March 30, 2012

A Turn Behind the Camera

One of my kid's most favorite things to do is to take my little Canon Powershot and wander around taking pictures. I absolutely adore seeing the world through their perspective, and seeing what they take pictures of. Mostly of themselves or each other. lol! Or their snacks. I thought it would be fun to post of few of their images.

Here are a few from Hunter:

A few weeks ago, I took Bridger out on a few photoshoots with me and let him use the Canon so he could be my assistant. He did get a few fun shots of our people and he got a ton of (I think) SUPER cute ones of himself for me. He never lets me take his picture when I have him dressed all cute and nice, so I guess I'll take whatever cute pics I can of him! hahaha

I didn't have any that Alayna took right now. I'll have to turn her loose with the camera and see what she comes back with. :) I love that they get so excited about doing anything creative.

March 27, 2012

New Wheels

Ok, so I've had this brilliant plan forming for a couple of weeks now. I'm going carless. For reals. I'm getting rid of Bruce Greenapple (this is what my kids came up with to name our minivan, which gives you an insight into their personalities. LOL) and we're going to start biking it. Or walking it. Or public transportating it. Or for those trips to Nana's & Papa's house, we'll give in and Enterprise it. ;) (They have fantastic weekend specials, just sayin'.)

My new plan will mean extra money each month. No gasoline or having to carry vehicular insurance will make my bank account happy. I'm really looking forward to that aspect of this plan.

My new plan will mean extra exercising EVERY DAY. I'm SUPER looking forward to this part of the plan.

My new plan will mean waking up extra early. I'm not so much looking forward to that part of the plan. BUT I know once it's a habit, then it's a habit and won't be a big deal. I'm hoping I can time it so that I can get the kids to school and my youngest to daycare in time for me to hit the gym for some weight training before I pedal myself on over to work. Luckily my gym is just a few blocks from work. I even got my youngest into a new daycare that is also a couple of blocks from work.

This plan will mean I have to force myself to be organized and prepared. I'm looking forward to pushing myself in this regard. Meal prep, gym things, kid's things, work things. It's about time I get back to being organized this way. It will be good. Hard, but worth it.

The only problem with my new plan is figuring out WHICH bike to get myself. I really have no idea what is a good bike. LOL! Luckily, the guys at work all bike, and can help me put a bike together. (I totally could on my own, I just don't have the tools for it. C'mon! I used to build sets for theatrical productions, I think I can handle putting together a bike, right? ;)

These first three look sturdy, like they could handle hauling a bike trailer.  

I like the red one because, well, it's red. I need no other reason. 

The yellow would be good, it would stand out if we did any evening riding.

This one is just cute. And it's red. And it has that thing over the wheels that I could strap my gym bag or anything I need to. But could it haul a trailer? I don't want to order it and then find out it's not equipped to hitch the trailer to. GAH. Really, this one is my favorite. Pretty much for the extra places I could strap things to. And it's cute. And red. My top two requirements for basically anything. ;)

Decisions, decisions. No matter what I end up getting, I am SO EXCITED to get going on this!

March 26, 2012

Travis & Rita

Had a blast at Liberty Park with these two! Travis always has the most beautiful women he brings along to shoot with! And it was such a gorgeous day, I could have stayed in the park all day long!

March 25, 2012

Newborn Shoot

March 24, 2012

Kira & Paul

Ok, these two have got to be one of my most favorite couples. Ever. So fun. So cute. So patient with my little photo assistant, Bridger, who wouldn't get off the tractor. lol! Oh man, he's so fired. haha!

Festival of Colors

Today was the first day in a couple months now that I haven't had a weekend FULL of photoshoots. Although my daughter did have dance pictures scheduled, I wasn't the photographer for them. ;) So we took full advantage of our "day off" and went down to the Holi Festival of Colors with our friend Skip. We had SO MUCH FUN!! It was so nice to just go crazy and throw colored powder at random people.

What an amazing day. THANK YOU SKIP!!!!

If you haven't been to the festival, you should definitely put it on the calendar for next year!

March 16, 2012


Hey everyone! I'm doing my first photography giveaway!

For your first entry, comment on this photo and let me know where you'd like to have your photoshoot, if you win!

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*Winner must be in Utah. (Anywhere from Davis county to Utah county.) Unless you want to pay for my travel to where you are. ;) If you did that, I'd give you a free shoot anyway. lol!!

Winner will be announced April 2nd.

Good luck!!