Category: Personal

Vacation Snapshots | Indian Rocks Beach, FL

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Just a few snapshots from Florida.  I didn’t shoot as much as I had anticipated but it was nice to relax.  These are from a walk on the beach with my siblings.

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Film: A Journey

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My love of photography began with an old Canon T-70 and Tri-X film (black and white.)  It was so fun to take photos then process and print my own work.  There was just something about it that I adored.  When I got into weddings I went digital and never looked back.  It just seemed easier and really, I thought that was what you were supposed to do.  I haven’t touched film in years.  Until recently.  Many amazing photographers have gone back to film and it is just absolutely gorgeous.  (Not to say digital photos aren’t.  I still plan to shoot all weddings in digital for now.)  I decided to pick up a film camera, a light meter, and a few rolls of film a few weeks back and see what came of it.  Turns out, I still really love shooting film.  I plan to keep this a personal project for now but will be blogging about it every now and then so feel free to follow along as I experiment with a format that, it turns out, I never fell out of love with.

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House Update

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I’ve been meaning to blog about our house for sometime now.  We bought our first place in November and I thought it wouldn’t take us that long to have it nice so I could photograph it with furniture, paint, and decor all done.  Not so much.  We have the downstairs painted and have dining room furniture but our upstairs sits unpainted and our living room has one couch and a cedar chest in it.  I did manage to get a dining table and chairs when we moved in so that room is somewhat presentable. We knew we wanted to get the front yard presentable as it was kind of overgrown when we moved in so that took priority.  My mom is awesome and she came to help me rip out the whole front flower bed and get the weeds in the yard under control.  Then Roger and I built a retaining wall and my mom helped me plant some Andromeda.

We had every intention of getting the living room done but Mother Nature had other ideas.  When we had a ton of rain earlier this summer our basement flooded so ended up ripping everything out and it’s down to bare walls.  We had asbestos flooring so we had specialists come in and remove that.  Luckily it was confined to the family room which is really small.  That meant the couch which was supposed to go down there is still sitting upstairs so there isn’t room for the furniture we picked out.  The rug we bought is in our spare bedroom still rolled up.  Hopefully *fingers crossed* it will be ready by Thanksgiving so I can decorate for Christmas!

Aside from the major stuff we’ve been cleaning out, making lots of trips to the dump, hanging blinds, painting the ceiling, and hanging lights on the deck.  My mom also helped me clean and seal our deck a couple of weeks ago.  Sometimes it seems like absolutely nothing is getting done then I go back and look at where we started and we’re definitely making progress.

I pulled some photos from my phone to document our progress!

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Holden Beach

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Just a few of my favorite shots from family vacation at Holden Beach.  Rog and I came back early because I am seconding a wedding today but the family is still there enjoying the warm sand for another couple days.  Happy Friday, friends!

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Utah: The Rest

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I had every intention of blogging everyday while I was in Utah but that idea was quickly squashed after the first post.  I was having too much fun hanging out, running errands, and exploring St. George which is absolutely gorgeous.  We spent a lot of time picking up necessities for the new baby but also took some time to visit the sites.  We visited Snow Canyon, went to an adorable cupcake shop, and rode the St. George carousel.  All in all it was a wonderful week albeit short.  I miss these girls dearly and wish they weren’t so far away.

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