Water & Desert

This photo session was broken up into two sessions, so that we could capture a few swimming pictures of this little guy. It will probably be the last time I will have my camera underwater until spring/summer. But someday I hope that a family will take me up on a Christmas underwater session. Imagine the cute Christmas card that would make! Anyway, this little guy had the sweetest smile as you can see. And I love how different water and desert pictures look when they are side by side. Luckily, we live in a state where we can swim up until fall, and yet still go out in the desert and take pictures. Arizona truly is the best (except in August, when it is the worst). 😉

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September 2016

September meant that we could open our front door and windows, if for just an hour, to let the cool breeze in. There were occasional swim days, as well as a water event at our church.  There were a couple of rainy days too, which meant rainbows followed. I tried some new things, like food photography. And then joked afterwards that I was going to photograph Eggo waffles and Funyuns because that is the food of choice around here lately. We took the dogs (and kids) to Sedona, had some lighting and shadow fun, and lots of play dates at the park. Another great month in the books.

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Goodbye to August

August brought back school and said goodbye to our lazy summer days. The temperature is still hot, but you can smell fall creeping into the air. My favorite season is approaching and I’m counting off days until we can put up our Christmas tree. Goodbye August.

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Twice as nice

Hearts entwined
Twenty fingers, twenty toes,
two sweet babies with cheeks of rose.
Born on the same day, two gifts from above,
lives entwined, two babies to love.
~Author Unknown

I may be partial, but having twins is one of the best things ever to happen. Here are a few pictures from out time together – these boys will have so much fun growing up as best friends. And their parents will be filled with joy watching them.

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Maid of the Mist, Niagara

Of course while we were in Buffalo we had to visit Niagara Falls. We were told the the Canadian side has a better view, so we went to both sides to check it out. Canada does indeed have the better view. However, New York has the Maid of the Mist tour (Canada also has a similar tour, called the Hornblower). The Maid of the Mist was amazing. It’s only about 15 or maybe 30 min long, but it gets you really close to the falls. So close that you can’t even see anything. It feels like someone is taking a hose and just spraying it straight at you. I know that doesn’t sound too enjoyable, but add the sounds falls and the feel of the boat turning and moving and it creates a really fun experience. My glasses were so fogged up and wet that I couldn’t even see some of the pictures I was taking (hence the blurriness and the random people with tongues out). The best part was when the boat turned around to head back to the dock, a rainbow appeared. I imagine this rainbow is a permanent fixture at Niagara Falls. Definitely, if you go to Niagara you are going to want to take this tour.


And our view as we approached home.

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