I can remember.  

Photos from the game can be found here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p425841076

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/9/centralia-lady-panthers-softball-beats-highland-7-0 Fri, 05 Sep 2014 06:32:57 GMT
Centralia JV Panthers Beat Highland https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/9/centralia-jv-panthers-beat-highland

I made a hasty dash from football practice to the softball field to get some shots of the Lady Panther softball game against the Highland Cougars.  I missed a bulk of the JV game but arrived in time to get a few photos.  

All 91 photos are available in the gallery here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p369138631

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/9/centralia-jv-panthers-beat-highland Thu, 04 Sep 2014 04:34:08 GMT
Palmyra JV Panthers 14 Centralia JV Panthers 7 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/9/palmyra-jv-panthers-14-centralia-jv-panthers-7

In a Junior Varsity contest, the visiting Palmyra Panthers nipped the host Centralia Panthers 14-7.  It was a close game throughout and Centralia battled until the very end.  It seemed that Palmyra had bigger kids at just about every position but Centralia held their own.

Photos from the game can be found in this gallery: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p1034807545

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/9/palmyra-jv-panthers-14-centralia-jv-panthers-7 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:49:00 GMT
Centralia Panthers 34 Clark County 0 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/8/centralia-panthers-34-clark-county-0

I rode up to Kahoka with my friend Shelli Gordon and her kiddos.  After the 2-hour drive, we arrive at Clark County High School to find a wet, boggy field.  Despite the large amount of rain, the field held up quite well.  The muddy conditions did make taking pictures a bit of a challenge however.  My camera had trouble finding something 'contrasty' to focus on at times.

I normally use my tweets to keep others updated on Centralia games but also, later when I'm discussing the game, I use my tweets to refresh my memory.  Sadly, my cellular signal in Kahoka was quite lacking.  I'll do my best to summarize the scoring.

The Panthers took the opening kickoff and marched down the field, mostly on runs from Leighton.  An Armontrout to Hasekamp pass over the middle ("TIGHT END PASS OVER THE MIDDLE!") started the scoring for the Panthers.  Salisbury tacked on the PAT and Centralia was up 7-0 early in the first.  After a first down or two, Clark County punted to Centralia heading into the first official heat-related water break at 4:27 in the first.

Centralia's second score came on a 60-yard bomb from Armontrout to McCoy.  Salisbury again made the PAT.  The first quarter ended with Centralia up 14-0.  Centralia's offense slowed down a bit in the second quarter until Armontrout broke free on a long touchdown run at 3:05 left in the half.  After the successful PAT, Centralia was up 21-0 and that ended up being the halftime score.

In the second half, the teams with back and forth down the field but nobody could punch in a score.  After a Panther drive ended deep in Indian territory, Donovan Dowel picked on a Clark County pass and returned it for a touchdown.  The PAT was not successful, making the score 27-0 with 7:33 left in the game.  The final score came on a Leighton touchdown run with 1:30 left in the fourth quarter.  The PAT was good making the final score 34-0.

Up next for the Panthers is a home game against the Lousiana Bulldogs.

All of the photos I took at the game can be found here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p186123646

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/8/centralia-panthers-34-clark-county-0 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:40:00 GMT
Centralia Panther Freshmen 30 Fulton 0 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/8/centralia-panther-freshmen-30-fulton-0

I attended the opening freshmen game of the season to watch my team from last year take on the Fulton Hornets.  It was fun to see how the kids have matured physically since last year.  They make a very solid group.  It was also nice to have several of the players thank me for taking pictures.

All of the photos are available for viewing and purchase here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p857625995

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/8/centralia-panther-freshmen-30-fulton-0 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 04:07:03 GMT
Centralia Panthers 42 Highland Cougars 6 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/8/centralia-panthers-42-highland-cougars-6

I attended the opening game of the 2014 Centralia Panther football season last night.  The temperature and humidity made it fairly miserable for me just standing on the sideline.  I can only imagine how horrible it was for the players.  The Panthers were hosting the Highland Cougars.  Upon glancing at the program I was handed on the way in, I pretty much could predict the outcome.  Centralia's roster filled up the whole left half of the program while Highland's roster barely filled up a third of the right half.

The Panthers moved the ball pretty much at will on offense.  Ethan Leighton started off the scoring with a TD run at 9:42 in the first quarter.  Riley Salisbury's PAT was good making it 7-0 early.  After a Korbyn Steffen INT, Leighton ran in another TD at 7:42 in the first.  Salisbury again nailed the PAT making it 14-0.  On Highland's next possession, Logan Armontrout hauled in an INT leading into the first water break.

