Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Coralynn and Ryan

Coralynn is one of my all-time favorite people. She graciously opened her home to me last summer while I was living in Montana and attending RMSP. Then her family adopted me. The rest (as they say) is history. I will always be a part of the Jones clan.

When Cora called me this winter to tell me that she was engaged, she sweetly asked if I would come to photograph her wedding in July, I was more than thrilled. Not only would I get the opportunity to go back to Montana and the Jones clan, but the more I heard about Ryan the more I wanted to meet this guy that had swept my sweet friend right off of her feet.

I am so happy for you, little sister. And what a party you put on in celebration of your day! Thank you for letting me be a part of everything.

Here are some of my favorites from the day. Click here to see the entire slideshow.

One of my favorite locations and wedding parties! They were so much fun!

I have been dreaming of putting this photo up on my blog header since I saw it appear on my computer screen while downloading all of the wedding images.

When Ryan and Cora saw each other they couldn't stop smiling. I think that they smiled through the entire day.

Ryan kept telling us how amazing she was. Yep, we agree!

Did I mention how fun the wedding party was?!

Alli did you proud with her toast, Lucas!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Back to Montana

It was so good to head back to Montana for a few days. My adventure last summer was filled many new friends. So it was great to be able to reconnect with a few of them during this visit.

The best - and main reason I was in Montana this summer - part was that I had the honor of shooting my dear friend and roommate, Cora's wedding. I will have many, many photos coming of this fantastic event. Thanks for asking me, Cora!

Sue LaRose (RMSP classmate) hosted a fantastic dinner at her fantastic house for Heather Yoder (RMSP assistant) and me on Sunday night. (I love your house, Sue!) It was so much fun to catch up on thier lives after a year. Missy Ramaker drove up all the way from Boise, Idaho to be my - oh so capable and fantastic - second shooter for the wedding. I stopped in to visit with the staff at Rocky Mountain School of Photography and peak in on the new class of SI students. I was a bit envious of their summer and yet so glad for my experiences that have brought me so far.

Here is a fun snapshot from dinner with Heather and Sue.

Saturday, July 25, 2009


I want all my products to look super professional and a sharpie on a silver dvd just doesn't look professional. It might have something to do with my handwriting, but I think not.

My laptop has lightscribe but I have never researched how to use it. I have been hearing about lightscribe for a number of years as my super-smart friend was a part of the development team at HP that created the light scribe. So when I decided it was time to learn more this week, I called her up. She gave me the lowdown and here are the results of my first attempts at lightscribe. I am pretty pleased.

What do you think?

Friday, July 24, 2009

Eagle Scouts

I was asked to photograph an Eagle Scout Honor Ceremony earlier this month. It was a beautiful evening on Wasilla Lake where the crowd gathered to honor the accomplishments of these three young men. Not only did an eagle call out as it flew over the ceremony, but a float plane took off, a snowmobile raced across the lake, and Sarah Palin's dad spoke. It all made for a very dramatic evening.

Congratulations guys!

You can see their slideshow here.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


I had the pleasure of photographing little Analise before she was two weeks old. You can already tell that she is an Alaskan through and through. She loved being outside. Thanks Dan and Brie for a fantastic afternoon with your sweet bundle.

Here are some favorites of my new best friend. You can view her entire slideshow here.

What an amazing Alaskan model!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Camping in Ninilchik

The first camping trip of the year is should always be this good! Good friends, hot weather and loads of fun.

We camped with the DenBlykers at their fishing site on the Ninilchik beach. On Saturday, July 4th we headed to Halibut Cove to hang out with the Kellers. We headed back to Ninilchik for the second night. We sat around the campfire until 1:30am enjoying good conversation and lots of laughs. I love Alaska!

The sky as we set up our tent at 2am.

Morning coffee... the most important things first.

The view while we ate breakfast.

Halibut Cove from the crows nest.

The Keller's cabin from the boat as we left.

These shots were taken around 11:30pm. Mount Redoubt is in the distance still blowing steam. The bouys were set for the next day's catch.

The view at 1am from inside the cook house.

Long exposures at 2am. Sometimes it is just hard to go to bed when you are having so much fun.

The traffic as we drove home. It added 2 hours to our drive. I guess we weren't the only ones who enjoyed our weekend on the Kenai.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

While travel is one of my all time favorite things, it keeps you from your routine and 'getting things done'. Maybe that is why we love it so much. But then one must return from travel and return to 'getting things done'. This includes hours of emails to return, mail to open, phone calls to make, blogs to write, and if you are fortunate... photos to share.

Here is a sneak peak at my sweet friend, Cora's wedding... with more to come!

Wednesday, July 08, 2009


Last week I photographed the beautiful, Allison. Allison is the daughter of some dear friends. I had the honor of standing up in their wedding a few years ago and now they have a precious little one that I can befriend. I do believe we are going to be good friends, Allison! Check out her slideshow here.