Monday Funday July 6th, 2015 ( a quick sum up of our day)
Today started with a crazy morning. Let me back track to what lead to the crazy hectic morning. Saturday we spent our 4th of July playing with the kids, outrunning the rain because we were topless in the jeep and didn’t want to put the top on, popping fireworks at our friends house and came home late from all our fun activities! We woke up early Sunday because the light was shining though our blinds making it impossible to sleep in so if we are awake might as well get ready for church because there is no excuse not to go. After church we came home swam with the kids and got ready for the baseball game we went to with our church, so as you can tell we were EXHAUSTED! Fast forward to this morning, we had to be out of the house at 7am in order to get to the Salt Plains and back in time for Michael to make his doctor appt at 2:45pm. We woke up at 6:00am but laid in bed until 6:15am and then ran around like crazy trying to get ready and get 5 kids up and out the door. Keep in mind one is a 2 month old who always takes longer then everyone else and even though he is the smallest person in our house he takes the longest to get ready. The entire morning was a blur because we were just running back and forth throwing things in the diaper bag, trying to load the car, and pack snacks for the 2.5hr drive but we finally made it out the door and hit the road! The kids crashed in the car because they were exhausted from night before but it was a good drive, nothing crazy happened (thank goodness). If you head to the salt plains definitely take the back way, you pass through all these little towns and get a nice view rather then taking the interstate. We finally arrived to the visitor center but not the digging area, we were in the wrong spot lol good ole google lead us to the “wild life refuge” instead of the plains where you dig for the crystals. We had to hop back on the road after a small detour through the refuge but finally made it!
We met my friend Mandy there (she had no issues because she’s been there before so she knew how to get there lol) let me tell you when you arrive to the plains it looks like water. It’s just so cool! I think Mandy’s little boy even thought it had snowed lol because there was so much salt everywhere. My girls were so excited to get out of the car and start digging! There were other people there but not very many and they looked like pro diggers. I’m so glad Mandy told me to bring buckets and shovels but I should of brought a big heavy duty shovel because you have to dig deep to find the big crystals. Oh! and you have to take water to wash off your items and your finds and DON’T wear anything nice because you will have salt all over you and all over your shoes and anything you own. The salt just sticks to you, like we had it all over our shoes and it just kept building and building on the bottom of our shoes. There is a designated area for you to dig in, I’m not sure why but the other area is “PROHIBITED” (I did however trespass because I wanted to get some shots of the kids hahahaha!) All in all it was a lot of fun! I got to sit on a bucket and dig around in the dirt for crystals with my kids. IT WAS A GOOD DAY!
*if you go to the salt plains remind your kids that you have to dig and put in a little work to find the crystals, at first my kids didn’t get that you didn’t just find them laying around!
Here are a few shots from our Monday Funday at the Salt Plains! If you want to see more pictures you can find them on instagram #georgeclan
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People often ask why galleries take as long as they do and how much editing do I do to an image well here are some perfect examples of what I do to each image I show you all Some times the changes are subtle and sometimes they are night and day. I know some photographers out there will say “I get it right from the beginning and straight out of the camera but I LOVE using natural light, I LOVE IT! I can see an image and tell if it was natural light or artificial and I always gravitate to the natural light photos. It’s what I love. So yes, I can also get the image I want right out of the camera exactly like you can with artificial light but my eyes simply don’t like the look of artificial light. I do use artificial light for some things but newborns are not one of them. I have a lot of fun seeing what I capture and seeing what I have created afterwards. I can sit here and just stare at it and to be honest that is how I taught myself to edit. I would dissect an image I loved until I could try and figure out how it was shot. Well hopefully this shows you all what I do and why I do it the way I do! ENJOY!!!
I’ve been taking Addison’s pictures since she was 3 months old! I can’t believe it! I have loved working with her family and I always have so much fun at all their sessions. I love visiting with them and I love the client/photographer relationship we have, it’s really the best! Today, I got to meet her brand new baby sister and she is just precious. Chesnee was so good and she slept so well and just let me pose her any way I wanted. I have a feeling she is going to be a little model like her big sister. Here are a couple of my favorites of both of them! Now let me tell you how patient Addison was, she was so good! I always fuss over every detail to make the shot perfect and it takes time and little Miss Addison just sat there and went along with it never complaining. She followed direction so well and seriously was so patient. She did say something hilarious as I was fussing over a detail she said “have we even taken one picture yet?” hahahahah that girl is so funny! I couldn’t help but bust out laughing, I swear I have the cutest funniest clients.
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