About

Welcome to our blog!  Sierra Blanco Photography is committed to creating progressive wedding and portrait photography with an artistic flair.  Our blog is an extension of our business, designed to bring you the latest in our professional and personal lives.  Enjoy and please feel free to participate by leaving your comments!

All images are the Copyright of Sierra Blanco Photography.
wpja.jpg

 

8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 00.jpg

 

This past August we went to the Big Island of Hawaii to photograph two weddings.  After we were done, we spent two weeks exploring this very large Island ... by Hawaii standards anyways.  What we found was an Island ripe with rugged beauty; active volcanoes giving birth to new land dotted with high, cold mountains harboring glimpses of the heavens and stars so close you feel as though you can almost touch them; oh, and then there are the secret lagoons and isolated beaches full of sea turtles ... plenty and plenty and plenty of sea turtles ... we love sea turtles :-)!  Below is a record of our journey through the images we took!

 

8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 01.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 02.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 03.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 04.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 05.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 06.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 07.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 08.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 09.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 10.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 11.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 12.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 13.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 14.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 15.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 16.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 17.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 18.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 19.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 20.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 21.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 22.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 23.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 24.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 25.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 26.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 27.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 28.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 29.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 30.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 31.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 32.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 33.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 34.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 35.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 36.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 37.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 38.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 39.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 40.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 41.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 42.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 43.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 44.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 45.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 46.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 47.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 48.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 49.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 50.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 51.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 52.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 53.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 54.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 55.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 56.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 57.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 58.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 59.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 60.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 61.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 62.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 63.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 64.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 65.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 66.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 67.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 68.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 69.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 70.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 71.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 72.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 73.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Hawaii Big Island 74.jpg
del.icio.us digg technorati
1 Comments Add a Comment Send To Friend
Amanda M.:

omg these photos are gorgeous! I love them!!

(02.20.11 @ 02:38 PM)

 

8-10-10 Nature Photography Big Island Lava 00.jpg

 

While we were on the Big Island of Hawaii, we took a boat trip to view the lava flows.  It was spectacular to witness ... one of the most amazing acts of nature we have ever seen!

 

8-10-10 Nature Photography Big Island Lava 01.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Big Island Lava 02.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Big Island Lava 03.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Big Island Lava 04.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Big Island Lava 05.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Big Island Lava 06.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Big Island Lava 07.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Big Island Lava 08.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Big Island Lava 09.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Big Island Lava 10.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Big Island Lava 11.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Big Island Lava 12.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Big Island Lava 13.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Big Island Lava 14.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Big Island Lava 15.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Big Island Lava 16.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Big Island Lava 17.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Big Island Lava 18.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Big Island Lava 19.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Big Island Lava 20.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Big Island Lava 21.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Big Island Lava 22.jpg
8-10-10 Nature Photography Big Island Lava 23.jpg
del.icio.us digg technorati
0 Comments Add a Comment Send To Friend
1-3-11 Trash The Dress Photography ATTD01.jpg

 

I want to start this post by saying that in no way, shape, or form did we harm this beautiful owl!!!  Anyone who knows me, knows how much I love all animals, especially birds!

 

On New Years Eve, after Arizona's big winter storm, we hiked into the mountains northeast of Phoenix in search of a nice landscape photo of Four Peaks Mountain with rare snowfall on it.  While waiting for the light and searching out the perfect composition, I turned to see a fence ... and a strange shape hanging from it.  On closer inspection we found that it was a Great Horned Owl.  At first I thought it might have inadvertently flown into the fence, killing it but we soon came to realize that the bird had been affixed to the fence.  The scene was odd and disturbing as I wondered how the bird died and why someone would then strap it to a fence in the middle of nowhere.  The owl showed no obvious signs of trauma, so I guess I will never know.  I took the photo above for my decades-old, on going personal project, "Casualties of War."  It documents man's impact on the wild world and the damage we inflict, whether by purpose or not.

