adventures in la ceiba, honduras pt. 2

i'm not feeling very word-y this week, so i will just leave you with a few images :)

adventures in la ceiba, honduras

if you don't already know, i'm spending 30 days in honduras volunteering at an orphanage and learning spanish. i found this opportunity through this organization from my friend who did a medical mission in tanzania last winter. luckily, when my friend sheila heard i was going she decided to join me.  it's good to have a friend along. i haven't experienced any isolation or culture shock. when i hear that the weather is -25 back home, i cringe and thank the heavens above that i am where i am. so for you back home, i'm so sorry to rub this in your face, but i hope it inspires you to make a choice like this next winter.


i will do another post about the orphanage when i get more photos of the kids. right now, we are painting the inside and outside with the tweens. the little ones come back from vacation early february. i'm excited to meet the toddlers because we speak the same level of spanish.

in order to get the real vibe of this post, turn your thermostat to 82, add sugar to your coke and turn on some daddy yankee tunes.

 we met 12 retired pilots on this canopy tour. the oldest one was 70!

steam from the hot springs

cerveza with our new pilot friends

wish you were here!!!

MDP | published

this year has been truly amazing. no, no. that's an understatement. 2010 was EPIC for megan daas photography. it's fun to look back and see all the love and magic i got to capture. i am also very proud to announce, my photos were published in a real live magazine.

erin & reece were featured in the mpls st. paul weddings issue that came out last week. it was an absolute honor. remember that post? it's a goody, you can view it HERE. my sister snapped a few pics of me in all my glory above, but i recommend you pick one up, open to page 74 and feel the silky smooth magazine paper for yourself. maybe smell it too.

and now, this is going to turn into a mini award speech, if you don't mind. although no one asked me too. this is my blog, and i don't have a boss to stop me. it's probably going to get a little sappy. that's the last disclaimer. i warned you.

i love my job. i'm grateful for a god-given talent that brings me and the people i work with so much joy. people get SO excited and that makes me SO excited.

my mom and dad are/always have been so supportive and proud of every little detail and stage of my career. my friends and roomies are my #1 fans. i love when they oooo and aaahhhh at every blog post. they reassure my crazy ideas and build up my confidence. they run off and show and tell their friends, and that brings more business. this means i get to work with really awesome people, who are fun to be around. i think i might photograph the entire staff of gillette hospital. and when my head gets too big, they bring me back down to earth. just like friends should do.

i have to thank my friend carolyn at tilly | maison for her fun ideas and creative energy throughout the day of erin & reece's wedding. SHE put the invite in the vines on the wall. not me, people.

are you still reading? i thought so! they're playing the music to kick me off stage now.

thank you for being a fan of my work.


calvin james | newborn session

calvin was a nice early little christmas present. he isn't supposed to be here until late january. he can barely fit into his tiny preemie diaper.

McBride | Family Portraits

The McBrides asked me to come out to their home over Christmas break to snap a few pictures of the children, grandchildren & significant others while they were all in one place. I thought it was a great are a few of my favorites.

After taking this next photo, I realized that I took a very similar photo of her daughter and her husband on their wedding day this summer...

See? This one! I KNOW! Soooooo cute, right??

happy birthday.

This post goes out my favorite 7 year old, Brooke Allyn.  Happy, happy birthday to the funniest, prettiest, wittiest little girl I know. I'm very proud to be your godmother! Love you, Brookie :)