January 18 2017

Family Tradition: Lake Arrowhead for Carol’s Birthday

For the past six years, my brother-in-law, Burt, has arranged a trip to Lake Arrowhead to celebrate my sister, Carol’s, birthday. Sam and I missed the last two years because he or the boys were sick. It became a running joke that we were bound not to attend. This year, luckily, we all had a clean bill of health.

One of my New Year’s resolutions is to start shooting again. On Creative Live, I’ve been watching the videos for Family Photography: Photojournalism in the Home. Teacher and photographer Kirsten Lewis combines photojournalism with family photography, taking clever, sentimental or interesting shots that are not posed, they’re authentic. This weekend, I tried my hand at this type of photography but I got a lot of my family members posing for me.

In any case, it was good to take pictures again. I need to keep working on light, moment and composition.

Above: Logan laughs wildly while Parker plays with the snow in the background.


My nephews making snow angels near our cabin.


My brother-in-law, Burt, making a funny face.


I like how in this picture, it looks like Riverton wants to eat his snowball.


My nephew, Grayson, working hard on making his mini-snowman.


My nephew, Evan, climbing up the hill covered with snow. (He fell a few times.)


Evan found a cool sheet of ice with two holes in it.


Parker tore down Grayson’s snowman before Grayson had a chance to show his mom. He was in tears. Here’s my sister trying to console him.


Whenever a camera is pointed at him, Riverton makes this adorable scrunchie face. What a cutie pie!

Happy Birthday, Carol!


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