Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Anne & Steve's Engagement Session

Steve proposed to Anne at the top of the gondola at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in a foot of fresh snow. I can't think of a more perfect proposal for a couple like this. I've known Anne since college and I was thrilled when I found out she was marrying long time local Steve Jones. They are getting married next week in Bozeman, Montana and I am so excited to be a part of their wedding. Not only that, I was honored to have the opportunity to take some engagement photos for them. We live just around the corner from each other and I knew that our backyard in the Aspens would be the perfect location in the fall. They showed up looking incredibly adorable with a bottle of champagne in hand. I couldn't resist getting the "family portrait" with their dog, Ripley, too. I hope you enjoy looking at these photos as much as I enjoyed taking them. Congratulations Anne & Steve!

Friday, September 23, 2011

It's Fall!!

I went to San Diego over Labor Day weekend and when I got back to Jackson I noticed that the air was crisp. It's getting down into the 30's at night and I had to scrape ice off of my windshield one day this week. That can only mean one thing...It's fall! I am coincidentally writing this on the first day of fall too, officially. The aspen trees in my backyard are starting to look quite striking with their stark white trunks and changing leaves.

Fall is my favorite time of year for many reasons. First of all, I really didn't think the Tetons could get any more beautiful but yep, they do. The colors only add to the stunning beauty of this place. Second, the food. I mean, who can resist a slice of warm apple pie or a pumpkin spice latte?? Third, football season. Sounds weird, but it's not really when you consider the fact that I spend every waking hour of college training and performing at football games. I never missed a home game in Husky Stadium for five seasons. This year, the huskies are 2-1 so we aren't off to a bad start. Also, I am writing this the day before I run my first marathon. Wow, I've trained all summer for this. It hasn't always been easy, but at this point I'm only feeling excitement and anticipating the rush I'll get when I pass the finish line tomorrow. I always love a challenge and this is nothing short of one. Anyway, my mom and dad were here last week and I got to play tourist for a few days (which I secretly love). Between hiking to Jenny Lake's Inspiration Point and rafting down the Snake River, I'd say we had a great time. Enjoy!

Jumping Rock
I finally jumped off the rock!!

Hidden Falls
Hidden Falls at Jenny Lake.

Baby Bison

Grubbing Bison

Fall Afternoon

Fall Flowers
I call these "fall flowers".

Curtis Canyon

View of Teton Pass at Sunset
Checking out the sunset from Curtis Canyon.


Sun Setting in the Tetons

Canyon Sunlight
Cascade Canyon.

Oxbow Bend
Oxbow Bend.

Teton Sunset

Buck Fence