Monday, September 24, 2012

A New Headshot?

I had some new head-shots taken about a month ago through my summer theatre camp that I teach at.  I'm not sure how I feel about them.  The first one is the one that I received back as my headshot, the one the photographer had chosen.  The second one is the one I think I like best.  Porter told me the first one is fine, but I just am not a fan.  Am I crazy?  I just don't like it, but I like the second one that I found on the CD of all the pictures he took.   Ugh, the life selling yourself, the life of an actor, it stresses me out sometimes.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Bear Lake Family Reunion

 This post is a little late, but better late than never right?!  Well, back in July we went up to Bear Lake for our annual Grandma Bea Family Reunion.  I absolutely adore spending time with Porters family.  They are awesome!  This is his mom's side of the family.  I actually helped plan this reunion.  Usually we go to Cherry Hill, which is fine, but there really isn't alot for us older 'kids' to do there other than watch the little kids having all the fun.  So at our Easter Party I threw out the idea of Bear Lake and everyone was totally into it, hooray!  
We stayed at the KOA campground, so basically luxury camping, except for we chose the one weekend that it rained every single day!  We had bought a new tent and boy did we get a chance to break it in.  We also had a jumping contest to see who could jump the highest.  I love that almost all of Porter's cousin's are around the same age, it makes gatherings really fun.  I grew up in a very small family with no cousins until I was in jr. high, and even then we didn't get to see each other very often, so it's nice to have a side with a big family

 Our little was tent was such a trouper!  This was our first time camping on our own (like own tent and stuff) we thought we were pretty tough, even though we did have help putting up our tent, but let's not put a damper on our toughness.  
 My camp hair, don't be jeal.  I braided everyone's hair while we were up there.  It's one of those camping rituals that must happen.
When the sun finally came out we went swimming at the lake.  This is our 'Bathing Beauties' pose.  Probably one of the best family pictures....EVER!  
 We all rented a jet ski together and took turns riding it.  I loved taking it really fast and making us skip across the water.  Porter was riding with me on back, I made him scream a couple of times, it was awesome!  
This is my inter tube ballerina passé pose.  You should have seen the leap and spin combo following this picture.  On second thought, no it's best you just see the picture ;-)  
 Sarah rented this little contraption.  It was very fun to ride around in, but we had an extra body in front and grandma and grandpa in the back, so it was basically just me and Sarah pedaling our little hearts out.  We drove it down the road to get shakes.  I think I burned a few hundred calories getting to the shake place!  It was hard.
 Eating my well deserved shake with a big dramatic bite.

 We can't have a family gathering without our playing the oh-so-competivie game of POUNCE!
Kenzie and I played on a team and we won like 3 times!  We were on FIRE.
Pretty much the best family reunion ever!  I hope we go back again.  It was much better than Cherry Hill.  Hugs and Kisses to my Grandma Bea Family!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

My favorite formal shots

In my previous post, I told you all about my brother getting married.  Well, for their wedding present I did all their engagements and bridals/formals, and then I made them this cool photo book with all their pictures.  I thought I would show you some of my favorite shots.  We took these up at the Bountiful Temple about two weeks before the wedding.  We were there in the evening so I got some great sunset shots.  Enjoy!

Little Bro ties the knot!

 Kit and Rachel were married in the Bountiful Temple on August 17, 2012.  They are such a beautiful couple, and I'm so excited to have Rachel as part of our family.  She is awesome!  After the sealing, we all headed up to Ogden to Jeremiah's Family Restaurant for a wedding luncheon, and Porter and I sang "A Whole New World" for them.  Later we went to Rachel's Family home for a reception.  Her family made their yard so pretty for the occasion.  My mom also had brought a bunch of potted flowers over that she has been tending to all summer long.
 I can't believe my baby brother is all grown up
 All the bridesmaids being silly.
 Porter and I had a huge bag of props and all evening we went around to groups of people and had them dress up to take funny pictures.  They turned really silly, which is perfect!
 My Dad and I.  Doesn't he look awesome?!
 More family funnies.
 The Serious picture

Mi Familia

 He totally shoved the cake in her face.
Their first dance, ahh, so cute.  They left shortly after this.  It was a really nice wedding day, however I was beat at the end of the day!  Weddings are exhausting.