El Valle, Panama | Travel Photography

The day after Christian and Chelsea’s wedding the whole group headed to El Valle for a hike in the jungle, ziplining and lunch at a fabulous restaurant, La Casa De Lourdes.

Seeing the photograph of the ceviche has made me totally disappointed with whatever I will end up having for dinner tonight. Ohhhh ceviche….ohhhh sangria…how I miss you both.

Scenes From A Dysfunctional Dollhouse | Boise Photographer

Thanks to everyone who supported my show at Flying M in April!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The print sales, great feedback and unexpected compliments mean a ton to me.

If you still want to order a print, please feel free to send me an email (info@lauriepearman.com) or give me a call (208-860-9035).

$25 (plus tax) per  8″ x 12″ print

 

For those who didn’t get a chance to see it….enjoy!

 

 

Scenes From A Dysfunctional Dollhouse:

Practicing Chopin At Dawn

Good Morning, Darling

A Breath of Fresh Air

How’s My Hair?

Catching Up on the Day’s News

Calling the Mrs’ Bluff

A Bedtime Story

Taking Out the Trash

SOS Orphanage in Panama | Travel Photography

I just returned from a fantastic trip to Panama to help my friends, Christian and Chelsea, celebrate their wedding on the beach.

Also, I took the photos, I drank a pina colada (seriously, just one the whole trip!), I ate ceviche every chance I got, I was nervous about seeing snakes (didn’t see ANY!), I hiked up a jungle to zip-line, I watched a ship pass through the Panama Canal. You know, the usual Panama adventures.

Of all the things we did for the wedding week in Panama, the photos in this post are from one of the highlights.

Let me explain…

Christian and Chelsea are going to be a tough bride and groom act to follow on the generosity meter. They ditched the conventional wedding registry and elected to do something much more meaningful.

The groom’s parents retired in Panama 5 years ago and have been sponsoring a house (about 10 children) at an SOS Orphanage. After visiting the orphanage around Christmas, they decided that in place of wedding gifts they would ask their guests to donate to money to the house in hopes of making much needed repairs to the kitchen and bathroom.

As for the 30 or so friends and family members who attended the destination wedding, they arranged a trip to the orphanage so everyone could deliver gifts, food and necessities straight to the children. Not only did the children get much needed supplies and toys, but WE all got the opportunity to look outside of our lives.

To include the kids from the other houses at the orphanage Christian and Chelsea had the foresight to bring a couple of pinatas for the ALL the kids to take a crack at. Talk about a couple with a good hearts…

I think Chelsea pretty much summed it up as we were loading into the bus to leave when she said, “Wasn’t that way better than a toaster?!”

 

 

NYC via Instagram Snapshots | Boise Photographer

Here’s a fun post for the weekend…random Instagram snapshots!

Nick and I just got back from New York City for my cousin’s wedding in West Village. We stayed with a friend (shout out to Will for being an awesome host) in Little Italy and got to experience the real NYC apartment (my 900 sq ft home has never seemed so large). Will took us to a couple of tucked away, unmarked bars where I had an amazing cocktail which I will surely be unsuccessfully trying to duplicate for the rest of my life. Too bad I forgot what it was called…(that’s how you know it was a good cocktail though!)

Then we stayed in a hotel for a couple of nights in Chelsea. This was fantastic because I forgot to pack a hair dryer and was in desperate need of one. Plus we ended up staying in a hotel that was surrounded by florists and nurseries. So in the morning the sidewalks would be lined with beautiful potted shrubs, trees and flowers galore…such a contrast from the bare sidewalks when the shops closed.

We also got to see our long lost friends, Lumi & Gerard, who now have a little girl with the biggest blue eyes I’ve ever seen. They took us to their place in Englewood, NJ and accompanied on some touristy stuff that they have never gotten around to doing (ferrying around the Statue of Liberty and seeing Ellis Island).

Enjoy!

Scenes from a Dysfunctional Dollhouse (My show is up at Flying M!)

With 200+ million photos being uploaded to facebook every day and hundreds flashing by in advertising, sometimes it seems it has all be done before.

Well folks, hopefully the art wall at Flying M (in Boise) holds the likes of imagery you’ve never seen before. My new series features dolls misbehaving in their dollhouse.

There are a total of 8 images on display. Below are 3 randomly selected images.

I’ll be there for a couple hours tomorrow night for First Thursday and would love for you to stop by! Shoot me a text or an email (pearmanphotography@gmail.com) when you’re heading that way and I’ll be sure to stick around to say hello. Cheers!

 

Practicing Chopin at Dawn

A Breath of Fresh Air

Calling the Mrs’ Bluff