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Monday, March 31, 2008

Warner Springs

Drew & I took off on a weekend getaway to Warner Springs w/ our friends Ken & Anne & their baby Clara. All I have to say is Hot Springs - GOOOOOOOD. It was so relaxing to sit in the hot mineral water, especially when it was a bit cool outside.

Here's the start of our trip. In the car ride up, I couldn't stop taking pictures of all the green around us. Spring & summer are my two favorite seasons in California; all the colors of springtime bring me back to life from the winter.

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You can't drive thru the countryside & not listen to this song:
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Moo cows for miles...
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We have arrived at our destination.
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The natural hot springs steaming up. They take this water & transfer it underground to their pool, which at 103 degrees isn't quite as hot as this -Thank God!
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Day 1 - We arrive, unpack, and head over to the hot springs for a dip!
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I took a little detour before heading over with the rest of them.
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This is where I would want to lay & daydream...
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Anne & Clara join me outside for a bit. Here's the little cutie, aka, "Cheeks" - as Drew & I like to call her.


Day 2 started with breakfast in the lodge. Here's Clara looking at her dad's adult meal. Later she gets fed blended peas & chicken & rice. Not quite the same is it Clara?
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I liked this red lantern in the lodge.
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Next stop: the driving range. Drew & I are preparing for Phoenix where everyone golfs.
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He in his hiking boots, me in my flip flops. Don't think we're quite prepared to play.
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Here's Drew watching Clara while Ken & Anne get a few strokes in. She's saving that chip for dinner.
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Later in the day, we passed by the equestrian center and I made a new friend.
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What a beauty.
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Thanks Ken & Anne for inviting us to such a beautiful place. We had a great time!
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On the way back home, Drew & I decided to see if we could still catch some wildflowers at Anzo Borrego. We were really too late for the big blooms, but did manage to see some flowers here & there.
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The hedgehog cactus flower.
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Once again, preparing for Phoenix life.
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One of my favorite things to photograph & stare at are clouds & all their different formations. The last one is the Big Mac cloud - at least in my eyes.
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Finally, on our drive back to SD, we passed by this General Store in Santa Ysabel and I just had to click.
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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Trash the Dress. The Finale

Here's the last of the TTD images. Thank goodness b/c my right hand's starting to cramp from holding the pen tablet all this week! =)

Brides - if you spent a lot of moola on a dress, why not wear it again and get some awesome photos out of it? And this time you don't have to worry about getting it dirty or getting back in time to mingle with your guests. Even I'm thinking about pulling my dress out of my mom-in-law's closet for one more run. Now I just gotta work on getting the hubby to take pictures again! ;)

This is a behind the scenes shot at our first location with the popular tractor.
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And here's Joelle, making the tractor look better than it ever did in its lifetime.
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Here's Dominique in what we think was a hot tub.

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I love sunsets. That glow...something nostalgic about that time of day sometimes.
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Daisy & Dominique doing the Macarena at the end of a long day. These two are so much fun.
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Finally, Daisy, Dominique, me, and Lisa - chillin' in the former hot tub. We're just missing the hot bubbly water and maybe some fruity umbrella drinks.
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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Trash the Dress. Part Deux!

The weather has been so nice lately that it's been hard to sit at the computer to do work. Drew & I snuck out to the beach for a bit today. How can you not on a gorgeous day in SD?

But I did make myself sit down & work on some images, so here are some more from the Trash the Dress shoot in Palm Springs. There may be a 3rd batch coming soon afterwards, depending on how sunny it is outside! J/K. Yes, I do work.

Let's start with Lauren. She has got one amazing pair of eyes. I love what the hairstylist did for her too.
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Here's Dominque - not only is her look magnetic, but so is her personality!
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Beautiful model, beautiful mountains, beautiful light...I can't ask for anything more.
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My fav Phoenix couple, Vicki & Ryan...

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Stephanie & Steven. I didn't get to photograph them till later in the day, but I'm glad I got the chance to squeeze in a few shots of them b/c they're such a cute couple!
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And last, but not least, Danielle & Jared. Check out their video of our TTD shoot at Side by Side Video.

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Thanks again models. You guys were super!