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Sometimes when I look back through a wedding when creating an album new images pop out at me as special. I have been working on Heather & Chris’ album and this image just speaks to me. I know that it is not technically perfect, but it reminds me of their wedding day and the love and warmth there was.
I hope to share more little Gems!
The last couple of months have been a whirlwind of traveling, learning, growing, thinking, inspiration, love, joy, changes and much more. One of the first trips we took was in February. We went to WPPI, which is a wedding convention in vegas. We networked with other photographers and attended the tradeshow to look at a ton of new products. I was invited to a girls shoot with Jen of Photogen-inc, Sarah Rhoads, Brooke Swab, Laura Kay, and Melissa Louise. We wandered around Fremont district in the old part of Las Vegas. There were a ton of old signs, interesting people and cool backdrops. Cadence & Eli, did a wonderful job as models even with 10 photographers looking on. They rocked it out!
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We’ve had Gilbert now for about a year and three months.…..He’s still a youngin’ and he’s still rockin’ the puppy mentality as if he was just 6 weeks old.
We’ve noticed that having a dog is pretty essential to our everyday life.….why, because he’s not only an excellent feet heater, door guardian, fence sniffer, foot licker, bun warmer, camping buddy, sheet burrower, and Steadicam “see how fast I can chase something on the ground” practice model, but most of all he is a mini best friend, family member and.…….super efficient maid around the house.
Here are many of his most useful tasks:
#1 He helps with the dishes (licking them while they are in the dish washer)
#2 He keeps the floor squeaky clean by attacking dirty socks and dragging them across the floor at warp speed, in effect, thoroughly keeping up the just-polished look. I’ve even contemplated putting some PineSol on the bottom of the socks and see if he could polish as well as sanitize, killin’ two birds with one stone.
#3 Gilbert is also constantly vigilant and on the look out for any dropped food during the breakfast, lunch, and diner activities, which is handy if your hands are full holding a tasty taco and some meat falls out onto the floor and you cant reach down to grab it.
In return for helping Danielle and I out with the house we tend to treat Gilbert like he’s the king of the place….and in turn he acknowledges this and rules with in iron paw. One thing he truly enjoys is TOYS, Toys and more TOYS.….we spent hundreds of dollars on toys, and like any dog he’s gotta have some fun in life playing with things that make extremely high pitched noises, squeak like they are dying, or are part of some animal (such as his new favorite: the deer antler)
HOWEVER.……these toys are things that are played with for about two seconds and then dropped….given up on….and become BOOORING …gradually fading off into something that he just leaves in his bed…or somewhere in the abyss that is underneath the couch. After he’s had his 2.25 second run with each new toy he looks for something new….and let me tell you….he has found his top three NEW toys that NEVER get boring….however, naturally, they are some of the most inconvenient things on the face of the Earth for a dog to literally become obsessed with…
Number 1: Is the $29 Giottos air puffer that is used to clean off dust off camera lenses
Number 2: Any type of plastic water bottle…big to small, he loves them. And will happily steal them from you when you are not looking. Its perfect when there is a little water in them, and he shakes them and sprays water all over the house as he flees upstairs
Number 3: Hangers.…….you can image how this all goes down on closet clean up nights.… scenario: You just get a nice crisp shirt back from the cleaners and then you decide to go put in into the closet and all the hangers have been stolen from your bed and scattered throughout the house.
But in the end….its doesn’t really matter what toys be likes, he’s our best friend the companion. Gilbert….don’t worry buddy, we will always love you no matter what toys you choose :)
Sleeping Standing up.
Danielle and I had a great time at WPPI in Las Vegas this year. We are deeply grateful to have met all the incredibly talented, friendly, and passionate people there who share in the love of capturing beautiful imagery. The whole experience was unforgettable and we are definitely going next year.
Here are a couple photos that we shot with the new wide format polaroid-esque camera they we got at the trade show. Also, as you may know, Danielle and I are pretty much addicted to photobooths….and we cannot pass up any opportunity not to get it one and rock it out like we used to back in the day at the Central Washington State Fair in highschool ( btw, the Central Washington State Fair was pretty much the coolest thing to go to before the advent of attaining a drivers license)
While I was looking through a cupboard last night I stumbled upon some older photobooth slides from a wedding that Danielle and I shot last summer in the San Juans. I rescanned them and thought I might throw them up on the blog :)
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Danielle and I made a pact to start making our own lunches everyday, should be fun. Heres a taste of what I’m having for tomorrows lunch!!!!! Homemade sushi! BOOYEAH! MIND|Castle Cafe style with Cucumber, Avocado, and some succulent extra firm tofu.