Alicia – Take Two

Alicia and I went out today to get the second part of her senior pictures.  She divided up her session so she could capture several different seasons.  Today we managed to get winter and spring images taken.  She was hilarious, as always, and we had a great time.  She is a beautiful girl, inside and out!

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Sam

Adventurous. Fun. Intelligent. Unique. Beautiful. Awesome!

We had a great time – such a good time, in fact, that a session that normally lasts 2-2.5 hours lasted 5.5 by the time we were done!  She was willing to try anything, climbed up on logs, fell down in the snow, and ended up bruising herself in multiple places.  She marches to her own drummer, and she loves it that way.  Look out OSU, a force of nature is headed your direction!

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Take a Hike!

I know, I know, it’s HOT, it’s miserably HOT, but I encourage everone to take advantage of the good weather and get outside. Go for a walk, a hike, or just a nice drive through the mountains. You’ll see beautiful landscapes, gorgeous flowers, and maybe even a shy deer or two.
I took the time yesterday to have myself a little adventure on the Umatilla River. I found beautiful things to photograph, and I renewed my spirit.
Have a wonderful week!

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Graduation!

You are educated. Your certification is in your degree. You may think of it as the ticket to the good life. Let me ask you to think of an alternative. Think of it as your ticket to change the world.
~ Tom Brokaw
Tomorrow is the last day for Seniors at Irrigon Junior/Senior High School. The Class of 2007 will be the first to experience a commencement exercise in Irrigon since the last class of the Irrigon Comets in 1959.
Congratulations to all of you! You have the unique and thrilling experience of setting the standard for all who follow you ~ and you have set the bar high!
I am lucky to have gotten to know you all! I wish you all well in your futures!
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
~ Mark Twain