Friday, October 31, 2014

Vernor Family

Today I'm sharing photos from the Vernor Family. We explored around Freestone Park in Gilbert last fall for this family session. The park is always full of families and at least one or two photographers taking photos. The little guy in these photos isn't so little anymore though. And I can probably guarantee that he's running around a whole lot more than he was at this portrait session. 


I even got to ride along in the train with the Vernor's!

Thanks to everyone who entered my recent giveaway! The lucky winner for the mini portrait session is......Danyel Salamin Bridges! I will be contacting you shortly, Danyel!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Giveaway: Portrait Session with Adrian Loves Owls Photography

Photography has always been a huge passion of mine. After graduating from the photo program at ASU in 2011, I began working as a staff photographer for the College Times. That job provided me with some truly amazing opportunities (like photographing the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Mumford and Sons, and I even got to write an article with tips on thrift shopping). At the same time, I began focusing any free time I had on my photography business, Adrian Loves Owls Photography. I want to share my passion for photography with all of you so I'm giving away a free portrait session to one lucky reader!

Here's what's included:
  • 30 minute session
  • Up to 5 family members
  • 10 digital images 
  • Family, Couples, Children, Baby
Follow these three steps to enter: 
1. Like Adrian Loves Owls Photography on Facebook
2. Share this photo on your Facebook page
3. Leave a comment below with your name or email address so that I can contact you, if you win!

For extra entries (leave an additional comment for each in order for each entry to count):
*Share this post on Facebook (or your blog)
*Follow @adrianlovesowls on Instagram
*Share this photo on Instagram and tag @adrianlovesowls in the caption
*Tweet about the giveaway - Use this: Free portrait session with @adrianlovesowls enter to win at http://tinyurl.com/lax4qfe


This giveaway closes on Tuesday, October 28th at 11:59 PM MST. This is open to anyone in the Phoenix area. Portrait session must be booked by December 20, 2014 and must take place before November 1, 2015. Outdoor locations in the Phoenix valley only.

Friday, June 20, 2014

SUP Yoga at Lake Havasu

A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to practice SUP Yoga with a few friends. I had only recently discovered what SUP Yoga was, yoga on a stand up paddleboard, and I knew I had to give it a shot! 


I've been practicing yoga since about January and I love every bit of it. If you follow me on instagram, you might have noticed some photos of me trying out some new poses that I have learned. I've even tried a little acro yoga. Practicing yoga has brought a lot of happiness to my life and my body loves it too. I could go on and on about why I love yoga, but I'll save that for another post.


One of my best friends, Cayla (above in the center), recently graduated with her doctorate degree so a bunch of our friends vacationed together in Havasu to celebrate her accomplishments. We're all so proud of her! She organized the best weekend ever. The memories from that weekend will live on forever.

After we were fitted with the paddles, we hopped on our boards and did some stretching. Our instructor, Marlo, lead a really fun class. Honestly, I don't know how you could not have fun! Especially because this was a new experience for all of us. Even Jayare joined us!


I discovered Marlo through a google search. I'm not sure how many other instructors there are in Lake Havasu City, but I definitely recommend signing up for one of her classes if you're in the area. Since I was able to get three others to join me, we signed up for a private class.

An interesting fact you may not have known about Lake Havasu City is that this is where the London Bridge resides. Marlo informed us that it was disassembled in London and reassembled, brick by brick, in it's current location at Lake Havasu. It was purchased as a tourist attraction. Pretty neat, huh?


The lake wasn't too busy that morning so it was nice to relax and enjoy the view.


Most of the poses we did were sitting poses. I'm not gonna lie, it wasn't easy trying to stand up and balance on those boards. We eventually all stood up and paddled around a bit and after a while, it got easier.

And I'm sure you're wondering if anyone fell off. Yup, we sure did! I had the idea in my head that I was going to try dancers pose on the board. Yeah, I should probably save that for another time after I have a little more experience with balancing on a board! The good thing was that I fell in the nice cool water which was really refreshing since it was so hot out.



I had a great first time trying out SUP yoga and I'm already planning my next class. I found an instructor through instagram (isn't the internet the coolest?) and I'm organizing a class for next Saturday, June 28th. If you live in the Phoenix area and you're interested in joining me (or if you're interested in joining a future class), please email me: alesoing@gmail.com and I'll add you to my contact list! Have a great weekend everyone! Namaste! 

P.S. All of these photos were taken by my friends Lisa and Mike. Thanks for documenting our SUP Yoga journey!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Craft Culture Luncheon

A couple of weekends ago I attended the Craft Culture Networking Luncheon at House of Tricks. I've been trying to focus my free time on building my photography business so I've been putting myself out there, even though I get totally nervous and anxious at these things! 


The luncheon was casual with a small group of about 15 women and the majority of them being artists, so I wasn't completely out of my comfort zone. It was pretty inspiring hearing these ladies tell their stories about their passions. I learned that so many of them, like myself, have full time jobs as well as a creative business on the side.



Our host, Leanne Cairns of Belyn Design, is so sweet and genuine. Along with a 9 - 5 job, she creates unique handbags sold at Anthropologie. She's also the face behind Craft Culture, helping others follow their dreams.

House of Tricks was not only a gorgeous location, the food was amazing! They even created a special dish for this vegan here and I couldn't have been happier. 
 


I had a wonderful time meeting new ladies and making new friends. Their energy was so powerful and uplifting. I really hope I get to work with these women and collaborate sometime in the future. 


At the luncheon Leanne announced an upcoming retreat in Sedona scheduled for the first of the year. It'll be a weekend getaway filled with art classes and yoga so pretty much the best weekend retreat ever! I can't wait to find out more about the retreat. 

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