 

Fast forward a couple of days and I got it in my head that it would make for a really cool shoot!  I had an image of a high fashion look with really dark eye makeup and a somber, yet avant-garde look to the final photographs.  I got a hold of our associate photographer, Angie, and asked her if she would pose for the photos.  She agreed, and on absolutely no notice, she came over, I did her makeup, we drove out to the site, hiked in, put my wedding dress on her and did the shoot.  We arrived just in time for sunset, took the photographs, and hiked out through the cactus fields, in the cold, dark of night :-).  At the end of the shoot, Angie asked if I would take a few photos of her beautiful tatoo using the scene.  It was blue hour by this point and it worked perfectly for that set of images!

 

For me, the spring and fall wedding seasons of 2010 pretty much blurred together and I never really felt caught up.  I became terribly exhausted and sick and I am just now getting to where I mentally and physically feel a bit better.  Sometimes as photographers, and artists, we need to take a step back to regroup so we can come back in fresh.  I really needed a shoot like this ... something out of the box and edgy.  Angie, thank you so much for trusting in my vision - both the shoot and the makeup :-) - and for so willing trekking into the wilderness on a cold day to see this shoot through!  You look amazing in these photos!!!!

 

 

1-3-11 Trash The Dress Photography ATTD02.jpg
1-3-11 Trash The Dress Photography ATTD03.jpg
1-3-11 Trash The Dress Photography ATTD04.jpg
1-3-11 Trash The Dress Photography ATTD05.jpg
1-3-11 Trash The Dress Photography ATTD06.jpg
1-3-11 Trash The Dress Photography ATTD07.jpg
1-3-11 Trash The Dress Photography ATTD08.jpg
1-3-11 Trash The Dress Photography ATTD09.jpg
1-3-11 Trash The Dress Photography ATTD10.jpg
1-3-11 Trash The Dress Photography ATTD11.jpg
1-3-11 Trash The Dress Photography ATTD12.jpg
1-3-11 Trash The Dress Photography ATTD13.jpg
1-3-11 Trash The Dress Photography ATTD14.jpg

 

del.icio.us digg technorati
5 Comments Add a Comment Send To Friend
Jessica White:

Breathtaking!

(01.06.11 @ 03:30 AM)
Aubrey:

She's gorgeous! I'm feeling replaced! ;) lol Beautiful images! I love the contrast of the feathers barbed wire and the flow of the dress... :) It was fun having you visit! Hope to see you soon!

(01.06.11 @ 07:02 PM)
Nelda King:

I love the pictures! OMGee! So very beautiful & the sky is amazing. The model is beautiful too, her outfit, her makeup, her tattoo && her jewelry. I feel awful for the owl. In our tradition owls are bad luck to us, but I would never wish bad on animals nor any kind of life. Again, SIERRA BLANCO you are so AWESOME!!

(01.06.11 @ 07:56 PM)
Amanda M:

so sad about the owl, but the shots are gorgeous, as always!! :) and you're defintely getting alot of use out of your dress! :)

(01.08.11 @ 04:42 PM)
Caitlin Smith:

wow. the sky is on fire. love the drama, the colors, the sex appeal... what a fun shoot!

(01.17.11 @ 06:55 PM)

We would like to extend our best wishes to everyone for a happy and safe holiday season!!

12-25-10 Happy Holidays01.jpg

 

For Christmas Eve we decided to take a road trip south of Tucson to visit Tumacacori National Historic Park for their festive luminaria display.  This is an annual event held each year on Christmas Eve and it was spectacular to witness!!

12-25-10 Happy Holidays02.jpg
12-25-10 Happy Holidays03.jpg

 

del.icio.us digg technorati
1 Comments Add a Comment Send To Friend
Nelda King:

SERIOUSLY!!! I cannot get enough of your photography. :) I just love it! You make me want to be a photographer. Its something I enjoy, but don't think I have the talent like you two do. Happy Holidays & Best Wishes for the New Year.

(12.27.10 @ 06:54 PM)
October 30, 2010 // Personal

Happy Halloween from Sierra Blanco Photography and our "mascot", Yoshi!  He is a shark if you can't tell ... it is hard to find costumes that fit him :-)!

10-31-10 HappyHalloween01.jpg
del.icio.us digg technorati
2 Comments Add a Comment Send To Friend
Donna Wright:

Yoshi still looks so young and cute for his age and your pool area looks very pretty.
Mom

(10.31.10 @ 09:28 PM)
Jason Hicks:

Happy halloween! Congrats on getting to the top of Google!

(11.05.10 @ 01:07 AM)