Wednesday, November 24, 2010

4th "Veterans Day" Appearance

Our 4th and final "Veterans Day" appearance of 2010 was at the Lions of Iowa District 9SW Convention. We were treated to a very nice supper and greeted by so many American Patriots and Veterans.

Bubba spoke to the crowd about The Freedom Rock® and his efforts in supporting America's Veterans; which the Lions Club should applaud itself for as well! Especially, Ardie Klemish, might I add. She and her husband, Ken, dedicate much of their time in support of our military men and women. We would like to thank them for inviting us to be a part of their special night.

Also-check out their district pin which features "The Freedom Rock®" on it. If you would like to purchase one, please contact Ardie Klemish at:
Proceeds directly benefit America's service men and women.

Photo Explanation:
1 - Table Setting
2 - Bubba speaking to guests about The Freedom Rock®
3 - Presentation/Folding of the American Flag by Veterans and crosses/flogs in honor of those who've passed
4 - Lions District 9SW pin featuring The Freedom Rock® logo

5 - Bubba's "The Beautiful" painting on display

If you are interested in having Bubba come speak to your group about The Freedom Rock®, please call or email at 641.343.7110 or

photo credit: Sorensen Studios

3rd "Veterans Day" Appearance

Our 3rd Veterans Day Appearance was in Maryville, Missouri at the
Maryville Middle School.
Bubba spoke to a group of middle school students and staff. It was by far one of the most well behaved group of schools we have visited in awhile-you all should be very proud! They had great questions and seemed to be very genuinely interested in The Freedom Rock®. But most importantly they were very appreciative of our Nation's Heroes-just who we love to speak to!

Thanks again you Spoofhound'ers!

Pictured L to R: Principal Kevin Pitts & Ray "Bubba" Sorensen II
photo credit: Sorensen Studios

Sunday, November 21, 2010

2nd Veterans Day Appearance

Our second appearance was no where other than at The Freedom Rock®. We planned on adding five different Viet Nam Veterans ashes to the north side on Veterans Day. One veterans ashes being added had family present but the rest were sent to us from all over the country. Here are a few pictures of the event.

For those of you that don't know, in 2006 while Bubba was re-painting The Freedom Rock®, some Viet Nam Veterans stopped by on their way to the wall in D.C. and had the remains of some fellow Viet Nam brothers. They asked Bubba if they could sprinkle the ashes at the base of the rock in which Bubba replied, "They will just blow away. Why don't you just pour them into my paint and I will put them directly on The Freedom Rock® and they will be there forever". Ever since then we receive requests from all over to put their loved ones on the "Viet Nam Tribute" (north side) of The Freedom Rock®; making it a true memorial.

What an amazing experience that was to watch as Bubba took the ashes, poured them into his green paint and spread them onto The Freedom Rock® with his paint brush. There were definitely some tears gathering in my eyes especially as I glanced at the family who were completely silent.

P.S. In the middle of all this, a woman came with more ashes in hopes that we would be at The Freedom Rock® so she could add her fallen soldiers on a special Veterans Holiday. We ended up adding 7 different veterans ashes that day.

*click the photos to learn more about them.

photo credit: Sorensen Studios

IWD Veterans Career Fair

I'm trying to catch up with all of the exciting things we have been doing this month. As you know-November is a busy month for us with Veterans Day being in the middle of it! We had four appearances in less that 48 hours this year. I'll s tart with the first appearance we had-Iowa Work Force's Veterans Career Fair. Bubba was the key note speaker and we ran into some dear friends at the event.

Pictured is (left to right) Glenda Johnson, Kathy McDole-Parkins, Ray "Bubba" Sorensen II, and Heather Sanderson; all three of them are the family of Glenn McDole. Click here to read his amazing true story. It will definitely touch you! P.S. Check out their new "The Freedom Rock® Hoodies".

Special thanks to Jeff Johnson/IWD for having us.

photo credit: Sorensen Studios

Friday, November 19, 2010

More Senior Photos!

Thought I'd share some products from one of our recent senior shoots. Crista's pictures were really creative and different-which we think came through so well on her 5x5 Photo Book and Custom Cover Disc Case. Which by the way holds all of her photos to print wherever she wants!
All of our products are custom designed to make sure we represent you-not what everyone else is doing. απολαύσει! That by the way means "enjoy" in Greek!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

We love Holiday Walk-Inners...

So any of you who know me can attest that I really like to be prepared and plan for things. I mean why else wouldn't we have kids yet right? hehe

Anyway-I'm starting to get what we call the "Holiday Walk-Ins" which consist of people frantically realizing the summer and fall seasons have flown by and Christmas is only weeks away.
We find them rushing into the studio, asking to get their pictures taken right here and now. Normally I like to take extra time to prepare for my shoots and make them as unique as possible...but don't worry-I have found a way to do that off the top of my head after my third year of Christmas rushes! So bring it on you "Holiday Walk-Inners"'s not a word, so don't look it up.

And the great thing is-you get all your images on a disc, so making Christmas cards is a one will ever even know you procrastinated when we get your pictures back so quick and you can print them WHEREVER!

Stop by Sorensen Studios and we'll fix you right up. After all, that is what we're here for: set hours every week, ready to assist you. Not after our other real job gets done, or when we get back to calling you...but NOW because this is our real job! The studio is waiting for you (seriously I just cleaned it today and I like people to notice).

Here are some pictures from one of our walk-ins today. See it's as easy as going to a drive through and grabbing a shake and fries...except you won't gain weight coming to us. Unless you start working here...then you'll find we walk over to Kum & Go/Caseys various times a day for sodas and candy bars.

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Patriotic Snowman Christmas Cards!

Honor the troops while sending out your Christmas Cards this year!
Please stop by or call/email the studio if you're interested in purchasing: 641.343.7110 (leave a message) OR

Click the above image for more information.

photo credit: SORENSEN STUDIOS

Monday, November 15, 2010

Christmas Special 2010!

Click the left image for more information!
Call or email the studio today to reserve your spot-641.343.7110 ext. 714 or

Thursday, November 11, 2010

700 Club cont'd

Watch Bubba & The Freedom Rock® on the 700 Club by clicking the link below. They did an amazing job and we'd like to thank them so much for their support!

And most importantly-THANK YOU VETERANS FOR OUR FREEDOM! We had a very fun-filled day of appearances and had the privilege of meeting so many wonderful veterans. We'll try to blog soon about all of that!

Ray Sorensen: Freedom Rock Features on The 700 Club |

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


I can't believe it's already Thanksgiving time!
Check out Bubba's turkey tribute on the south window of our studio.

If you would like a free estimate for an artwork project by Bubba call the studio at 641.343.7110 or email us at

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Iowan Named 'America's Hottest Husband' - Video - KCCI Des Moines

Iowan Named 'America's Hottest Husband' - Video - KCCI Des Moines

The Freedom Rock® was featured in The Mohawk newsletter.
Click the left image to learn more.

Thanks for your support guys!

Monday, November 8, 2010

The 700 Club

Bubba and
The Freedom Rock® will be featured on The 700 Club, this Veterans Day, Thursday, November 11th. Watch this one on one interview with The Freedom Rock® artist himself as they interview him at his artwork/photography studio in Greenfield, IA.

For more information, click the Press Release located above.

Saturday, November 6, 2010


It's still not too late to get your senior pictures at Sorensen Studios! Visit our website: to view session info!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Wedding Shoot

This is how we do it! Here is a shot of Bubba getting that "perfect shot" of the bride's wedding dress. After all-isn't the dress everything!? We think so...