Thursday, March 31, 2011

Hoover Dam-Part Two

I am definitely a portrait photographer. I love people and capturing moments in lives whether it is mine or others. So taking landscape photos is outside my comfort zone. But I firmly believe that if you love something you should love it all the way through. I love photography and not just the part that allows me to capture Lily running or babies smiling. So I broke out of my comfort zone at our recent Hoover Dam trip.

I am just so uncertain what the subject is when I am outside snapping away. And needless to say when you are standing in the middle of a vast mountain range choosing where to focus can be challenging! With portraits there is no question where to focus. With landscape your options are limitless and that can be overwhelming! But that is part of the journey and boy did it pay off as you can tell from Part One of the Hoover Dam pictures. I got some beautiful pictures of the day.

But being a wonder of the modern world does give you quite a few things that are impossible not to focus on. Between the power plant tour and the industrial feel of the dam itself I got some great shots of the amazingness that is the Hoover Dam.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Hoover Dam-Part One

We visit Vegas quite often. But yet have we taken a day away from all the adult fun to venture out into the desert and see the legendary Hoover Dam. So we set our alarms, rented a car, and headed out in the Nevada desert. Here are a few of the shots I took

Friday, March 25, 2011

Tiny Dancer

Lily started dance a few months ago and I have been dying to shoot her in her dance gear. While she wasn't in the best of moods the day we took these she still looked adorable. A few of my favorites from the shoot...

This perfectly portrays the mood of the session....

My favorite from the day

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


My husband loves to play basketball. He plays at lunch at work and plays the occasional weekend game. I took a weekend game a few weeks ago as an opportunity to get some action shots.  My husband the NBA star. Okay not really. But I can dream....

Monday, March 21, 2011

Easton and Emma

I only know one friend that has twins. Bless her heart as us Southerns say. And she lives in Vegas. Yeah good luck with that once they become teenagers! So of course on my recent vacay I made a pitstop off of the lively strip to see exactly how life has changed for Laura.

Well I am happy to report she makes it look easy. No joke you guys. Maybe they are just really good kids. It is a little early to be saying that considering they are four months old but maybe she just rocks.

 I almost didn't bring my good camera on the trip but this visit made me oh so happy I did. Totally worth the twenty pound camera bag lugged through security.  Here are a few shots of the visit. They are so adorable. Enjoy!



Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Out of the Office

I am currently checked out for the next week.....

That's right. Vegas Baby. Look for some Las Vegas strip pictures next week! Talk about a great oppurtunity to try out my low light photography skills. That is if you can get me away from the blackjack table and get me to put down my alcoholic beverage long enough to take some pictures!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Hamilton's Birthday

Our neighbor had an awesome birthday party at the end of the month. When I say awesome I mean like really awesome. His mom had a company come and set up laser tag in their yard. They brought a bus with wall to wall TVs and video game seating, and not to mention a giant robot you could ride in while controlling it. I didn't understand why the kid didn't listen when I asked him to make the robot clean my house.  But anyhoo here a few pictures of his party.

The birthday boy

 I love this picture. The only other two girls at the party besides my Lily. 

 Check out kid on the right. He makes me laugh. All boy. 
 Thanks for inviting us Hamilton!