Merry Christmas from my family to yours. From families I spent an hour or so with capturing their photos, to the families I met in Jordan whose stories gave me a deeper sense of gratefulness for my family, health and safety.
The title is a throwback to 80s Christian rock, as well as a pun considering the terrain. It's also a fitting title because the place is just amazingly cool. If you've seen Indiana Jones it should look familiar.
Petra was the capital of the Nabataean Kingdom. To get to the place called the treasury ( the place you would recognize from Indiana Jones ) you walk through this amazing natural rock alley ( like in the picture above ).
From the treasury you go further into the ruins. If you don't want to walk one of your other options is camel.
This was definitely an amazing place to visit!
Ps - I was going to post some pictures from further in the park and realized that all I have are iphone pictures available for now.
Our getaway for the long holiday weekend. Rented a cabin called Pond's Edge from Hills o Brown cabin rentals for our little escape to Brown County. What a relaxing place. The view out of the master bedroom was so incredible. Waking up to the beautiful sunrise through floor to ceiling windows is definitely the way to wake up.
There is a waking trail around the pond which is pretty cool. There is an archway that's been constructed to act as an entrance. There's also a seasonal paddle boat down by the very nice little boathouse (which we did not make use of at all).
It was a beautiful place to call home for a couple days. Anxious to see the kids, but so grateful for the time away.
So, you have a photo shoot scheduled with a family to do sweet 16 pictures for their daughter and 7 of her closest friends. You scheduled to shoot outside, and you've already had a location change or two, and then you wake up and it's cold and rainy. Not misty and moody type rain, but a cold, constant rain that at times is coming down in a downpour. All the girls are together, and there are people from out of state here for the occasion, so not shooting is not an option. The mom of our sweet 16 came up with a wonderful idea, and a short phone call later we were all saved by the Book Bums!Read More