Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Father's Day Weekend

This past weekend was Father's Day. We planned a trip up north to go camping not realizing my dad would be out of town! We still made the trip and even had a few friends come and join us. The weather wasn't the greatest but we made the best of it.

The mosquitoes were TERRIBLE! No, terrible doesn't even begin to come close to how awful they were. I think by the end of the weekend we collectively went through about 6 cans of OFF Deep Woods.

We saw this deer as we were driving out to our site. I think it turned out to be the perfect setting for a photo :)

Miss Aayla was happy to get there. She's like a whole new dog once she sees the water.

The path down to the water. So happy the water level went down considerably from the last time we were there.

Miss Aayla waiting for someone to come swim with her :)

I just thought this plane looked too cool not to take a photo. I can't believe how much of the plane you could actually see!

The view from the fire pit

Our home for the weekend

A dragonfly that was stuck in our screen tent. Don't worry, I set him free.

Probably the least favorite part of the weekend, besides the mosquitoes, was seeing this LARGE snapping turtle. The rock that it is on is huge so you can only imagine how big the turtle is!

One of the streams we cross over getting to the site

Our river :)

Ever see a close up of what I believe is a horse fly? No? Me either. So now we both have seen one :)

Our friends children enjoying throwing rocks in the river.

All three kids that were up with their families.

My husband Mike fishing :) He didn't catch anything.

All the kids going tubing.

Miss Aayla and her "boyfriend" Shadow. They don't share well.

Our friend Pete and the nice Northern he caught.

My husband and I with Miss Aayla

Our whole group that came up for the weekend :)

This turkey we spotted as we were heading out of town.



These two turtles were on either side of a bridge we have to go over.

Can you believe the claws on this one!!!

I'll leave you with this last photo. Every time we drive by I want to stop. It always looks so peaceful. This time I actually asked Mike to stop. So glad I did. I hope everyone had a great weekend!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Miss E

I had the privilege of photographing the most adorable little girl on Monday. Please meet Miss Evelyn. She turned 2 on Sunday. Below are a few of my favorites from her session.





Tuesday, June 10, 2014

New Beginnings

I have to begin again by apologizing for my lack of posting these last few months. Our lives have been crazy, but a good kind of crazy!

First off, OUR HOUSE SOLD!!! We've spent the last few months packing, moving, unpacking and getting settled. We are so happy that chapter of our lives has closed so we can begin a new one.

My youngest step brother graduated high school over the Memorial Day weekend. Still can't believe it....seems like yesterday he was so little!

My cousin, McKenna, has been playing varsity softball as a freshman. She's played like a rock start and their team won regionals!



Our nephew, Peyton, has been playing tournament baseball the past few weekends. It's been amazing to watch him play! Looking forward to many more games.

I also helped a friend learn how to photograph in low light. She had a specific subject she wanted to photograph of a girl on a globe near my work. We had a lot of fun finding different angles and playing with the lights that lit it up.

OK, I think I'm all caught up! Wow, that was a lot. I'll probably be going back and doing other posts off of some of these things but at least this catches you all up :)

Last night I had a photo shoot with the most adorable little girl, Evelyn. I'll be blogging her session tomorrow but here is a little sneak peek.