Hai & D Say I Do | Part 1 | The First Look

I have to break this amazing wedding down into two parts because this destination wedding weekend was that amazing!  The day I flew into Salt Lake City we decided to enjoy a relaxed "first look" photo session which did not disappoint.

The sun was shinning, beautiful Liberty, Utah was our backdrop and I was photographing two of the most gorgeous brides I have ever seen!  It was absolutely magical.

Location: Liberty, Utah

Dresses: Bride Boutique Echo Park

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You see, magical!  

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May the 4th be with you 2017

I always create images for May the 4th day.  This year the wee one asked if I she could pose for the images.  She absolutely LOVES Star Wars.  I usually create something silly with the dogs.  

The wee one belongs to the dark side and wanted to share her love of Darth Vader with the world. The only problem was that we didn't have a helmet and I could not find one locally in a day.  Well my friend Mar who is a pro at cosplay hooked me up with a Storm Trooper helmet and the rest is history!  We took a walk through the neighborhood and she was even stopped by people out walking to pose for photos.

This child is the best!  She is spontaneous, loves life and rocks her own style like nobody I know.

Prepare for image over share!  Oh and she corrected her costume during our stroll through the neighborhood.  She said "Mom, you know Storm Troopers don't use light sabers.  They have guns!"

I HAD to get one with the helmet off.

The Bloom Collective | Light Trails

I am part of an amazing group of photographers contributing to a bi weekly blog post over at Bloom.  

The theme for this week is "light graffiti/light trails".

Canon 5D Mark III, Sigma Art 20mm f/1.4

1/2, f/5, ISO 100

To see the rest of the amazing collection of images click HERE, The Bloom Collective.

The Bloom Collective | Low Light

 I am part of an amazing group of photographers contributing to a bi weekly blog post over at Bloom.  

The theme for this week is "low light" .

Canon 5D Mark III, Canon EF 50mm f/1.2

1/250, f/1.2, ISO 2500

To see the rest of the amazing collection of images click HERE, The Bloom Collective.

 

The Bloom Collective | Simple

Simple

I am part of an amazing group of photographers contributing to a bi weekly blog post over at Bloom.  The theme for this week is simple featuring my beautiful Kali.

Canon 5D Mark III, Canon EF 35mm f/1.4, Canon 600 EX-RT

Speedlite power 1/4, f/3.5, 1/320, ISO 250

To see the rest of the amazing collection of images click HERE, The Bloom Collective.

Jiggy Day 2016

Jiggy Day 2016

October 8th has come around again and it is the day to celebrate life, love and happiness!  It is Jiggy Day.  The day we celebrate my good friend Lisa's angel girl.  The wee one and I have been making this a special day for the past 4 years now.

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Oh the sweetness!  I don't snoop.  I promise!  The wee one showed me this and said she has a diary.  She named is Loow (like Lou).  Where did she come up with the name Loow?  Well she said after she fills all of the pages up she will give it to me to read and I can get her a new diary.

day 58 thank you for simple ideas from the wee one.  The fact that she said I can read it made my heart so happy!

How sweet is this?  The entry she read me tonight talked about the airplane and the firefighters who worked to put the fire out.  She is logging daily activities.  I love it!

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Today was a quiet very relaxing day.  Well some may not see it as relaxing but I did.  We got up early hit an antique fair, visited the flea market where I picked up two awesome cast iron skillets and went grocery shopping.  After we came home I started cleaning up to prep dinner when I heard a very loud airplane and helicopter outside.  I thought oh cool the 2nd day of the air show is happening and some planes must be flying over I went outside and saw this from the backyard.

I immediately grabbed my phone and snapped this shot.  What in the world?

My biggest fear!  A fire broke out on the other side of that hill.  From the backyard I went to the front yard.  As I was standing out there the fire marshall was driving through the neighborhood to let us all know how they were aggressively attacking the fire and reassured me that with the immediate air support they requested it was not going to get out of control.  Cal Fire headed up the attack with 3 planes and 2 helicopter plus there were around 150 firefighters on the ground according to the newspaper.  

day 59 thank you for the fast acting firefighters who took on this small 10 acre fire in 90+ degree weather.

Across the street view of the plane dropping fire retardant on the top of the hill.