Saturday, April 25, 2009

My Grandpa

This is my wonderful grandpa.
I love visiting him in Delta, UT and going fossil hunting with him. This picture was taken in 2002 on one of our excursions.
I think he looks so cute in his overalls and cowboy hat.

This is one of my favorite pictures of my grandpa. I love it because it captures one of his many daily tasks. He is a widower living alone in his home in Delta, UT. At the time of this picture he was 84 years old--today he is 93 and is active as ever, and still takes care of his garden and home. He's an amazing man and I loved following him around for a day taking pictures of him doing his daily chores.

Grandpa's house

Grandpa mowing his lawn.

I love my grandpa!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Family Portraits

Back in 2001 I took a trip to visit my brother and his family in Bismark, North Dakota. I loaded my 35mm Pentax camera with black and white film and had a great time taking pictures of his children. These are some of my favorites.

I submitted this photo in Utah Valley Magazine and won grand prize! I won a night's stay in a honeymoon suite at a cute bed and breakfast place called "Inn on the Creek" in Midway. I invited my sister because I was not married at the time, and we had a fun girl's night out. I liked the place so much that when I got married 7 years later, I made sure to take my husband there!

I love this picture of my brother and his 1 month old daughter.
This picture encapsulates what a tender, loving father he is.

My nephew idolized Superman at the time, and he loved wearing his Superman outfit around the house. I had to capture it on film!

My other cute nephew

My two beautiful nieces.