Monday, 31 July 2006

Best friends...

I never had a best friend until i met mark, i always feel so comfortable round him! i dont have to pretend to be anything else that myself...he laughs at my funny ways, he supports me and just is always there for me! i am and always will be grateful for him! hes awesome...this photo was taken at the york valentines dance not the best pic but its the only one i have with us together! :) lv ya Markie!!!

Saturday, 29 July 2006

Take a Break...Camps done!

In this heat, you have to have a rest! i took this today...but i love it!

CAMP MEMORIES...
we brought mum and Roxy back home from camp, and i have fond memories of those camp years, so much preparation so much love and care! i always loved the testimony meetings, it was like a safe haven for us all being together as YW sharing experiences and growing in the Gospel!

FRIENDS 'R' US...
I was blessed to meet all sorts of new people on camp the list is endless...
Sarah Smith aka Ducker
Charlene Kendall
Ashley Zirman
John Williams
Naomi Makins aka Simcock
Becky Bray aka ONeil


thats JUST to name a few...i loved being there even if flies where in our tent and none of us didnt look too glamourous! but it didnt matter we cared about each other, i felt the spirit when i visited the site. it truely is a time when you can come together. i really miss that Camp atmosphere...

I need SLEEP...
But all in all the most rewarding thing when i got back the thing i missed most coming off camp MY BED! id do so much my head pounded! so thanks roxy for posing for me :D

i hope everyone had a good experience of camp as i did....sure i was sick 2 years in a row, sure i got home sick, sure i clung to dad the first year...but by the end i was begging to come back.

BEX

Thursday, 27 July 2006

Incredible ties...


incredible ties!, originally uploaded by Glam_2006.

Show off...
I guess the only true accesory guys can accesorize on is TIES! these are my dads hung up in his room...so i thought id include it in my blog, i just thought it was cool :)

MY DAD...
Dad works so hard at work and in church...im blessed to have him in my life, he always likes to look his best and perform his best, hes a good example for me. hes good with people, good at sales, good at expounding knowledge he is always there for me...

may his tie reign ever continue...even if you have hundreds of em ;o)

love ya Dad

BEX

Think about it...

i love close up photos from weddings, i think most of the time people forget to take the detail...

The Beading...
The intricate beading can symbollize each trial and problem we have will add to our beauty over a long period of time

The Knot...
To signify our commitment, faithfulness

The Hand...
Support and comfort from your companion

The Ring...
Crisp and Clear on the finger, to shine as an example of promise and love

The White...
To show virtue and cleanliness and new begginings

i guess you could interpret it your own way! but thats why i like the photo!

BEX

Wednesday, 26 July 2006

Being Comfortable...


tam 6, originally uploaded by Glam_2006.

With Yourself...
Tammie my good friend, she doesnt need makeup in her photos, i took them and i didnt need to touch up or anything, i thought about how people need to forget about stereotypical beauty, Tammie is a beautiful person in and out, im glad she is my friend...

With your Talents...
So i pondered myself, i sometimes think gosh im a bad photographer! but sometimes i just have bad days and plus i have a bad foot, but all in all im comfortable with my talents and my ability in taking photos, but its been a journey ill tell you!

With saying how you feel...
too many people bottle up how they truly feel ok we are not an open book, but we should at least let someone turn the pages! we shouldnt be afraid of social circles or speaking to new people...

hope this is good insight for you all...

BEX

Tuesday, 25 July 2006

"if ye are prepared Ye shall not fear!"...


notes
Originally uploaded by
Glam_2005.

BE PREPARED...
My First wedding shoot i had no idea what i was doing but i was happy to be there and so i decided id research and do everything i could to make it all nice. in this picture you will see a note book, invitations orders of service wedding photos, and a list of events/photos to take, i have to always prepare and research what im doing i feel to be my best.

