Vacation 2011 | Part 3 | Corning Glass Museum

The Corning Museum of Glass, in Corning, New York, explores every facet of glass, including art, history, culture, science and technology, craft, and design. Tower Sculpture containing 600 glass bowls The Museum is home to the world’s most comprehensive collection of glass--more than 45,000 glass objects, spanning 3,500 years of glassmaking history. Visitors can also explore the science and technology of glass in a hands-on exhibit area, see live narrated glassmaking demonstrations and try their hand at glassworking in short daily workshops.

Chilly Fall Daughter Session


Vacation 2011 | Part 2 | Coal Mining

Coming up with fun stuff for Rob to do where I grew up can be a little challenging sometimes. I have started to revert to memories of elementary school field trips and it turns out those little excursions can be so amazing the second time around. Below are some images from a trip inside a coal mine in Ashland, Pennsylvania. Yeah..being a coal miner is horrible. The working conditions were terrible, the coal mining company owned the whole town and all of the stores, and kids had to go to work at 7yrs old. I have a whole new respect for the people who worked and lived in the coal region. 

Todays wiki fyi:
Some pretty important people(you know, besides me) from the coal region: Joe Biden + Hillary Clinton's dad.


Vacation 2011 | Part 1 | Pennsylvania Grand Canyon

Some people go to the real grand canyon for vacation, this girl goes to the grand canyon of her motherland...pennsylvania! One day when this whole being broke thing wears off we can visit that big gorge out west, but until then, this one holds a special place in my heart. It is about 20mins from where I went to undergrad and I totally didn't appreciate it enough when I was living there.

A little fyi courtesty of wikipedia: 
Pine Creek Gorge, also known as, The Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania,[1] is situated in approximately 160,000 acres (650 km²) of the Tioga State Forest in the U.S. State of Pennsylvania along Pine Creek. The Canyon begins south of Ansonia, near Wellsboro, along U.S. Route 6 and continues for approximately 47 miles (76 km) south. The maximum depth of the canyon is 1,450 feet (442 m) at Waterville, near the southern end. At Leonard Harrison and Colton Point State Parks, the depth is more than 800 feet (240 m) and the distance from rim to rim is approximately 4,000 feet (1200 m).


Fall 2011 Cutest Kid Contest

Fall 2011 Cutest Kid Contest
Free to Enter!!
Step 1:
Email me your favorite photo of your children to dottie.millwater@gmail.com. Only 1 photo may be entered per family. 
Photos taken by myself can be entered as well as photos taken elsewhere. 
On Saturday, October 1rst, I will post the entries on the Dottie Millwater Photography fan page in the Fall 2011 Cutest Kid Contest album.

Step 2:
 “Friend me” personally so that I can tag you in the photo. My full name is Dorothy Campbell Millwater.

Step 3:
Simply tell all of your friends and family and ask them to vote for your child.

To vote, have them go to the Dottie Millwater Photography fan page and “like” us!

Then tell them to go to the Fall 2011 Cutest Kid Contest album & find your child’s picture and “like” it.

Voting will end on Saturday, October 8th at midnight EST and the picture with the most “likes” wins!!

P.S. Comments on the photo are nice, but only “likes” will count towards the total number of votes a picture receives.
1st place ~ a free one hour Family Fun Session + ALL Digital Files ($425 value)
2nd place ~ a free one hour Family Fun Session + 10 Digital Files($250 value)
Everyone who enters gets $25 off a future session!


The Chipman Family | Arlington Family Photographer

Colette had been planning her perfect family portrait session at the National Cathedral for weeks, but evidently the earthquake of 2011 had other plans. What seemingly came and went last tuesday afternoon without much more than a startle, really did a number on the Cathedral. Being the awesome and adventurous family they are, we quickly developed a plan B and explored the grounds around the cathedral. Turns out there is a really cool statue, some ivy to do some elf hunting, and an outdoor amphitheater nearby.  Oh, and let's not forget the HUGE spider that was crawling all over me when I emerged from the bushes for a shot. The things I do for pictures.