Archive for September, 2010

Photo of the Day: Day One Hundred Eighty One

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Good luck Kelly on your big move and bring some northwest steeze to the island life!

Tonight, in celebration of Kelly’s last nights in the TC, Teresa, Annie, Kelly and myself drove out to the desert to take photos. Specifically hippie-esque fashion photos.

We barely missed the sunset, so most our photos turned out darker than I prefer. Throw in a point-and-shoot and it’s a guaranteed difficult situation. We’re definitely having a reshoot next summer. For now, this photo of Kelly will have to do. In fact, I’m so happy with its turnout I’m making it today’s POTD.

If you could live in any time period what would it be? I could see myself growing up in the 60’s. Maybe in another life I raged Woodstock!?

♥ BB

Prosser Balloon Rally Night Glow

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

I finally uploaded my photos from Saturday night’s Prosser Balloon Rally Night Glow.

Initially I planned to attend the Prosser Balloon Rally on Saturday morning. After a slight change in plans, serious annoyance, thrift shopping, photos and boating, I met up with my dad to drive to Prosser. I am still without an SLR so we shot using Dad’s Nikon D700.

Once the balloons started to fill, we started snapping. I ran from balloon to balloon, taking pictures of the flames, fabric and festivities. I’m not used to my dad’s camera, which added a whole new dimension of stress to the event. In a weird way, I enjoyed the adrenaline rush.

We hoped they would let the balloons off the ground, but with it being dark it didn’t happen. Next year I plan to come to the Prosser Balloon Rally first thing Friday morning. I saw photos of the balloons touching the river and I want to snap my own!

Have you ever ridden in a hot air balloon? I can’t believe how enormous these things are up close!

♥ BB

Photo of the Day: Day One Hundred Eighty

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

“But Mom, dirt tastes sooo good!”

Tonight I photographed the Frisbee‘s and their adorable son Carter. I initially worried about the harsh light (things never go as planned) but after thumbing through my photos, I’m beyond exited. I think they will be too.

I’m picking this photo for today’s POTD because it captures the essence of childhood. I mean really, how can you be mad at that face!?

If you’re interested in family photos contact me for rates and deets! Have you started thinking about holiday greeting cards? It’s never too early :]

♥ BB

Photo of the Day: Day One Hundred Seventy Nine

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

It’s Mic‘s last Taco Tuesday before she peaces out for the Peace Corps. Noooo!

I’ve been pretty emotional lately thinking about my bestie leaving for over two years. But enough of the sad talk… Tonight we celebrated with tacos, tequila and a lot of great company.

We’re going out Friday for one final hurray. If you’re in town and friends with Mici, give me a call. Our crew of ladies will be rolling deep!

*Follow Mic’s travels to Costa Rica here!!

♥ BB

Extreme Tubing

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Normally I correlate fall boating with pristine wakeboard conditions: glassy water, few boats, changing leaves and chilly evenings. Unfortunately, most my friends with boats would rather ride sleazy beezy’s than butter. As a result, I’ve given up wakeboarding (until I buy my own Malibu!) and taken up extreme tubing.

The past couple nights I’ve been fortunate enough to go boating with my friends Jesse, Tomas, Adam, Jamie and crew. I’d heard the boys are extreme, but I didn’t realize to what extent. Seeing Tomas throw on gloves and a mouthguard, I wondered what the heck I’d gotten myself into.

Apparently extreme tubing means three tubes, six people and everyone for themselves. We jumped from tube to tube trying to throw people off or tip their tube. Occasionally we would have a dog pile on one tube, which resulted in serious wipeouts. I think Tomas left a piece of his mouthguard in my head…

I almost felt bad tearing up the glassy water with tubes. I haven’t ridden much this summer, and while I miss wakeboarding almost as much as my D60, I would rather tube with good people than subject myself to shallow company for a big wake. It’s a concept many boys in the TC boating scene aren’t familiar with.

Despite waking up with bumps and bruises, I’m obsessed with extreme tubing. Next time we tube (weather permitting) I hope to have my new D3100. If I can snap these wakeboard photos, imagine what I can capture without a point-and-shoot. I guess you’ll have to check back and see!

♥ BB