Another incredible opportunity to take pictures at Thanksgiving Point Gardens, two weeks in a row. These actually were taken during the tulip festival, which was amazing! The Gardens were an amazing location once again, and we had a fantastic time on this photo shoot. I loved watching the relationship between these two. They were a bit unsure how to proceed in the beginning, but they quickly settled into just enjoying being together. They are adorable, fun and affectionate and I’m so excited for their future together! I never really took note of the name of this garden, but I love it. It’s at the top of a hill, up a long flight of stairs and looks like there should be a Greek or Roman goddess in attendance. These were some of my favorite photos from the session! And the Rose Garden. The architecture of this bridge is perfect for all kinds of things, photography included. Not that these two noticed. They were completely into each other, just as they should have been.
Day 35: One of the benefits of moving is we have a new area to explore and discover. We tried out this trail by our house and loved it! Walking, riding, skating, running—we love getting to know the area around our home. And discovering new areas for photo shoots is just a bonus!
Day 36: I climbed this hill (mountain?) with that little man on my back. His 25 pounds in a 5-lb backpack made for quite the hike, but the view at the top was totally worth it! Can you imagine a photo shoot up here? The trick would be getting up there without completely wrecking hair, makeup and clothes. But it would be amazing!
Day 37: A different trail by our house and a run/skate for family night. We found this guy hanging out on the trail. He didn’t seem too concerned about us, so we went around. Since then, we’ve encountered loads of cats and a few deer. It’s kind of cool and a little intimidating. I guess that’s part of life in a rural area of northern Utah.
Day 28: I move in two days. This is the best representation of my life right now. Have you ever felt, when you’re moving, that you’ll be packing forever and never see a dent in the work to be done? It’s exhausting, but I better be nearing the end since I only have two days left!!
Day 29: I’m so lucky to spend my life with this man. He is supportive of my hopes and dreams and those of our kids. A great day, a fantastic father, and just a good person. He is a friend to all and helps me be a better person.
Day 27: I’m changing the order because I like day 27 picture better. 🙂 Our spring break hike got rained/snowed out, so we made a trip to downtown Salt Lake. Our walk around Temple Square was cold and wet, which meant that we had the place almost to ourselves! It turned out pretty well, all things considered.
Day 26: Dessert pizza from our family dinner. It was a perfect way to finish an evening of family, games and food.
Day 24: I’m fascinated watching someone play the piano. The way their hands fly along the keys is beautiful and amazing. My daughter has been playing the piano for almost eleven years, and I’ve loved watching the growth and improvement in her skills.
Day 25: The evidence of a 2-yr-old coloring Easter eggs. He had a great time!
I guess the theme for this post is hands. Also, I’m moving in a week, so keeping up with posting these is proving to be a challenge. But I’m getting the pictures taken, so I’m counting that as a success.
Day 19: We got back late last night from my grandpa’s 99th birthday party at the care center where he lives now. I didn’t actually take this picture, but my camera did. 🙂 This man has been an example of hard work and strength my entire life. He suffers from dementia, so I don’t know that he really knew why we were all there, but he was happy to see us and was free with his hugs. I’m grateful for him in my life and I’m glad we were able to go see him. I never know how many of those opportunities I’ll have left.
Day 20: Love this girl!
Not super-happy with this one. Love the subject matter, don’t love my skills here. But, I wanted to try something different to stretch myself. He’s still super-cute.
I got this shot of my little man while we were playing outside, yesterday. He’s so much fun to shoot because he finds delight in so many things! He has started thinking it’s a fun game to run away from the camera or turn to me and then quickly turn away with an impish grin on his face, but I love snapping pictures of him all the same.