After taking some much-needed time off this Summer to spend more time with my family, I’ve still been shooting…but have been absent from blogging the sessions.  I have had an absolutely fantastic season this year, and it was the perfect balance of work & rest.

In May, we shot Anna’s bridal session for her upcoming wedding.  I’ve never seen a more perfect dress for a person, than hers is on her!  It looked fantastic, and she looked absolutely beautiful!! I’ve know Anna for a long time, and our friendship actually started at the local coffee shack where she made me a MEAN Marilyn Monroe latte every morning.  I miss her working there, but she has moved on to bigger things in her life, and her and Chad are now married and living happily every after 🙂

Lacy Lange, Lacy Lange Photography

Lacy Lange, Lacy Lange Photography

Lacy Lange, Lacy Lange Photography

Lacy Lange, Lacy Lange Photography

Lacy Lange, Lacy Lange Photography

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As I’ve talked about before…this year has been much different than previous years in my business.  I’ve taken less sessions this year to be able to spend more quality time with my family, and it has been AMAZING.  I am so thankful to my clients that have been so understanding of my schedule and have stuck with me through it.  Another project I’ve taken on  this year is Grandpa’s Garden.
When I was young and would explain where my Grandparents lived, everyone would say, “Oh, the one with the amazing yard and gardens?”  Yup!   That’s my grandparents!  They always had the most amazing yard and gardens.  Thanks to my family, I grew up learning to love gardening, and eating vegetables…usually straight out off the vine or out of the dirt.  They were lucky to get washed before I’d savor them…sometimes they just got a good brush-off on my pants ;).  Grandpa had a pretty phenomenal green thumb, and I hope that I inherited at least some of his gardening traits.
Grandpa passed away in December after a battle with Alzheimer’s, so this year’s garden has been very important to me.  I want him to be proud.  To grow the peas for the rest of the Grandkids, and when they’re big enough to pick, to take pictures of the kiddo’s picking the peas just like Grandpa always did.  The pea patch and the photos of us kid’s in it is a tradition in our family, and I’m glad to carry it on for him.
We had originally planned to only plant  a “small” garden.  Well…our small garden has turned into a pretty long list of mouth-watering veggies & fruit.  Corn, beats, parsnips, beans, lettuce, carrots, tomatoes, yellow zucchini, 3 types of cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, onions, peppers, peas, winter squash, and of course our Fall favorites, PUMPKINS!  I am thrilled to get to go take care of the garden every night, and spend a few hours with my Grandma every day.  She is such an amazing soul and she has some amazing stories to tell as well.  People sometimes wonder why I still live in this tiny town where I was born, but after college, there was no where else I could ever imagine living!  Almost my entire family is here.  Right up the road from Grandma’s house, my Dad still farms the 40 acres he inherited from the McKeachnie farm, which is now a Utah Centennial Farm because it has been in our family for over 100 years!  I also take a lot of my photos at that farm, and it means so much to me to be able to take beautiful portraits of my clients in a place that has always meant so much to me and my family.

 

Grandma also still has some beautiful flowers that bloom every year, and they are a staple of her home, and our childhood.

She also has had these garden markers since I was little…and we still use the same ones every year!

I hope everyone’s gardens are doing well this year!  It seems like ours is growing by leaps and bounds every day.  These photos were taken a couple weeks ago, and it has already grown SO much since then!

HAPPY GARDENING!

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  • Anna’s Bridals » Lacy Lange Photography - October 19, 2013 - 12:33 pm

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I am so excited to announce our two OUTSTANDING TEEN winners for the Class of 2014 Photo Session Giveaway!  Everyone, please welcome:

Jerlyn Rowley

Jerlyn has been involved & lettered in Softball & Golf for many years, and also in enjoys playing Volleyball.  She is currently a CNA and is working on her prerequisites for her LPN/RN.  Her biggest dream has always been to become a nurse to help others.  She has plans to attend U of U or Mesa State to finish her schooling.  She is a huge country girl which includes hunting with her brother, fishing (when she’s catching something), riding horses & roping!
I’m so excited to get to work with such an amazing girl such as you Jerlyn!

&  Chantel Townsend

Chantel has been involved in softball and dance/drill team for many years, and has loved to dance since she was 3 years old, and that is what she is focusing on now, and she placed 1st in the 3A classification of the Miss Dance and Drill Utah competitions.  She hopes to win a scholarship to a college in Colorado on her dance talents.  She was the 1st runner up in the UBIC Miss Teen Pageant and also participates in community service projects with her drill team.  Chantel also works 3 days a week and carries a 4.0 GPA. 
Chantel, I’m so excited to be able to photograph you as well!

I will be in contact with you both soon to schedule your shoots for this Fall!!

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