Ok, my inner nerd is going to show and freak flag is about to fly. I am admitting I am addicted to the Alaskan shows on the Discovery Channel and Animal Planet. Who is with me? I can’t be the only one on this geek island.
There is a lot to pick from; The Last Alaskans, Alaskan Bush People, Deadliest Catch, Ice Lake Rebels, Alaska: The Last Frontier
I know there are more shows, but a girl knows when she can fall off the deep end and seriously think she can live up in the “bush” with all those hardworking, slightly crazy (some more than others) recluses.
It all started years ago with the Deadliest Catch. Seriously how can they keep making this show so darn interesting? It is dangerous no doubt, but it is on a boat, lots of water, lots of crab and lots of unkept and I imagine (but then again I don’t) smelly men who DON’T wear lifejackets! Ahem…..crazy!
Then those nutters from the Bush. Really? Yes, the Brown family. They have weird accidents (where did they acquire them, I wonder), they are constantly wet and muddy (rain? did they fall in something? why are they always wet?), and shop at the dump. I am all about reinventing things, I have done some alleyway shopping and dumpster diving in my day. However the “house” made of tires? I am thinking they do not live there year round. No way.
The Last Alaskans. Several families allowed to live on a territory the size of South Carolina, they are the last to live there as after their children live there and pass on, there ends it. The cinematography on this show is incredible! And the soft soothing sounds and how they talk, lull me to sleep. I have probably watched all the episodes but often do not make it to the end of those episodes. zzzzzzzzzzz.
Ice Lake Rebels….they live on the frozen lake, move their home on ground when it thaws. One guy said, “the simple life”. There is NOTHING simple about using an axe to chisel through a couple feet of ice to get water to drink, cook and bathe. Not only does he have to do that work while trying not to die of hypothermia, he has to keep the hole some what clear so that it doesn’t keep freezing over. I am serious he has to get up in the middle of the night, put on a million layers to resemble Raphie’s brother Randy from ‘A Christmas Story’, wander out into the pitch dark, scoop out ice forming from the hole, walk back through knee high snow, back to his house to go back to bed. I am thinking that is anything but simple, fascinating but not simple.
Alaska: The Last Frontier. I love this show. A family of homesteaders, brothers who were raised there, choose to raise their families there and now those children are doing the same. Did you know Atz on that show is the father of the singer Jewel? And looks indentical to my uncle Les? Well you will now…. This is Atz.
This is Les. Oh, and his cute wife and my auntie, Ellen. Seriously, right? Twins separated at birth. I actually showed that pic of Atz to my grandma, she thought it was her son Les.
So now you know, I am a bit of a nerd and proud of it. I have to blame my dad and his monthly subscription to National Geographic.
And now guess what….I started watching PBS. This addiction is getting worse.
Onto this lovely family! I did their photos several years ago. The girls have grown up from their matching flowy dresses while doing cartwheels, and spinning down the hill in front of their home.
We had an absolutely gorgeous autumn evening for their session. The light was incredible!
And of course we had to add their fur babies.
I just love depth in this series of images. I looked for the perfect frame of dried grass, and flowers. The navy and red just pop.
While the amber light is to die for….something about the girls in this black and white image I love.
So you want fall family photos too now don’t you? I suggest you call me now…those dates are booking so fast! So write it on your “to-do” list, call me, and then check it off your “to-do” list. Just that easy.