Sunday, July 27, 2008

The Hansen Gals

Happy Birthday Wendy!! For Wendy's Birthday her sisters bought her a photo shoot. Look how flip'n darling they all look. They wanted to do something downtown because they often take trips to big cities. What a great idea!!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Just getting to know you...

Today I took photos of this super rad guy I've met and his super darling daughter. Nicole turns 9 in 9 days and is planning a really fun party with her all her favorite gals. She's bought funky hats for all of them to wear and I'm going to take silly pictures of them together. Eric bought frames they can decorate. Isn't that the most fun party favor idea ever!!!

Friday, July 25, 2008

11 days is way too long!!

Can you believe it's been 11 days since my last post!! I apologize!! My computer was in the shop. This was a mini shoot I did this morning of my co-workers kids. Aren't they adorable!! I promise I'll have more to look at soon, no more waiting 11 days for new posts.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Heidi & Keith

Thanks thanks thanks Tori & Jo for the referalIsn't she gorgeous!! This was a delightful shoot. It was hard to choose my favorites. As you can see I tried that new texture trick I learned at the conference. I think it look rad!! I'm going to spend my free time this week searching for sweet textures. Wish me luck.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

just a mini shoot

Thanks Lindy for the referal - you're the best!!!
This was just a little mini shoot. We just did two poses in 20 minutes- Here are my 2 favs!! Fast, fun & way easy. They spent way more time getting ready than we did shooting. I love what they chose to wear, and I love shooting downtown!! This family is friends with my cousin Lindy. Thanks so much Lindy for the referral!!

The Clark Fam

SHOUT OUT FOR JODI FOR THIS GREAT REFERRAL. THANKS MILLIONS JOD. LOVES!!This was a way fun shoot. I had gone to a photography conference the night before so I had had sweet photography dreams all night. I tried out a few of the tricks that they taught us. Like how to use a wall as a good back drop. Look how cool those bricks look. Thanks Lizzer for going with me. So glad you're back in Utah!!

So, I tried a new technique that I learned about at the photography conference. I think I need a little more practice, but the textured look could be really cool!! yes?

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

The Smarts

Thanks a billion bunch Jami for the referal!!

I've been wanting to shoot at this location of a long time. It's near my brother's house in Clearfield. It worked out great that the Smart's live near there. I spent the night at his house, no way I was waking up early enough to drive to Clearfield by 9am. Little Lia woke up early enough to see me off (I'm totally raising my children to sleep in until 9am like Lia). She was helping me put my things in my bag and she realized I was packing to leave and started pulling everything out of my bag saying "don't go Emmy" (very dramatic voice).
Oh nice it feels to be wanted!!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Family Reunion Bananza

Over the 4th of July we had my mom's side extended family reunion!! What a flip'n Ball!! Here are some of my favorite shots. To see more check out...

This is my gorgeous sister-in-law Taya who hates getting her photos taken (don't we all - however, she really takes it to the next level.) Last year's family photo did not include her. I had to tell several of my single girlfriends that my handsome older brother was NOT available! I caught her in a rare mood, in her swim suit no less and here you have it!! RRrrrRRRrrrrRRR!!

I've been so blasted busy the last few weeks, I'd decided I really needed a break. I brought Cathy the Camera just in case, not planning on taking very many photos, if any. Oh my, give me the most darling children on the planet, in the most fun place ever. How could I resist!!

This is a shot of the boys playing a horse shoe game of sorts that uncle Kim & cousin Wilson brought. Boy oh boy did they get competitive!!

This is a shot of Aunt Sandra showing the cousins her scrapbook of all the old family photos.

Dax is so cute in Tyler's helmet. We did a hole bunch of four wheeling. There was a canyon real close to the lake called 6 Mile Canyon. A pretty little stream, and really cool rock formations. That ride may have been the highlight!!

This not actually hers at all!! She was trying to convince us and all the neighboring campsites that if fact it was hers. But, no it really wasn't at all. Katie & Brielle, I hope you finally got to ride you bikes today after a weekend of having it taken over by Lia.

This is my handsome older brother Ryan. He is hysterical!! The first night, Ali & I swore we heard someone tapping on our window. We got all freaked out and went running upstairs and had Taz, my younger brother come and check the window. We figured out it was just the fireworks (okay, so it totally sounded like tapping!! Even my parent in the next condo over thought someone was tapping at first.) The following night it happened again, but this time it was loud and hard. We run to window and peaked out and there was Ryan running for cover. What a punk. He saw us and we saw him - we laughed & laughed and then settled in for bed. About 30 minutes later we hear something small like a pebble hit our window. We laughed, thinking he's gone back out there - he totally can't fall asleep and is bored. This goes on a few more times. Then I get a grand idea to go lock him out of his condo. So I wait for the next tap to make sure he's still out there, then I ran next door to lock him out. THE DOOR WAS ALREADY LOCKED. I freaked out, it totally wasn't Ryan out there. (Dad & Mom had the only key, there is no way he track it down to lock the door behind him just to go out to tease us.) By the way, it's like 1:30 in the morning by this time. Ali and I watched out slits in the blinds for a good 10-15 minutes for any sign of preditors. Nothing!! But the tip taps just kept on coming. We had no choice - we called Mom & Dad!! We scrambled over to their condo and told them all about it. We decided to entarigate Ryan, who was upstairs. We found him laying in the bed in a room by himself (1st clue something was up!) He was laying under an open window with no screen (2nd clue!). After a good 5 minute of Ali shining her cell phone light in his face did he admit that he had been hanging out the window throwing small items at our window. What a punk!! The next morning we found an assortment of pennies & golf tees under our window. All I have to say is, Ryan you better watch your back!!