Pacific Northwest Road Trip: Photography

Kevin and I had a great eight day road trip in the Pacific Northwest last month (Portland, OR...Dayton, OR.... Hermiston, OR....Richland, WA....Walla Walla, WA...Spokane; WA....Coeur D'Alene, ID....Sandpoint, ID).  I'm just now sorting through all the pictures.  The scenery was incredible.  From Mt. Hood, to Wine Country, to Multnomah Falls, the Columbia River Gorge, and the beautiful lakes and mountains in Coeur d'alene and Sandpoint, Idaho, the whole thing was incredible. Favorite part of the trip was definitely wine tasting in Willamette Valley, just an hour south of Portland.  If you ever head out this direction, I'd totally recommend the bed and breakfast / vineyard we stayed at in Dundee Hills Wine Country Farm (trip advisor).  If you go you have to try their Muller-Thurgau wine - I had never tried a wine made with these grapes before and it is wonderful.  Other things I loved: Powell Bookstore in Portland, the restaurant Wine O'Clock in Prosser, Washington, renting a jet ski in Coeur d'Alane, and taking the ski lift up to the top of the mountain in Sandpoint.  Biggest regret of the trip was packing two huge suitcases.  That was a terrible idea.































Professional Picture: Photography Omaha

I don't know many people our age that have a "professional picture" but looks like I inadvertently (and unwillingly) created one for Kevin tonight.  I actually was recently asked for a professional picture and realized that I have absolutely nothing that will come close to working.  So if anyone else in Omaha is in the same boat and needs a professional picture, definitely get in touch because I thought this was fun.

I'm photographing a wedding today, so last night I was brushing up on some posing techniques and other random tutorials on Kelby Training.  I feel like it always helps to have some things really fresh in my mind when going into such an important day.  So last night Kevin got home from work and I immediately pounced on him and begged him to put on his suit jacket and tie so I could take his picture and practice a few new things on him.  Poor guy had apparently not had a great day at work and this was the last thing he wanted to do, but somehow I managed to talk him into it (I think he realized I was just going to keep bugging him until he agreed).  But he drew the line at putting a tie on.  I won't show you all the picture of him giving me dirty looks for making him do this, but I thought some of these came out well.  Especially since I only had about 5 minutes before Kevin's patience wore out.

I'm jealous of all you Omaha photographers out there with kids.  Kids don't have a say in whether they get their picture taken.  Husbands do.  I love taking pictures.  And Kevin hates getting his picture taken.  And nobody wants to see a bunch of pictures of our pet rats.  This was a rare treat for me, so thanks babe.  Love you.

Chris Lake: Bellevue Nebraska

Took an impromptu trip to Chris Lake in Bellevue after our friends Kevin and Karie asked us if we wanted to tag along to their parents' cabin.  It was such a gorgeous day that all our work plans of work went out the window.

This was the first time I've got to hang out with little Alaina since she was born.  She is such a sweetie.  She just played in the sand and smiled the whole day.