Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Hoggan Family

I met Marci at church, but really got to know her at summer camp. I was very excited when she contacted me to take their family photos. Even though it was a chilly November morning we had a great time. The kids especially love watching the ducks on the lake.

                                               Such adorable kids!!!

 After the photo shoot the kids started playing Hide - and - Seek

Monday, November 28, 2011

Twogood Family

A few weeks ago I had the honor of photographing some old friends. I met the Twogood family when my boys were toddlers, in fact Sara was Devin's preschool teacher. I hadn't seen them in at least 5 years, so it was really great to meet up with them again. Visiting with old friends is always a treat, but being able to take their family photos is a fun experience.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Re-Connecting with Family

While I was in Washington DC visiting my sister, we had dinner with our cousin Kevin, his wife and his new baby boy. I haven’t seen my cousin in years, so it was really great to re-connect. I was incredibly honored when Kevin and Lynn asked me to take pictures of their little boy Sam. Though he was a bit fussy during the photo shoot (he was asleep the second we finished) we managed to get some good family photos.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Red Rock Canyon

The first morning in Vegas a small group decided to head out to Red Rock Canyon to photograph the sunrise. I wasn't planning to go because I hadn't slept well the night before arriving in Las Vegas. But since I didn't sleep well that night either I went along. I'm soooo glad I did. It was absolutely beautiful.

 Most all of the rock formations had holes in them. I'm very curious about what causes these holes.

When they say Red Rock Canyon . . . . they really mean Red Rocks!! :)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Hoover Dam & Transformers

One of our stops in Vegas was Hoover Dam. It was so fun seeing a place I'd seen in movies. First we walked across the overpass bridge to the Nevada/Arizona state line. Then we drove down to the dam parking lot to wait for sunset . . . .

While waiting for the sun to set and the dam lights to come on a group of us walked across the dam. At this point all I could think about was Dawson. He LOVED Transformers. And he loved the Transformer movie. They filmed a scene on the Hoover Dam. So all I could think about was how much Dawson would have loved to be there with me to see where they filmed part of the movie.
 I think the shadow of the bridge we were on is a pretty cool addition to this photo. :)
                        From Nevada . . . . . looking into Arizona
 Those of us who made it to the center had to document our arrival. My feet have the big silver flowers. :)
 Here are most of the members of my photography club who made it to Vegas. We took a break in the shade . . . . it was really really hot!! From left to right: Martin, Debbie, Dale, Jim, Rita, Tony, Deb, Bean & Jeff
 The over pass bridge as we drove under it. I took this photo through the car window. :)
 This photo reminds me of the scene in the Transformers movie where the tiny Decepticon crawls out of the purse and falls down the side of the dam.

              I believe the white line is where the water level used to be.

            These last 4 pictures show the progression of nightfall . . .