Saturday, July 16, 2011

A Day in the Life...

Today I finished up one of my summer photo classes and wanted to share my final project. Our awesome instructor gave us the tip to go and take photos of what you have access to that no one else I chose my sweet brother Brian. Brian is 26 and was born with Fragile X syndrome and Autism. I wanted to show a day in Bri guy's shoes and give people the raw view of someone special to me living with this hardship....

Brian hanging tight over at Dad's shop where he spends his days...
People with Autism and Fragile X have a hard time staying focused and maintaining eye contact
My amazing Dad. He brings Brian to work with him every day and helps him learn and grow in so many ways
My sweet, endearing mom who takes care of Brian nonstop and is always looking for ways to help
Some sweet tan lines!
He looooves his tapes and has loads of them and organizes them and memorizes them it is absolutely amazing.
Settling in once at home, Bri watching Gilligan's Island, General Conference, and Scooby Doo is part of his day.
Bri absolutely loves the video store...heaven on earth to this guy

Brian's favorite thing in the world is his love of music, he wants to someday conduct the Mormon Tabernacle Choir; he has a special appreciation of music and sounds. These are his "sticks" or for each hand :)

We love Brian and his sweet spirit and strong love. It is such a joy to have him in my life and it has been hard but so rewarding. I hope for the best with Bri guy..he deserves the world!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

California Rollei

Just recently I went to visit my awesome roommate Keoni in California. We played a lot at the beach and took loads of pictures. Here's some fun pictures from my Rolleicord. If you haven't heard me gush about my Rollei, it's a twin lens reflex that was manufactured back in the late 1930's! So it's been really fun learning how to use it!!

Enjoy! :)

Thank you Keoni :)

Since the Rollei doesn't have a speed driver to wind, it often gets doubley exposed! Kinda fun!