hi i'm cheryl.... welcome to my blog! just a few of my favorite moments from each session. i had no idea you could have SO much fun turning a passion into a business. thank you to all those i've had the chance to meet and photograph over the last few years! it has been a blast!

ATTENTION class of 2013: it's time to start thinking about senior portraits! can you believe it? i have an almost senior and am so excited to start thinking about locations and capturing this amazing time in life! summer can be the best time to get that senior portrait thing done so take a peek at some of my seniors here on the blog and CALL or EMAIL ME!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

an alaskan CRUISE!

i just returned home from ALASKA!  we drove to vancouver, british columbia and boarded the zuiderdam for a week on the inside passage cruise.  my husband & I met my mom, siblings & all their spouses for a week of heaven...  it was fantastic!  we'd been to the caribbean & i have to say i enjoyed this so much more....  hope these pictures will help you see how breathtaking this area really is.

we docked in juneau -

mendenhall glacier...

one of the shore excursions we chose in juneau was whale watching...  i kind of expected a "shamu experience" with these humpback whales - although they never leapt out of the water and did a flip for us, one thing we saw (and of course i didn't have my camera ready at those exact moments) was the bubble net feeding they do.  google that sometime.  it is absolutely phenomenal.

let me explain this one!  so this is my fabulous family..............  but we're all in UGLY SWEATERS!  my mom planned the famous "ugly sweater exchange" before our cruise & we had to shop for the ugliest sweaters we could find.  (there were prizes involved so we did our best :)

the day we docked in juneau we all had to sport our nasty sweaters and guess who won?  sorry you can't see the boys in back - we didn't spend much time posing ourselves obviously - but my blonde sister (with the sunglasses) wore the ugliest sweater that day.  it was a lovely pink easter bunny vest with a stitched basket that served as a pocket.  the big prize went to brian!  you had to be there, but it was pretty embarassing going out in public this way.

so my favorite day was "glacier bay day".  the ship cruised up the icy strait and spent the entire day in this area checking out glaciers.  you'll notice the water is turquoise - very different than the normal ocean water.  we spent most of our time watching the marjorie glacier hoping for huge chunks of ice to fall off! (calving)  you'll see some of the pics i got of that.  unbelievable!

this photo was taken across the deck of the ship on the 9th level so we were up pretty high.  it was my favorite spot on the ship because you could see both sides of the channels we traveled.

this little ferry gives you an idea of how large the marjorie glacier really is!