Coming out of the water break, Steffen broke off a long run and then Armontrout ran in for the TD at 5:38 in the first.  The PAT was again good making it 21-0.  Another stop by the defense and then Armontrout burst through the line and scored on a long TD run at 3:40 in the first.  Salisbury remained perfect on the night on the PAT making the score 28-0.  The final score of the quarter came after a Taylor Burton long catch and run.  Leighton bulled his way into the end zone with less than 10 seconds left in the first quarter.  PAT was good making the score 35-0 at the end of the first.

At the beginning of the second quarter, the dominant Panther defense held the Cougars, forcing a punt from deep in their own territory.  Nick McCoy gathered in the punt and sprinted around the right side in front of the Panther sideline.  After a sweet juke move inside the 10, McCoy finished the return scoring Centralia's sixth touchdown with 10:37 left in the second quarter.  Salisbury capped the Panther scoring with the PAT making it 42-0.  Centralia subbed generously the rest of the way.  The lopsided score allowed a bunch of playing time for most every Panther on the sidelines.

Pictures from the game can be found here: http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/p1051814724

Up next for the Panthers is a long road trip to Kahoka to take on the Clark County Indians.  Clark is coming off a 40-22 loss to the Monroe City Panthers.

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/8/centralia-panthers-42-highland-cougars-6 Sun, 24 Aug 2014 03:28:00 GMT
Sylvia Romine Senior Portraits https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/8/sylvia-romine-senior-portraits

On July 31, 2014, shortly before heading off to Mexico on a mission trip, I met up with senior Sylvia Romine for some portraits.  We started off at Union Covered Bridge, then to her mom's lovely flowers, and finished off on a farm in front of a classic white fence.  I ended up with an incredible amount of "keepers" so Sylvia will have to make some decisions when it comes to prints.

It's always a pleasure working with great models such as Sylvia.  She literally didn't have any bad shots unless it was just my mistake on a camera setting.  Thanks Sylvia!

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/8/sylvia-romine-senior-portraits Thu, 14 Aug 2014 02:14:00 GMT
Minnesota Vacation at Cox Cabin https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/7/minnesota-vacation-at-cox-cabin

In late July, my family drove up to my sister Toma's cabin on Long Lake in Minnesota.  We spent a week playing in the water, tubing (kids, not me), animal watching, and visiting the Mississippi Headwaters at Itasca National Park.  We all had a great time, relaxing the week away.  Thanks to Toma, John, JT, and Carrie for being such great hosts! 

The photo shown is one I took at Itasca National Park.  The sites there are pretty awe-inspiring.  All of the photos that I tweaked are available HERE.

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/7/minnesota-vacation-at-cox-cabin Sat, 26 Jul 2014 01:50:00 GMT
A Long Hot Day at the Pool... Worth It! https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/7/a-long-hot-day-at-the-pool-worth-it

On July 12th, I met up with the Centralia Hurricanes swim team at their huge conference swim meet at the Centralia Municipal Swimming Pool.  The meet started around 8:00 a.m. and finished around 4:30 p.m.  Thankfully, the beginning part of the meet was overcast occasionally or I would have wilted during the hotter parts.

With ample light available, I was able to capture many great action shots of the swimmers.  After I recovered from the day, I spent quite a bit of time on the editing... mostly because of the volume of photos.  There ended up being over 800 photos available for purchase.

All of the photos are available in two large galleries HERE and can be downloaded for $2/photo.



[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/7/a-long-hot-day-at-the-pool-worth-it Sun, 13 Jul 2014 00:36:00 GMT
June Vacation and Beyond https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/7/june-vacation-and-beyond Combo photoOffered in 11x14 prints

Since June was consumed with summer school activities and middle school football camp, I didn't really do any photography work this whole past month.  The only real photos I took were when my son Zach officially was sworn in to the Navy Reserves but those were just personal photos.

On July 2nd (my birthday), I met up with the Centralia Hurricanes swim team for some individual and team photos.  The sun was a bit bright at 7:30-8:30 in the morning but we persevered!  All photos have been edited and sent off for printing.  My favorite photo style (shown above) was the 'combo' I offered which combined the team photo (is there a weight limit on the baby slides?) and the individual photo.  Some families chose to have their children get their pictures taken together for their individual shot.  The photo below was a great example of true sisterly affection.

Up next is a big swim meet in Centralia all day July 12th.  Should be a full day!

