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Spring is here! Spring is here!  I welcome with open arms the warmer weather, desert wild flowers, and the rare opportunity to feel comfortable while outside.  I went out for a walk yesterday, and couldn’t help but take pictures of some of the lovely foliage that my neighbors have.  People don’t realize just how many colors we actually produce in the desert—the vibrant purples and reds, brilliant yellows, and we even have a bit of green!  I love to get out there and experience what the Earth has to offer us in the spring.  Now quick!  While the weather is still cool enough to do so, go out there and do something outdoors with the family.  Here are a few places I love to go when the weather is nice in Las Vegas—and the best part is that most of them are free!

One of my favorite places to go hiking is Red Rock Canyon.  Hiking there is free, but if you want to bring a car in be prepared to pay a $7.00 fee.  They have dozens of trails to choose from, and if you go early enough in the spring you can even find some of the small snow fed creeks that go dry in the summer.  For more information about Red Rock, visit the BLM’s website: http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/lvfo/blm_programs/blm_special_areas/red_rock_nca.html

Have you ever been to Las Vegas’s Springs Preserve?  I’m sure you must have passed it on the 95 at some point, and at least wondered about it.  This is a great place to take the kids and have a relaxing nature walk.  Check out the website for awesome events, and for information on their amenities and attractions: http://www.springspreserve.org/

What about taking a drive up to Mt. Charleston for a hike and a picnic.  This is especially nice on days when it’s just a bit too hot to do anything fun outside in town.  They have some lovely trails, but prepare well—if you go too early in the spring there can still be a lot of snow impeding on your fun.  For more info: http://www.vegas.com/attractions/outside_lasvegas/mountcharleston.html

Floyd Lamb Park is one of my favorite places to visit.  It’s so beautiful there, and absolutely worth going to if you’ve never been.  It costs $6.00 per car if you plan to drive in, and if you decided to walk or bike in it is $1.00 per person. For directions and other information visit this link: http://www.lasvegasnevada.gov/Find/21180.htm

Don’t forget about places like Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam either.  There are so many amazing attractions in and around Las Vegas, with so much national history—you can’t afford not to take your kids out there and engage their brains in some friendly history and their bodies in some exercise.  Take them out to the Henderson Farmer’s Market, or Lied’s Children’s Museum.  Take in a 51’s game at Cashman Field, or check out the events that UNLV has to offer.  There are so many things you and your family can take part in this spring, and I hope you can get out there and have some fun!

Here are some of the beautiful images I captured while on my walk. (hopefully I didn’t scare any of the neighbors!)


 

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Evoking You’s photo challenge for this week is {Floral}.  Make sure to check out the other amazing entries :-)

Wendhy Jeffers is a custom engagement photographer.  She offers shoots in the Las Vegas & surrounding areas.  She offers studio and outdoor location sessions. Please call 702.335.5329 to schedule a Creative Design Consultation.


So not only are babies blooming, but flowers are blooming too!  I took this photo at the end of one of my photoshoots recently and it turned out beautifully.  If I wasn’t so busy photographing gorgeous people I would probably spend more time photographing stills.  When I was a little girl I used to go through the greeting card isle and look at all the beautiful photos that were on the front of the greeting cards.  I’ve been meaning to set aside some time to just go out and photograph flowers and landscapes.  Even though we live in a desert, Las Vegas has a lot of beautiful sights!

Make sure to check out the I Heart Faces site for more beautiful entries and I hope you all have an awesome week!

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Wendhy Jeffers is a custom scenic photographer.  She offers shoots in the Las Vegas & surrounding areas.  She offers studio and outdoor location sessions. Please call 702.335.5329 to schedule a Creative Design Consultation.


FALL? What is that? I am in Las Vegas so we don’t really have a “Fall.”  We might get lucky and get a few fall colors here and there but nothing like Utah for example.  Vegas is a desert after all.  I wish we had all four seasons here.  You do get some beautiful fall colors outside of Las Vegas like Red Rock or Calico Basin.  This week over at I Heart Faces they are wanting everyone to share some fall memories.  We usually end up going up to Utah to visit family in the fall.  It is soooo beautiful up there!  Plus, its fun to go sledding! There is a small pond around the corner of my sister in laws house that we always go to.  I think I took this photo last fall when we were up there.  Enjoy!

Wendhy Jeffers is a custom baby and child portrait photographer.  She offers shoots in the Las Vegas & Utah area.  She offers studio and outdoor sessions.  Please call 702.335.5329 to schedule a design consultation.

Day 1…

September 13, 2010

So I signed up for a gym membership about 1 or 2 weeks ago.  I was soo excited to start going to all the cool classes that LVAC offers.  Unfortunately, I am the kind of person that needs a gym buddy (what can I say, I LOVE people).  So when my girlfriend told me that she was a member at LVAC (which I’ve been a member of in the past), I decided to join again.  Finally! Someone to go to the gym with…………..but there was a downside.  My friend can only go at 6am and I’ve turned into a night owl this summer and waking up at 5am to go to the gym has been hard! Well today was the day. It was finally going to happen…………or so I thought.  I hit the snooze button a little too much and before I knew it, it was 6am.  I got up and said to myself “No more EXCUSES!! Today is the day.”  I got ready to go and picked up my IPhone (gotta listen to some Shakira & Christina Aguilera music) and headed out the door.  I decided to run/jog around the neighborhood.  I am out of shape and was very proud to have ran for 20 minutes. (it is Day 1 after all!)  When I got back home I was still a bit energetic so I danced to a Shakira song and then hit the floor.  After I was done stretching I decided to grab my camera and walk up the street.  Summer is coming to an end and I know these beauties won’t be around much longer so I had to take a few photos.  (If you saw a sweaty girl taking photos on your sidewalk this morning, DO NOT be alarmed.  It was just my early silly self :)


I hope everyone has a beautiful week. :) Just think about all the things that bring you happiness….family, friends, ice cream, my imac (what? you know you LOVE yours)

Wendhy Jeffers is a portrait photographer.  She offers shoots in the Las Vegas & Utah area.  She offers studio and outdoor sessions.  Please call 702.335.5329 to schedule a design consultation.

Love is in the air!  I had the honor of photographing my brother in law’s engagement session.  I am so happy that he found his LOVE, his dear EVA! I am happy to have another girl join our family. :)  They are so full of love.  You know, the big wide eyes, followed by those big hugs, and offcourse KISSES! Enjoy…

Wendhy Jeffers is a wedding and engagement portrait photographer.  She offers shoots in the Las Vegas & Utah area.  She offers studio and outdoor sessions.  Please call 702.335.5329 to schedule a design consultation.