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Kurt and Chris | A Session in Love

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KandC_webready (77 of 142)This session was about 4 months in the making. Kurt and I started to brain storm ideas about a portrait photo session in May.  He knew he wanted an urban-gritty feel and I knew just the place to take him. When my visit in early July didn’t allow for time to get to our location, we rescheduled for early August.  Soon after our plans were solidified, Kurt started dating Chris.

KandC_webready (142 of 142)I called dibs on a photo shoot with them, and made sure it was going to happen by asking if they wanted to do the photos together when I was back in Reno. I got a resounding, “Heck YES”! I couldn’t be more thrilled with the results.

KandC_webready (10 of 142)KandC_webready (16 of 142)KandC_webready (98 of 142)I met up with the boys in down town Virginia City, Nevada and we carpooled, a bumpy and slightly scary road, to our location of American Flats.  We explored the remains.  I was on the hunt for some art that I hoped would still be there from my last visit back in January, and found some new gems along the way.

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There are so many hidden treasures in this place and around every turn we found   light  and shapes that we loved.

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KandC_webready (109 of 142)A huge thank you to Chris and Kurt. I had so much fun with you guys, and to see the smile on your faces filled my heart.

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These two were seriously gorgeous in front of my lens, but they weren’t afraid to have a little fun along the way.

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Keep chasing the light, Vanessa

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Moments from Memory

I grew up in a very rural town in Northern Nevada. This ranch was a place I spent many days at, especially during the summer time. The houses are off the grid run on solar power and the owners are artists. Potters to be exact. I remember sitting for long periods of time watching the throwing wheel spin.  We went to visit again about a year ago and the smells, sights and sounds brought me right back to those long summer days. I have always loved to explore spaces, but when it is an artist’s space it is even more intriguing to me.

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MortalMuse (1 of 1)-27Hanging out before dinner.

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The Hummel Family

What a fun afternoon. This family is not just clients, but also good friends. Our kids used to go to day care together and Mr. Hummel happens to be my husband’s boss. That said, I usually wind up laughing until my face hurts when I hang out with them. Last Sunday afternoon was no different. The kids had a serious case of the sillies. And by the end of the session, it had worn off on everyone, just how I like it. You guys are the best! Thanks again for trusting me to capture these moments for you.