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Monday, May 26, 2008

Who are these children coming down?

If you grew up LDS in the 70's or 80's, you should recognize that little phrase as a song from Saturday's Warrior. But, if you've blocked it out of your mind, I will forgive you.

My brother-in-law is currently directing a revival and sequel to the beloved show. A touring revival and sequel, no less. He asked me to do some photos for a flashback scene which will be included in the sequel part. I didn't really realize what a huge load of work this would be when I said yes, but I just finished and can now breathe a sigh of relief.

First, my sister-in-law and I had to go up to Provo area with my nephew (my kids came too, and played at Mamah and Grandpa's house) who was going to be part of the flashback photos. We met up with Matt (my brother-in-law) and the actor who would be in the pictures, and went to a park. Then I took something like 350 photos total. After I arrived home, I weeded out the truly bad ones and ended up with 225 or so good ones. I then had to resize these and send them all to Matt to look at. He then narrowed it down to 42 pictures that he would use in the show and then I had to edit each of those to look all vintagy. It was a long process. I'd say it took me about 15 minutes to do each picture. Not because I did anything super hard, but because my computer is painfully slow. Someday I will get a new one, and until then, I will not be accepting any more crazy jobs like this!

In all seriousness, I'm glad I was able to help. If you want to see the play (and my pictures), the show will be touring what I like to call the "Mormon Corridor" this summer. So if you live close to Logan, Salt Lake City, Roy, Idaho Falls, Twin Falls, Las Vegas, St. George or Phoenix, plan on it! You can find more information at this website.

And, here are a few of my favorite pictures from the shoot:

PS: My girls were watching the basketball playoffs in the picture of my last post. Yeah, we were shocked, too. :)


  1. Lara!! Your truly an amazing photographer!! My goodness!! I wish i could learn how to do that. That is truly funny that your girls were watching basketball!! Take care.. Happy Memorial Day!

  2. We are not your ordinary..truely extradoinary...something like that! I loved Saturday's Warriors when I was growing up!

    WILL I WAIT FOR!?!?! Such fun memories!

    Great pics too!

    Wanted to tell you that I ended up checking out the Scott Kelby book for Elements 3 thinking it wouldn't be a big deal...I have Elements 6 and it was HUGELY different! So I just ended up returning the book to the library and buying the Elements 6 version..until I get it, I'm not going to do much tinkering!

  3. These are amazing Lara! Matt was just showing me all 42 at Dave's house. Miss you guys, but see you soon?? Right?

  4. Beautiful pictures, Lara. Are you getting paid? :)

  5. Hey, do you know what Andrea's email is?? I see her on your blog but she has it set to invitation only. I would love to email her and get on her list. If you dont know it, if you could give her our blogs name that would be great! take care

  6. Beautiful pictures...

    ... and basketball playoffs? Who'd 'da thunk?!

  7. I loved the second one down of TImmy, great shot of him

  8. Love the pictures next time you come let me know, I would love to see you guys.

  9. Love the photos girl... LOVE THEM..

    Nope didn't grow up LDS so I was reading your title.. and re-reading your title... I thought my brain was freezing.. and then I just read on.... so this non LDS didn't get it.. LOL LOL... but hey.. I'm learning!!!Ü

  10. How funny on the basketball & gorgeous photos!

  11. Oh fun! We might be able to see it.

    Love your photos!

  12. Those are the cutest photos!! I LOVE them! Is there anything you CAN'T do?