Saturday, December 22, 2007

More photos of baby Alexis. :)

Christmas is upon us! Airika and I are really looking forward to spending time with our friends and family over the coming week, and tomorrow in fact we are going to do just that. We have been doing baby/family portraits over the course of the last year for some friends of ours, and tomorrow we are getting together for their daughter's 12 month session. If you have seen any of the photos from our first two sessions with Alexis, you already know she's the cutest little girl ever! Here are a few from her 9 month session...

That's Alexis with her parents, uncle and grandparents. She loved the jumping shot!


Sunday, December 16, 2007

Our Cruise!

So....we had an awesome time on our all went by so fast! The photo below was taken at Magen's Bay beach in St. was named one of the top 10 beaches in the world by National Geographic magazine, and it certainly lived up to its reputation. The water was crystal clear, the view from the beach was amazing (as you can see), and we even got to swim with a sea turtle who was hanging around!

Here I am posing for the camera--what else is a girl to do when her husband refuses to put down his camera?!? I'm also showing off my amber necklace that Gerald and my parents gave me for my birthday last year. AFTER we left the Dominican Republic, I found out that there is a beautiful green amber that is native to the area. I can't believe I missed it--I guess we'll have to go back!

The Norwegian Dawn--it was definitely the most colorful ship around! It was weird that to get to shore, we usually had to take tender boats. I guess I never really considered the fact that the ship probably would not be able to pull up to all the ports. Tendering is a little time consuming, especially when you don't have a ton of time at each port, but you have no choice when cruising.

Thanks to Gerald's little brother Dale (a wakeboarding champion) for taking this photo of us. He has an eye for photography too!

Probably my favorite image from the entire trip. We're getting it framed!

Our new friend Kendra took this photo of us...seriously we were surrounded by budding photographers! This one will also be getting framed!

Me returning to the ship in Tortola, British V.I. There was some fun shopping here and all the little girls were so cute in their school uniforms. Some of them even told me they liked my dress--they were so cute!

So...all in all, we had a great time on our cruise. However, we have decided that the next time we visit the Carribbean, we will be spending the entire week on St. Thomas instead of a floating hotel! St. Thomas (though expensive) was beautiful and there was so much that we didn't get to see and experience, that we simply must go back!

Thanks to everyone for your patience while we were on vacation. I think we're all caught up on email now, so if you're still awaiting a response from us, please drop us another note b/c it's possible that your email is lost in cyberspace! :)


Thursday, December 13, 2007

Pictage PUG Party!

Last night we went to the annual PUG Party down in Tacoma--we really had a blast! As usual it was hosted by the lovely Me Ra Koh, at a cool little pizza place called the Upper Crust Bistro. They had great food, and we packed that place with amazing photographers! Here are a few photos that we grabbed...

Here is a very typical shot of Brian... it's impossible to get bored while he's around--even when he can barely talk due to laryngitis!

Airika & Sarah RHOADS...she and her husband Chris are some of our newest photographer buds!

We actually did a little Christmas shopping last night and bought Me Ra's newest DVD from her series on photographing your children. Seriously, if you have kids, you need to check this out! Not only is Me Ra an excellent teacher, but she will encourage your socks off! Check our her blog and you'll see what we mean. :)

Bill Cawley, bigger than life...

Yuriy Manchik. It saddens me to see a Nikon in his talented hands, but I suppose I can forgive him this time since it's the new D3. This is Jason... very funny guy--undoubtedly he is explaining something very important.
Ron Storer. There was a gift exchange towards the end of the party, and after perfectly executing an ingenious white elephant gift exchange strategy, Airika ended up with the gift that Ron Storer brought--a lens baby (and a coffee mug)! This photo of Ron was my first attempt with the Lens Baby... These feet belong to the one of the cooks at the Upper Crust--he stood on this chair to get a group photo for us and I couldn't resist snapping a shot of his pants! You can see the group photo and a lot more really cool shots on Erwin's blog).

Gerald and Airika

Friday, December 07, 2007

MIA in the Carribean

So if you've been wondering where in the world we are....we are in the Carribean and having a great time! We just thought we'd let you know in case you've been wondering. Photographs will follow when we are back on land--the satellite signal on the cruise ship is a little slow. :)

Have a great weekend!

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