I love abandoned structures. Have I said this before? I’ve tried to decide exactly why it is that they are so intriguing to me. I think that one facet is the history, both the known and unknown. The other … Continue reading
Yesterday I had the pleasure of shooting this lovely Bed and Breakfast location, the Pruett House Bed and Breakfast in Eureka, MT. Built originally in 1908, this home was renovated recently. For the past 4 years it has been a … Continue reading
We were in London during the week between Christmas and New Years of 2012. We took the train down from Leeds at o-dark thirty, and took the late train back, making it a full day trip. Thanks to my brother-in-law, … Continue reading
For the past 3 months, I have been photographing my favorite Vintage Home Decor shop for their facebook page. The Shops at Station 8 in Columbia Falls Montana is my favorite place to go. Walking in the door is … Continue reading
Some days, it’s just good to get away from my work on the computer, get outside and shoot something just for “me”. I love frosty winter days when it’s foggy and the fog leaves that beautiful, thick hoarfrost. Yesterday was … Continue reading
Bolton Abbey is a functioning C of E Church built making the use of the ruins of an old monastery destroyed during the Dissolution of the Monasteries (1536-1541) when Henry VIII “disbanded monasteries, priories, convents and friaries in England, Wales … Continue reading
On my way home from a session These crinkly birch trees caught my eye by the side of the road. I decided to do a quick exploration of their form as just a cluster of white trees amidst a dark evergreen forest.
When I was a child, my parents initially were sending us to a private Christian school. I remember one family vacation in the van; my brother and sister were both asleep and I was quietly listening to my parents’ conversation in the front seat. They were contemplating an upcoming family move as my Dad was changing his job. Of course, the move would mean leaving the Christian school and going to a different town.
I remember my Mother mentioning to my Dad how trees grown sheltered in a greenhouse can fall over when exposed to harsh climates suddenly, but trees that grow in the wild grow up stronger. They might not grow straight; they might be bent by the wind, but they can survive better than if a sheltered tree was suddenly transplanted to a harsh environment.
That metaphor was her reasoning of why they should pull us kids out of the private school, but I think it can apply to much more than that. Even though I was just a child (7 years old) the wisdom of that conversation struck me then, and has stuck with me to this day.
I think of it when I come across trees like this.
I felt very privileged to capture this family’s special day for them. The Peterson’s are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary this year, so their clever family arranged a surprise reunion on Flathead Lake. Unaware of what was happening, Mom and … Continue reading
Just a couple cool shots from the Peterson Family Reunion last night. After a cloudy, windy day and forecast for rain, the weather cleared up gorgeously for our evening event. These were the last shots taken, because right as I was wrapping up, the belated thunderstorm started to come in from the north, right as the sun was starting to set. Made for a beautiful backdrop for two sweet sisters! What a spectacular view!
More pics of the family reunion to come!
My very first B and B shoot! This is a beautiful location overlooking Flathead Lake in Somers, MT. The proprietor serves all organic food, a lot of which is grown in her own garden. The berries in the “breakfast” photos … Continue reading