Thursday, July 29, 2010

Porter's Poche Photoshoot

These are some photos I shot of the fabulous Porter. We drove around SLC and found some fun spots for me to play around with. He did pretty good, considering he HATES posing for pictures. I tried my hardest to keep it quick and painless, although there was nothing I could do for the heat.......98 degrees. Blah! Good thing he kept switching shirts!!! hehe! just kidding. All in all it was a fun little project and I keep learning stuff the more I shoot. So if any of you lovely beauties who read this blog would like to be a model, just let me know ;) I could get some good practice and you could get some fun photos!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Kim and Matt's Engagement Photoshoot

I bought a really nice new camera a few weeks ago and decided it was time to give it a spin. My lovey models are Kim and Matt. They are getting married in August and asked I would take some engagement photos for them. I accepted the challenge happily! So, Tuesday evening we embarked on our great quest to Red Butte Gardens......3 hours and 250 pictures later....I was exhausted. I'm sure they were too. We walked all over that place. Here is a sampling of some of the pictures we got. Enjoy!

Friday, July 9, 2010

The Wilds of Montana

Ribbon Fries!
Lake Como

Watching Fireworks in 50 degree weather.

Porter I finally were able to take a vacation together! We were very excited. We got the car packed and ready for our 8 hr. drive up to Hamilton, Montana. My grandparents live there. I actually drove half of the way. Usually I try and get Porter to do most of the driving, hehehe! But I did my fair share this time. On our drive we saw over 20 deer (we stopped counting at 20) and I also saw elk, and LlAMAS!!! I love Llamas, they are so cute.

We had a blast in Hamilton. We went to the Farmers market and I found lotion made from goats milk, we also found a fabulous booth with yummy cheesy crisps. Although, I bought a red velvet cake.....and it was the worst cake ever. So bland, I couldn't taste anything. It looked delicious, but I guess that's all it had going for it.

We went to the rodeo and walked around. I tried "ribbon fries," a potato spiral cut then deep fried. It was kind of like a cross between french fries and potato chips. Very tasty. We spent our forth of July at Lake Como. It was beautiful, but a little chilly. I didn't actually get in the water, just sat on the beach and read. It was delightful. That night, we went back down to the fairgrounds to watch the fireworks. I swear, every neighborhood up there has a firework show. I kid you not, all 360 degrees around me fireworks were going off. I didn't know where to look! The fireworks went on for about an hour. I found myself this ever going to end? Which I never think during fireworks. There were just so many. I went into sensory overload.

We also hiked up Blogget Canyon Overlook. It was a nice hike. And what an amazing view! It was beautiful up there. And we got reception as well, my dad called Porter when we were at the top.

We had a lovely time with my grandparents. They are always so fun to stay with and they have such a fabulous home. The garden was flourishing. I admit...I always have a bit of garden envy when I go up there. On the last night there we made a fire and roasted marshmallows and made banana boats. They had never made them before. I don't think my grandpa knew what to do with it when it was all cooked. He had to examine it and give a few pokes before he could eat it!

It was sad to leave but we made it home safe (I also drove half of the way home *pats self on the back*). It's nice to be home. We missed the puppies!
Looking up Blogget Canyon

Two squirrels kissing.....ah!

View of the Bitteroot Valley

That flower has a lot of gumption