Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Girls camp here I come!!!

‎"You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."~ Christopher Robin to Pooh~
This is our theme this year and I couldn't love it anymore!
It is just want I need to hear and I hope the girls feel that too.
I can't wait to get up there and have the best time.
I also hope to fit in some good time with my camera.
Wish me luck!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Splash Park

I had heard from some people in our ward about a splash park in Riverton and knowing how much my boy loves water we just had to check it out! Can we say awesome? This was perfect for Wilson. Water and fun! We will be back for sure!

Warning: photos are not my best work. My top priority was keeping track of Wilson. Second keeping my camera dry from all the water. And third was just trying to get a picture of him because he was running so fast!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Building a portfolio

So pretty much as far back as I can remember I have been interested in photography. I can remember when I was about 8 and I got a camera and film for my birthday I think I took a whole role of film on my cat. I have always loved creating images (especially of people). Well for a little while in school I majored in photography, but about a year and a half in a decided it wasn't where I could make money and changed. Well to make a long story short I have decided to get back into. It really is a passion of mine. So here I go. Here are some of the shots I have been working on lately.

This is my way cute nephew Alex. His sweet parents let me come take pictures of him. I wont lie it was hard shooting an infant, but I got some good ones.

This is McKenzie. Her sweet mother asked me to take some photos of her and her family. This is by far one of my favorites. I am slowly learning photoshop and it is paying off!

This is our best friends baby Connor. He is so cute. His parents asked me to take photos of him. Way fun!

This is my niece Jessica. Her mom asked me to take pictures of her for her baptism announcements.

This is the picture she chose to use. My favorite!

This is my sweet sister in law Sarah. She was a sport and let me take pictures of her. This is my favorite I think she looks angelic!

This is another sister in law Jen. She was also willing to let me take photos. Love love this one!

And another sister in law Bayley. She was so fun to shoot. She brought props and everything!

Well I will keep working on it. I find that it is hard to learn new things these days, but slowly my brain is picking things up. I am working on using my camera better and learning how to edit the photos. One day I hope to post a picture that is so amazing no one believes I did it. But until then I will keep plugging away.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Recently Wilson has found a love of stuffed animals! One day he started to carry around a little bear which slowly increased to every stuffed animal he owns now has to be in his crib with him. Well....almost all. There are two in particular that for some reason he doesn't like and after every nap and every morning we find these two on the floor. We have no idea why he doesn't like them, but apparently they don't belong in his crib.

Here are a few pictures of him asleep with "acceptable" animals in his bed!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

4th of July weekend

Our weekend began with Ryan taking Friday off! He also had Monday off so we had a long and fun weekend ahead of us! Ryan's dad also had Friday off and asked if he could watch Wilson for couple of hours so of course we said "YES" so Ryan and I got to spend the afternoon alone! We got some lunch and come home and worked on a puzzle and took a nice nap together! Then we picked up Wilson and headed to the fireworks at Granite High School.

Wilson enjoyed sitting on Papa's lap during the fireworks!

Wilson thought they were really cool, however not cool enough to stay awake the whole time. He crashed and crashed good!

Saturday we had a nice relaxing morning and then headed to the swimming pool with Ryan's family. It was a bit cold, but Wilson had lots of fun!

After swimming we headed to their house for lots of games and then we picked up some dinner. Ryan and I headed to In n Out. Here are few pictures of us waiting patiently for our food.

Sunday we had a birthday party and more games. Monday morning 3 of Ryan's sisters were nice enough to let me take some pictures of them up at the U. Here are a few. These first ones are of Sarah.

These are Jen!


And all of them. I had so much fun and got some really great practice and pictures. Thanks girls for letting me take your pictures. You were all great models!

Monday, July 5, 2010