The spring weather has fully kicked in here with pleasant temperatures and afternoon rainstorms. It seems so pretty but the summer activities haven't fully developed quite yet. Teton Park road is open but most of the campsites are not, and trails are mostly snow-covered. Not to mention they are closing my beloved "lunch break hike" up High School Butte because it's privately owned and the family wants to revegitate it. Sad! Anyway, my birthday rolled around a few days ago and I was trying to think of something fun to do that didn't involve meeting up with a bunch of friends at a bar. Most of my friends are out of town for off-season right now, so doing something simple with David sounded like the perfect option. I called around to the National Forest offices and Teton Park office and found it difficult to find any campsites that were open. Settling for the semi-boring and $20/night Gros Ventre Campground off of the road to Kelly seemed like what we should do. We drove out there, noticing a stash of RVs parked along the river. Ugh. With some bad weather rolling through, we decided to check out the road up Shadow Mountain and see if it really was "snowed in." When we reached the base we laughed as we watched a car trying to navigate through a heard of bison (they were EVERYWHERE!) to get to its driveway. The base of the mountain had three open campsites which all stared the Tetons straight in the face. There was a closed sign for the road up the mountain, but what we were looking at seemed perfect! The rain stopped and the sun peeked through the abundance of fluffy clouds. We enjoyed an amazing dinner of salmon pesto pasta (made on our camp stove) and dessert -- mocha tres leches cake -- which David made from scratch. (I'm so impressed!) It was such a beautiful evening and I wouldn't have wanted to be anywhere else to celebrate my birthday.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
I recently got back a roll of Fuji Pro 400H film that was developed by Indie Film Lab. Most of the images are from a drive I took down to Pinedale for Jon & Cara's engagement session. I was so totally inspired by the mountains and the vastness of the Wyoming landscape near Bonderant. I'm still amazed at how well the Canon AE-1 Program works, as it was a gift that my mom got for my dad for their wedding that she has since passed down to me. Enjoy the photos!
Cache Creek walkway.
Taggart Lake trailhead.
Fremont Lake in Pinedale.
Pine Creek in Pinedale.
The amazing Wind River Range.
Back home in the Tetons.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
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Thursday, April 11, 2013
After attending the ever-inspiring photography event and trade show WPPI, I'm thrilled to announce that I have finally acquired a studio sample of my oh-so-lovable Flushmount albums. It was at WPPI that I discovered Finao Albums. It's the product that I have been looking for! They have a plethora of amazing cover materials from Japanese book fabrics to rustic leathers to animal prints -- something for every wedding style imaginable! Not only that, they offer printing on Hahnemühle German etching paper for a fine art look and these adorable matching mini albums to accompany your main wedding album. Oh, and all of their packaging is made of recycled materials. Hooray!
Below I have pictured the Finao ONE album. It's a 20 page, 40-sided album with "Bomber" selected as the leather cover. The leather is super soft and I love the rustic look it has to it -- perfect for Jackson Hole outdoor occasions :)
The other mini-book is what I like to call a "Brag Book." Throw this little recycled-paper-covered 6x6 album (printed on real photo paper!) in your purse and show all your friends what your wedding album looks like. Also, they come in sets of three in very attractive prices so they make the perfect gift for parents and grandparents.
Anyone that has ordered a Flushmount album for their wedding this summer can look forward to this absolutely gorgeous piece (in your cover selection of choice!). I can't wait to start making them for my clients!!
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Josh and Trish are two awesome people I've met during my time here in Jackson Hole. They both live and and work in Teton Village. Speaking of, Trish manages an awesome little hangout called the Village Cafe and they need your help! To find out how to "Save the VC" check out their Facebook Page. We'd be so bummed if this sweet little coffee shop/watering hole didn't exist! Moving on to the images with the most amazing backdrops ever...We rode up the tram at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort to take some shots with Cody Peak in the background then skied/snowboarded to a super-secret-locals-only spot for views of Rock Springs Canyon. Love how all of these turned out! We pretty much laughed the whole time and I'm super stoked to photograph their wedding at Rancho Alegre in Jackson Hole this fall. Enjoy these breathtaking shots!