Girls Night Out

Posted in Children, Creative, Family, Fun Shots at 10:48 am by Andrew

In the words of Cyndi Lauper, Girls Just Want To Have Fun! It doesn’t matter if they are two years old or ninety, girls seem to like to dress up. Especially in beautiful dresses and wearing a nice tiara. Come on now, tell me it’s not your dream:-)
Well, we had five girls get their dreams to come true with a little Girls Night Out party. Nothing like a couple of hours with plenty of dresses to try on and getting your own private fashion shoot. A definitely fun time for the girls and moms. Yes, the moms even got into the action with some prom dresses, though I believe those photos are for them and their daughters eyes only.
Anyone interested in a Girls Night Out party, please feel free to contact us for more information. We cater to all ages.

God Bless,



Race Season has Started

Posted in Fun Shots, Hobbies, Uncategorized at 4:50 pm by Andrew

This past Saturday night, I had the privilege of attending the races at Kalamazoo Speedway. I was really taken back by how family-friendly of an environment it was. Don’t take me wrong, I didn’t go there thinking it was going to be a drunken brawl, but I really didn’t go there thinking it would start with a prayer over the loud speaker. I was pleasantly surprised.
Now, I guess I should state that I spent almost the entire time in the pit area, but from what I witnessed, there was a lot of children and families hanging out having a really nice time. With a minor rain delay from the start, the track was quickly dried and the races were under way. There was even a beautiful sunset for all to enjoy, something you miss while sitting in the movie theater.
After talking with different drivers, I have found that the family atmosphere is also evident in the pit area. It is like one giant family, all the drivers that is. Yes, there are those that may get a little too competitive with each other at times, but then again it is a race and no one wants to lose. But then again, unless you have a family like none that I have seen, families have there little tiffs as well.
I would definitely recommend to all my readers to pick a race some Saturday night and give it a try. Go to KalamazooSpeedway.com to find out the schedule and to see if there is a cancellation due to rain the day of the race. You might try a race early in the season, that way there are more races to go to when you find out how much fun it is. Maybe I’ll see you there. I will be hanging around the #8 car since my name, TheSteelToad.com is on the side of it:-)
Here is a look at the autograph cards Chris Shannon will be handing out this Saturday, May 8th.

God Bless,

Andrew Isbell

Autograph Night May 8th, 2010

Autograph Night May 8th, 2010

Kalamazoo Speedway Opening Night

Kalamazoo Speedway Opening Night


Spring Fever is Here!

Posted in Children, Creative, Engagement, Fun Shots, Hobbies, Senior Pictures, Weddings at 12:28 pm by Andrew

Wow, I know this is beginning to sound familiar, but time sure flies! Things have been a little crazy around here for so far this year. Between weddings, senior photos, helping models build their portfolios, maternity & newborn shoots, engagements, motorcycle and car shoots and swap meets, and having my business TheSteelToad.com placed on a race car and steins up at Old Hat Brewery, I have been trying to get caught up on the computer end of things. I know I said this last time, but I am going to do my best in keeping up on this blog. I actually do better at keeping up on Facebook with the two separate business pages. If you have not yet become a fan of the pages, go to ForeverAlwaysPhotography.com and click on Facebook. You can join there. You can also go to TheSteelToad.com and click on the link to the Facebook page on the homepage and join that fan page as well. That way you can keep up on all the latest happenings.
Any seniors still needing photos for this year 2010, I will be glad to work with you in getting things done quickly. Those who will be Seniors this coming year, I am already taking in students for the Ambassador programs. I already have a girl for Lawton and Mattawan, with a few others talking with their parents. Sign up quickly if you are interested. Only one girl and guy allowed from each school. Major, and I mean MAJOR discounts are given along with some really cool perks. Don’t wait too long to sign up.

God Bless,


Here’s a few pics of what’s been going on:

The Happy Couple

The Extended Family

The Girl Loves Peacocks

Doing a little Audrey Hepburn

The Wait is Almost Over

Sweet Baby Lane

The Start of Something Big

Too Cute

2010 Ducati Streetfighter S

Shannon Racing (before my logo was added)

First Sponsorship


Where did the time go?

Posted in Children, Creative, Family, Fun Shots, Hobbies, Senior Pictures at 10:05 pm by Andrew

Summer is almost over, and the kids are headed back to school next week. Where did the time go? This seems like a constant theme in my life. Summer was definitely fun, being my first summer home with the kids all day long! Some days seeming longer than others:) Last year I was putting in 60 hours or more each week at Stryker and coming home to work on photos. It was hard going to sleep at 9 or 10 in order to get up between 2-4am. I think I am closer to getting to bed at those times now.

This summer has had many photo sessions, from water ski events, to senior photos, to family portraits, to starting up another division of Forever Always Photography, LLC, The Steel Toad, that focuses on the automotive & cycle photography business. It has been a busy but fun ride. I thank God for providing so far.

I do have some slots open within the Senior Ambassador program for some of the schools in the area. If you are interested in finding out more information, please give me a call at 269-303.1806 or drop me a line at info@ForeverAlwaysPhotography.com.

God Bless,

Andrew Isbell

Breanna ‘10



Buell custom

McGee Family



Michigan Hall of Famer


Trick Ski Event

Trash the Prom Dress with Dannah


Something different..

Posted in Creative, Fun Shots at 2:32 pm by Andrew

This past Saturday I decided to start the Spring season off with something unique for me. I lined up a empty warehouse, some good friends as models, and one very retro trailer. Saturday morning, one of the friends called canceling due to a sick child, while the other showed up with a suitcase full of wardrobe changes:)

Okay, I thought it might have been a little warmer than it was by starting time. Needless to say, poor Corey was a little on the cold side. With my daughter running the reflector panel for me, and keeping an eye on dad for mom, we made the most of our time with the trailer and warehouse.

Corey, who does love country music, played the cowgirl perfectly. Even though this was not a Senior portrait session, I wanted to show a different artistic style that many of the seniors like today. This style of photo with all its props and location can be utilized within the Senior session without any extra fees.

We used other areas within the warehouse for other shoots as well, showing that a model can pull off many different looks with just a change of wardrobe and slight change in scenery.

It was definitely a fun time, with another shoot lined up already possibly utilizing a ’65 Lincoln. Who knows, maybe we will do a little Matrix look this next time.

God Bless,