McCall, Idaho Christmas Tree Hunting
When I started photography, my goal was actually to just create beautiful pictures of my life. I never thought that my journey would lead me to get to photograph beautiful weddings, loving families, and adorable children. I am so thankful for every opportunity I have been given to share my love for photography with clients and friends. I am also happy to report that my dream of capturing my life in photographs is now a reality!
A big reason that I have been able to get to where I am at in my photography journey is because of education. I push myself to always grow and better myself. Part of that journey for me has been to take my personal photos using my film camera rather than my digital camera. My camera is from the 1980's and it has no automatic features. Everything from the focus, aperture, shutter speed, film speed, you name it have to be set by me and!!! After I take a photograph, I cannot look at the back of my camera and see if I need to make it brighter, darker, or even see if it is completely out of focus! It has been such an exciting journey! You will see some of these photos are not perfect, but I am 100% okay with it! I mentioned that this is a journey, which means that every time I shoot a roll of film I grow and I get better.
This Christmas we wanted to go out and cut down our own tree in McCall, Idaho. My husband, brother, and his girlfriend and I climbed onto the side-by-side and started our trek through the two foot deep snow in search for the perfect tree! We were squished in space, to say the least, but our laughter could fill the entire forest. A snowmobiler went by and stared at us with a perfect "good luck" smirk on his face, but we didn't care, we just kept on our path. We had to stop a couple of times to dig ourselves out, but we wouldn't trade any of it for anything!
I'm happy to report that we found the "perfect" tree! It might not be perfect in tree lot standards, but it was perfect in our eyes. I am happy to report that it also fit inside the house, which is a bigger problem than you'd think!
I hope everyone had an amazing Christmas season with their family!