Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Let me count the ways...

I love that you can talk me out of my anxiety.

I love that you see the best in me and often tell me about it.

I love how you pause a show and make me watch this one part just to see me laugh out loud.

I love the way you calm a sick child even as he's puking all over you.

And that's just from today.

love, wifey

Monday, June 20, 2011

Ragnar 2011

You wouldn't think riding around in a van for two days with 5 other women, constantly running and getting sweaty with very little sleep would be fun. But I'll tell you something, it's just about the funnest thing I've ever done.

That's AM people. And I'd already been up for about 30 minutes.

There's me!

Between the above two pictures you can see who was all in our van. I was sad we didn't get to know the other half of our team very well but I was so grateful I got to know these women. They are all amazing human beings and such an inspiration to me.

Ragnar was amazing! I don't remember where this picture was taken but just about the entire course was this beautiful. I'm so glad I did it and am already excited for Ragnar 2012!

love, ali

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Ok, just two more... but that's it!

K, sorry. I really am done now.

love, ali

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Family portraits

i love what this couple of photos says about the guy who is my husbands best friend

I loved shooting this family on Tuesday night. Zach and I met at the same time as Kory and Lacie. Kory and Zach were best friends growing up and perpetual roommates in college. They also both married a little bit later in life for the standard Mormon guy (at twenty-five their families had about given up hope). Until they met a couple of sexy nineteen year old girls (that's me a Lacie) and for whatever reason decided they couldn't live without us. We spent our engagements together, double dating, roadtripping to Vegas, camping in the front yard of Lacie's grandparents (don't ask), pretending not to notice when each other was making out in the living room... wait, what?

There's something about a friendship with a history. It's familiar and cozy, talking about old times and remembering everything with the fuzzy glow that accompanies all things sweetened by time.

Anyways, on a techy note, I worked in three very different lighting situations over the course of our session. I'm starting to learn the limitations of my camera. It's just something I'll have to work around until $3,000 magically lands in my lap one day. But really my trusty rusty gets the job done just fine and one day when three grand aint no thang, I'll be so much better off for having had the "uphill both ways in the snow" experience that my current setup presents.

love, ali