Kailie: The Portraits


We ventured out for Kailie’s real session…and the results were so darn good I’m going to have to post a link to the whole album! Kailie is ready for the big time, don’t you think?

The Fun Continues

More practice for Kailie’s “real” portrait session next weekend…
The next two are straight out of camera (SOOC):


Kailie’s brother, Robert:

My brother on a fun boat trip in which we all almost drowned:

Real brother and sisterly love.

Also SOOC:
With mom…
SOOC:
I love the vintage feel of this one, SOOC again…








Big Bear

I am on vacation (!!) in Big Bear, or for those of you who are not Southern Californians, our local mountain range. It is absolutely gorgeous. I plan on taking quite a few pictures and posting all weekend from the cabin’s brand new Wi-Fi!

Fallen log…
The rather Halloween-like branches of a charred tree.
Much of this area, near Fawnskin, is still closed since the tragic wildfires of three years ago. Forests of blackened ghost trees remain for miles. In the distance you can see the remains of what appears to have been a brick wall. Firefighters saved most buildings and residences, but unfortunately they had to let most uninhabited areas burn. I am certain that countless animals lost their lives and homes. I wish people would be more careful with their fires! The pine trees should return, as pine cones release their seeds in fire (as evidenced by anyone who has thrown pine cones into a fire) and firefighters have used controlled burns in order to re-forest certain areas.
Wildflowers in mid-day heat (and harsh lighting)
So sad…

 

Because I know that most of you are more interested in portraits, so here is the beautiful Kailie: