Another absolutely perfect and fun senior session! Kennedy is one of our 2014 ANP Senior Models from Sheldon High School and she couldn’t have been more fun to photograph! She created a Pinterest board for me to use to get an idea of what she was wanting in her senior session and gave me some ideas for props! I made a super easy canopy and with the beautiful evening sun shining through, it was perfect.
Make sure to book your senior session to take advantage of this beautiful weather! It won’t be here for long and our sessions are booking up fast!
Holly is another one of our 2014 ANP Senior Models from Sheldon High School. She specifically choose sunset for her pictures, which I LOVE and the lighting couldn’t have been more perfect. We did have to wait until the sun got to that perfect place a couple of times, but we had fun chatting.
Holly had pinned an image with a vintage chair, so a friend of mine let me borrow theirs for this shoot. I thought it worked perfect!
Thank you, Holly for a fabulous time! I can’t wait to shoot your second session in September!
If you are a 2014 senior, now is the time to book your senior session! The sun is shining and the everything is in bloom!
We were so close the The Grand Teton National Park that we had to drive there for the day, and I am so very happy that we did! It’s absolutely beautiful. We also got to have lunch in Jackson, Wyoming which is a cute little touristy town.
Apparently, there is always a haze around the Tetons. I was disappointed after seeing Ansel Adams work, but it was taken several decades ago.
When we ask our kids what was their favorite part of the trip to Yellowstone, they say “the lake.” It’s the simple things with kids.We found a lake called “Jenny lake” and spent a couple hours just playing in the water and enjoying the views.
I took many different exposures of the Tetons and was having a lot of fun as the sun was clouds were moving and changing the landscape.
This is our trip to Norris Geyser Basin at Yellowstone National Park. I think the kids all look pretty tired, so I’m guessing this was mid week.Oh yeah, we look tired too.
Paul is taking the picture. We didn’t leave him at home.
The colors were amazing.
I don’t think we did this the same day, but here is our trip to The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. This was one of the highlights of the trip. I am always aww struck by the grand landscapes, and this was just breathtaking.
Lincoln happened to fall asleep in the car and it was POURING down rain, so he wasn’t super excited for our trip.
Isn’t it beautiful!?!
The risk-taker Jason. Yes, there is a sheer cliff below him and nothing to catch his fall. :O
This is our second stop after the pouring down rain. The kids all look a bit wet-doggish.
Jessica, Avonlea, Sharron, and me.
This was another view point for The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone.
Yep, I’m holding her arm. The ledge almost comes up to her head, but the Mommy in me still had to hold her arm. I also had to stop looking down because I was getting a bit sick.
Jessica & Jason
This was taken somewhere else. Daddy & Gracelyn.
And a picture I shot on the way back to the cabin.
I can’t completely remember which days we did what on our Yellowstone family vacation. So if any of my family are reading this (which I hope you ARE because you love to see anything I do), please forgive the time frame if it is incorrect.
Do you remember how I mentioned that getting married in Yellowstone would be awesome and we would LOVE to photograph it, in my previous post? Well, they even have this adorable little chapel at Mammoth Hot Springs! You and your guests could stay at the hotel and you could be married in this adorable little chapel! And if you need photographers (which I hope you would want), send us an email! We would love to get back to Yellowstone to photograph a wedding.
We went through the Lamar Valley, which is the place to see a lot of the wildlife in Yellowstone. We knew there wasn’t a great chance that we would see a grizzly bear since this time of year they go further up in to the mountains, but we (or I should say, Paul) was hoping to see one. We did happen upon a group of cars stopped in the middle of the road (which is not uncommon in Yellowstone), and they claimed there was a grizzly bear far off in the distance. We took a look and it was too far to really be sure.
There is something about a fresh burn with the grass and flowers just coming up again. It has always had a lot of meaning to me. Whenever I see a scene like this, I want to photograph it.
We weren’t on the main road when we saw this moose just relaxing and napping along side the road. When we got there, there were several cars stopped and taking pictures of the moose.
Paul got this picture, as I was a bit nervous to step out with all the kids and “meet” a very large animal with giant antlers.
Then as Jessica and I were waiting for the men to get back in to the car, Jessica says from her car “Anne, do you hear that?” And I’m thinking “OHMHGOSH A grizzly bear is just waiting to pounce and eat us all (all 50 of us stopped there). Then once I realized this was not rational, I peered my head through the bushes and saw this other moose who wasn’t super happy that we were there because we could hear him huffing really clearly.
Some more wildlife.
This bison was just hanging out and getting warm. I guess he hadn’t seen any of his friends FALL THROUGH THE GROUND! :O
Every evening that we drove back through Mammoth Hot Springs to get to our cabin in Gardner, these elk would be grazing. This was something they did all of the time. It was really neat to be so close to such beautiful animals.
We made sure to live it up for our meals. This was a dinner one of our nights called “Beer Can Chicken.” It makes a really moist chicken and tastes yummy!