Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter 2011

Here are a few shots from this year's Easter family festivities.

You can find a few more pictures here.

Monday, April 11, 2011

High-Key Shots in the Garage Studio

I set up a backdrop and three hot-shoe flashes in the garage and took a few pictures. These shots are on a pure white (high-key) back ground.

You can find more pictures here.

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Kolton Turns 1

Curtis and Brittany had a fun birthday party for little Kolton.
Here are few pictures:

You can find more pictures here.

Monday, April 04, 2011

The Mystery Candy Incident

In between Conference sessions on Sunday, Noah was playing in the front room, I was trying to find something for Noah to eat for lunch, and Jill was taking a shower.

Unfortunately, we think Noah found some old Easter candy in the plastic egg decorations that he was playing with. I noticed his red irritated hands and cheeks and he was spreading it to his eyes by rubbing his hands. I asked what he had eaten and he ran into the front room, pointed to all the plastic eggs spread across the floor and said "candy".

Benedryl worked to reduce all of the hives and redness but it was not going away. After almost an hour, three small doses of Benedryl, and his breathing starting to show some stress (he grunts) we packed up and headed to the Kids Care unit at Alta View Hospital.

We saw the same doctor that we saw back in December and the scene played out much the same way.

EpiPen Jr. and Albuterol were administered and he was closely watched. Our hope was that that would be enough. His flushed skin turned pale, then back to a more normal pink, but then continued to the a full body flush. His breathing was better but not great.

The doctor was not satisfied with how he was responding so administered another EpiPen Jr and called for an ambulance ride to Primary Children's hospital.

I pulled out the car seat and dashed home while the ambulance and fire trucks were summoned. I grabbed a few necessities, checked on Toby and dashed back. They were still monitoring him, trying (unsuccessfully) to start an IV and the doctor was consulting with Primary Children's and letting them know we were on the way.

Jill said that he slept almost the whole way up the hospital (+/- 25 minutes) in the ambulance.

The whole scenario, unfortunately, was a bit too familiar. We knew pretty quickly that we staying the night for observation. Luckily he did not have any further signs of reaction, we just had to keep dosing him with antihistamines and Zantac and let his body flush is all out.

I ran home once we were settled in the RTU (Rapid Treatment Unit). I checked on Toby, got a few needed items, and grabbed some Wendy's for dinner on the way back.

Noah was pretty wired for quite awhile and it took him a long time to finally settle down and get some sleep. It was an uneventful night with just a couple of interruptions to check on him and give him more medicine.

We ordered some breakfast for Noah in the morning and it was interesting to see the very long list of foods on his allergy list on the receipt from the cafeteria.

We got the all clear when the morning doctor arrived and we were headed for home by about 9 AM. Hopefully we can make it more than a few months before any more allergy attacks.

You can find a couple more of my camera-phone pictures here.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Kneelands and Tuckers

We had the great privilege of hosting an additional 8 family members in our home for about a week (some longer than others).

Linda and Grandma Kneeland were the first to arrive.

They spent a couple of days with Jill enjoying the world renowned shopping establishments here in SLC!

Then Chris, Holly, Ryan, Jake, and Kade arrived from Calgary, Canada after 14 hours of driving.

And then Toby (Linda's husband) arrived.

We had a blast with all of the kids doing fun stuff like celebrating birthdays, laser tag, nickel arcade, snowmobiles, tubing (not such a good tubing day), restaurants, Utah Jazz game (yes they lost and so did Grandma and Kade [get lost that is] after the game!).

The trampoline and basketball court in our backyard were heavily used.

We had more Kneeland relatives (from St. George, Manti, and West Jordan) over on Sunday for a fun little reunion.

It is always fun to host people from out of town. Our summer calendar is filling up and we are sad that we have already had some availability issues for our future guests.

Make your reservations quickly.

More pictures can be found here.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Facebook Page

I created a new Facebook page for my photography - EyeMotion Photography.

Please click here or on the link to the right of the page and LIKE my page.

You can also check out my website that is still a work in progress.

I will be posting some of my favorite pictures to the Facebook page from clients and some personal work too. Of course I will still post pictures here since I don't seem to be capable of creating a post that is not photo centric.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Studio Lighting Workshop

Here are a few shots from the annual studio lighting photowalk put on by the awesome PhotowalkingUT group.

You can find a few more here.