Sunday, April 24, 2011


So it looks like I gave in and decided to do a little blogging!

Mostly to procrastinate writing a paper because I couldn't find a model to photograph today :(

Well, just a little of lately!

I started my internship on Friday and I'm really liking it so far!

I know it's gonna be hard work, but I can already tell I'm going to learn so much!

I am a little worried I'm going to start feeling badly about myself because the models that ICON uses are toned and tan!

Thank heavens for my 15% discount!

Home gym here I come! :)

In other news, Clay and I really got into the Easter traditions this year

We did a little egg dying with our good buddies Kinzie and Clair

Yah, we're pretty impressive egg dyers, I know.

We love our married friends

Check out Clay's gnarly beard he's been rocking lately...
After egg dying, Clay and Clair got into a knock down, drag out nerf gun brawl
That Kinzie and I found very funny

Clay and I also did easter baskets for each other!
This one was Clays and I'm pretty dang proud of it!
Hope this makes you proud mom! :)
Look how cute it is.

Unfortunately, my wrapping job wasn't as impressive...

Overall, a pretty fun easter as a married couple!

Now, onto the pre-finals week panic!

Wish me luck...


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

So... Little... Time...

Once again, the end of the semester has snuck up on me

and I have overloaded myself with high expectations for my final

and extra projects on the side

But what else is new right?

I really shouldn't be complaining though because I have some awesome news to share with all of you!

Guess who got herself a photography internship at a commercial photography studio?
:D Yep. Totally me! I start my internship here...
This Friday!
Probably not my best plan with 2 weeks left in the semester, but I'll figure it out somehow!

I also went home this last weekend to make some money and had 6 shoots this weekend.
That's right. 6.

My arms were actually tired by Sunday!

But It was really really fun, and I had some new experiences shooting...

Like this shoot...

My very first time photographing a new born!
O my heck it was SO much harder then I thought it would be!
Especially when his older brother decided that he was sick of holding this new little bundle of joy and forcefully pushed him out of his lap.
This one really bugs Clay. He thinks it looks like someone threw the baby away ;)
PS I should probably mention that none of these are edited yet... something else to add to my nice long list of things to do
I think my favorite part of the newborn shoot was these detail shots.

So cute.

Another new experience for me was doing senior pictures for guys. 3 of my shoots this weekend were senior pics for these dashing young men...
This is Ian. Yes ladies, he is single. Call me for his number...
He drives a nice jeep
Is a straight up gangsta
and he plays basketball.
Really really well
What more could you ask for? :)

This one is Michael
He is also single
He drives a sweet truck
And looks very dapper in a suit
O did I mention he's a cowboy from Wyoming?
I also took pictures for my brother's friend Brayden.
He is also single and hilarious
But I've yet to even find time to upload his photos which is why they're not seen here.

So, in the next 2 weeks or so...
1. I start my internship
2. I have to edit all my shoots from this weekend
3. I have 2 tests to study for
4. 2 papers to write
5. 1 Typography assignment to finish
6. and of course, the one that will probably kill me, my color photography 2 final. I have decided to turn beautiful girls into animals. 10 girls into animals.
Hopefully my eyes won't fall out of my head from staring at a computer all day

I swear I'll develop corporal tunnel one of these days..

7. I should probably mention continuing to feed my husband and try to be a good lil wifey and keep the house clean. We'll see how long that lasts. :)

Well friends, I doubt I will return to the blogging world for quiet some time
But when I do come back, I'll have some AWESOME pictures for you guys!

If any of you are in the Logan area, let me know
I'd love to have ALL OF YOU model for me

Until then!


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Smiles for Wednesday

Clay makes me smile every single day

One of the main reasons I married him of course

Lately, these are some of the things about him that have made me smile:

This is something I learned about Clay just recently.
He has an undying love for what he calls "flamboyant socks"
We've been on the hunt for these socks ever since he got to wear a pair of these awesome socks for our wedding
And for some unknown reason, the market for brightly colored or patterned mens socks is greatly lacking in this world of ours
But the hunt for socks like these....
Makes me smile

Clay and I have been addicted to this game for about 3 days now...
O my heck. If you want a fantastic waste of time added to your life, invest in this one.
Watching clay get WAY to into this game makes me smile.

This little song has been the soundtrack of our life at the moment...
Clay is in LOVE with the Foo Fighters at the moment

and listening to him play these songs on his electric makes me smile.

Hope you all are smiling this Wednesday!

PS happy birthday to my AMAZING Mama!
I love this picture of us

And as I've said on this blog before, she's a pretty amazing lady if you didn't already know it
She never thinks of herself first
She's incredibly talented
and thoughtful
and is the most amazing mom you could ever have

so, to my most die-hard reader
and one of my best friends...
Happy Birthday Mom!
Hope you know I love yah!
You make me smile.


Monday, April 11, 2011

A Catch up Post!

Hey World!

I'm back! And I'm blogging!

