Thawing out in Red Rock…

One of my all time favorite places to climb is Red Rock, Nevada.

Jeff & I had some time off at the end of January so we decided to make a trip to get some climbing in before the busy season starts for me & continues for him.

The weather was absolutely perfect. Cool so the rock felt great, but not too cold where we were miserable. It was a nice chance to “thaw out” from the snow at home in Truckee. Haha!

We drove our camper van down on Tuesday – making a pitstop in Reno to see two of our favorite people {Brittany & Rick} in their new stomping grounds of Sparks, NV. We enjoyed lunch & a beverage at Great Basin Brewery & then hit the road –  stopping in Tonopah, NV as a halfway point where we parked the van & slept…. Oh, did I mention – that night it was 10 degrees?? Haha. Luckily we had tons of blankets & stayed plenty warm!

The next morning we hit the road to Vegas. When we arrived into Vegas we checked into a condo we were staying at for a few days – got comfy and relaxed…planning out our next couple of days of climbing at Red Rock.

The next handful of days turned out to be absolutely amazing. Jeff’s parents flew in a couple of days into the trip & joined us for their first time climbing! The trip was seriously perfect!

Now that we are home, our skin is healing & we are on to planning our next trip (for my 30th birthday!!) to Bishop!

 

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Jeff getting all artsy with the camera, snapping some photos of our girl!
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Taking a break from bouldering for beers & burgers.
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The ride… oh this van, how we love you!
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My sweet sweet little adventure family 🙂
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I swear she loves me & loves adventure… haha
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Happy girl!
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This girl… and her expressions/moods. haha
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Trying to figure out how to get to the next route…
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Jeff trying to make a… less – wet path for us, haha!
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Jeff trying to make a… less – wet path for us, haha!
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Bro giving the look…
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Jeff’s Mom killing it at her first time bouldering!
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Jeff’s Mom killing it at her first time bouldering!
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Jeff’s dad killing it at his first time bouldering
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Jeff’s dad killing it at his first time bouldering
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The ladies chillin’
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Sometimes the Bro-girl just needs a warm jacket…

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Figuring it out…
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The look. Haha!
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love this dude…

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My fella is getting pretty good at this photo-taking thing 😉
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My fella is getting pretty good at this photo-taking thing 😉
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My fella is getting pretty good at this photo-taking thing 😉
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My fella is getting pretty good at this photo-taking thing 😉
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My fella is getting pretty good at this photo-taking thing 😉
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My fella is getting pretty good at this photo-taking thing 😉
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Jeff’s dad Steve on the route
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Jeff’s dad Steve on the route
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Jeff’s mom Kathy on the route
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Jeff’s mom Kathy on the route
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Jeff’s mom Kathy on the route
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Jeff & his parents chatting about the awesome climb…
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The crew waiting for me to set up the camera… 🙂
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Group shot to end this incredible trip!!!
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Would it be weird…

Hm…. would it be weird to post these? Would it be weird to blog about this?

What will people think?

Does this make me unprofessional?

Should I keep this part of my life on the low-down now?

 

Ohhhhh the thoughts that crossed my mind this morning after experimenting with some lighting for an upcoming fitness photoshoot. (Keeping it real here, I am pretty sure we all know, I prefer that beautiful natural light…. 🙂 )

Before photography took off – my social media was 100% about fitness….. but has it been too long since I have posted about that part of my life? That part of my life that I live every… single… day….??!!

I went back and forth for a little bit this morning about posting these photos below to my personal Facebook page….. I have clients that are connected with me there now – what will they think?

And… what I decided was…I want my clients to know me. I want them to know who I am. I want them to know the things I am into. I want them to have an idea/vibe of what I love, what I do (other than photography), what makes me… ME. And well, this is part of it.

I spent a lot of years not being sure of myself & not being sure of how honest to be {with others} about well… me! The (very) often quirky, sometimes shy, hot mess of – Stephanie.

I tell terrible jokes at my sessions. Sometimes I am the only one that laughs…Sometimes I trip over things (definitely not graceful over here). And these things used to give me such anxiety – because I thought I had to be a certain kind of person, or a certain kind of
“Stephanie” to be able to do this for a living. And then one day something clicked  – and I realized that I can be me, in all of my not so awesome glory – and do this.

 

I am Stephanie. I love photography, I love fitness. This is me.

Lets rock.

 

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truckee adventures…

WOW.

That is the word that comes to mind almost every day of living in Truckee. The amount of exploring there is to do here is limitless! I used to be … well… let’s just say – not a lover of winter & the cold temps. Truckee has forever changed my views on that! It has been so nice being home through the winter & getting to explore the magic that is – TRUCKEE!

Last week Jeff & I went snowshoeing through the woods & to Donner Lake. It has felt so incredible get outside & photograph the beautiful nature that surrounds us here in Truckee.