Sunday, July 24, 2011

My Mother and Son Day

Last week, I took a vacation day from work to spend time with my son Armond. We made plans to take the cameras out to Allerton Park in Monticello, Il and the stop at Moraine View State Park for some horseback riding.  I had heard so many great things about Allerton but had never made the journey out to visit which made it a perfect adventure for mother and son day.
Armond has been playing with cameras for a year or so now in Auto but is just showing interest in shooting in manual. We both agreed that the trip to Allerton would be a great opportunity to give him a photo 101 on the technical aspects of the camera. It was impressive at how quickly he picked the basics up and next thing I knew he was dialing the settings in himself and snapping away. It was really awesome to get to watch him work with the camera and really see him enjoying it. (plus it's not video games!! haha!)
After Allerton, we had an appointment with Double L Outfitter's to go trailriding at Moraine View State Park. It had been a really long time since I had rode and it was Armond's first time on a horse alone. He did great and we both really had so much fun. Our trail guide Paige was wonderful! I think next time I am going to try and bring the camera along, we rode in some really amazing spots. If your in the area and want something to do go check them out...we highly recommend it!

Below are some of my shots from Allerton Park, there are more on my Facebook page. Things have been really busy but I'm hoping to get some Armond's up here in the newt week or so.

Armond- thanks for hanging out with me and spending the morning shooting with me!

Enjoy!
Angel







He looks good with a camera in his hands...haha!


I could walk this path everyday...it's just so gorgeous here.

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