Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Babes in the Wood: Chantelle

  Spring is here and I've been psyched with the warmer weather and sunny mornings. Finding a super-top-extra-secret fern grove spot, Levi was kind enough to let me photograph his big sister Chantelle for my ongoing Babes in the Wood series. 

Wesley, Chantelle's Daddy, proved to be a whiz with a piece of ultra-suede and scissors. Hence her fashionable tunic:

Chantelle has a strong aversion to a spider walking on her foot

running with shoes on was much more fun than dancing with spiders

These guys were fun to hang out with for a couple hours, and of course we had to shoot a couple family shots as well. In the super-top-extra-secret fern spot....

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

I-80 : Donner Pass

Continuing on my I80 series, this is the latest portrait near Donner Pass, CA.

Often under snow at this time of the year, this field is usually part of the Donner Memorial State Park's cross country ski trails. But last week it was very warm.

Donner Lake, 1866 (photo Library of Congress)

The most notorious history about this area is the infamous winter of 1946, and the Donner Party's failed attempt at crossing the pass in late November.
More about Donner Lake history: