Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Happy Late Easter!

I hope everybody had a great Easter this past weekend as I did. On Saturday I spent the day with Michele and her family. They had a bunch of little kids running around like wild animals, haha. I almost forgot about these pics but I got a couple cute pictures so I thought I might share some of the cuteness with you! On Sunday I spent the day with my family up at my parents place and had a great time playing mush ball, crochet, and just hanging out in the beautiful weather. I couldn't ask for a better family then the one I have been given. Take Care until next time!!

NGP Wedding - Katie and Shawn

Here are a few images from the first wedding of the season with Katie and Shawn. I had a great time, they were awesome people and it was a great way to kick off the season. Here are a few of my favorite pics and Jasen has a few more over at his BLOG so be sure to check ‘em out! Enjoy

*All images were taken under New Generations Photography

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Ensenada Cruise

So I just got back from the cruise to Ensenada yesterday afternoon and I had a blast! I don’t know where to start so I will just show you some of the pics from the trip and put a little explanation underneath to tell you a little about it. It’s going to take too many words to explain the trip and who’s really going to read it anyways :)

This first picture is from when we first got there. Michele and I did a little exploring throughout the ship and took a moment before all the passengers got on to take a picture. We were still at the port and hadn’t yet got all checked in.

When we did go down to see our room it was so small, but who cares! We shared a room with my sister and her boyfriend so it was little tight, but we hardly spent any time in there except for sleepy time and the occasional shower, ha-ha.

So after a long night of partying, we went to bed that morning and woke up again that morning and TA-DA we are in Mexico! I got myself a cup of coffee and went for a little morning walk around the ship to check out the scenery. The weather was awesome and we couldn’t have asked for a better day!

We took a 45 minute tour to the market thing where they sold a bunch of useless crap to all the tourists like us but it was fun. Michele and my sister both got some rings and fancy purses so it as worth the trip there. We even had time to take a group shot! Pictured from left to right: Me, Michele (My Love), Ray (Lisa’s b/f), Lisa (Sister), Dave (Dad), Gene (Uncle), Mickey (Aunt), Rick (Uncle), Suzy (Mom), Bill (Rick’s Cousin)

My Dad and I had to put the Mariachi hats on for a picture. Damn we’re sexy, ha-ha! If you look to the left in the picture, there were like a million of these wrestling/Nacho Libre masks. They were kind of weird crazy into their wrestling.

We stopped at Habana Cabana for a few drinks and tacos and a photo op. of course!

After a few hours at the market we went downtown to check out a few more of the tourist places. We pretty much walked up and down the downtown streets stopping at each bar that looked cool and had a beer and a taco. I had to try all the tacos from different places, they were delicious! This was taken at one of the bars, couldn’t tell you what it was called though.

We made it to Papas and Beer before we left and by the time this picture was taken I was feeling pretty good …from the tacos of course!

Later that night was the formal night which was probably the best night of the trip, so good that were going to have to skip to the last day on the boat for pictures. So trying to recover from the night before… I though rock climbing was the best solution. My Mom even climbed it all the way up to the top! Good times.

The last day was really windy with 18-20 knots of headwind during the day and 35-40 knots of headwind the night before with 15ft swales throughout the morning. If you don’t know how windy that is, it’s REALLY friggin’ windy trust me!! So we had to take a picture of the windy-ness. It was really cold, so no bikini weather :(

Thursday, March 13, 2008

...goin' on a cruise!

Hey everybody! I’m about to take off on my very first cruise tomorrow morning, YAY! My parents, Michele, Uncle Rick, and my sister and her boyfriend are going so it should be a good time. We are going on the Royal Caribbean to Ensenada, Mexico. It will also be my first time in Mexico so I’m super stoked. I’m going to take my hand dandy little Digital Rebel XT to hopefully get some good shots of the adventure. I REALLY want to take my 5D but it’s my baby and I can’t risk something happening to it if I have a wee too much to drink… not that it’s going to happen ;) Anyways, I will keep hopefully be posting a blog sometime early next week with a few pictures and how everything went.

Also, the wedding with Jasen and Jennifer went great last week and as soon as I can get my hands on the images from him I’ll get a few edited and posted for your viewing pleasure, haha. For now, you can check out his blog for a few of his great images until I get mine posted.

Until next time… good morning, good afternoon, good evening, and good night!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Tomorrow's Friday!

So Jasen, Jennifer and I have our first wedding of the season this Saturday and I’m totally stoked to shoot a wedding again. It’s supposed to be a pretty kick back day from what I hear and I can’t wait to test out the new equipment that I got and ideas that have been piling up over the last few months. I’m finally feel like I am starting to get to know my camera pretty well and am feeling a little more comfortable behind the lens with each shoot. I still have A LOT of growing to do as a photographer and so much more to learn!!

I saw a video on Mike Larson the other day on Cut Frame TV (kind of a YouTube for photographers) and it totally blew my mind. This guy is either crazy or he has a lot of backup cameras just in case! I'm not so sure I would attempt this, but I am very tempted to try :) You’ll know what I mean when you see the video. The part I am talking about is about 1:00 min into the clip so CHECK IT OUT!

In other news, my Civil Engineering senior project class is kicking my A$ and I can’t wait to finish. This one class alone is taking almost 20 hrs. per week of out of class work for just 2 units of credit, WHAT!! The semester is flying by though and it will all be over before I know it when I graduate in May :)

Oh and Jasen and Jennifer took their boy “Mini Mac” (Michael) to UCLA today for a consultation about a possible surgery and I hope that everything went well with nothing but good news! You can check out his BLOG for a little more info and probably an update within the next day or so about how that went.

…that’s it for today, Take Care!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

The Barker and Kelley Family

I had a great time with Kenny, Dawn, Chris, and Amy and their girls this weekend. What a handful the girls are together, SUPER CUTE but a handful for sure! Afterwards we had a few beers and some Bill’s pizza (the best pizza ever baked!!) then played a few games of darts. I had a great time and think the pictures portray what welcoming people they really are.

I am also going to try and stay updated a little more on the blog, hopefully a couple times a week depending on what I got going on with work and school. Posts could be new pics from shoots or maybe just an update on what I got going on in my life so stay tuned!!