Monday, January 28, 2008

Baby Blessing

This is my college roommate and her darling little boy! Her family came from the East Coast to celebrate his arrival, so we had to document it with fun pictures. I feel blessed to associate with such beautiful people!

Monday, January 21, 2008

Could Life get Any Better?

It was a pretty gray, dull day, but I've been dying to take some snow pictures. Thank goodness for digital darkroom magic to spice them up a little!

Saturday, January 19, 2008


We had such a fun time tromping around in the snow to get these beautiful sealing shots! By the time I got home I was soaked up to my mid-thigh and my hair was wet on one side from laying on the ground to get the temple spire in perspective. Luckily, the six layers of clothing I was wearing kept me plenty warm. In the words of this beautiful bride, "We'll be cold for a bit but the pictures will last forever!"

PS - again, the artistic shots are SO much more fun to blog. That's my icing on the cake for a marvelous photo shoot. But yes, there are plenty of classic, trans-generational photographs of this wedding :)

Saturday, January 12, 2008


I thought having one baby was hard; I can't imagine waking up one day and going from a 2-person family to a 4-person family! These guys are amazing.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Mexico Family Reunion

These Mexico pictures are an anomoly for a my Digital Darkroom - because they are straight photography - not much "darkroom" at all. A little exposure help, a little black bumping, but that's it - that beautiful color and sunset glow you see are 100% natural. When I started to play with color like I love to do, there was nothing I could do to make them any more beautiful than they naturally are. Anyone up for a trip to Rocky Point for their next shoot? I have also cheated because in any picture I appear in, I obviously was not the photographer. (Upper left in the pic above - see me?) Thanks to Dad and Uncle Randy and any other person brave enough to handle my camera for letting me usurp their work.
Below are eight genetically identical cousins - we could be an eight-sibling family, right? Two brothers married two sisters; thus we all share the same genes, same grandparents, the same squinty eyes in the sun...

There will be more informal ones of Mexico on my family blog - including about six zillion jumping shots like the one above, for anybody interested...