Sunday, October 5, 2014

the beautiful botkins

i'm a sucker for sun rays and that amazing golden hour lighting. this beautiful family has another one joining their family next year! i'm so happy to see another one of their darling babies. honestly, some of the cutest around! michelle and tucker are champs and i'm grateful to have them as friends. 

senior pictures

well, i never thought i'd be asked to do someones senior pictures since i don't consider myself a photographer but one of my sweet young women asked me to do hers. i checked out examples of senior pictures on pinterest and realized that the majority of them were not my shooting style. rachel was a sport and went along with me as i winged the shoot. i think i should wing all my shoots.. i'm happy with how they turned out. i've been kicking around the idea of photography and doing shoots when i'm not busy with weddings, but who knows. 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

the wallowas

^^this was hilarious. tanner was so excited to see this zip line and he totally got stuck when we went on it. he started getting shaky because he couldn't hold himself any longer and i wasn't any help because i couldn't stop laughing. he eventually just dropped into the water..  i guess you just had to be there. 
our last stop for the seven wonders of oregon was the wallowas. we stayed in catherine creek state park and it sure was beautiful and relaxing. we hiked a little when we woke up to get cuba's energy out and then pretty much fished for the rest of the day. tanner caught a few little guys and i swam around the cold water a little bit. i fell asleep on the drive home and woke up to tanner suddenly pulling over.. i asked him what was going on and he jumped out with his fishing pole and told me to come. it was supperrr hot and when i'm woken up from a nap, i tend to be onery. so onery little me followed tanner as he walked to a "secret" fishing hole he spotted while driving. it was right off the freeway and under a train track bridge and i was freaking myself out thinking there were rattle snakes. and i did see snake skins around.. but no snakes.. thank freaking goodness. tanner actually caught some decent sized fish so he got his fishing fix in. after we ventured into boise and spent the evening surfing the river and eating from a taco truck. it was a wonderful week and i am glad we got the chance to travel through oregon.