Monday, May 19, 2008

Wedding Update!

Mark and Katy have moved their wedding date up to July 19th! I will continue to post updates as I receive them.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Kathi Hansen

This is a portrait that I shot of Kathi Hansen a couple of weeks ago. I didn't enhance her eyes at all! That blue is the true color of her eyes! I just made a layer of B/W and kept her eyes the same color. Yes, her pregnant torso is pictured below a couple of posts ago.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Congratulations To Mark and Katy!

We received some exciting news this week! Mark and Katy Haddow are engaged! Both are attending BYU in Provo. From what I have heard, it looks like it will be a December wedding. I will post more news as I receive it. Congratulations, Mark and Katy!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Who Is This Beautiful Woman With Child?

While I don't consider myself a professional photographer, I sure have enjoyed having photo shoots with friends in my make-shift studio in my basement. I particularly loved this shot. Any guesses as to who this might be?

Sunday, May 4, 2008

My Latest Read

I am, admittedly, not a voracious reader like some members of my family. But recently, I read with pleasure Randy Pausch's book, "The Last Lecture." Randy Pausch was a professor at Carnegie Mellon University and was asked to address students in a lecture series that was once referred as "The Last Lecture." The idea was to get speakers to talk to students about whatever they felt was important, if this was to be their last lecture ever. For Randy Pausch, this was his last lecture. Ever. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the past year or so and is literally dying. He has surpassed doctor's expectations for surviving, fighting with every fiber of his being to live a little longer for his wife and especially for his three young children. He knows that his time is running out.

His book is based on the lecture he gave at Carnegie Mellon University, but with more elaboration. In no way is this book maudlin. In fact, it reflects Randy's positive outlook on life, and do I dare say, is quite inspirational to read. I found the book to be very poignant and really will make you think about how precious your life really is! A must read! Here is the link to the actual lecture if you decide not to get the book: "The Last Lecture," by Randy Pausch.