Away | Amarillo TX Family Photographer

I've been away.  Away from the hullabaloo of my normal day to the craziness of camping with my family.  No phones, no tv.  No laundry.

We returned last night and everything is normal again but in a foggy kind of way.  Emails to be answered, laundry pile smells of wood smoke.  Mail piled up.  Dog happy.

We saw and recorded in our vacation "log" license plates from 34 different states and 2 countries.  We played I-Spy until our I's eyes hurt.  We went through the alphabet naming everything we could think of IN THE CAR that began with that letter.  My favorite was the letter "G" for Guts (bugs of course).  

We wrote down memorable funny things we all said and heard.  Just a few:

"Mama, what's that smell?  It smells like Benjamin." ~ Gillian

"Good one Daddy" ~ Colin (story behind this too long to explain)

"I have just met you and I love you." ~ All of us courtesy of the movie UP we watched on the last night – snuggled around my Mac in the trailer.

I have around 300 pics and these are a few that I noticed right away.  I have no more time to edit or probably would have posted more.  

Sometimes though, I like to keep things just for me. 


Searching for stars with my love.

Running with Benjamin to get his coyote souvenir FINALLY.

Helping Gillian take a shower in the campground bathroom.

Cooking noodles inside the trailer and listening to my family having fun outside.

Sticky smores.

Playing soccer on the last morning.

Ice cream for dinner.


By | 2017-02-06T10:57:14+00:00 June 2nd, 2010|


  1. Brie June 2, 2010 at 1:31 pm - Reply

    Love the pictures. Makes me want to camp…besides the pile of campfire smell laundry!:) but even that isn’t so bad!

  2. Melanie Teague June 2, 2010 at 1:38 pm - Reply

    Bethany— The pictures are just beautiful…what fun! You have such a wonderful way of catching the moment on camara. Can’t wait to see what more adventures you have over the summer!

  3. Bethany June 2, 2010 at 2:40 pm - Reply

    Campfire smell laundry really *isn’t* all that bad, Brie!! I want to go back. Mel – I’m sure there will be LOTS!! Thanks for the comments ladies!!

  4. Daniel C White June 2, 2010 at 9:14 pm - Reply

    Bethany, Lindsay and I are so inspired by your work. We wished that we lived next to you and your family. I’ve never seen a photographer that has such an eye for people and landscape. More people need to know you and your work my friend.

  5. Jamie Snyder July 20, 2010 at 10:29 am - Reply

    Looks like you had a grand time on your camping trip! We love camping, that’s what we do! Mud fights, treasure hunt walks along the beach, thunderstorms, mosquito spray, nature walks, party lights on the awning, star lit boat rides, hot sand, cold water, wakeboarding & cuddling in the camper!
    Love the pics as always! Will be taking more pics myself this week-end on our 4 day adventure and then again next week-end on our 5 day trip to Tenkiller. Thanks for the inspiration!

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