There has been a lot going on in the Kanzler home these days. Between 3 kids, 2 dogs and all the chaos that brings, I certainly was not motivated to plan and throw 2 birthday parties in a week. Our oldest just wanted to BBQ and play X-Box with his friends. Done and done! I was almost in the clear, when our middle child, Aubie, said she wanted to go to an amusement park instead of have a party. Of course, she decided against that awesome care-free idea in exchange for the labor intensive “Rock Star” party with friends at the house. But I am weak to her powers…and as much work as it involves, I do enjoy entertaining people and seeing the work pay off with smiles and giggles. So the party planning began. Our budget did not allow me to get too elaborate for this one….so the decor was created using materials we already had around the house. The crafts for the kids were also mostly comprised of what we already had. Throw in some star glasses, inflatable microphones, pizza, and Wii Just Dance and you’ve got a party! Who said a great party has to break the bank!?! Everyone had a blast and the best part is seeing our little rocker happy.
We love you Aubie Rea!
We wanted you to be in on the fun of that afternoon, so enjoy the crazy 2 hours of Rock n Roll fun!
I didn’t realize it at the time, but Aubie went through a wardrobe change some time between the crafts & presents. She cracks me up!
This is the face I get when I ask if he got the goat cheese pizza…
Even the adults had to get into the action. Opa Gangnam Style!
She just HAD to try out her new jump rope with her gal pals…Not quite big enough for three at a time…
Posted by KanzlerFoto on May 10, 2013
We love the Wilford family. This is just a fact. Being their family photographer has been such a joy. One of the great things about our business is that we get to build relationships and follow our clients through so many special events in their lives. Not to mention that when you get used to my ugly mug and my silly catch phrases, you can skip the awkward smiles and get onto capturing some real moments! Such is the case with the Wilford Family. There is a very small window of photographic opportunity with this family of seven. They are only all together a few times a year, and the chance that they are all in a good mood at the same time is slim. So we took 20 minutes just before sunset over Spring Break and made it happen. Oh, and walking along a railroad helped to keep everyone in a good mood…Because nobody can walk along railroad tracks without balancing on the rails and laughing at their lack of coordination.
Here are some shots from our quick 20 minute session this last Spring Break…
Posted by KanzlerFoto on April 24, 2013
I know things have been quiet on the blog lately. The problem with blogging is that you need to have a break from work long enough to sit down and write. Kanzlerfoto has been VERY busy lately (that is not a complaint), so the blog has fallen to the side. But now I see the light at the end of the tunnel and can begin to take some time to share with you some of the fun stuff we are doing!
First up is a most unique and fun experience with a band called March Fourth Marching Band. They are known as “M4″ to their fans (who are some of the most fun and interesting people I have met in a long time), this band is a burst of color and sound that leaves you wanting more. M4 is out of Portland, and it shows. They embrace their weirdness and their performance makes you want to embrace your own. The audience came dressed in costumes and painted faces, the stilt walkers hovered above the crowd drawing everyone into the show, and once the music starts you cannot help but move. M4 holds you captive for their entire performance – like they are sharing with you a little bit of what the world could be if we all just loved and laughed a little bit more. As if them putting on a great show wasn’t enough, they also run a summer youth camp for teens between the ages of 13 and 18 called The Joy Now Foundation. They seek to empower youth through music and performance and encourage them to be diverse collaborative self-aware individuals. That just makes them all the more inspiring to me. Not only do they tour around and do what they love, but they are building into the future and keeping art alive!
Check them out at marchfourthmarchingband.com and do not miss them when they make a stop in your neck of the woods!
Here are some shots from their recent tour stop here in Utah.
Posted by KanzlerFoto on April 11, 2013