Monday, April 16, 2007

Wedding :: Brandon & Meredith :: Sun Valley, Idaho

Meredith & Brandon held a celebration here in Sun Valley to celebrate their vows with local friends and family this last Saturday. These two were incredible to work for--very fun and entertaining people!
Here are a few images from their day...

Friday, April 13, 2007

Secret Spot

Happy Friday the 13th! This morning I took the kids to local climbing spot. This place, like many of the climbing spots close to our area is subterrainial! We boulder in a river bed that is dry during the winter months. I've always wanted to get back with my camera and this time I took it along.

Like the sand dunes, this is a place I could spend alot of time photographing and think I'll be back soon.

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Dog's Day

Today and tomorrow I am working for a local magazine on a story about a dog's day in our valley. The editors probably don't want me to divulge any info, but I have a funny story to tell. One aspect of the story is about how dogs are treated to "play dates." So, my model, Ruby, was treated to such an outing at the local doggy day care center.

While I was photographing the dogs playing however, I did not notice that one of them had taken the liberty to mark its territory on my camera bag! Luckily, the dog didn't mark a whole lot of territory!
The image is of Ruby at the dog wash prior to her play date.

Monday, April 2, 2007

Spring Break

One of the many benefits of having a school teacher as your wife is Spring Break. This year we spent a week camping at San Elijo State Beach just outside Encinitas, California, with our friends Joel, Elizabeth, and their son Wylie. Our friends had spent Xmas break at San Elijo, but none of us had been to this spot and neither of our two children had ever been to the beach before!

The drive down took about 20 hours which involved way too many potty breaks, a projectile vomiting child, setting up a new tent in the dark (for the first time), and a small taste of Southern California traffic. All things considered, arriving at the beach and feeling fine grains of white sand in our toes made the long journey worth the work.

The surf was good, then too big, then good, then real small. The ladies got out on some bike rides and soaked up the sun. The kids couldn't have cared less that sand made its way into every nook and cranny! We met up with old friends from high school, my older sister, parents, and missed out on seeing a few other friends.

I've put 18 images here from our 4 cumulative days of driving and five days on the beach. I highly recommend heading to San Elijo State Beach for a vacation--it is a very fun place to play.

Cheers, -Craig

Abandoned Springs South of Jackpot, NV.

Potty Break

Don't leave home without the lawnmower!

13 months and already driving--yikes.

Joel, "Master Roaster" setting a bad example

I admit it, I love Andy Goldsworthy.

A new way to look for tidal creatures!

Every nook & cranny

Stormy Sunset

The (Loud) Train

Kids love Trains

Strange spot for a bus stop

Kevin, myself, & Tony--The "Threesome"

San Elijo Guard Tower


Last minute of sun

A shot of me for future posterity