Puerto Vallarta is calling

And I’m happy to respond. I’m headed off to Mexico for a very exciting weekend full of photographing, resorts, friends, engagement shooting, etc. VERY very very excited about this trip. SO, I will be out of reach until Monday. I may have access to email, but I can’t promise I’ll respond while I’m there :).

Have a great weekend everyone!

And, because I can, a picture of one of the cutest little African orphans you ever did see:

Hands of Mercy

This is the orphanage I spent most of my time in Ghana at. Hands of Mercy. I love these kids. I’ll be doing a show at BYU in the fall of some of the pictures. They’re all great kids and most of them have sponsors, which is awesome. I know there are quite a few more sober images in this batch, but they are usually incredibly happy kids, especially the older ones. They fight just like any kids, but they also love to goof off and make faces, play sports, and they love learning. They’d often have me create work for them such as math problems. All around great kids. Check out the website to see if there’s anything you can do for them!

Tagged-6 Things You Never Needed to Know About Moi

My freshman roommate and bride-to-be (and birthday girl), Jenna, ‘tagged’ me. If you don’t know what that means, it means I have to list 6 unimportant things about me that you may not know. I’m supposed to tag other people…but I’m a rebel, so I’m not going to. And here they are:

1. I’ve been living out of a suitcase/my car since December and have spent much of the last 6 months sleeping on a floor or a couch. A few times in my car. (I’m not a bum, I’m a college student…kinda. And I spent a couple months in 4 other countries).
2. I have a newfound obsession with Banana Republic. I really really really love it.
3. I believe in eating lots of raw, healthy, green organic foods, but I don’t usually eat the way I wish I did. Though I do avoid anything with high fructose corn syrup and I refuse to touch anything with aspartame. At all.
4. I LOVE Bajio Mexican Grill. I think I’ve eaten there 6 times in the last 3 weeks (it was also one of 2 things I REALLY craved while in Africa). Anything with the honey-butter grilled shrimp is amazing.
5. My family can attest to this one (sorry guys!). I’m really not very good at getting my family print quality pictures that I take of their kids. Like 6 months to a year behind kinda bad.
6. I miss my kids in the Philippines and Africa enough to make me cry sometimes.
6.5. I thought of another one. I’ve had 32 roommates in 4 years at BYU. I’d had 17 before any of them got married.

And a picture, because this is a photography blog!