Photos like a Pro!

February 06, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

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Photos Like a Pro!

Keys to Great Photography

Go from taking snapshots to creating photographs!

This one-day hands-on workshop includes:

Morning Classroom Session:

·        Get a better understanding of your camera’s functions and controls

·        Composition, ISO, exposure control and focus settings

·        Learn the exposure triangle

·        Begin to see your photographs before you take them

Afternoon Location Session:

·        Assisted photography session (apply what you have learned)

·        Image review

·        Post processing

·        Image enhancement

·        Free 11x14 print enhanced by instructors


Workshop Fee: $75.00 

Workshop Location: Pointe Royale Clubhouse, Taneycomo Fish Hatchery

Workshop Dates:   Saturday April 26, 2014,   Saturday June 7, 2014

                          Saturday September 6, 2014,   Saturday October 11, 2014

Hours: 9:00am to 5:00pm

Workshops taught by:

      •    Mike Curtis- Lead Photographer-Department of Defense - Fort Leonard Wood                    

     •     Tim Kersh- Owner - Kersh Photography LLC

             both  with over 30 years of professional experience  


Workshops fill quickly-Call now to reserve your space!



Branson- Your best choice for a destination wedding

March 04, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

    Branson Missouri is an increasingly popular choice as a wedding destination. The Branson area

provides an abundance of lodging and entertainment choices to suit almost every budget.

Branson is well known for its shows, family entertainment and natural beauty. 


   Located in the heart of the Midwest, Branson sits on the shores of beautiful Table Rock Lake.

Table Rock Lake features over 800 miles of shoreline, tremendous fishing and some of the most

beautiful scenery in the Ozarks. Branson is best known for its family friendly environment,

attractions  and shows. The most popular of these attractions are Silver Dollar City, Dixie Stampede

and the Showboat Branson Belle. Silver Dollar City is an 1880’s themed amusement park and is one of

the most visited amusement parks in the Midwest. Premiering at Silver Dollar City in 2013 is the new

Outlaw Run roller coaster – the world’s only wooden coater to twist upside down and featuring the

steepest drop of any wooden coaster in the world. Dixie Stampede is a very popular dinner show in

Branson. The show is a wild west review featuring horses, trick riders and a surprise or two, as it pits the

north against the south in the friendliest of competitions. The Showboat Branson Belle is a beautiful

paddlewheel riverboat that will conjure images of Mark Twain when you see it or hear it’s whistle.

This nostalgic riverboat takes you for a scenic tour of beautiful Table Rock Lake, in addition to serving

you a delicious lunch or dinner, and entertaining you with a spectacular variety show.


   Branson features over eighty shows so there is definitely something for everyone. Our favorites

include Joseph, Six, Legends in Concert, The Shoji Tabuchi Show, and The Acrobats of China.

  If a show is not for you there is still plenty to do. In Branson you can visit the Titanic Museum,

seek the thrills of a zipline, parasail over Table Rock Lake, race the go carts at the Tracks Family Fun Park

or play golf on one of the Branson areas many fine courses. With Branson’s Midwest location, family and

budget friendly environment, and variety of entertainment it is easy to see why Branson has become a

popular choice for destination weddings and family gatherings of all types.

Obtaining a Wedding License in Missouri

February 20, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

A marriage license is issued by the Recorder of Deeds in each Missouri county and is valid only in Missouri. A man and woman applying for a marriage license do not need to be Missouri residents.


Both must appear in person before the recorder of deeds or a deputy recorder and present valid identification containing date of birth, along with a Social Security card, to apply for a marriage license.


Fees for a marriage license and copies may vary by county.


For more information on marriage licenses and to find what documentation is required, contact your county’s Recorder of Deeds at or view a list of county officials.

Here are the two offices nearby.

 Taney County Courthouse Recorder’s Office

 132 David Road

 Forsyth, MO 65653



Stone County Courthouse Recorder’s Office

 108A E 4th Street

 Galena, MO 65656




Marriage Laws (Revised Statutes of Missouri 451)


•Applicants for a marriage license must be at least 18 years old.

 •Applicants who are younger than 18 must have consent from a custodial parent or guardian.

 •Applicants wishing to apply who are younger than 15 must obtain a circuit court order.

 •Applicants cannot be married already and may not be related by blood, through and including first cousins.

 •It is the public policy of this state to issue a marriage license only to a man and woman.


•The license must be picked up prior to the marriage ceremony. The person performing the ceremony must have the license prior to the ceremony.

 •The person performing the marriage ceremony shall return the license to the issuing Recorder of Deeds within 15 days.

 •If a marriage ceremony does not occur, the license shall be void after thirty days from the date of issuance.

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