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Gimbel Family {Ogden Family Photographer}

I photographed the Gimbel family awhile back and had so much fun with these beautiful girls and their family.

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They chose Union Station in Ogden for their photos which offers a lot of variety.    Couple lots of variety with photogenic, gorgeous subjects and I’ve got lots of favorites, so…

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Thank you!  I had a great time with you all.

Love,
Heather

 

Pumpkin Patch 2015

Every year we head to the small pumpkin patch that is just down the road from our house.  It’s free, has a hay maze where I can see the kids at all points and is super fun.   In fact, we usually visit it more than once each year.   This year, however, our trip was a bust.    I ran in from a busy day, sat down to eat dinner with my boys who had been waiting to eat until I got home and the discussion of when we were going to the Pumpkin patch began.   Feeling a little anxious about fitting everything before the baby gets here, I suggested that we go “now!”   Of course, the boys were excited.   Ken looked at me like I was crazy…it was already getting dark and they were likely closing soon.    But, we all jumped in the car anyway knowing we were just minutes away and if they were closed we’d just come back another day.

As soon as we stepped out of the car the mosquitoes swarmed us.    I had jeans and long sleeves on so they didn’t bother me too much at first, but Ken was immediately getting eaten alive.    We watched the boys run through the hay maze for a few minutes and then quickly rushed them to the fields to pick a pumpkin.   When the mosquitoes started biting through my jeans, I rushed everyone even more.    The boys quickly picked a pumpkin, ran back through the hay maze and we were back home in about 20 minutes total!     Not exactly the festive, fall trip to the pumpkin patch that you might envision.

So, we had a re-do and went to a big pumpkin patch with huge slides, hay castles, hay rides, an enormous corn maze that the boys could literally get lost in and more pumpkins.    We love our little pumpkin patch but the boys were excited about all the bigger kid activities.   Besides feeling like I was going to go into labor around every corner of the corn maze while trying to keep up and my boys sweating to death on an unseasonably warm autumn day, asking more than once why they had to wear pants and sweaters (um… pictures, duh!) we had a great time.   Plus, Nana and Papa joined us and treated everyone!   And my nephew Gabe joined us too.

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Check out that beautiful view!

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Thank you, Nana and Papa for a fun-filled day!

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Love,
Heather

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Benny’s First Football Game

Benny has been counting down the days until he would finally see his first, in person, football game.    My brother promised to take him to see his beloved Utes play and tonight was the night.    Benny went to bed last night so excited.   He kept saying, “tomorrow, my first Utah game, my first Utah game.”   He spent the morning making a football field in his Minecraft world that was complete with the Utah and ASU logo.    He spent the afternoon decked out in his Utah jersey playing football with his brothers and friends.   His day was dedicated to the Utes.

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When he had finally asked, “how long until the game” enough times we headed down to tailgate to torture him some more, making him wait another couple of hours til game time.

Uncle Scott not only bought him his ticket,

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Utes Game7Utah Utes Game (11)After playing catch for awhile and posing for a few more pictures, it was finally time to head to the game.

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Utes Game4I was offered a ticket to the game and decided to head home instead.   As soon as I got home, I had some serious regret.   I turned on the game and instead of lying on the couch I really wish I was there watching my Benny boy take in his first game.   It’s pouring rain, but I’m sure he’s having a blast watching this exciting game.

Thank you, Scott, for making his day!  (actually his week, month… probably his year!)

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GO Utes!!

Love,
Heather

Baldock Family {Park City Family Photographer}

Rumor has it that it snowed at Snowbird today!  Sept 16th and we’ve got snow already.  Last year we had an awful winter in terms of snowfallIf you’re among those here in Utah that don’t love the snow it was probably a glorious winter for you!   However, for most of us here, there was definitely too little snow not only in the valley but also at the ski resorts.    The lack of snow was magnified if you were a member of the Baldock family who traveled all the way from Tennessee to Park City for a ski vacation.       While we didn’t have the snow they were hoping for in their family photos at our initial location, we did our best.    And while we couldn’t fix the quality of snow that they had to ski on, we could drive until we found snow to make sure that they got a few winter wonderland shots.

The beautiful Baldock family was a pleasure to photograph.   We had such a great time and looking back at these pictures has me anxious for the snow… hopefully lots this year!

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Like last year’s terrible snowfall, I’ve been terrible at blogging my client sessions lately.    This is the first of many that will be coming your way soon.
Love,
Heather

 

Bring on the Football Season

It’s hard to believe, however it’s true, that my football obsessed boy essentially dropped all football conversation as soon as the Superbowl ended this past February.  We hadn’t heard too much about the Seahawks or anything else football related from Benny until about a month ago when someone told him the first pre-season game was on August 9th.   From that day on, he was not only counting the days til his birthday (August 8th) but also til the start of Football season.    He takes much pride in the fact that his birthday kicks off the season.

In the past week or so, aside from his school uniform, he has only worn his Seahawk jersey, his Seahawk t-shirt or athletic compression shirts, which he now refers to as “football” shirts because he saw footage of the NFL players practicing in this style of shirt.

He was in heaven when he talked Ricky into playing football with him and was able to be part of an ongoing flag football game with the neighborhood big boys for the past few days.

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He is so passionate about the game.     From being hyper-focused on throwing the ball correctly:

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To being absolutely giddy if makes a tough catch:

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To being super angry and brought to tears if he messes up or if he thinks that his Dad isn’t throwing from far enough away or isn’t throwing the ball correctly:

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We had a pretty awesome sunset while they were playing catch, so I moved them around a bit and got some fun silhouettes.

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It’s entertaining and so fun to watch his love of the game.   From the endless questions during a game he’s watching on TV (most that I can no longer answer because his knowledge of the game has surpassed mine!) to his interest in the correct technique.    I’ve never been thrilled with the thought of my boys playing football, however I may have to re-think that if his love for this game continues.

Bring on the Season.  We’re ready.

Love,
Heather