Thursday, October 30, 2008

Outdoor Family Portrait Session

Group Family Portrait
Originally uploaded by gapey
I had my first "official" family portrait session and it was a large one at that. A co-worker asked me to take some outdoor family portraits of his family and his sister's families. It was a challenge shooting 8 adults and 7 kids. Some of my favorite photos were the candids that were taken if the kids playing after the formal shots were done. A big thanks to Mark for assisting me on the shoot. The weather turned out to be great. It was a nice rain free cloudy day so there was no harsh sun to have to deal with.

I doubt I will be doing this on any kind of regular basis but would consider doing it again if it were for a friend. It's a lot of work, especially for a group this big. The post processing was the most time consuming, but it was fun.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Ice Caves

Into the Cave
Originally uploaded by gapey
I've been wanting to go to Big Four Ice Caves since I found out about them several years ago. The Bridge crossing the river has been washed out for quite a while and they are working on rebuilding it. It was supposed to be done this year but it's not looking hopeful. I received an evite from some friends to go last weekend so I jumped at the opportunity. They were pretty amazing. It wasn't just one or two caves but there were several along the bottom of the mountain. I was surprised by how many wild flowers I saw this time of the year and quite a few were spring wild flowers. It was a short enjoyable hike and would love to come back again sometime. More pics from the hike can be found on my Flickr Stream.