This was one of the stops on our road trip from San Francisco to Seattle. It is absolutely stunning. STUNNING. Lots of other words can describe it, but I will just use that one. We woke up a bit hungover/cranky in the morning and after probably the most awkward breakfast of all time with the most awkward waitress ever, we headed up to the viewpoint.
Me: Isn’t it JUNE?!
Couldn’t help but notice that the snow on the road towered over our car. I almost cried.
Also, this was the first time I ever stayed in an A team or whatever they are called cabin. They are crazy! And awesome.
I would post more, but time is limited and I have a fear that if I post a bad picture of Cynthia on the blog she will personally train in Ninja skills to assassinate me.
Also, why did my parents wait for the second child to give them all the good genes?
I was definitely not a fan of the hot Arizona sun, but we worked some great shots that is for sure. More to come once I have time to edit. Which will most likely be when I have some downtime during my upcoming visit to Seattle.
I love summer.
But sometimes, it get so hot in Arizona, that when I go outside I am positive that the world is coming to an end.
Angela is a girl that has been part of my life ever since she was born. It is crazy to think that 18 years have passed and she is now about to graduate from high school. Angela and my sister have been pretty much inseparable since childhood and now they will both be moving to the same city, in the same apartment, undergoing the adventure that is adulthood (even though, at eight years their senior, I still don’t consider myself an adult). Angela is athletic, tall, easy going and absolutely gorgeous. After seeing the pictures I took of my sister and a fellow friend, she asked me if I could do hers as well. The session took place literally a couple of hours after they had finished high school, forever. The light was perfect and after going through the hell that is our local Wal-Mart, it was great to relieve some stress and taking some fantastic pictures. Usually I take a couple of days to finish editing pictures, but considering I have nothing else to do at home and because I was having so much fun doing it, I finished editing her pictures in a couple of hours.
It was hard to choose favorites out of ALL the pictures we took, but here are definitely some of mine:
I finally sat down and edited the pictures I took the night of the Cotillion. I didn’t take many to be honest, since I was focused on getting video that night, which if you haven’t seen you can do so HERE. Like I said before, she looked so beautiful that night, but I don’t really think I captured it to the best of my ability. I think I could have done more with the pictures. There was such a rush though, that we didn’t really have time to do the photos Cynthia and I can do so well. Anyway, click the link below to see the rest. Comments and feedback welcome.
“Every parent wishes for their little girl to grow up and be smart, healthy and beautiful. I can tell you all right now, that your wishes have come true.”
The Debutante Cotillion is a big deal in this small town of ours. While it may not be as big or as fancy as those in big cities, it is a great honor to be one of the girls selected to come out as a debutante. It starts as soon as your freshman year of high school, when you are chosen as a junior hostess and ends your senior year. Everything seems special about the event, from the rehearsals, the preparation, the presentation and the waltz with their father and escorts.
The video below will give you a little glimpse on this years event. The video, of course, focuses on my sister, but you will see cameos from Angela, Anais (whose senior portraits I did), Karina (Briana’s sister). Evy, Briana, Dalina and Mike also come out. It was awesome to be there with them, since we ourselves were part of the Cotillion 8 years ago.
God, I am old.
My sister radiated beauty. But every girl there took my breath away. I will hopefully have time to edit all the pictures I took sometime this week or next. Patience is a virtuuuuueeeeee. Favorite part of the video? Two minutes and four seconds in. Also, you can see a video of the actual waltz here