Wednesday, May 27, 2009

{The Other Side}

So this past weekend I convinced Mikki to be my model for the morning. I told her to plan for a vintage look and really wanted to accomplish kind of a moody feel to the images. I think it was hard for her to be on the other side of the camera but it turned out being really fun and I'm really excited about the way they turned out!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

{Michael & Rachel}

What a perfect couple! They met a few years ago when Rachel was just getting ready to leave on her mission and Michael had just returned home from his. They stayed friends until she returned home and things just played out so greatly. (Is that a word?) They will be tying the knot in June and we just loved getting to know them at their engagement session- These two radiate!
(I knew Michael from school and always wondered who he would end up with...I always knew it would be someone just like Rachel and she is just as amazing as him, just a great match all around!)

Sunday, May 24, 2009

{Happy Birthday}

This beautiful gal had a birthday today. I've actually lost track of her age, but I just learned that she was born in 1962, so that would make her around 47. I didn't take out a single wrinkle and it's amazing how she doesn't age; I actually think all of us kids just keep getting older and my parents seem to be on some type of anti-aging gig. Whatever it is, I'm glad their mine, and I just wanted to wish her Happy Birthday. She's one special gal with endless multi-tasking abilities, the best attitude on the block, and a beautiful smile to top it off. She can even still do the splits, and I'm pretty sure if she had her old cheer uniform on, she just might whip out a back flip. Love you Mom!!!!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

{Jeff Williams}

For those of you who knew Jeff Williams, he was the husband of Julie and the Dad of Rhett, Summer, Raquel, and Danielle Williams. He was killed in a tragic accident at work on Thursday, May 21st. The family is devastated and it's been a very difficult time. Jeff was loved by so many people, adored by his family and especially his grandkids. He will be missed by all who knew him.

The following information is for the funeral arrangements:
Funeral services for Jeffrey Max Williams will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday May 26, 2009 at the Santa Clara Stake Center located at 1750 Desert Dawn Drive in Santa Clara, Utah. There will be a viewing also at the Santa Clara Stake Center on Monday May 25, 2009 from 6-8 p.m. as well as immediately prior to the funeral services on the 26th from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Graveside services will be held at the Mountain View Cemetery in Beaver, Utah at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday May 26, 2009.

Danielle is one of my closest friends. I haven't seen her for almost a year and I know this is an extremely hard time for her and her family. It's times like these when you wonder what you can do to help. I don't think there are words we can say to make anything better, but I want her to know that I love her so much.

I loved her Dad and have so many fun memories of him. When we were little, running around the neighborhood, he would always give us the biggest hugs and then rub his whiskers on our cheeks. That would always result in us giggling and trying to get away. In high school we played volleyball together and there were very few games that Jeff didn't attend. I always knew he was in the crowd watching his girl play, and he definitely had something to be proud of, just as Danielle did too.

He was never too busy to help anyone and I always saw him out in the yard working or with his family and grandkids. I'll never forget all the elk/deer hunts either, when they would bring home the winning buck; Danielle and Raquel were so proud every year and would parade around the neighborhood with jerky or something from the deer to show us all.

I always remember Jeff hugging his daughters; he was never afraid to give them a kiss at any time. That is something I will never forget, is the love he had for his family and the way he showed it.

I've reflected on so many things this week and one of them was the sound of Danielle playing the theme song from The man from snowy river on the piano. It too reminds me of Jeff- He's their man from snowy river and he will be missed and thought of every day.

Friday, May 22, 2009

{Cindy & Adam}

These two have been hitched for a few years now and decided it was time for some updated photo's. Just think how beautiful their kids will be someday...
Adam & Cindy are quite the chefs apparently too; after a long days work they love to come home to cook together and cuddle on the couch to catch up on their favorite shows. You can tell they have a lot of fun together and have a very honest relationship; thanks for the night of fun and laughs!


This is one of my favorite Senior sessions so far- Brendan is a fly fisherman, and he's really good one too. We went up the canyon and brought his cute pup and just enjoyed the nice evening. He's just an all around great guy and it was fun getting to know him! (Oh yeah, and his Mom, Kim, rocks too).

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

{The Westbrooks}

Nick & Abbey sure make cute kids! Bentley is a really great big brother to baby Nixon, and couldn't resist giving him a few kisses. Coming from families with lots of girls, it was fun to be around some little boys for a bit. They were so sweet! Such a fun and beautiful family!

Monday, May 18, 2009

{John & Lindsay Bridals}

Lindsay looked so gorgeous at this session, and you wouldn't believe it but John did not lay one eye on her the entire time. He is determined to wait until the wedding day and he is in for a beautiful surprise