Monday, June 30, 2008

Another New Nephew

My little brother Damian and his wife Kim recently had their third child and while I was home for Tianna's wedding they asked if I would take a few pictures of him.His name is Taegen Jon. He was born on June 3rd so this is obviously not his newborn pictures but close enough.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

My tax dollars hard at work.

I experienced a first yesterday. One of those truth is stranger than fiction moments. I have been very fortunate during the time I have legally been able to drive to have only ever received one ticket. The first time that I was pulled over I was issued a ticket but have established a very lucky streak since then. (I was 16 and speeding in case you were wondering and yes I was guilty.) Anyways, I was driving through Swan Valley, Idaho on the way to a photo shoot in Thayne, Wyoming when I looked in my rear view mirror and saw the lights flashing. I rapidly put on my blinker and started to pull over onto the shoulder of the road. The cop pulled up next to me and angrily pointed over and then continued on to the car in front of me. I figured we were both speeding and wanted to get us both. I decided he meant for me to stop so I sat there cosigned to my fate and to the end of my lucky streak. The cop comes straight back to me and I roll down my window to hear my charges...He chewed me out for not pulling over. I got pulled over for not pulling over. I pulled over the second I saw the lights but apparently that was not soon enough. Somehow my lucky streak remained intact. Thats all he wanted to do was yell at me for not pulling over, no ticket. I'm not sure what the guy in front of me was guilty of because I had been following him for at least three miles and doing everything he did but apparently that is who the cop was after. This ranks right up there with the time I got pulled over for having no insurance. (I did in fact have current insurance, and how a cop would know that I have no insurance is beyond me.)

Watering the lawn

Since we have a firm policy in Idaho of doing things the old fashioned way, watering the lawn is no exception. We flood irrigate the lawn and garden (Most of the lawn anyways. We flooded the basement one to many times so we limit the flooding now.) This was one of those rare times where work could become play. We could run around the lawn and splash and play to our hearts content. We have been passing this on to the next generation as much as possible. So while up for Tianna and B.J.'s wedding reception we decided to pull out the siphon tubes and have some fun...I mean get some work done. They were extremely grateful.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Tianna's Idaho Reception

I think I liked the Idaho reception a little more than the wedding day. It was definitely more laid back, which you could see in how Tianna & B.J. were acting and interacting, which resulted in my pictures feeling more laid back as well. I had more fun with them. Anyways here they are.

I never did find out if Brandon was praying for forgiveness for something he had done or something he was getting ready to do.


Saturday, June 21, 2008

New Portraits

These images are the start of a new project that I am working on that I will go into more detail in a later post. For now, simply enjoy the images. (Hopefully)

Friday, June 20, 2008

Another one down...Yes that only leaves me.

So my little sister got married. I am the last of the Lovell Clan (single status that is) I know that I mentioned in an earlier post that it would take a Hawaiian vacation to get me to do another wedding but unbeknownst to me I did not have a choice in this matter. In fact the conversation went something like this:
Tianna: I'm getting married.
Me: Congratulations.
Tianna: So, are you going to do my pictures?
Me: Do I have a choice?
Tianna: Nope.
That pretty much sums it up.So without further ado, here are pictures from the wedding day.

Yep, that is how I feel about weddings too.

This is about the only picture I was able to get of me.
My nephew hunter began to plead his case that I should lend him my camera. With those eyes who could say no, right?
I did say no in fact. He immediately switched his strategy away from the cutsie approach to slightly more demanding. Unfortunately for him I found this approach just as cute.
Luckily, his mom was more accommodating.

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