Photography ~ {K} Dance Photo Session

As a dancer, others dancers are perhaps my all-time favorite subject to photograph (aside from kids, that is). Maybe it’s that I know what a step/position/move is supposed to look like. Maybe it’s just the joy I see on the face of other dancers as I photograph them doing what they love as much as I do. I don’t know, but I do know that I really look forward to those sessions.

While visiting some friends in Northern Utah their amazingly talented daughter asked me if I would be willing to do “some dance pictures” for her after we did their family session. I think I was almost more excited than her! This young lady is incredibly dedicated, talented and I see her going pretty far in the dance world. The sky’s the limit for her. And for those of you wondering… she’s only nine years old.

Enjoy!

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Photography ~ {C} Family Photo Session

We went on vacation before I had a chance to post some final edits for my dear friends, The {C} Family’s session. I’ve watched the {C} family grow from two parents and four kids, to an added daughter-in-law and son-in-law and a much, much, MUCH adored grandson with another already loved grandbaby on the way. I can honestly say, I love this family!

I will tell you now, this family was SO much fun. If I asked them to jump… they did it with gusto. If I said, “Hold on, checking settings real quick.” They switched facial expressions with each shutter click (I didn’t really “see” those until the editing process, lol). They were so much fun, and they are most definitely an all-around fun family who makes a good time wherever they go.

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Photography ~ {P} Kids Session

You may remember my previus post on this session… if not, the link to it is below. These kids were so much fun… even the little one who was not happy with me laying him down on the grass. He was very vocal in his protests, lol. And never forget how difficult it can sometimes be to get everyone looking at the same spot at the same time… no matter how much noise you make, lol. But all in all, this shoot with these rambunctious kids has been one of my favorite to date. I’m so glad I got to spend an hour or so with my friend and her daughters and grandbabies. I hope you enjoy these pictures as much as I did. 😀

Happy Day AFTER the 4th of July!

Happy Day After 4th of July to all my American friends, and those living in the States. Hope your day was full of BarBQues, popsicles, drinks and fireworks!

Living in Las Vegas, there is an almost endless list of places that set off their own fireworks… From the Air Force Base, to the various “Locals” Hotels, to the three cities encapsulated in the Las Vegas Valley, and even one more city that’s just past the valley, the choices are almost limitless. Normally, we attend the Air Force Base’s 4th of July celebration. There are toys, games, water slides, bouncy houses… food, or you can bring your own… and a spectacular fireworks display.

Here is a pulled back picture from the show last year.

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Unfortunately, this year there was no celebration at the base due to sequestering. So, we had to figure out a different activity this year.

A family friend lives across the street from one of the city parks that the city celebrations are held at, and her backyard has a great view of the fireworks. Not so great for photos as there are power lines, lights and power poles obscuring part of the view of the fireworks. So, being as it was the first time I’ve ever shot the pictures from her backyard (I usually set up my camera in the perfect spot at the base to get clear shots, lol) there was a bit of a learning curve… especially considering my hubby just bought me a newer, upgraded camera body (cue squees and happy dancing…). So, here are a few shots I got from the show this year. Enjoy!

Photography ~ {C} Family Sneak Peek

When this family contacted me for a large family session, including their kids and grandchild, I couldn’t resist.

We met up at Lake Las Vegas and had so much fun wandering all over picking spots for full family shots, couple shots, smaller family and individual shots. We took so many pictures it’s really hard to pick just a few for their Sneak Peek. But, I gave it a try.

Thanks for letting me goof off with y’all that day!

Photography ~ {P} Kids & Grandkids Sneak Peek

Recently I had the blessing of getting to work with some amazing kids. A very dear friend of mine, Kim, asked if I would be willing to take some pictures of her youngest daughter and her grandkids. Since her daughter is one of my favorite people in the whole world there was no way I was going to say no!

We met up at the Las Vegas LDS Temple and had some fun.

I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that these kids were HAMS!

Thanks so much, Kim, for letting me spend the day with your kiddos! Enjoy your Sneak Peek!

Photography ~ Super Moon 2013

This year’s Super Moon (or the day when the moon is the closest to the Earth and brightest it will be) was June 23, and I made sure I took the opportunity to try my hand at photographing it! Not too bad for my first time ever. I know what I want to do and what I don’t want to do next time. I have a whole year to get it figured out. 😀