#10 Take a Photography Class – Part 1

Well one of my #thirtybeforethirty challenges was to take a photography class. While my original intention (I think) was to find one to take “IN PERSON” but that is a whole lot harder (and expensive) than I can handle right now.  So my adapted challenge was to find an online class that *hopefully* will have…

California: Day 5

Today was probably my favorite day in CA so far. Likely due to the incredible amount of beauty I/we were exposed to throughout the day. Laziness kept me in bed until just after 7 (which I guess is kind early for vacation). Regardless, I headed straight to the bank of the Merced River for my…

California: Day 4

As I begin to write this post, I sit swinging in my hammock… something I’ve longed to do since I hung it up for the winter last October. Today was our first full day in Yosemite. And it was amazing. Adjusting to our new surroundings was a challenge. Sleeping was not easy to come by,…

California: Day 3

It just keeps getting better! This morning waking up in Grant Grove Village was a sure treat. This little cabin that we called home last night was just the cutest. After waking up, we headed to the restaurant for breakfast. A hearty one at that full of pancakes, eggs and bacon (which I’ve been craving…

#25: See The Pacific Ocean

And the list checking off continues! I have now seen (and touched) the Pacific! And boy was the water cold! (Well not the worst). I must say, she’s not all that different from the Atlantic (at least by looks and feels). But the sun is different. She’s much hotter in California! Here’s to completing my…

California: Day 1

All day today has been a little surreal. I still can’t believe I’m here! Today started with waking up in the Hampton Inn and the most comfortable bed… EVER. I slept so well last night. Likely due to the 9+ hours of travel time and the fact that my 10:30 flight arrival into LAX was…

#1: Travel to Another Timezone

As I write this, I sit in the airport – in Chicago. Therefore – I have officially traveled to another timezone. Granted, I’m in the airport; and can’t even see the Chicago skyline – but I can check off number one on my #thirtybeforethirty list! Snapped this shot walking into the Albany Airport back home……

Photoshoot: Naomi (3 Yr.)

Sometimes I wonder if my nieces will be the only people I ever photograph… If it is, I’m really okay, cause their just darn cute… This little gem is turning THREE! YIKES… and what better way to celebrate than pretty dress and a fun photoshoot with your sisters.

Photoshoot: Lydia (Newborn)

Every time I take photos of my nieces I have these grand intentions of how they will turn out.  You’d think I’d know by now that what I set out to do, always doesn’t happen.  Sometimes its a major fail, sometimes its a success – but in a completely different way then I imagined.

The Time I Hiked Buck Mountain (the second time)

Repeat hikes are cooler than they seem. You see… Nature is never the same – I think thats my favorite thing about GODS CREATION.  No photo of it can be captured exactly the same way twice. August 13, 2017 Anyways, since my goal is to hike the 12 mountains in Lake George that consist of…

The Time I Bushwhacked Record Hill

This was no easy feat. We chose the hardest, steepest route solely because we could walk to the attempted route from the camp. Except we didn’t know this was the hardest steepest route until our way back down…