We did a test shoot with Steviey this week. She was a super good sport about dealing with the heat! Even though we scheduled this as an early morning session… Saint George in July … it’s hot!
After sweating it out on location, we headed to Starbucks, then to the studio. There she did another wardrobe change and a few more pics. I had a nice time getting to know Steviey, her sisters and her mom.
We actually had scheduled and outdoor-lifestyle shoot and weather didn’t cooperate. (What’s new?!?) Since we already had our model and MUA lined up we switched to plan B. We did an indoor beauty shoot instead. Here’s a couple photos from the session.
The model is my beautiful and talented daughter, Denise. The MUA is Janet Jeffs. Its the first time we’ve worked with Janet and she did a nice job for us. Email the studio if you are interested in having her model for you.
My crew went rappelling yesterday! Most people wouldn’t think it was a big deal, but it is for me! I have been terrified of heights for 40+ years! We descended a 25-30 ft cliff near where I live.
My 7, 10 and 16 yr olds have already done a huge drop (120-130 ft) a couple of weeks ago. Cellphone vid of my 7 yr old daughter’s first time rappelling But for me this was a milestone. I just about chickened out, but after my 5 year old little girl did it all by herself twice… I didn’t have a choice! It wasn’t as bad as I thought … It did scare me but I made it through. Now I’m looking forward to conquering a 40 ft one next 🙂
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My friend Heber took me and a group of friends including my 9 yr. old son and 17 yr old daughter, to a place on Canaan Mountain that he thought we would enjoy photographing. It was beautiful and amazing!!! It ended up being a 12 mile hike. First he took us to a spot known to locals as “white wave” (probably because of it’s similarity to the “wave” in the North Coyote Buttes Wilderness Area, a world famous destination for landscape photographers.
Well, our local version was stunning! I think the Canaan “white wave” gets less visitors per year than the Coyote Buttes Wave gets in a day.
Next, we hiked south toward an area known as Tumarru Towers. On the way we went to an area where there was a big aspen grove and ferns every where. I was amazed at all of the wild flowers and lush vegetation in areas on top of Canaan. It can be hard to remember that we are in a hostile desert environment.
Then we headed to “Tear Drop”, which is an outlook that looks over the entire area. It’s a beautiful view of the Hildale/Colorado City area. Just as we reached Tear Drop, it started to rain! Within minutes there was a big waterfall going right off the mountain next to us! It was amazing…then as fast as it came it was gone. We hiked back to the water canyon in a drizzle. We were cold & wet in JULY in the desert. As we neared the canyon to descend we could hear a distant sound that sounded like wind blowing through the trees…as we got closer to the edge it became a roar. It was an amazing site..there was a flash flood tearing down the canyon. We watched and waited for awhile for it to recede. After it slowed, we hiked down the canyon. It was suprising how much the trail had changed. Rocks & boulders were washed down and at one point a big pine tree had dropped down the canyon about 50 feet or so tearing out a big section of the trail. Not once on our adventure did I feel unsafe. I was hiking with an experienced guide who knew the area well and was prepared for almost any emergency.
It was a long, tiring day but it was definitely worth it!
What do you do for creative inspiration?
It’s always different for me… one time it may be an afternoon spent browsing the latest magazines at Barnes & Noble, another time I may completely shift gears and work in the garden. One of my favorite things to do is getting together with creative friends and sharing ideas. My friends and I have been doing a weekly photo scavenger hunt. It’s been lots of fun (also a lot of work!), but it does get you thinking creatively.
Our words last week were: flog, surreal, beverage, dots, calm, pokey & friends. Here’s a favorite from last week’s hunt. It was taken by my friend Jenn.