And I've got WAY too much to catch up on, so bear with me

First off... Clay and I rocked the festival of colors a few weekends ago
I completely lost my camera cord, and after a few unsuccessful attempts to get them onto the computer using various methods, I finally paid Walmart to put them on a disk, just because I wanted to blog them. So now... for your viewing pleasure... The festival of colors, round 2!
My husband is such. a. hottie.

Our buddies, Kinzie, Clair, and Ali joined us on our grand adventure
That chalk tastes like incense... incense tastes terrible. Good thing it's blessed by the hindu gods.

We make faces

Next up! One of the main reasons I haven't blogged in a few weeks... This lil assignment of mine
I've talked (bragged) about this on facebook, but I thought I'd add a little more of an explanation here! So this assignment is called "Big, Cheap, and Public" and the purpose was to make a billboard about something we're passionate about. We worked as partners and my buddy Callee and I decided to do a feminist piece (I don't hate men I promise) and society's views of women that was pretty conceptual. We also decided to take the BIG in big, cheap, and public very seriously.
After 3 straight days of work, many many ounces of mountain dew consumed, and little sleep received, we ended up with this beast. 20ft by 26ft. 12 panels, made up of 40 sheets of 11x17 paper each.
A HUGE thanks to my sweet husband, who stayed up with Callee and I all night long, taping this together, as well as putting up the panels the next day, and making us cookies during the long editing process. You do indeed deserve a grade for this. :)

So, I realized I never gave all of my readers the grand tour of the apartment! It took us a while to get everything put together, and we're still in the process but you'll get the idea.
First up, our front room! Clay didn't want to be in the picture..
The view from the couch
PS sorry for the weird colors on these pics. That's what happens when you put the camera on the auto white balance.
Our cute little kitchen... still trying to figure out what to hang on that back wall.
Btw, our mixer doesn't normally hang out on the floor. :)
Now, for what is probably my favorite room in the house... the bathroom. I think you can see why... :)
Yes, we have a skull and cross bones shower curtain. Making our bathroom the coolest bathroom, Anywhere.

And now, just because I felt like it, here's what we had for dinner tonight...
Parchment chicken
O. My.
Please do yourself a favor and make this sometime in the near future. It tastes like summer time. And if you're like us and survive on rice and chicken, this is a good way to mix it up.
WARNING: If you have any qualms about soaking your food in as much butter as you can, I'd avoid this recipe.
But if that is the case... I might cry for you.

And just because I love you all, here is the recipe!
First, you start out with some vegis.
Specifically a red pepper, some green onions, peeled medium carrots, zuccini, and some fresh parsley.
Julienne the carrots, zuccini, and pepper into pieces about 3 inches long. Mince the parsley, and cut the green onions into 3 inch long pieces. This will make the goodness that will cook with the chicken.
You'll need about 4 chicken breasts.
Next, the best part, the white wine, sage butter sauce.
Also known as heaven on earth.
The sauce will sound kind of tricky to make but it's actually really easy.
You'll need:
3 TBLS minced shallot (translated to tiny onion that makes you cry like a woman)
1 TBLS butter
1/2 cup white cooking wine (if you have issues with cooking wine, white grape juice works too)
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 tsp lemon juice
4 TBLS cold butter- cubed
1-2 tsp fresh sage
salt and pepper to taste (I think it's fine without it personally but whatever floats your boat)

First, saute the shallot in 1 TBLS butter in small sauce pan over med heat until sauce. (Yes, sauce. Make sure you cut that shallot up small). This should take 2-3 min. Add wine, broth, cream, and lemon juice. Simmer until liquid is reduced by half (8-10 min), whisk in remaining butter 1 TBLS at a time, stirring constantly. DO NOT ADD MORE BUTTER UNTIL PREVIOUS ADDITION HAS MELTED COMPLETELY. No one likes lumpy sage butter deliciousness. Stir in sage, salt and pepper when butter has melted.
Then keep your spoon as far away from that saucepan as you can.
I would eat the stuff like soup if my arteries would allow it.
Next is the fun part. Cut some pieces of parchment paper into 12x12 inch squares. Put a pad of butter (MORE BUTTER! YAY!) in the middle of each square. Then put your chicken on there, and spice it up with the vegis you cut earlier. I don't like leaving anything out, but some people are particular so you can pick and choose. Throw a little more lemon juice on the chicken and vegis, then pull the corners and sides up and tie it with 100% cotton string.
MAKE SURE IT'S 100% cotton, or it WILL set on fire.
Throw the lil packets of goodness on a cookie sheet and cook in the oven at 375 for 30 min

While the tasty deliciousness is cooking, throw some rice in your rice cooker (or preferred method of cooking rice)

When the chicken is cooked, pull it out of the parchment paper, pour all the goodness, juices and all onto your rice, and top all of it with LOTS of sage sauce
It looks like this when it's all finished.
So pretty
And it looks like you actually know how to cook like a champ
(I am definitely NOT that person btw)

Try it out, you'll thank me later.

Well, that's about it from our end!
Hopefully we'll be able to share some more awesome news shortly

No, we're not pregnant

I promise

We'll return to the blogging world soon!
Until then, have an awesome Tuesday!