day 112: Today I helped out a friend and shot with her at a wedding she was photographing. The bride was absolutely gorgeous and she had beautiful flowers as well. It made for quite lovely photos. This is one of my favorites so far.
day 111: Ben’s office softball team had a game tonight. Of the 30 or so members of the team they barely scraped by with about 8 of them showing up 15 minutes late for the game. They are not organized, not well practiced, and they not surprisingly lost by a 15 point margin tonight. But it was still fun. I would have played… but I was in a dress. Next time I’ll join in.
day 110: Not only are (most of) our pepper plants still alive, but they are now starting to grow some actual real peppers… which shouldn’t be surprising but yet I’m still quite excited! Ben and I are by no means skilled gardeners so I’ll be pretty impressed if these things turn out to be edible.
day 109: I have been SO busy the last couple of days that it’s been hard to get out of the house to take a decent photo. It’s been a challenge to find things in the house to photograph (that I haven’t already shot in the last 4 months). This photo reminded me of anchorman.
day 107 : This afternoon I met up with some fun photographers and some very cool former brides for a “trash the dress” photo shoot. I’m not a big fan of shoots where the dress gets totally ruined to the point of being unusable (I’d rather a bride donate her dress to a great charity like brides against breast cancer) but I do think that a little dirt (or water) never hurt a dress and I had a lot of fun shooting these. Here’s one of my favorites.
day 106: Today was too fabulous and photo-op filled to be captured in one single photo! This morning we were lucky enough to get a private behind the scenes tour of the three baby tiger cubs at the Wild Animal Park. They are 6 months old and not really “small” anymore, but they were amazing to see up close and personal. We got to watch one of the trainers feeding them. It was a very cool experience and I’m so glad we got to go!
After the morning at the WAP Allison, Mark and I ran around a couple of downtown Encinitas parking lots to take some photos. Mark is pretty hilarious when he’s acting as a portrait subject… he definitely comes up with poses on his own. This was what he came up with when I asked them to sit up against a wall.
day 105: Allison and I had a blast on our cruise but all the late nights and early mornings were starting to catch up with us so I was happy to be back on dry land. We spent most of the morning napping on the couch with Rita, but she also got to take part in her favorite activity… watching people cook. She is ever hopeful that something tasty will fall from above.
day 104: The last day of the cruise was a “fun day at sea”. We were still hoping to keep the spending to a minimum so instead of shopping, gambling, or drinking (the major activities proposed by the cruise line) we wandered around the ship and took photos.
day 103: On the third day of the cruise we landed in Ensenada. Instead of walking around we decided to take a shore excursion and ride up to Rosarito to lounge on the beach. Since we were going to be in the sand all day I didn’t bring along my camera. I took some photos back on board later in the afternoon. This one is from the deck of the ship.