Wednesday, August 29, 2012

New York City Family Photography

I absolutely loved spending the afternoon with the beautiful G family meeting tiny baby H who was only two and half weeks old!  I absolutely love doing lifestyle shoots where I have the opportunity to capture real moments and memories that can become part of a family's history.  As I've said before there's nothing I hate more than the dreaded couch portrait of everyone stiffly lined up on the couch with fake smiles and usually crying or unhappy children!   So when I get to work with a family as cool as this one and capture beautiful moments of connection and the energy of the family I simply adore it! 


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Costa Rica in Pictures

Costa Rica was a little different than most of my other travels because my focus was on people not wildlife.  In the last four posts I've shared my videos about the program with lots of footage and photographs of the students and our project.  However we did get the opportunity to see a little wildlife so I thought I'd share with you some of my favorite images from that.  At the hotel we stayed in at the beach there was a wonderful group of squirrel monkeys who were accustomed to humans and played in the trees for a good 20 minutes right next to me and another student- definitely my favorite moment of the trip and one of my favorite monkey encounters ever!

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Friday, August 17, 2012

Walking Tree Travel: Call Me Maybe

While in CR we decided to have a little fun on our worksite and make a Call Me Maybe video.  I know there have been countless versions this summer (Chatroulette guy may be my second favorite) because of course ours is my fav, but I think it turned out pretty great and it was a lot of fun to make!

Call Me Maybe from Rebecca Yale on Vimeo.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Walking Tree Travel: Arrival

For the past couple of weeks I have been off in Costa Rica with a wonderful company called Walking Tree Travel, which sends high school students on community service and adventure travel in South and Central America. I went with a wonderful group of students documenting their experience as they hiked in the jungle, built an arena for a small village in the mountains and explored the beautiful white sandy beaches. It was a great trip and even though I am still covered in mosquito bites a couple weeks later it was a great experience. It was also a great opportunity for me to work on my video skills so over the next couple of weeks I'll share some of those videos with you all here!

Walking Tree Travel #1 from Rebecca Yale on Vimeo.
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