Archive for 'Just Because'
My mother and father in-law have a love for the great outdoors and I don’t blame them one bit.
The last two weeks of June my girls and I spent some good quality time with family. We got good and dirty. Played with dinosaurs. Jumped on the trampoline, with urgent care on speed dial. Went to the Boise Zoo. Experienced the butterfly exhibit, without crushing any, I might add. Pretended to be groundhogs. Ate popcicles to cool off. Traveled up to McCall, Idaho. Created with Flexoam. Went to the lake. Drove and crashed a school bus. Made cloud dough. Looked up at the sky. Roasted marshmallows. Had a campout – for the big kids. All-in-all, made some pretty incredible memories.
I almost didn’t take my camera out this day.
What a shame that would have been.
My oldest daughter and her belly laugh.
One curious little girl.
I’ve been documenting her life A LOT these days.
There’s a good chance she might show her little face around here more often.
As a wedding and portrait photographer, this tends to be the slow time of year. I’ve been taking complete advantage of this time to work on some personal projects. It’s nice. One project consisted of taking 1 roll of film, which equates to 12 exposures for my camera, and visiting 3 different locations. You seriously have to put a lot of thought into each exposure and that’s the part I love. My mom (photographed below) asked me if it was more stressful shooting that way. To be honest, I think it’s less. It really forces you to slow down and think about each exposure. It’s almost a relaxing process. When you shoot digitally it’s easy to let yourself shoot, shoot, shoot and shoot and before you know it you’ve racked up 100-200 images – most of which you will toss anyways because you weren’t thinking. So here you have it, ALL 12 images we made, one windy Sunday afternoon.