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So TWO years ago my lovely friend Lindsey found these Tommy Hilfiger adds that were taken at the salt flats… she fell in love with them and new that is where we HAD to take her family pictures!!! Soooo after months and months of stressing out about clothes and hair and accessories we finally picked a date for the beloved event (of corse it was planned around tans!) So we all head out in their SUV with Britt and Linds in the front and me and the two kids in the back… I was in the middle. We were told it took about an hour and a half to get out there so we fully prepared ourselves with plenty of diet coke and treats. It was kind of fun to be one of the kids for a change… at one point Lindsey was feeding all three of us fries handful by handful… it was pretty hilarious actually!! We had been driving for a while and could see the lake in the distance and for sure we thought we were there!! Britton reassured us blonde girls that we had only been on the road for 45 min and had a ways to go… It was at that point that we realized we really didn’t know where exactly we were going… mind you, the outfits are on, the hair is done, the tans are golden, the facial hair is just at that right stage… I mean pretty much everything was going for us. Well, almost… Scarlett’s chewed up string cheese she didn’t want in my hand was not ideal but I’m a mom… no big deal right:)!! Anyway with everything perfect and no directions with the light fading we kind of started to panic. I called Dan who googled the salt flats and told me it was off exit 4 and we were at like 100 and something… um… crap!! Lindsey called her Dad who we couldn’t get a hold of and we pulled over to ask a man on the side of the road. He said they were by Wendover which to us seemed like forever away! I kind of wanted to hyperventilate. Lindsey was surprisingly calm, Britton just kept on driving. The kids were totally amazing and so well behaved. I was completely shocked!! So we just kept driving praying they would come quick so it wasn’t dark when we got there! The further we went the further from the lake we went and more into no mans land we came but we kept going and eating and sipping on our diet coke until we saw what looked like the moon with hazy dust rising from it… that had to be them… we arrived!!! Coolest place EVER!!!!! Britt turned off some random 2 inch road and flew out to the middle of no where. We all frantically got out… at this point we really didn’t have much light and the light we did have was pretty dang harsh bouncing off everything WHITE!!! We only had one problem… no potty and no where to hide… lets just say we improvised:). We threw on ties and a headbands and climbed down the 2 inch road that was like 10 feet straight down of nothing but sharp rock. I started ordering everyone around and felt totally mean but whatever… I had a two hour drive to ask for forgiveness. We shot til it was totally dark and the kids were DONE and headed back up to the wall of rock. Once we reached the car we realized we were in such a hurry that we left all the doors open… a new fly colony settled right inside!!! I have NEVER in my life seen so many flies… EVER!!! We got as many out as would go which wasn’t many, hopped in and closed all the doors so no more could come in. Now we were faced with backing up with no where to turn around on the 2 inch rock road in the DARK!! Houston is the cutest thing ever and decided he needed to say a prayer… yep! It was that scary!!! He said the sweetest prayer ever and off the road we went on our trek back to earth with all our new fly friends. We took scarlett’s poor baby doll and started swatting and thought we got most of them… well, at least til we had to turn on the light for something and got a glimpse of the ceiling which was COVERED!!! SICK!! Even though the flies but a damper on our appetites we had to stop for some promised ice cream at McDonald’s and away we went. The THINGS we do for a good picture!!! You would never know just looking at these what we went through but I’m pretty dang positive it was all worth it and the memory is totally priceless even if days later there were still a couple of lingering flies!!Share on Facebook
Is what we call him…. for obvious reasons:)!! Meet my stud of a little brother. Isn’t he handsome!!! He did me a huge favor today and I just wanted to give him a shout out and say thanks! They don’t come better than this one and I’m so happy my boys have him to look up to. They are pretty much obsessed with their uncle Weston and I couldn’t be happier about it! Love you moosie cat:)!!
This is one of my most memorable sessions ever! It started out very “normal”. We were about done with the shoot but we decided to change locations to the mountains… This darling family lives in Texas so they wanted to get a picture by the mountains since they don’t have many where they live. They hopped in their borrowed car and followed me up to my home where we would take a couple more shots. Well half way there they pulled over. I was like oh their cute little potty training girl needed to stop, no big deal. Well it was actually a bigger problem… their tire had blown up!! Dad wanted to fix it but I still wanted them to have their mountain picture. This is my problem… I never know when to call it good. Dan is always on my case about this! So anyway, the mom and three kids all piled in my back seat. We left Dad to tend to the tire. We four wheeled up to this amazing spot and got the kids all settled down and ready for the famous “ONE MORE” shot. Mom hopped out of the way and I frantically turned around to back up so that I didn’t miss the shot and two inches from my foot slithered the biggest snake I’ve ever seen in real life!!!!!! It was not black and it was not a garden snake so that only meant one thing…. I wanted to DIE!! What was I going to do??? I couldn’t freak out the kids but I couldn’t even breath or move. I seriously just stood there. I finally mouthed to the Mom… UM…. SNAKE!! We just stared at each other in shock. How were we going to get the kids past the snake back to the car and were there more?? After what seemed like eternity we finally made it to the dirt road a couple feet from where the snake was and you know me. I made the kids all hold hands and SNAPPED this shot. After the TIRE and the SNAKE I was not letting this family go back to Texas without their mountain picture. Needless to say, I haven’t gone back to this spot. I am so tempted though!Share on Facebook