foto//friday . Nepal

I have been wrapping up the next issue of TEAMHorizons. That means that I have been looking at a lot of photos as I finalize the layout of Volume 6 Issue 1 featuring stories from Nepal and Sweden. Over the last few weeks the foto//friday posts have included various shots from Nepal, but I wanted to share a few more from my time there. From the hospitals in Chaurjahari and Dadeldhura, the training classes in Kathmandu, and the English classes in Surkhet, I was really moved by this trip…most of my trips touch me on some level, but this trip was really amazing. Sorry for the long post, but enjoy these shots.

Kirsty - March 22, 2011 - 7:13 pm

Wow amazing!

foto//friday . terraces

All that I am looking at these days are images from Nepal and Sweden. The next TEAMHorizons magazine deadline is looming over my head (next Wednesday to be exact) and I am busy tweaking my layouts and even second guessing my photo edit. I’ll probably be doing that until the actual file-in moment. I can’t wait to put together a whole Nepal post and Sweden post. But until then…here is another single image.

The mountain roads are constant switchback curves climbing up out of or descending back into the valleys in between mountains. There are no guardrails, and the oncoming passenger busses, traveling faster than you would want to be going, keep pushing other cars and trucks to the absolute edge of the road. But the view is breathtaking. The lines in this photos are almost hypnotizing. Follow the small snaking footpath, or the gorge cutting down through the terraces created for their crops. If you live in a mountainous region, you will always find a way to survive!

10 Year Anniversary Bridal Shoot

After the big day the wedding dress is usually taken to the cleaners, sealed up, and stored away. Maybe it is taken out again when a daughter wonders what mom’s wedding dress was like, or if an element of the old dress is going to be used in an upcoming wedding. But Jen’s dress didn’t stay sealed up and stored away.

Through a series of events Jen only ended up with one photograph from their double wedding day (her and her sister got married together). The photographer suffered a stroke the evening of their wedding (after the ceremony), and only one of his images turned out.

Jen had an idea…for their 10-year anniversary she set a goal to fit back into her wedding dress and have bridal portraits taken. Success! We were even able to pull off a bit of a surprise when she gave her husband a new “bridal” portrait! Have a look at some of the images we took that day…

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The Barlar Girls

I am really playing “catch up” with all of these shoots from 2010. I still have a few to show, and then also some Christmas card designs to share with everyone…but take a mix of both photo session and card design and you get the Barlar girls! These girls are always lookin’ so cute, and were going to be the feature of the family Christmas card, so we got the camera out, waited for the “golden hour” and photographed away. What fun we had. We laughed, we made faces at each other, we talked about American Girl dolls (because I do have a daughter and my knowledge of these things runs deep!), and most importantly…we got some great shots!

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Steve - February 21, 2011 - 3:20 pm

#4 is beautiful! love the little bit of orange glow at the top of the frame! great work.