Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Dream workshop

Last weekend was a total blast! It was my first photography workshop down in San Diego, and I learned so many things I can't begin to list them all. My favorite photographer ever, Barb Uil, from Australia was there for Q & A, as well as hands on instruction. In my dreams, I walked up to her and shook her hand and said thank you for being such a great inspiration to me. What I really said was, and I quote, "hguit, owkn, umm, andl oiwen like yourws work." She thought it was my american accent I am sure.
Anyway, everyone there was so supportive, encouraging, and informative. I learned a Ton of new ideas and techniques! Here are a few images from the workshop.

And could you even imaging this many camera's facing you. So glad I wasn't this guinea pig.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Snowy wonderland (much better title)

Last week we made an 8 hour trek, uphill by the way, to a small town called Brian Head, Utah. It was a B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L place. Living in such a gorgeous area such as so cal, I forget the majesty in other types of scenery. Big Bear is our local mountain winter, and it has nothing on this place. When it snowed here, it was a winter wonderland!

They even shut down roads because of the snow.
But we made the best of 280 inches of snow on the mountains.
Those lucky people who get these views every winter. Snow was so deep, you walk, and sink as deep as your waist. And who knew that snow really did sparkle? I thought that was a Christmas marketing tool!

And despite one day of freezing weather and snow, CJ was such a trooper. Everyday he was out for two hours learning to ski. "No Pizza, french fries." Whatever that means in his head, he got it!

Friday, February 08, 2008

The story....(part two)

One thing I am trying to include more is my attention to detail. Whenever I see pictures of the little things, it makes the day flood back to me piece by piece. This picture below reminds me of the sweetness shared betweent these two siblings. It is so fun to watch siblings love on each other. They were about a year apart, and acted as if they were twins. SOOOOOO adorably loving in every way.

It was nice to hang out with you again Stacy. I miss our lunch get aways at school!

Saturday, February 02, 2008

The story.....(part one)

My goal in taking pictures:

Capture the moment.
Capture the child.
Show their personality.
Tell a story.*

*not neccesarily in this order

So to be inspired by my big sis squaregirl and post old pics of the family. This one fit the criteria of the above goal.

I didn't take it. Although it does give me clues into the reason behind the wild child I gave birth to. Eplore, tear down, and have fun. Motto to live by for a three year old.

Do you think there is a resemblance?