Sunday, December 28, 2008

Window Cleaning

How do you wash your windows?

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Snow Day

We decided to tag along with my Cousin Serena, her Husband Mark, and their dog Copper for a day trip of fun up to Shaver lake with the dogs. This was the first time that they had ever seen the white stuff and it was hilarious to watch them walk in it for the first time. After awhile they warmed up to it and then we couldn't get them to calm down for a minute.

What a gorgeous day!

Brodie kept putting his head down under the snow looking for something. We couldn't figure out what he was doing actually but it was pretty damn funny! I tried to get one of his with his head under the snow but it was pretty tough to get one with a point and shoot camera. You have to try and time it just right. They just don't have the response time to a DSLR :)

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas '08

Well Christmas has already come and gone this year and it's seems to come and go much faster with each year I get older. It's one of those things that your parents tell you comes with age and they couldn't be more right! It never lasts as long as you would hope for :(

My grandpa got be an entire box full of some antique cameras that he has collected to add to my personal collection! It was probably the coolest gift of all coming from him. There were a few that even had the original box, instruction manuals, cases, straps, extra flash bulbs and everything. Super cool to a photo nerd like me! I've always wondered with old cameras just what exactly was shot through those lenses and the history of how they ended up in my hands. The fact that I am holding something that has created a snapshot in time many years before I was born and that someone out there may still have that picture... crazy to think about it in those terms.

Bear and Brodie were playing ALL DAY running around in the rain and I happened to get this shot of Bear before he jumped all over me. I just missed the focus but I liked it too much not to share.

The sky was just awesome the entire day. It's ever changing and always brings something new that you have never seen before and will never see again.

I hope everyone had a great Christmas and was able to spend it with their family and friends or if you don't like your family and friends that's cool too, just buy yourself presents and you'll never have to worry about returning a gift because you don't like it :)

Merry Christmas

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Steve and Ben

Steve contacted me awhile back about wanting to setup a shoot for the California Waterfowl Association. So about a month later we set out to the Kings River for a little fun. Other than freezing... I had a blast capturing them interacting together. Ben was so excited to be hunting with his daddy, there wasn't one thing that Steve did that he didn't copy. On the way home it wasn't a few minutes and both boys (Ben and Bear) were passed out in the truck from a hard days work, haha. Here's a few moments I happened to capture...

Kelley Family

What an awesome and cold day up at Bass Lake last weekend! There was even a little snow left over from the storm that rolled through... not quite enough to make any snowmen though :( It's such a gorgeous place and what better than to spend some time up there with Chris, Amy and their family. We took a few shots inside to warm up next to the fire place then out we went for a little while then we hurried back in to warm up. We got the best of both worlds I think!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Lang Fmaily

WOW!!! I'm surprised I made it our alive from this shoot... (totally kidding Matt and Allie!)

It looks like the leaves have finally fallen at this special shooting spot but the light it produces still ceases to amaze me. I had the pleasure to be introduced to the Lang family when I met Michele and they are truly a fun bunch to be around. Kenton (the oldest) is a total goof ball and Landon (the younger) is such a ham when he wants to be (...key word on "wants"). Poor little dude woke up at 5am so it was way past nap time when we had our shoot. I managed to sneak out a few good pics in between the tears though.


Kenton's got the Rock and Roll face going on and Landon has a little tear strolling down his cheek :(

...this one makes me laugh!

Thursday, December 11, 2008


Syuzanna and I have had a shoot planned for some time now and what does she do the day of the shoot... forget about me :( haha, It's ok because she hopped in her car from visiting family in Visalia and headed straight to Fresno to meet me! I'm really glad she did because she was great in front of the camera and I think your gonna like 'em!


Monday, December 8, 2008

Spencer Family

I had such a good time getting to know these 4 a little better shooting on what turned out to be a pretty darn cold day. That's OK though because the girls stuck it out with smiles and all their cuteness... What an awesome family!!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Mark and CJ

...and now I present two of my very good friends, Mark and CJ.

haha, I thought this one was funny!