Holiday Specials Las Vegas
‘Tis the season for peppermint hot chocolate and apple-spiced tea,
Candy cane kisses and warm, yummy treats.
Desert landscapes lit up with twinkling, icicle-lights,
Families snuggled together on cold, frosty nights.
Yes, it’s that time of the year, when we gather together,
And make lots of memories we’ll cherish forever.
Thus, the holidays are a very good reason,
To book a shoot with Gina Mizzoni Photography this season!
Senior Photography Las Vegas
Hey Seniors! At last, the time has arrived – your final year of high school. Phew. It’s a little surreal, isn’t it? Oh, how far you have come!
And, now as you savor the last round of football games, dances and school work, you begin the planning and anticipation of your senior graduation. And, along with that comes the question: Senior photos or no senior photos?
The answer to that is a big emphatic YES – because this is a huge milestone in your life and it deserves to be documented through photographs you (and your family) will cherish forever. And, not just ordinary photos, but custom photos that truly capture you and your personality and style. You and your hobbies and interests. In short, gorgeous visual works of art that tell your story forever… Continue reading
Autumn is time for reflection
October, man, you came fast! And, I’m starting to freak out a bit as I realize just how much is left undone. The clock is ticking and 2016 will be here before I know it.
As I try to catch my breath, I remind myself that it’s okay. There are still two whole months and most of this one to make the most of.
I channel my own inner, all-knowing oracle who tells me to take a deep breath and just be. Just be. Just be. Just be.
I try to listen. I stumble again and again. But I am always able to pull myself back up. And if I really think about it, there’s a lot to be proud of and grateful for. Continue reading
Astrophotography: Perseids at Great Basin National Park
Disconnecting from civilization, and all 4G connection, for four days, three nights was just what the soul needed. Our recent trip to Great Basin National Park was exactly what I’d hoped for. Located five hours north of Las Vegas, off the Loneliest Highway, GBNP feels like it’s far from the rest of the world, and really it is. I selected this location for my first camping trip *in 15 years* after reading that it had one of the darkest skies in the United States. Translation: Star-gazing Mecca! And, with the upcoming Perseid Meteor Shower intersecting with the New Moon, booking our trip in August was a must, as I really wanted to try my hand at astrophotography. Continue reading
My Most Formative Years are Happening Now
Time. Nothing is more valuable. Not money. Not antiquities. Not careers. Not vacations. Not sex. Not fame. Not successes. But time. And, until quantum physicists prove otherwise, time is something we can never get back. Ever.
Today, the Washington Post published an article titled, “Why half of the life you experience is over by age 7,” and focuses on an interactive visualization by Maximilian Kiener, an Austrian designer (it’s really cool – check it out!). Kiener’s creation is based on an old theory, first presented in 1897 by a man named Paul Janet, and states that our perception of time is logarithmic. In layman’s terms that means that we perceive life as being stretched out in the beginning, and getting more and more compressed with each passing year. As the writer concludes at the end of the article, that’s why it’s important to cherish each and every moment. And, of course, I share that sentiment.
However, I do not agree entirely with this theory that 50% of our life experience is over and done with by age seven. I would say that for me, a woman in her early thirties, my most formative years have come in the last seven. More than any other seven-year-span in my life, these are the ones that I feel really have defined me as a person and have also slowed down time in a way. Continue reading
Dog Friendly Vacation: San Diego 2015
Happy eight years of love to my amazing partner, Dave! We just returned from a very special anniversary trip: A Glamping adventure in the San Diego Backcountry, followed by a one night stay at Ocean Beach! Our canine fur babies, Sadie and Harvey joined us for a wonderful dog friendly vacation… Yippee! This was the third vacay we’ve taken with them. We booked the trip back in January and continuously counted down to the final day we’d head off to our paradise of mountains and beaches in Southern California. Continue reading
Mindfulness: Being Okay with Uncertainty
Winding road, where do I go?
A destination I don’t yet know.
Step by step, hour by hour, I cling to faith with all my power.
With every twist, and every turn, a new experience is born.
How far until the end? How much time must I spend,
Walking along this winding road, through this journey of my own? Continue reading
Wild Horses at Cold Creek
How many idle weekends do you spend laying around doing nothing? That can be really nice and well deserved, especially after a long week of work. But if enough of those weekends slip by, you may eventually realize that there is so much you might have missed out on. Like for example, day trip adventures within an hour’s drive from home.
Here in Nevada, we have many amazing places to explore. We’re a little more limited in the warmer months, but in the winter, spring and late fall, there’s plenty of options. Recently, the family and I headed out to Cold Creek and Corn Creek, two places we’d never been before. We took advantage of the beautiful spring weather AND met some amazing wild horses. It was quite the experience. Continue reading
Water is life
Water is a symbol of emotion, healing and life. Over 50% of our bodies are made up of it. Water is a necessary element, without which our planet would never be able to sustain life. Without water, Earth as we know it wouldn’t exist. Without water, we wouldn’t exist. Water is life. Continue reading