A LIST OF TIPS...
Such as...
-taking photos when the bride is getting ready on her request
-generally ask the couple what they want, style etc ie CLASSIC/TRADITIONAL/CANDID
-Know the number of bridesmaids, colour schemes and any special guests
-know the venue, the people the place and try to always get there early and speak to ushers, best men and anyone making the day possible its good to have a coordination and organized structure to the day
-have individual shots of bridesmaids and anyone who requests.
-most of all be alert and have the camera at the ready ALWAYS!

CARRY ON...
i have loads more but i wanted to just cover a few. The thing i thought was ill have to get a person i REALLY trust to take MY photos, as i dont want them messed up im so bad arnt i? hehe but i do know i love taking photos (if you havnt already guessed)
MAY I CONTINUE...

Re"MARK"able...

I had to Blog about MARKIE...what a dude he is, Mark has been there for me through thick and thin im so glad i have him in my life. for the following reasons...

1- he makes me laugh so much
2- we are so different but so much alike
3- he doesnt mind sitting next to me
4- we both make funny faces
5- hes very organised and a great assistant!
6- he will drop anything to help me out
7- i really CAN call him any time any where!
8- we both like similar films
9- we see eye to eye on the gospel
10- we are goal orientated

11- hes the best friend i ever had
12- he helps me get over breakups!
13- i love his parents
14- he is kind and loving to everyone
15- he has a great testimony and is a great priesthood holder - he just does loads for people!
16- he will help me and encourage me in my dreams, ie photography
17- we both like LOST and MEDIUM and WWE!
18- we stick up for each other, and pretend to be b/f and g/f if people are being stalkerish!
19- we can gr0ove good at the dances
20- he lets me call him any name which now is traditionally MARKIEEE

Name them one by one...

My blessings, i feel i have to write them because sometimes i forget...


1- First and foremost, MY FAMILY! because without them id be nothing
2- My nursery kids, that teach me patience but also CHRISTLIKE LOVE
3- slush puppies and anything "ice cube" like on hot days
4- meeting new people - being able to speak to anyone!
5- Learning new things, like PHOTOGRAPHY
6- That i have the Gospel, and have always had it since i was born
7- For good leaders and teachers who have been good influences in my life
8- Missionaries (they brought my family into the church)
9- The Book of mormon, The book is blue and its true 'nuff said!
10- My camera and my charming skills, BARGAINS thats all ill say!
11- My home and what it stands for
12- Prayer!!!
13- laughter ESPECIALLY impressions!
14- The prophets such as Wilford Woodruff, Heber J Grant, and Gordon B Hinkley
15- My many journals and being able to look back in time
16- Good Programme and films and music
17- Being able to sing and hear others sing, it truly brings the spirit into my life
18- MY very re"mark"able friend ;)
19- The temple and its blessings if your worthy
20- Just the little things, like hugs smiles and brownies ;)

Going to the chapel and were gonna get MARRIED!

Sunny Scotland...
How i love weddings, but how i loved doing my first wedding TAKING PHOTOS! im back tracking again to june 1-3 - i was asked by Liann Waite to take photos for her and her being brave in hiring me i gladly accepted, but i tell you i was SCARED! Mark was there to support me as he always does! markie is a great friend and assistant to me, i gave him a list and he was jsut so helpful he helped me with my bags and just was super organized, we went to scotland - its so worth going to guys! anyway i travelled up with the Beckwiths who supplied us with loads of mint sweets (much appreciated) :D the sugar was just what i needed, it ended up being so beautiful and sunny for the day and i couldnt of asked for any better photos...all the people ive shown are so impressed by them, i just am so blessed to have a talent for photography. i can actually share with anyone and everyone!!! this day was a decider for me if i would do this FOR REAL and go study it...and as i loved doing it...IM GOING AHEAD!

My plans for photography...
I saw some part time courses and saw the "building a portfolio" course so im going for that first, then i will follow with a foundation degree and the third year turning it into a BA and i will attend BYU-I (my dream) but for a year only ill keep fingers crossed! maybe it wont happen but i have to have dreams...anyway have a look at some of my examples...

