Monday, May 23, 2011

Misty & her boys....

 I'm such a sucker for happy endings and romance....

Rob & Misty were lucky enough to find each other and have been working on blending their families to create a bigger, happier and  funnier one!  This is my third time shooting with them and they just crack me up.
{We shot these a couple of weeks ago- I'm just ridiculously tardy in posting this}  I'm so happy that this  family has each other- because it really works. {and speaking of things that work.. did you check out the freckles and the amazing eye colors on all four????  I was in heaven!!!!}

Thanks for traipsing all over the planet with me guys it was a great evening! xoxo Didi V.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Who Let the Girls Out Event 2011

The 3rd Annual
Who Let the Girls Out Event
Lake Stevens, WA

What silly, crazy chaos- what FUN!!!  I had the privilege of donating my time again this year to create a dress up photo booth for the ladies attending the event.

My friends Nicky, Trish and Cathy along with a huge cast of additional friends pulled off their biggest bash ever-complete with massage therapists, anesthetists, great beauty and food vendors and dozens of truly amazing raffle baskets donated by local businesses....all to help raise money for their journey during the Susan G. Komen 3DAY event this coming September.  The cafeteria at Hillcrest Elementary was bursting at the seams with women who in between their pampering were busy buying tickets and stuffing the jars in hopes of winning their desired basket.

This year I partnered with L. Sam Samano of Extraordin-Hair for one heck of a basket.  We offered up a pin-up experience.... An hours shoot time with me- and hair and make up by Sam who is a theatrical stylist- (she's pretty darned amazing I must say!) along with a bottle of wine and truffles... and voila! Perfect experience.  Even more fun was watching as my basket come up.... and all the ladies looking on anxiously because they had stuffed so many tickets in that jar (which..... was full!!  Yay!!!!)... and the screams of Joy when Kathleen's number was drawn... it was awesome!  So I got to meet my client right there on the spot- great stuff!!!!

If you haven't attended this event- you will want to get your tickets for 2012- after the new year- get a hold of me and I'll put you in touch with the ladies to get your hall pass to a kick-ass event!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Bug Life...

You've heard of the Thug Life.... but have you heard of the Bug Life???? 
If not- you will....
My friend John is taking leap of fun and faith and making a total career switch and launching two business at once!  One as a fly fishing guide in places unknown - the other as mogul of a hip-fun-trendy punch at fashionistas with his line of accessories and apparel aimed at the 40-somethings  who live, eat and breathe fly fishing and the great outdoors.

Of course boys and their toys would not be complete without cigars, beverages and smoking hot bikini models.... and we had all three!  Miss Crystal was a total rock star- climbing, bending, contorting as directed... it was a hilarious adventure. 

**You know- you always seem to think you're pretty alone and  remote on some shoots and as soon as someone loses their apparel- traffic comes out of the woodwork... but she totally took it in stride and we just kept on shooting!**