Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Christmas Eve Program

Every Christmas Eve my dad will read the story of Christ's birth (with the Kurt Bestor cd playing in the background) while we act it out. As you can tell, due to the shortage of little kids we all have to usually participate. This is probably my favorite part of Christmas actually.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Merry Christmas!!!

Ok so Christmas is over but just thought we would go ahead and post our christmas card anyway for those of you who didn't get it.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Grandma & Grandpa Newton

These photos are actually gifts for my dad for Christmas. He never looks at my blog so I am totally safe to post these. My sweet grandparents live out in no mans land, which is a tiny sage brush town called Bicknell. They are both in their 90's, and still kicking!! Over Thanksgiving weekend Dustin and I got to drive down and visit. It was so good to finally be able to spend some time with them. We got to listen to my Grandpa talk about his stories of growing up and being drafted during WWII. I think since Dust and I have been called to family history now, the stories are becoming more and more interesting to me. Anyway I love how these pictures turned out! I seriously had to beg them forever to smile! Both kept telling me they look better in pictures if they don't smile- Ha :) Then when I showed them the ones of them smiling they were like, "oh that does look good." Dustin says that I am a lot like my grandma in a lot of ways. He is convinced we have the same laugh. Anyway I love these two people! And Grandma if you ever do get internet and look at this ...Thank you both of you for being so wonderful!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Men's Wearhouse Christmas party

Last Sat we got to go to the Men's Wearhouse Christmas party in Salt Lake at the Marriot Hotel. It was alot of fun dressing up and going out.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Grandma & Parker

As you can tell from like the 3 posts I have posted today that I am sorting through all our Washington photos. Even though neither Dust or I are in this photo I just had to post this one because I thought it was so sweet of Parker and his great grandma. My grandparents live in oregon and so we were able to stop and visit them for 2 days on our way back from Washington. We don't get to see them very often but when we do it is a treat. While we were there parker wanted Grandma to show him the photos in her little photo albums, and as you can tell in the photo grandma was thrilled to do so.

only in Oregon

Nathan, Courtney, Haley & Lexi- We miss you!

These are our cute little Nieces that moved to Texas over 3 months ago. We miss all of you and hope all is well in Texas!

Thursday, November 12, 2009


I found this photo as I was sorting through our washington photos from our vacation this summer. Maybe a little lens flare isn't always so bad-huh? I believe this was taken in the national park which is technically in Oregon. But these trees cover Washington everywhere. I miss them.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Up Close & Personal

The other night Dustin and I were playing with my new lens. It is incredible! Notice how on the one of Dustin the depth of field is so shallow that only half of his face is even in focus. Anyway I am so grateful Dustin is so supportive of my photography and willing to let me practice on him and have fun!

Monday, November 2, 2009


For Halloween Samantha and Jesse had all of our friends over for dinner and games. It was so fun! Not to mention we got a kick out of everyones costume. I still laugh at this picture of all of us when I look at Nick and Dy (the two headed monster) Ha! I especially love how little baby josee is looking over at everyone in this picture and probably wondering who the heck are all these crazies I'm sitting here with. Anyway thanks Sam and Jesse- Dustin and I definitely had a good time!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

New Blog

So most of you may already know. But I recently started a new photography blog. Where I will be posting all my photography I have been doing on the side. The Photo above is from a wedding I did recently. So my new blog is

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Me at the Manti Temple

So here I am at the Manti Temple. I went by myself so this was my way of taking a photo of me there. And really I was a lot happier than I look in the photo :)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Manti Temple

As most of you know I sell vintage temple photos. I recently made a trip to Manti and was so grateful I did. I mean I won't lie it was a pretty LONG drive there and back by myself, but the temple was so gorgeous! Obviously this isn't the vintage style of the Manti temple I'll be doing. But I tried to make it more dreamy and soft looking in this photo, because that is truly what the temple feels like, is a gentle calm place unlike the world we live in. It is such a blessing to have so many beautiful temples so close!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Beautiful Fall

On our way home the other day we spotted this INCREDIBLE tree! I didn't pop the colors at all in photoshop I only added a soft filter. This tree has got to be the best expression
of falls beauty. I love the colors of fall!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Halloween Fun!

As you can tell we got a little carried away with the pumpkin fun
and all trying to be creative :) We had a lot of fun tonight though!
Dustin LOVES Halloween so he is all about
all the decorating, carving pumpkins, and getting into it
all and I am happy to join him. :)

Choose This Day

Choose This Day

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We just watched this video and it so so good! Anyone that knows us knows that we both are the queen and king of procrastination at times. So this video was practically made for us. But thought it might be good to share if any of you feel like you sometimes too find yourself putting everything off til tomorrow. The spirit of this video is very powerful. I love hearing President Eyring speak! Enjoy!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Snow Patrol Concert

Snow Patrol was incredible!! Dust and I had never been to a concert together and one day I told him if Snow Patrol ever came we were for sure going. Well the very next day I saw the sign at UVU that said they were coming-How was that for perfect timing. They were so much fun. Plain White T's were way good to but the lead singer was sick so they only did like three songs-lame I wanted more :) I had some really good videos to post to but for some reason it won't let me do it. But you can imagine :) PS don't mind mister big head in all the pictures. :)

Dinosaur Museum

So when we moved to Provo Dustin had been dying to go see the dinosaur museum at Thanksgiving Point. So we decided to take our little nephews because we figured they would help make it more interesting. They have been there so much it turned out they were more so showing us where to go. It was a lot of fun. I especially like the top picture of Kayden and Dust trying to immitate those cave men skeletons. As always Parker was in his own little world.

Bear Lake

Ok so this was quite awhile ago but I just found these old photos on my little digital camera so I thought I'd go ahead and post them. Over the summer we went and stayed with all our friends at Bear lake. It was so much fun boating, swimming, playing games, and of course hiking to Bloomington lake. Good times!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Are we beauties or what?!

Little Syd is so funny. I found this freaky alien creature in Dustins Halloween bin. I gave it to syd and told her to go show her mom the baby and she was so funny. She grabbed it and right away went to go show Adrien her "baby" She even made sure she gave it hugs and was rocking it. I got quite the kick out of her sweet little mother instinct to this freaky rubber alien baby.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

New Blog

Alright well I am finally making a photography blog so that this one can truly be about me and dust and not just my photos. So from now on I'm going to be posting my photos on my new blog called Feel free to check it out :)

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Vintage Photos

I absolutely love vintage old photos and so I have been dying to take "vintage pics" so Dustin was so sweet to be my model and even dress up. It was so fun! The place we took them was incredible. I decided to edit these all using different textures to add slightly diff moods to them.