Individual shotOffered in 5x7 prints

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/7/june-vacation-and-beyond Sun, 06 Jul 2014 02:33:36 GMT
Anchor Fest Car Show 2014 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/6/anchor-fest-car-show-2014 This morning, I wandered up to the square to visit the annual Anchor Fest Car Show.  Every year, it seems like more and more cars, trucks, and motorcycles show up.  It is a very impressive collection of vehicles.  The owners of these cars take great pride in their work and it shows.  There are vehicles ranging from old Model A's to brand new Jeeps.  

I took a bunch of photos but honestly I probably didn't photograph even half of the automobiles there.  Entries were still pulling in to get judged and some cars had so many people around them I couldn't get a good photo.  For car buffs, I highly recommend you to check out next year's Anchor Fest Car Show!

Here was the most insane motor I've seen on a car.

Anchor Fest Car Show 2014Corvette

There are many more photos available in the free gallery HERE.

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/6/anchor-fest-car-show-2014 Sun, 01 Jun 2014 20:04:17 GMT
Chance Gardens https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/5/chance-gardens Up by the Centralia Museum (that my mother Marjorie Motley is the director of), there are two gardens.  There is a Rose Garden and then Chance Gardens.  Both are maintained by Jim Lee I believe and they are commonly used for portraits because of their breathtaking beauty.  When the flowers are blooming, it is something to behold.  My photos don't do it justice.

The other day, I walked up to the Gardens to photograph some flowers.  I ended up spending quite a bit of time taking photos... of bees.  I'm normally afraid to get stung but I figured, "Surely these bees would rather be on a flower than stinging me."

Chance GardensCentralia Historical Society Museum

More photos are available for free HERE.

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/5/chance-gardens Tue, 27 May 2014 19:23:00 GMT
Centralia High School Graduation https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/5/centralia-high-school-graduation My son Zach graduated from Centralia High School on May 18th.  The graduation ceremony was held at Miller Field at Centralia High School.  The weather was absolutely perfect.  I was a little worried when I heard that the proceedings were to be held outdoors.  

I am quite proud of Zach for his hard work both in school and working multiple jobs.  He will be attending Missouri S&T in Rolla this fall.  While I am very proud of Zach, I am also proud of myself for not getting overly emotional.  Of course, when he leaves at the end of summer, I might end up crying like a little baby.

I took photos of the walking in, the speeches, the band performance, the choir performance, the top 10, the diplomas, the walking out, and then took some photos of family and friends.  I can't pass up the opportunity to share/brag on my family.

Centralia High School GraduationMotley Family

Since there were so many photos, I separated all of the photos I took into various galleries.  All of the photos are available in the Free Digital gallery HERE.  Just scroll down a bit and you'll see all seven galleries.

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/5/centralia-high-school-graduation Sun, 18 May 2014 19:23:00 GMT
Centralia Fine Arts Concert https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/5/centralia-fine-arts-concert Every time I attend a concert at Centralia, whether it be band, choir, or orchestra, I always leave very impressed with Leah Rolfson and others in the music department.  They do a fantastic job.  Recently, I attended a concert at Centralia High School that featured the band, orchestra, and various choirs.  My daughter Mary performed in both the orchestra and choir.  She even sang a solo part in "Let It Go" from the movie Frozen.

2014 Fine Arts ConcertChamber Choir

Many more photos are available HERE.

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/5/centralia-fine-arts-concert Tue, 13 May 2014 19:23:00 GMT
2014 CCC Track Meet https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/5/2014-ccc-track-meet Centralia hosted the 2014 Clarence Cannon Conference track meet.  I stopped by for a while and took a few photos... okay, more than a few.  Centralia girls won conference while Centralia boys finished second behind a strong Louisiana team.  Here is my favorite photo from the meet.

2014 CCC Track Meet110 High Hurdles

Many more photos are available HERE.

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/5/2014-ccc-track-meet Mon, 05 May 2014 19:23:00 GMT
Tyler Roberts Baseball Portraits https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/5/tyler-roberts-baseball-portraits I met up with senior Tyler Roberts and his family, Ronnie, Tracie, and Trevor.  I got some action photos of Tyler pitching and fielding and then took some portraits.  I went to school at Centralia with Ronnie and Tracie and my son is in the same grade as Tyler so it was a very comfortable session.  It was nice to be able to get up close on the pitching without risking getting hit by the ball.  I put together a few collage/sports card style photos and I think they turned out pretty well.

Tyler Roberts2014 Centralia Senior

More samples are available HERE.