Photos from the day...



Monday, 24 July 2006

Make it PINK...make it BLUE...make it BLACK!!

yeah you may have noticed my blog looks alot different, i went on the search for a new look, and ive decided to keep to the basics. updating my blog has made me wanna do it more, so WATCH OUT :D Going to see Superman Returns FINALLY should be really good...cant wait!!! BEX

My heart goes "CLICK - CLICK"


AMERICA 2006 005, originally uploaded by Glam_2006.


In May this year (im having to back track) my Brother Chris was very ill - i was really worried for him! i wanted to share with you the email i sent to everyone asking for prayers...

First Email...
"Sunday morning my family got a call, and it was from my sister in law, she told us my brother had been rushed into the intensive care unit and had suspected Pneumonia, along with his heart had swelled 3 times its normal size collecting fluid and being really weak and inflamed. Anyway we kept getting calls through the day and monday...his condition got alot worse, his heart rate was 127 and his heart was only working 25%, he doesnt have pneumonia, however one of the valves in his heart was leaking, because his heart is so large it was squashing his lungs and causing him not to get enough oxygen for him to breath, so that was why the suspected pneumonia. so Yesterday i got to speak to him on the phone and guys he sounds aweful! the latest is he is going into OPEN HEART SURGERY THURSDAY! And he may need a heart transplant it all depends on if his heart is too weak, its possible he could even die. so i am asking you guys if you will pray for him, hes my only brother and hes really special and important to me...i know if everyone prays for him i can feel at least i have tried all I can for him, and i will leave it in the Lords hands, i have faith in him but i know i felt prompted to let you all know the situation and ask for your help..."

MY THOUGHTS...
I knew deep down that the lord would comfort me and my family and i knew Chris would be ok, but i still was worried, i tried to keep strong for my family things kinda always comes on you in 2's or 3's. it ended up that mum and dad HAD TO GO to America and see my brother as he asked for them. i think because they where there he made a faster recovery; along side his wife...i was fortunate enough to see photos when mum and dad got back and i want to include on on here because of all the things he went through! I was amazed at Chrisso hes a trooper he was recovering so well, so quickly

My Email UPDATE...
"i thought id finally update you all about my brothers condition, its been quite a miracle actually, since i last emailed you so much good has happened and in a small amount of time.

i have to tell you all before i go on THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL YOUR PRAYERS! we have felt them ESPECIALLY my brother!

i will now tell you his progress -

On Thursday 11th May, Chris was taken into surgery and did indeed have a operation on his heart, they suspected they may have to actually give him a NEW HEART, BUT they didnt, they found after they had replaced the valve (he now has a fully working mechanical valve) and that the muscles in his heart was responding well :) anyway the Doctor who was one of the top 12 in the USA told my mum and dad the surgery went as well as possible and he would be fine. That was great news but they didnt expect THIS to happen...

They told my parents in Utah that he would not respond for a long time after his surgery he would be very weak and not be able to speak or anything, and that he wouldnt be out of hospital for at least 3 weeks! heres where the miracle comes in. Straight after the opperation Chris heard my little cousins scream and then followed by my dads "chris are you ok?" his eyes opened wide! then he heard his wifes voice and responded to her, by moving his arm, then followed by my mum and he did a little smile to her, the nurses couldnt believe how well he was responding, they told me over the phone that he kept getting a little pad and pen out and wrote "has the opperation been done yet?" "im so thirsty" as he still had his breathing tubes down his throat and all the other IV's etc. By the the next day he was out of bed and sat up in his chair and in usual chris style "making trouble" as my mum said - this so amazed me guys! by the very next day, 2 DAYS after surgery!! He walked out of ICU alone into a normal ward, they also removed the main tubes and the swan from his neck and tubes from his chest, the doctors are amazed at his very fast recovery but I KNOW its the Lords doing and all the many prayers said in his behalf.

