Friday, October 24, 2014

Photoshoot

One of our family's favorite TV show is Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman.  At first, it was just a girl's movie night thing, but one evening we called Mommy down to watch an episode with us... and that was it!   She was hooked!  Pretty soon we had the rest of the family hooked on the show and it became a regular evening activity to gather around and watch Dr. Quinn with a big plate of chocolate roca.
For a while we had wanted to do a Dr. Quinn photoshoot, but never got around to getting it done... Busyness is something we seem to thrive on.  ;)  Finally there was an open day and we got some really great pictures! 

The Cast: 
Daddy as Sully (obviously)
Mommy as Dr. Quinn
Shiloh as Charlotte Cooper
 Me as Colleen Cooper Cook
Jordan as Dr. Andrew Cook
Eden as Gilda St. Claire
Judah as Brian Cooper Quinn
Havilah as Grace the Blacksmith's Wife
Benjamin as Robert E.

I'm quite pleased with the results!  I tried to edit as best I could (I'm not good at it and dislike it even more than being bad at it). ;)

 Dr. Quinn and Family




Dr. Michaela Quinn and Sully


Robert E. and Grace
 

Dr. Andrew Cook and Colleen

Gilda St. Claire
(The beautiful dreamer... or at least that is the song she sang!)

Brian and Charlotte Cooper


Charlotte Cooper with Brian and Colleen



This one looks so old fashioned!

 
 This picture might not be "in character", but it totally has character, so we'll leave it at that.


Just for fun...  :)

 

12 comments:

Madi said...

You guys have way too much fun together!! :P jk

Elanee said...

Great Pictures Bethany! Thanks for sharing! I still can't get over your dad with the wig:) too funny!!!!

The Bowes Family said...

Dr. Quinn . . . Feminist woman?

NOT A FAN!!! :0P

Okay, but the photoshoot is really cool! ;0) Racking my brain for who Shiloh is . . .

-K

Bethany said...

Madi: We certainly do! :)

Elanee: I know! We were laughing so hard about that! :D

Kyle: Are you asking me or telling me? Thank you for your very encouraging comment. It's too bad you take a fictional character so seriously. Tut, tut, tut. Some people are just that way... :P
Shiloh is Charlotte Cooper who is the mother of the Cooper children. She died in the first episode. The script writers didn't know what to do with her character or something. ;)

Kyle Bowes said...

Totally telling you. And I've got proof! From the official Dr. Quinn Website:

"Film and television star Jane Seymour ("Live and Let Die," "Somewhere in Time," "War and Remembrance") is Dr. Quinn, the strong-willed, liberal-minded Easterner who befriends an enigmatic mountain loner, Byron Sully (Joe Lando), and winds up adopting three children (played by Chad Allen, Erika Flores/Jessica Bowman and Shawn Toovey) when their mother dies of a rattlesnake bite.

While the headstrong Michaela can be tough, Beacon Hill never prepared her for such a rugged world where the people are as coarse as the climate and their ideas seem from another time. By having Dr. Quinn's sophisticated values clash with the considerably cruder mindset of her Western neighbors, the series is able to explore situations and issues that are very much a part of life today. Whether championing the cause of gun control, exposing environmental polluters, battling disease or sexist cowboys, or liberating oppressed frontier women, Dr. Mike, at great personal risk, bucks the conventional wisdom of the Old West and emerges as more than just a pioneering feminist."

So yeah, it's not the character I take seriously, but the false messages in the majority of the shows. Whenever I actually do watch a Dr. Quinn, I just look at it as a case study into what Liberals really believe. ;0)

Oh, poor Shiloh! She should have been Ingrid!!! Then again, the script writers ran out of creative ideas for that character pretty quick as well . . . :0P

Bethany said...

Of course that makes perfect sense, realizing Hollywood doesn't have a Biblical Worldview. However, if you think Dr. Quinn portrays a false message, than you must be completely fair across the board and say that Lord of the Rings doesn't promote much better. ;) Two way street here, bro! :D In all seriousness, the information in Dr. Quinn is very good... and from a filmmaker's perspective, it is very well done with angles, character development, fantastic writing, amazing costume design, and much more. You can learn something from anyone!