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/5/tyler-roberts-baseball-portraits Sun, 04 May 2014 19:23:00 GMT
Centralia Prom https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/5/centralia-prom My son Zach, being a senior this year, attended what I assume will be his last prom.  Many of the attendees met up at Chance Gardens for photos earlier in the evening.  The dance was held at the Centralia Rec Center for the second consecutive year.  I snapped a few photos both at Chance Gardens at during the Grand March.  Here is a photo of my family at Chance Gardens.

2014 Centralia PromMotley Family

There are many more photos available in several galleries HERE, HERE, and HERE.

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/5/centralia-prom Sat, 03 May 2014 19:23:00 GMT
Jordan Cooper Senior Portraits https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/4/jordan-cooper-senior-portraits Jordan Cooper is a great kid and a close friend of my son Zach.  I met up with Jordan on two separate occasions.  The first day, we met at Tri-City Lake and then stopped by a few places in town.  The second day, Jordan's mother joined us for some portraits at the Union Covered Bridge and then at Miller Field at Centralia High School.

I've known Jordan for years now (as his 7th grade math teacher and father of his close friend) so things went exceptionally smooth.  It was a pleasure working with both Jordan and Gina (Jordan's mother).  Here is my favorite image from the two-day portrait session.

Jordan CooperSenior 2014

There are more sample photos available HERE.

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/4/jordan-cooper-senior-portraits Sun, 27 Apr 2014 18:27:00 GMT
Once Upon a Mattress https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/4/once-upon-a-mattress Leah Rolfson, as music director at Centralia High School, organized the 2014 musical "Once Upon a Mattress."  My daughter Mary played a pivotal role in the production, playing the character of Winnifred.  The play was variation of the classic Princess and the Pea.  It featured great music, acting, and production.  While the lighting was certainly less than desirable for photography, I still managed to capture some decent images.

Here is one of my favorites from the evening.  I wonder who it is? 

Once Upon a MattressMary Motley as Winnifred

There are many more photos available in the gallery.  http://www.tmotleyphotography.com/2014musical

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/4/once-upon-a-mattress Sat, 26 Apr 2014 14:21:00 GMT
Allison Colston Senior Photos https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/4/allison-colston-senior-photos  

On April 5th, I met up with Allison Colston, a senior at Centralia High School this year.  We stopped by a few locations around town and tried out a variety of backgrounds.  Allison was great to work with and I think the photos turned out great.  

I am available for senior photos are a very reasonable price.  Just contact me at [email protected] and we can schedule you a session!

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/4/allison-colston-senior-photos Sun, 06 Apr 2014 03:05:00 GMT
Centralia Baseball Seniors https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/3/centralia-baseball-seniors After the long-lasting chill I had from shooting the baseball games last week, I got together with the senior baseball players from Centralia.  With my son being the same age, I know all of these guys quite well.  Additionally, I taught all of them math in seventh grade.  I took a few team photos and then some individual shots as well.  After a week of on-and-off editing, I ended up with some pretty cool shots.

All of these photos can be viewed HERE and can be purchased either as part of a print/digital package or on a per print basis.  Parents of these players can contact me at [email protected] for more details or if you have any questions.

If you want your team or players photographed at a reasonable rate, you can contact me too!

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/3/centralia-baseball-seniors Sat, 29 Mar 2014 03:05:00 GMT
Cold Start to Baseball Season https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/3/cold-start-to-baseball-season  

I stepped out of my front door and it felt pretty nice so I thought it would be fine to wear shorts and a hoodie.  When I arrived at the baseball field and felt the bone chilling 25-mph wind, I quickly realized my mistake.  Thankfully, I could simply drive back home and get more appropriately dressed.

I shot some action photos from the Centralia vs. Mark Twain baseball game on the first day of the 2014 season.  Centralia completely dominated the game from start to finish after completed dominating their first opponent, the South Shelby Cardinals.  Photos from the game are available HERE and photos can be downloaded for $3 per photo.

*A few photos from the South Shelby vs. Mark Twain game are available HERE.

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/3/cold-start-to-baseball-season Sat, 22 Mar 2014 03:05:00 GMT
Music Concert https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/3/music-concert

With my daughter Mary in both orchestra and choir at Centralia High School under the fine tutelage of Leah Rolfson, of course I attended the pre-contest concert.  While watching, I snapped a few photos.  They are available for viewing HERE and can be downloaded for $1 per photo.

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/3/music-concert Sat, 15 Mar 2014 03:05:00 GMT
Janet's Dance Recital 2014 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/3/janets-dance-recital-2014

My daughter Mary has been dancing for Janet's Dance Studio since she was two years old.  I am always amazed at how effortlessly it appears that she has five or six different dance memorized.  I know I am very biased, but she is very talented.

