Wednesday, August 10, 2011

New Wordpress Blog!!!

Oh Blogspot - you've been so good to me! (mainly because you were FREE!) Thank you for all the opportunities to share my photos and stories, but I'm moving on to greener pastures... come check out the new wordpress blog that my friend Shanti helped design and build. There are galleries, price lists, archives of posts, and a video tour of my studio/gallery. Pour yourself a glass of wine, sit back, get lost in the photos, and ENJOY!!!!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

LifePortraits at Double Helix Ranch in May, Idaho (in June)

So WAY out in May, Idaho (uh, that's past Challis and Ellis then take a right on a farm road for another 16 miles, then a dirt road for another mile or so), is a house that doesn't look like the others, called Double Helix Ranch. Owned by the super nice Jim and Karen Posada -he's a wiz at biotech - and thus the name. They wanted me to come out and do some lifestyle portraits of them and all things dear to them, Katie the dog, and as many cats as I could lure into camera range, as well as some portraits of the house.  They don't have kids, but the house is kind of like their baby - a labor of love over many years picking the spot and building it with the architectural help of Derik Ryan. 

I drove out there in my VW Westfalia van for the evening light, then slept in my van (oh the stars!) and caught the morning light for some more pics. Before leaving, they treated me to breakfast at the Giddy Up cafe, to catch up on all the latest gossip. I love my job  ; )

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Family and kids and babies at Trail Creek with FLOWERS!

Ha! Babies put everything in their mouths... so cute I love it. I just hope those flowers are edible?

I shot Kim and Will's wedding back in the film era, and now I'm honored to see their family grow. They were in Sun Valley for a big family re-union and we got together to photograph just part of the clan.

and then some fun vintage treatments...

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Multi-generational Family Portraits in Sun Valley

My favorite spot for families at Trail Creek....

We had a three year old going on 2 (moms you know what I'm talking about), but managed to get some great moments in between tantrums

Charlie was my little superstar! You're always rolling the dice with the kids - it could go either way....

Charlie charmed me

Oh, now she warms up to me. Apparently I needed more flowers in my hair...

dogpile on grandma and grandpa!

then played around with some vintage treatments to the images that had the right 'feel' for it....