I called the other day and spoke to Chris for a good hour, he had just come home from the hospital not even a week after surgery! isnt that so wonderful? he was telling me how much support everyone has been and that he can feel the support hes had - indeed im grateful for everyones emails kind words and help, ive felt it along side my sister and my parents and most of all my brother! i told him on the phone i was so glad he is ok and made me realise how much the Lord does for us all and thst hes mindful of all of us in our individual situations...

Chris is now recovering at home and told me to thank everyone for all they have done, he is more humble than ever, the only thing he has to worry about is his breathing machine at night that makes alot of noise and the constant ticking in his heart that hes become accustomed to!

My parents will return home soon from USA and chris will return to work soon after he is totally healed and no longer weak!

just THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH! words cant really express my gratitude! Love you all Rebecca"

STILL RECOVERING...
ok Chris is getting better all the time, he bragged about how much weight he had lost and how he was always CLICKING due to his new mechanical valve...i even heard it over the phone! as he put it to his heart. i was reading a similar experience from one of my friends blogs last night and i realised i HAD to write about all this. Chris is nearly coming out of recovery and i believe back to work soon, i love him so much! i cant imagine not having him in my life! thanks for reading BEX

HES JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU!!

What an amazing book that was handed me by my sister, its like the excuse bible for guys.
AT THE BEGGINING...
i was a bit cynical when i first started reading this book, but i was like AMEN to every page there is a female and male perspective about emaybe every excuse a guy can give you for NOT calling NOT dating you etc, how much time have I wasted on guys that just dont care...one of the noteworthy portions in the book is when they tell you that if a guy isnt willing to spend every moment (or desire to be) with you, call you, txt you etc then HES JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU!

CONVERTED...
The GuyAuthor Greg Behrendt is like the "Doctor Phil" of relationships he tells it "just like it is" he even gives you a self help pages through each chapter such at colouring a blank flag RED - how a guy should be to you coming for you RUNNING! your not worth ANY LESS, i really woke up the fact that i dont have to chase at all they should come to me, im finally getting examples, TRUE examples of being chased after! FINALLY! "girls dont lets guys walk all over you" GREG Says "STOP giving them excuses to treat you like dirt". Greg has been a "bad boy/good boy" in different relationships seen pretty much any and every girl, and now hes married he is amazing! and has woken me up!
WHAT DOES LIZ THINK...
I also love Liz the other author as she brings Gregs blunt "i dont like you phrases" to a softer lets take 2 steps back, you have to imagine yourself as one of your friends, what would you tell your friend, if this guy never called, never wanted to spend time with you, you would say "DUMP THE LOOSER!" so there you go. i stand to be corrected!

THIS IS HOW IT SHOULD BE...
Yes they even give you examples of these INTO YOU couples, sacrificing and making time for each other even if hes a busy business man and hardly is home, even Greg the Author calls his wife after meetings, even if they miss each other they call and leave messages...i even love the Polls they ask guys the honest truth about everything and pretty much 100% each time they admit, there not into the girl...
MY CONCLUSION...
All i can say is this book has opened my eyes to the mysteries of men if you will...THEY DONT HAVE ANY MYSTERY! if they like you THEY WILL FIND YOUR NUMBER! if they dont you wont hear from them again simple as that! I remphasize all you ladies out there. dont give guys the room to even use you a lil. dont give them a chance! we are all special enough to have a guy like US for US! we are beautiful in our own way and the future will come! dont be in a rush to settle for something that you will be only HALF happy with! you wanna be totally in love, devoted and you want the guys to do their work. if you havnt read the book, i really hope you will. Thanks to Ange for lending it to me!

BEX

Much to Blog about nothing...

well hello! its been time since i wrote here, and i saw someones blog last night and it was very detailed i saw i had NO EXCUSE notttt to blog! i have so much to tell you all its CRAZZZYYY so many things have happened to me and my family over the past few months, so i can finally catch up with you all! so im gonna do MINI blogs...i have a whole list of things to tell you all! BEX
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