Amanda is my beautiful daughter and she’s one hard working girl, so for spring break we decided to take a girl’s trip to Las Vegas. I’m allergic to alcohol and she’s too young to drink or gamble. I know not the typical place to go, since it seems that’s what Vegas is all about. Believe it or not, there’s a lot more to do there than those things. Every hotel is special and there is endless shopping and walking. There are also beautiful parks within driving distance. Since I decided to rent a car for the week we hit a couple of the parks, one of them being Red Rock Canyon. We just couldn’t go to Nevada without planning a shoot too. We decided that the 70’s style would compliment the surroundings, so Amanda took much care in finding just the right outfits.
We started with just a little sun and quickly it all changed to clouds and wind.
I really love this image.
Right when I was taking the middle image a hummingbird came and sat right on the top. Perfect!
Gladiators are hot this year we just had to have them for our shoot. These are from Free People and they were perfect.
I love the Nevada terrain. It’s so different than Washington, that’s for sure.
As a special tribute to her Nani, Amanda decided to get a tattoo of her Nani’s signature. She turned 90 this year and she is just one special lady to us all.
I’ve always been fond of red rock. We’ve been able to travel to many wonderful places including Grand Canyon, Canyonlands, and Arches, but it’s been a while. The other park we visited on this trip was the Valley of Fire and it had crazy red rock. You have to go next time you visit Las Vegas. It’s only an hour away.
By this time in the shoot it was a little cold, but Amanda sucked it up and had fun with it anyways. I can’t believe she will be off to college this Fall! She’ll be studying Biology at the University of Washington in Seattle and will most likely go on to be a a Physician’s Assistant. That plan may change, but that’s what she’s thinking right now. She will already have her Associates Degree, so will be entering with a Junior status. Remember, I told you she was hard working!
These is so authentic 70’s! I actually had those same pants in the 70’s, as did many of my friends. We called them Rainbow pants. I can’t believe she found them!
Amanda is confident and definitely her own person. She’s not easily influenced by others and when she makes her mind up, she’s full steam ahead. When this was her decision I have to admit I was not crazy about the idea of a tattoo, but soon that changed and I enjoyed watching her get it and yes, I got an ornament to commemorate it on the tree :). I posted it on my December tree post of course!
I hope you enjoyed our little 70’s inspired shoot. You can see the 50’s shoot here and the 60’s here. We have one more planned later this spring.