Saturday, September 17, 2011

Ghost Town Adventures

 This summer we got to go visit Bannock Ghost town in Montana. It was amazing to hear all the history of the wild west. Bannock was actually the first Capital for the Idaho Territory for years in the early 1800's. During this ruthless, lawless time there were vigilanties that would roam the Territory taking law into their own hands. This town became famous because by the hands of vigilaties more then 120 people were hanged in 6 months. Of which 28 were in two weeks. So you could only image what it must have been like to live during this time. We kept hoping the walls would talk to us and tell us!! In the early 1950's this town was still being lived in and was taken over by the state of Montana to make it a state park and preserve all the history here. 

My personal favortie building was the jail houses. This one here had one tiny window. When criminals were imprisoned here that meant they were headed to the gallows. Looking out of the window would remind them of that sense it had the clear shoot to the gallows.

This Barn was miracously preserved. As you can see it has the outhouse attached to the outside of it.

As we were walking through the craftmanship on and in some of these old buildings were amazing. Even more so to realize it was all hand carved.

This is a few from across the Grand Hotel

This photo is of the staircase in the Grande Hotel. It was amazing!

Another veiw of the town. Over the hill is the cemetary. Unfortuantly, we didn't get to see it on this trip.

My dad and my neice were such good modles for me while I was practicing my still life.  

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Tractors and Truck

One thing that is so unique around Rexburg is you can always find the coolest stuff out in the fields or around the rivers. When the Teton Dam broke it made a massive mess of machinery and junk around. But they are great to photograph. This truck is one of those down by the Noth Teton Fork river.

Aww.. the life of a farmer. I got this pictures just as the sun was setting. Sense my father in-law waits to bale at dusk and way in to the early hours of the morning I have the best chance to capture this in the dusk. It's amazing how much my husband is like his father. They both thrive for harvest time. Nothing like the farm can ignite excitement in them the way farming does..

I love this picture!! This is Adam out stacking hay on the farm.. I love the blur sillouhete around him..

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Beautiful Spring

 Beautiful Things


Fall 2010

Sometimes I find myslef dreaming of fall... Why? I love the fall!! I love the colors, halloween, the smell of harvest and pumpkin pie!! But sense we still are a good few months from that (thank heavens) these pictures will get me by :) These below are a few of my favorite from last year in Logan Canyon.. Nothing is more beautiful then fall colors!!

This cute little guy ate a granola bar from my hands!

Summerfest 2011

Here are both of my pictures hanging up in the booth. It was so nerve racking to do this, but I'm glad I did. It was really great! Levi Sim does a great job putting this one and making it so relaxing to do. I'm gratefull for the expeirence. I didnt recieve any ribbions, but thats okay there is always next year!! I think they look great framed ;)

"Summertime Farm"

"Dancing Flowers"

This year I decided to enter my pictures in the Silent Auction for Summerfest here in CacheValley. The rules are you can only enter photos you took between the dates June 13th-15th and have them framed and entered by 2pm June 15th.... I took both these pictures on the 13th. We had some amazing cloud coverage I was able to capture..

Its my first time so I'm not expecting anything. But it was just exciting to do that. I have Amy Jensen to thank for you all her encouragement and inspiration that she has given me.
I'm still learning so much about photography right now. I enjoy it very much and love to share some pictures! So please leave feedback and let me know what you think too!!

~ If you are intrested in purchasing any of these prints (matted and framed) they are available to purchase in any size!!

ps~ I will add photos from the booth tonight!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Cowboys in the Making

This is my little cowboy Keplar!! We were out branding one weekend and his job was to keep the mother cows away from the babies being branded. Its incredible that he could be so fearless on a horse like that! And amazing how much my children are like me :)

I put this collage together for my nephew. When we were out branding and I had all these pictures of him with the rope I thought would be fun to make something with!!
Then of course the "real" cowboy, my dad!!! My dad taught me everything that I know about training and ridding horses. Both my parents instilled a love for horses in me. This picture was taken on our summer ride last year in out in Sand Creek in St. Anthony, Idaho where I grew up. Happy Father's day dad!!