Well, its the end of an era. I have had the great pleasure of photographing three weddings for the Lee family and Maryn was the last one. I learned a lot from their family and we have become good friends. I love seeing new families created and watching them grow. To me the wedding is all about the family and that is why I love it. My best wishes to Maryn and James.
This is the number ONE reason I am a photographer. Absolutely to the point.
You may recall that last March I spent a little time in Guatemala with the Jensen and Denning families. I was so impressed with them and with Guatemala that I swore to come back and visit, only next time I want to bring our whole family. Today the Dennings and Jensens were featured on ksl.com for what they are doing over there :http://m.ksl.com/index/story/sid/25759775
They have purchased a piece of farmland with their own money have begun the project but it needs funding to complete. It is a beautiful place but above all I saw firsthand how it is helping people completely change their lives. They helped one man almost double his income and his food supply to feed his family and help him not have to move away to work in another town. HUGE HELP!!
I want to help and I want to enlist your help so I want to do what I do best, take pictures!
Seriously, if ever effort were going toward something with major impact it is this!
Get Family Pictures and Help Out!!
So July 13 I am doing my family portraits at a HUGE discount and every dime will go toward helping fund the mayan eco homestead project.
Here is what I will do. I will charge $150 for a family up to six people and instead of paying me, you will go here and donate $150. You can get some great images AND change lives!!
I will give you ALL the images on a disc or download so you can have them forever.
If you have been putting off family pictures, do it now and bring your friends, family and neighbors. I will do 30 minutes per family which will include individuals of your children. Contact me to schedule and find out the location. Help me fill my calendar by spreading the word!
Watch the video and email me at [email protected] for a slot on July 13. I hope that I am so busy that day that I completely crash at the end of the day.
They are almost half way to reaching their goal but they only have 26 days left.
Watch this video:
Thanks for everyone who visited our blog. The winner of the drawing for the free formal session is Genesis Rogers. Thanks Genesis. I look forward to our session. 🙂
Thanks to everyone who came by to visit at the USU bridal show on Saturday. We handed out a number for every bride that came through and today we are drawing one of those numbers for a free formal photo session.
And the winner is…..
Please contact me as soon as possible and we can arrange a time.
Check out the engagement session we did with Madi and Kevin being featured right here.
Jamie Oliver is one of the few people I follow on Instagram. I gained a lot of respect for him a couple years ago when I watched a video of him on a culinary journey through Italy. As some of you know I spent 2 incredible years in Italy as a missionary for my church. It is hard not to love Italy and the Italians. There is a food depth there that is difficult to explain. It is so traditional and fresh and fantastic that in their eyes they have reached the pinnacle of perfection and why change perfection? Jamie Oliver, even though he had been mentored by an Italian chef I don’t think he quite understood Italians until he went on this 2 month journey and tried to do the impossible, cook for Italians. It is not that he is not capable, it is simply that he didn’t understand that his embellishments would not be accepted. From top to bottom there is little variation in ice cream and pizza for example. It is not like here where we try to be original and unique. In Italy there are no pizza chains. In fact, except for some McDonalds here and there there aren’t really fast food chains at all. Each pizzeria is unique yet tows the line to tradition. Difficult to explain. Anyway, on his journey he discovered that Italians in general were not as progressive as his Italian mentor.
He doesn’t care. He does what might be the closest thing to a gladiator today. He cooks for Italians and every where he goes they are not pleased. As I watched it was like a scary movie. Don’t go in there!! Don’t do that, you don’t know what you are getting into!! Yet, like Rocky he just keeps getting up and trying. It was pure grit and I learned why he is so successful. He is fearless. What a quality. Watch all the parts of this on youtube and you will understand Italy more than anything I have seen.