The important thing is to make sure that we personally have a Biblical Worldview. :)

Kyle Bowes said...

Did Bethany really just compare The Lord of the Rings to DR. Quinn??? *gasps of horror* :0P

I would have to disagree with you about The Lord of the Rings not promoting much. It is actually rife with Biblical principles, and if not Biblical ones, at least moral ones! Among the ones that come to mind: selfless sacrifice, true friendship, the corrupting nature of power, courage in the face of overwhelming odds, a stark contrast between light and darkness, the hand of God (not seen explicitly, but definitely implied from Tolkien's writing and even the movies), contrasting gold (wealth) with the things that really matter, the responsibility we have to do the right thing and fight against evil, and the fruit of mercy even to those who don't deserve it.

I have many favorite scenes in the Lord of the Rings, but one that was especially relevant to me was a scene in the Fellowship of the Ring, where Frodo is basically lamenting to Gandalf that the ring had ever come to him. I looked up the quote; it is that good!

Frodo: "I wish the ring had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened."

Gandalf: "So do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us. There are other forces at work in this world, Frodo, besides the will of evil. Bilbo was meant to find the Ring. In which case, you were also meant to have it. And that is an encouraging thought."

Did Tolkien realize God's sovereignty in his writings, and did some of this translate even into the movies? I would say yes! So often I feel like Frodo. I am discouraged when I see the direction our nation is headed, and I am often scared, honestly, to think of what the future may hold. But all I have to do is decide what to do with the time that has been given me, to use it in battle for God's kingdom against the domain of darkness, for His glory! And what a comforting thought to know that God is in control, and has me here according to His will and plan!

I've been wanting to put a post together about the moral analogies in the Lord of the Rings. Maybe this will get me going on it. ;0) And don't think that I have anything against you guys for loving Dr. Quinn. You know that we have the complete 6 or so seasons of the show, and my sisters like it. I was merely stating my personal preference. You're right, this definitely falls under Romans 14 still. :0)

Bethany said...

Ironically enough, I could take your opinion of LOTR life lessons and put it to Dr. Quinn:
"Among the ones that come to mind: selfless sacrifice, true friendship, the corrupting nature of power, courage in the face of overwhelming odds, a stark contrast between light and darkness, the hand of God (not seen explicitly, but definitely implied from Tolkien's writing and even the movies), contrasting gold (wealth) with the things that really matter, the responsibility we have to do the right thing and fight against evil, and the fruit of mercy even to those who don't deserve it."

:P

Yep.

I wouldn't try to make the book Christian... Tolkien was a Catholic. In fact, he described LOTR as "a fundamentally religious and Catholic work."

However, Dr. Quinn isn't my favorite movie and I really don't consider it as that big of a deal. I really appreciate the things I see from a filmmaker's perspective! :)

Watch LOTR if you want. Watch Dr. Quinn if you want. It's your choice. :) But don't try to say one secular movie is rubbish just because you like another one better. ;)

Kyle Bowes said...

*more gasps of horror, but bites his tongue and smiles and nods his head in agreement to disagree* :0P

Bethany said...

*predicted that*
*grins*

Very smart move there. ;)

Kyle Bowes said...

Haha, whatever! :0P

But BTW, I should mention that I did not compare one secular movie to another and judge them that way. If you remember, you opened the can of worms this time by bringing LOTRS up in the first place. I went straight to the roots of Dr. Quinn, I.E. its website, figured out what it really was promoting (which I basically knew anyway after watching several episodes), and than I concluded that it is, indeed . . . rubbish, I like that term. I think it fits quite nicely. Wait, did I just say that?

*Wins*

:0P

Bethany said...

Of course I opened a can of worms! I love doing that. It makes things so much more interesting and tantalizing!

I'm a little concerned that it took you a couple episodes to figure the issues out. Goodness, maybe you need to be more attentive. :P

Aha! I predicted your thoughts regarding rubbish. :D Wow, I'm like two steps ahead of you and you have a much longer stride than I do. Try to keep up, will you? ;)