Tuesday, August 31, 2010

August 2010

August was a busy one. We've been on plently of adventures. Had a lot of fun trips, celebrated four years of marriage in a gorgeous location. I took a million pictures. No, really I took a ton. From my Rebel, to my Holga, shot video's on our trusty point & shoot, and even found a new toy/phone for me to snap pictures with.

We continued our hiking, it was hard for me to make it every Saturday, but we did commune with nature and even saw moose! We spent a lot of time with family and friends. Bob stayed pretty busy, but we found some time to hang out.

Fall is right around the corner, and while I will miss Summer, I'm excited for Fall time. So it's time to say goodbye to August until next year, and welcome September and all of it's pretty weather with it. Can't wait to see what it holds, and am excited to send Summer out with a bang come Labor Day.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Whirl Wind Summer

Sorry I have been a little M.I.A. as of late. The Summer tends to be a crazy time. I just got back from a girls weekend in Park City, and next weekend we are wrapping up our summer get-a-ways with a Labor Day trip to a cabin in Idaho with family. I have loved Summer and all of its fun, but I'm also getting excited for a little Fall weather.

I will be back tomorrow with the August wrap up. I seriously can't believe it's almost September. Happy Monday!

Monday, August 23, 2010


On our way up to Sandpoint, we stopped in Idaho Falls to visit Bob's sister Donna, and to finally meet Donna's sweet baby, Madelaine. Donna's husband Lance couldn't be there, but his parents were, so we included them in the fun too. You can tell they're very proud grandparents. Here are a few shots from the mini photo shoot.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Common Interests

Cat: "I think we should do something together that we both like, find a common interest."

Bob: "See, I don't know if that will work, I don't like a lot of the same things that you do." "Like babies, estrogen.. voting off by elimination."

Cat: "What about a cooking class."

Bob: "No good. Have you seen how clumsy you are? You would burn yourself." "Besides I don't want to make souffles.. I want to make some manly barbecue.

Cat: "I give up."

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Elizabeth's Dance Pictures

My aunt Kim asked me to take pictures of her daughter Liz in her dance costumes. I have to say, some of them were pretty elaborate. What I loved most about this shoot, was that it gave me a chance to get really creative. I loved playing with both ends of the spectrum. I loved the pull between hard and soft in these pictures. I think Liz looks like a model, and believe it or not, she's only thirteen. When I was thirteen I had a uni-brow and crooked teeth.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Catherine's Pass

So Saturday Eric and I went hiking Catherine's Pass. I was determined to see the wild flowers before they died for the year, and all the photographers from my work told me that last weekend was our last chance.

So even though it turned out not a lot of people could come this week, Eric and I still went. The wildflowers were beautiful, but they were already starting to fade. But the hike itself was gorgeous. It was a great workout, and we even saw moose right next to the trail. Huge, huge moose.

The view of the lake at the top was really pretty too. It was nice to escape to nature with how busy, and hot this Summer has been. The temperature was perfect. Thanks to Eric for being my partner in crime for the day, and letting me stop to catch my breath with what seemed to be every 5 minutes.

Like an idiot I forgot the memory cards to my nice camera, and didn't bring my point and shoot. Luckily I did have my phone, so I just used that. Not a substitute, but at least I had something to capture the hike. (I used the regular camera, the hipsta app, and the hdr pro app for IPhone.)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Sandpoint through the eyes of Ms. Holga.

Not sure what Holga photography is? (Click here.) I don't shoot with my Holga a whole lot. Partly because of the expense of film & developing and partly because I like to use it on special occasions, so it's not over done.

I still say San Diego has been my favorite place to shoot Holga's, but I would say Sandpoint is a close second. Just because there's so much vibrant green everywhere you turn.

Well I think that's quite enough posts on our anniversary. Do you feel like you were there with us? Thanks for coming along. Back to my real life that lately has involved training for a 10k, playing in the summer sun, and enjoying life. We went hiking this weekend, and for the first time ever forgot both of my camera's. What? Not to worry, I got a couple phone pics. Yes, I know it's a disorder. It seems photography and I are attached at the hip. See you back here tomorrow.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Anniversary Trip (Day Five)

The last day of our trip was spent at a little beach park (with a random Statue of Liberty on the dock) and Garfield Bay. (Garfield is the spot Bob would go as a child and camp and boat with his family.)

We hung out for the morning, and then right before we hopped in the car to drive home, we stopped at a fun little aeroplane museum.

Then we hopped in the car and took the long car trip back to Salt Lake. I had to go to work the next morning, so Bob drove while I slept, and we got back somewhere around 3 a.m. We got home so late partly because of this crazy traffic jam. We were stopped forever, but luckily our car was right by some pretty scenery and a stream, so I kept myself from getting bored by snapping pictures.

We had such a fun and relaxing trip. I have grown to really love our annual anniversary trips, and this year we almost decided not to take one. I'm so glad we did. Well that's it for our trip. I will post the holga's tomorrow and that's the last you have to hear about Sandpoint for a while. :)