Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Family Christmas Party

One of the family Christmas parties that we try to attend every year usually includes some sledding. It has been this way since I was quite little. The sledding hill we choose has changed over the years but not the sledding. The toboggan in these pictures hasn't missed a sledding party (that I can remember), either. This year's sledding had very cold temps but the sun was nice and bright.

Even my parents get in on the sledding action.

Hey, can anyone tell me why there were such LONG shadows? I know the sun isn't as high in the sky as in summer, but these were all taken within a half an hour of NOON. The long shadows make it look like late afternoon or early morning. Any ideas?

Notice the icy cloud of breath--it was THAT cold! Yet thanks to the sun and lots of action, it actually felt warmer than last year (20 degrees, but icy 40 mph winds).

I also managed to get a few runs in while taking LOTS of pictures.

After sledding, we gather for food, games, and gifts.

I had to include these last two pictures. Apparently, eating MULTIPLE suckers at a time is all the rage :)!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Patronizing Mom with a few Christmas Photos


I mean--I think any one could read her thoughts in this picture--"Ummmm, Mom, is this over yet?"

The one year old had other plans!

We hope you have a very Merry Christmas!!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Logan Temple in Winter

I always love to snap a few photos of the temple. These are a couple taken on Heidi's wedding day.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Winter Wonderland Wedding--Logan Temple

James and Heidi were married last week in the Logan Temple. I was super excited when they asked me to photograph their wedding. It was a cold winter morning when we took most of these pictures, but it didn't matter to me (because I just really enjoy every opportunity I get to take pictures) and I don't think it mattered to James and Heidi much (after all it was their WEDDING DAY and I don't think they were overly concerned about the weather!!) Brooke was along to take pictures and help me out. She snapped this one of me and if you look close you will notice that I am smiling even though I just happen to be sitting (almost laying) in the snow.

But now onto what you all really want to see.





It did snow for about half the time we were taking pictures. Not ideal conditions for photographs and we didn't photograph as long as we had planned.

CONGRATULATIONS! Hope you enjoy your first Christmas together.

P.S. Don't be shocked if a few more photos from this wedding show up on my blog in the next little bit :)!
P.S.S. I added some textures to these because I felt that they lent themselves nicely to it. I'd like to know what you think.