Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Hansen Family

I may have bitten off more than I can chew, considering the size and insanity of my family. I've got a project that I'm working on as a Christmas gift for my family that I really don't know if I'm going to be able to pull off. For it, I need portraits of each and every family. But they're less than enthused about participating. Example: My brother, Casey. After about 5 minutes of shooting, he said, "I'm done." And was just that. So I did some more shots with his girls instead.

Actually, if I'm being totally honest. I took the girls and handed the camera to another one of my nieces, Jourdan and let her do the pictures while I supervised. She's been taking photo classes in her high school and seems to have a really good natural eye.

I also managed to get a couple pictures of another one of my brothers and his new family. Chad and Dianna have just recently gotten married and have eight children between them. They live in Missouri and unfortunately, were only able to get Dianna's three youngest girls here. So I did what I could.

And somewhere in there . . I managed this one:

And that about threw me over the edge.

Beutler Families

When I was home last weekend I did some portraits for one of my favorite nieces in the history of EVER. And I'm not just saying that because we share DNA and have very similar personalities. She's just that cool. Ask anyone. She wanted pictures of her with the hubby and his brother an wife. Plus the dogs. Seriously freaking cute.

Anyway, I'm heading to Vegas tomorrow so I don't have time to post tons of pics from their shoot but here's a little teaser for you.


Poor Sammie is getting pretty old and slow. Nic really wanted pics of her with Russ because they're pretty convinced she's not going to last much longer. And I've got to say, I love how this shot shows the love between them.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Home again, home again

jiggity jig

What is that, anyway? And how annoying is it that if you hit enter while you're in the title line, blogger will automatically publish your blog, even though it's totally empty. So for those of you (HA! Like I have any uber quick followers like that) who opened this post and it was totally empty, I sincerely apologize.

Anyway, went home to good ol' Sevier County for the 24th of July celebration and I have all of these thrilling pictures that I would really like to post for ya'll to see but unfortunately, I took them with my SLR so they're in my iMac and I'm currently sitting in Barnes and Noble on my laptop because the power is out at house which means no iMac and no internet. I guess I could bring the iMac down here as it is pretty portable, but I don't think they'd really appreciate it here and they may rethink their free wifi.

I'm all about the url links today. Well, actually, I'm just bored and that takes up a little bit of time. But look on the bright side, you now know what I shoot with, where I'm from, what kinds of computers I own and how I like my eggs . . no, wait . . eh, whatever.

So on Sunday (or was it Monday?!?) I went with multiple family members up to the "Elsinore Lookout Point". But don't tell ANYONE! It's a slightly illegal trail/road that a certain family member (who shall remain nameless) made on what I believe is probably BLM property. Well, you can tell people the point exists . . just don't tell them how you found out about it. It can be our little secret. Anyway, along the ride I did take a few shots with my digi point and shoot which I've got on my laptop so that's all you get for now.

Lauren, Kendyl and Kendal (aka Dad) getting ready to make the BUMPY trip

Chuck the Wonder Dog LOVES a good ride in the Ranger

Does this look like a road to you? Just wondering if I'm the only one that's a little skeptical.

And that ends the photo portion of our presentation for today. Maybe one day, when the power is back on, I'll publish the photos I actually took FROM the point. Consider this the most nail biting cliff hanger of all time.

But wait . . there's more! (I should be the next Billy Mays! Picture a thumbs up, here) Until next time, ponder this . . .

For some unknown reason, Chuck the Wonder Dog took to hanging out/sleeping under my mom's kitchen table while we were home. No idea what's up with that.