Posted on March 27, 2009
At the end of September Kai and I drove out the Colorado to photograph Susan and Steve’s engagement photos, which you might remember from a previous entry. We spent most of our time with Susan and Steve although we did have one day where we drove for over ten hours through the winding mountain passes of Colorado. This gave Kai a great opportunity to take pictures of the beautiful yellow aspen that were emerging all over the mountainsides. We’re looking forward to return to Colorado the first weekend in May to photograph Susan and Steve’s wedding!
Taken in Rocky Mountain National Park
Maroon Bells in Aspen
Posted on March 18, 2009
For our first wedding anniversary (Yay!) Kai and I took a trip to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (Kai’s part of the vacation) and to Mackinac Island (my part of the vacation). During our time at Pictured Rocks we hiked somewhere around fifteen miles and spent a lot of time visiting waterfalls and admiring Lake Superior. While in Mackinac, we stayed at the gorgeous Grand Hotel, rode bicycles around the island, and shopped. Quite a contrast!
Our second day at Pictured Rocks we went on a twelve mile hike that looped through the forest and followed along Lake Superior. It sounded like a great idea until I realized how long twelve miles actually is! If you know me or have read our “Bio” section on our website you know that I’m a fast walker. Kai kept telling me to pace myself but of course I didn’t listen and at about eight miles I was ready to be carried back to the car. I’ve never been so sore in my entire life! Riding bicycles in Mackinac was such a relief as opposed to walking!
Kai took a ton of landscape shots at Pictured Rocks. It’s amazing how different the nature becomes after crossing over the Mackinac Bridge. I had never been in the Upper Peninsula before and it is truly beautiful.
He are several shots Kai recently completed from our trip!
Be sure to check out some pictures from our Texas trip in the previous entry!
Posted on March 15, 2009
We are officially caught up on our client work until a couple engagement sessions next weekend. Yay!
This has allowed Kai to catch up on some of his fine art photography. The following pictures are from our trip to visit my Aunt in Kerrville, Texas during May 2008. She lives in a community named “Tierra Linda”. The “neighborhood” is built on a nature reserve. Each property has at least five acres in order to maintain the reserve. While driving through the community it was typical to see herds of deer, antelope, cows, and these funny, little sheep called “Mouflon”. Some of the deer were so accustomed to humans that they would eat out of our hands and allow us to pet them. What an awesome experience!
Kerrville is located in the Texan “Hill Country” and was reminiscent of Southern Colorado or West Virginia at times. The hills almost looked like mountains and the trees were lush and green, unlike the more arid areas of Texas. Something that was very unique about the area was the abundance of granite rocks. My Aunt joked about how they “grow” rocks there. They were everywhere!
The weather in Kerrville was gorgeous. Warm, with a breeze … perfect. We visited San Antonio for a couple of days and it’s amazing what a drop in elevation will do. The temperatures soared to well over 100 degrees. We couldn’t wait to get back into the hills!
Kai chose a few pictures to showcase … we took hundreds but here is a small sample!
This was taken in San Antonio at Mission San Juan. We were able to visit all five missions that day.
Taken inside at Mission Concepción.
Mission San José.
Almost to the top of Enchated Rock, a giant granite dome.
Taken in Tierra Linda.
A deer without inhibitions.
A couple more deer.
A ram hanging out in the reserve. I don’t think I could count how many times we said “That’s why I come up here … natuuuure, Goulet.” If you’re a SNL/Will Ferrel fan you’ll know what I’m talking about. “You’re hungry, aren’t you?” Haha, gets me every time.
One of my favorites.
After swimming in the Guadalupe River in Medina.
The Texan night sky.
More to come from other trips!
Posted on July 2, 2008
Kai finally had time to go through some of his landscape/nature photography.
The fine art gallery is no longer “coming soon” – it’s here!
A few samples:
We are both so excited to finally have the fine art section updated!
For more pictures and ordering information, see the website.
Thank you for reading!