breckenridge

Extreme Skiing | Sports Photographer

We spent 2 weeks visiting my parents in Breckenridge, Colorado last month.   The weather was way too nice!  :(  Too much sun and warmth and spring skiing.  I was hoping for some awesome powder days but all I got was one day of maybe 5 inches.  Of course it snowed several feet the day after we left.  Had a great time anytime and it was radtastic getting to ski with my family and friends in Breck.  I even got to see a couple of my former ski coaches, which was really cool.

We took a couple of runs on lower Peak 8 first.  We were on the first chair up, so the upper bowls weren't open yet and I thought it was the perfect time to play around with the fisheye.  This is my sis, BIL and my dad.

Peak 8, Breckenridge, Colorado

I took pictures on the lift of course :)Peak 8, Breckenridge

After a ride up the Imperial lift and a 15 minute hike, we were ready for some serious fun!  Breck putting in this lift is awesome.  Back in the day, this was an hour long hike.Breckenridge, Colorado

The view and the crew: Billy Grimes, Mike Niemi, Tereza (sis), Lubos (my dad), and Gary (BIL)Breckenridge, Colorado

Lake Chutes, Breckenridge

I thought this would show how steep the run is - they were holding the back of my jacket as I took this shot so I wouldn't fall forward - but you can't really tell.  I still dig the shot though.Skiing Breckenridge

And skiing Lake Chutes - radtastic!

Skiing Lake Chutes in Breckenridge

Skiing Lake Chutes in Breckenridge, ColoradoSkiing Lake Chutes in Breckenridge

Happy Birthday TT | Jupiter Photographer

Today is my sister's birthday so I thought I'd wish her a hot one by posting some of the images I got when she modeled for me in Colorado last month.    Happy Birthday Tereza!!  I love you and I miss you.  Tookie says "Hi TT"!  Hope you love these, cause you're looking hawt! _mg_0385-edit_mg_0401-edit_mg_0412-edit_mg_0418-edit_mg_0423-edit_mg_0435-edit

A little more funky with the processing on this one.  I love playing around with my personal images._mg_0452-edit_mg_0497-edit

Tookie was my assistant, but he wasn't into posing much :)_mg_0457-edit

Visiting Carter | Jupiter Photographer

While I was on vacation in Colorado last month, I met up with 2 of my closest friends and their adorable, almost-one year old son.  Mike & Meghan - it was so awesome to see you both.  I miss you guys and can't wait to see you soon in the keys!  I had a blast, the sushi was amazing, and it was so so cool to get to ski with you, Mike.  Good times . . . . almost like the old days.  Well except that I'm old(er) and out of shape so I was extremely sore on the flight back.  But that one day of powder was so worth it!  I'll post the ski photos and the video my dad took soon.   Ok, enough of my babbling and onto the photos :)

Tookie and Carter had fun playing too - even though Tookie was trying to hog the train.

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I used this same plate last year for his newborn shots.  He liked it a little better this time around!

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I missed the focus on this one (hey it happens with fast moving objects :) ), but I adore the light._mg_0542-edit

The gorgeous hardwood floors throughout the house are Mike's work.

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How cute is that smile?_mg_0581-edit

Their house has the most amazing bathrooms (well, amazing everything, but especially this tub!)_mg_0591-edit_mg_0592-edit_mg_0600-edit_mg_0605-edit_mg_0613-edit

And since it's past midnight, today is my sister's birthday.  Happy Birthday!  Your post will be up tomorrow night :)