Oh Baby Claire - could you get ANY cuter?! The most sweet and smiley girl - starting to walk, baby teeth smile, loves to splash in the water, everything goes into the mouth - of course!! Thank you Laurie Miller for sharing your adorable little family unit with me the other afternoon. Lots of memories for me of having a toddler, and what sweet days those were.
Here, she sees her Daddy...
I know I'm posting a lot of photos here... too much cuteness to choose less...
Happy Birthday Baby Claire!
It's hard for me to pick just a couple photos of this dynamic duo for my blog entry! I had the opportunity to photograph Audrey and Ineke outside of the indoor arena the other day! They were shooting a promotional video and I was lucky enough to tag along and get some photos of these two lovelies all fancied up and strutting their stuff. They are just back from taking first place in third level - test three at Donida Farm's recognized dressage show. Go Audrey and Ineke!!!
You can see more photos of Audrey and Ineke in their photo gallery, accessible from the home page, under horse show galleries.
In memory of Izzi, AKC CH Country-Ways Sun kissed. Kim, I am certain, she has not left your side. Thank you for giving her the best, fullest life she possibly could have had. I wish so much that she could have stayed longer.
My talented sister, Stephanie Murray, was a celebrated actress in Portland, Oregon before she moved to Vashon. She is the one of my four sisters that fell in love enough with this island to pick up and move here with her husband, Marshall Murray, several years ago now. Being the avid thespians they are, Steph and Marshall had planned to investigate the Seattle theatre scene when they relocated. I think it was hard for them to believe that a quaint little community like Vashon could have a truly thriving and uber talented community of actors and artists. LITTLE DID THEY KNOW! Once they dipped a toe in the vashon artist community waters they discovered what a treasure we have here.
And Vashon has been very lucky to have them.
Most recently, Stephanie has joined forces with Arlette Moody and Elaine Ott to form the vocal trio called "The S-Curves." I have heard them perform. All three women are beautiful vocalists and together their blended voices are nothing short of EXQUISITE! At this point you may be questioning my ability to be unbiased. Yes, that is a logical question. You'll just have to come see them for yourselves. And if you have seen them perform before you can leave a review here in my comments! It was my pleasure to photograph these gals for upcoming summer event publicity. Here are a few photos from our recent photo shoot outing.
A lot has been happening, and I have a few entries to make. But thought I would start here, with a baby, to celebrate Spring. This little one is living in a corner field with his mom, just down the street. I couldn't resist snapping some photos of him as soon as I saw him. At first it was hard to get him more than an arms length away. He was intensely curious and playful and wanted me to scratch him all over. Eventually he would wander away from me to check in with mom, then come bombing back my way to demand more butt scratches. This was the game he created - approach and retreat. Snuggle, run jump, kick and sprint. All legs. Velveteen fur, adorable little horse nose... sweet little foal.
See the rest of my photos of this foal linked to my equine page...