My mom, Marje Motley, and I were in attendance at her latest dance recital at Missouri Military Academy in Mexico, Missouri.  I snapped a few photos.  They are available for viewing HERE.  They can be downloaded for $1 per photo.

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/3/janets-dance-recital-2014 Sat, 08 Mar 2014 04:05:00 GMT
Finished Up Basketball Season https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/2/finished-up-basketball-season  

Basketball season winded down in late February and I had the opportunity to shoot a couple of JV basketball games.  I attended the Centralia vs. Monroe City games on February 20th.

There are still 1565 basketball photos available in the Sports gallery... all sorted into the individual games.  All photos can be purchased for $3 per photo for digital download.

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/2/finished-up-basketball-season Sat, 22 Feb 2014 04:05:00 GMT
Basketball Season in Full Gear https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/2/basketball-season-in-full-gear Denver Horn in flight

With my camera back from being adjusted, I made several trips to the gym to photograph the basketball action.  I attended the Centralia vs. South Shelby games on February 10th, Centralia vs. Macon games on February 11th, and the Centralia vs. Monroe City games on February 14th.

Photos are available for download in the Sports gallery.

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/2/basketball-season-in-full-gear Sat, 15 Feb 2014 04:05:00 GMT
January Hiatus https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/1/january-hiatus I pretty much took the month of January off.  My main camera was at Nikon getting 'tweaked' so I relaxed for a month.  Somehow it didn't seem like I really had extra time.

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2014/1/january-hiatus Sat, 01 Feb 2014 04:05:00 GMT
Focus on the Positives https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2013/12/focus-on-the-positives

Here's a project I did for Mike Lincoln before Christmas.  It was a very cool collage of a bunch of football photos taken over the course of this past Centralia Panther football season.  It turned out very well if I do say so myself.

After fighting the last couple weeks with getting my camera to focus consistently, I finally sent it in to get properly calibrated.  I didn't like having to wonder if it would focus correctly and I didn't like having to fine tune the auto-focus for each lens so much.  I hope to have it back in a few weeks.  

Until then, maybe I'll use my old D40.  Of course, I'll have to relearn how to use it.  I'll also try to do some photo-editing of pictures I've previously taken.  I have to do something to pass the time...

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2013/12/focus-on-the-positives Sat, 28 Dec 2013 00:39:00 GMT
Schultz Family https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2013/12/schultz-family

A few weeks before Christmas, my wife Terri and I traveled to Tri-City Lake and Sturgeon for some family and individual photos with the Schultz family.  While some group photos were part of the session, the emphasis was on Charlee who is finishing 8th grade.  The family was a pleasure to work with, both during the session and during the print ordering process.

Having full access to the gym at Sturgeon allowed for some cool sports photos as well.


[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2013/12/schultz-family Fri, 20 Dec 2013 23:45:00 GMT
Haskell Family https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2013/12/haskell-family Just before Christmas, I had the privilege of working with the Haskell Family after a service at Friendship Christian Church.  They were a great extended family to work with, which made the session a fun experience.  

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2013/12/haskell-family Fri, 13 Dec 2013 23:45:00 GMT
Thad Motley's Pets https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2013/12/thad-motleys-pets BellaThad Motley's Pug

On a lazy afternoon, I dropped by Thad's house and took a few photos of his dogs and new cat.  You can check out some more photos HERE.


[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2013/12/thad-motleys-pets Fri, 06 Dec 2013 23:45:00 GMT
Zach Motley #2 https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2013/11/zach-motley-2 Zach Motley2014 Senior

A second round of photos for Zach yields numerous "keepers."  Again, thanks for being a good model for me Zach.  

There is just something about bridges that I find interesting.

Zach Motley2014 Senior

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2013/11/zach-motley-2 Fri, 29 Nov 2013 23:45:00 GMT
Kropf Family https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2013/11/kropf-family Kropf Family

Working with the Kropf family was a wonderful experience.  They were a fun group and ended up being very photogenic.  Initially a bit timid, the kids became quite the models.

Kropf Family

[email protected] (T. Motley Photography) https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2013/11/kropf-family Fri, 22 Nov 2013 23:45:00 GMT
Rachel Bowne https://www.tmotleyphotography.com/blog/2013/11/rachel-bowne Rachel Bowne2014 Senior Working with the Rachel Bowne (and her mom Lisa) was a great experience.  Rachel was a natural model and we ended up with a lot of excellent photos.  In fact, it was a very hard picking just a couple of photos to include in this blog post.

What is it about great models and railroads that make for such amazing pictures?