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P 52 Blog Circle Week 6

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I haven’t written a proper blog post in ages, I have things to say, but I can’t find the time to sit down and organize my thoughts. I’ve been posting tons of pictures lately because it’s one area where I keep making forward progress. I joined the website Clickinmoms almost a year ago, and between the courses I’ve taken and the tutorials available I’ve really been able to grow my skills.

I really like this weekly project where we all submit photos on a theme, this week’s theme was directional light; this photo turned out so well, but I have to laugh, because I took it at the ass end of a very long day, I worked late, hit the gym, we put the kids to bed then I harangued Josh into the playroom where I have some studio lights set up. Shooting and editing took all of 10 minutes, and 5 of that was transferring the photo to my computer.

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To continue in the circle, click through to Kelley K Photography

365 Fridays- Week 5

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I’m participating in Catch the Moment 365 Project this year, hosted by Mindi from Stavish Stills Photography, Stephanie from Behind the Camera and Dreaming, and Carrie from My Life-Our Journey.

 

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365 Fridays- Week 4

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I’m jumping back into Catch the Moment 365 Project this year, hosted by Mindi from Stavish Stills Photography, Stephanie from Behind the Camera and Dreaming, and Carrie from My Life-Our Journey.

My favorite photo of the week is this picture of Josh. I love the flat light, it really evokes the dreary feel of the season.

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I also devoted a lot of this week’s photos to playing with artificial light. I haven’t taken the leap to an external flash yet, but I did have some fun playing with a DIY bouncer and my in-camera flash.

2015 CM P52: Week 4 Blog Circle

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Sign of the Times

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This post is a part of a blog circle, click through to read another photographer’s story here: Up the Dempster

Project 365 Week 3

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I’m jumping back into Catch the Moment 365 Project this year, hosted by Mindi from Stavish Stills Photography, Stephanie from Behind the Camera and Dreaming, and Carrie from My Life-Our Journey.

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Lots of portraits this week, and as long as it stays grey and gloomy that ‘s likely a theme that will persist.

365 Week 2

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I’m jumping back into Catch the Moment 365 Project this year, hosted by Mindi from Stavish Stills Photography, Stephanie from Behind the Camera and Dreaming, and Carrie from My Life-Our Journey.

 

 

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2015 CM P52: Week 2 Blog Circle

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I swallowed hard when I saw the prompt for CM P52 this week, it’s bad timing really, it wouldn’t have struck me so hard any other time, but earlier this week a good friend’s house caught fire, their life is in shambles right now, they are scattered and lost, but safe.

It feels rather glib and shallow to make a game of this, but nonetheless, I started thinking about it; what do I have that’s of any import in a situation like that? Nothing. We are just so glad they are safe and well, who cares about things, right?

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Well, the kids it turns out, the kids, they care about their things. It was really touching how carefully her kids picked their most prized possessions once the fire was out and they were allowed back in to salvage a few treasures before demolition. So this weekend, when I came around the corner and I saw my son had dragged three toys down from his bedroom and lined them all up to watch TV with him, and I was struck by the thought that if I had but a few minutes to grab our prized possessions, I’d grab Henry’s treasures, so we could make the transition and loss a little less for him, if only in a very small way. So now I know to grab Thomas, George, and Edgar.

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This post is a part of a blog circle, click through to read another photographer’s story here: Trish from Autumn Leaves Photos

14 Month Pictures

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And just like that, seemingly overnight, my little baby is kind of looking like a big toddler.

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A boy. A kid.

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He loves sitting, laughing, eating beans and corn chips, has two bottom teeth and is getting two top teeth as we speak.

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He’s a happy, calm, and curious baby. I suppose he’s not always happy, but in comparison to his brother who NEVER seems to be happy, Copley is a tiny ball of sunshine.

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He looks at everything, he watches everything. He laughs a lot. He yells at us when he is displeased (usually when he wants a cup of water or some more beans) and does a happy dance when I get out a wrap to wear him when I get home from work.

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He is still nursing, but infrequently and I’m aware every time that it may be our last time… or we may hang on like this for another year. There is just no way to tell.

I normally aim for consistency when editing a set of photos, so I apologize that today’s edits are all over the map. I’m taking a processing course right now and there are just too many fun things to try!

If you don’t already follow us on Facebook, head over to check out an outtake from this little photo shoot! It had me rolling!

365 Fridays Week 32

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On Fridays I’m linking up for a 365 hosted by Sarah @ Nurse Loves Farmer, Mindi @ Simply Stavish, and Stephanie @ Behind the Camera & Dreaming.

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Cop is so into the swings! It is so amazing watching his world open up little by little. He works hard, so much harder than Henry ever had to, and we share his joy when that hard work pays off.

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Chickens man, they are so funny.

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Josh built the girls a nice long tractor so they could run around.

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I didn’t really even see what was happening here, I was just clicking and hoping to capture some cuteness. When I pulled these pictures into my camera my heart just exploded with awesome adorableness.

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I’m getting my fill of flowers, stocking up while I still can, fall is coming, and winter on its heels. I have no idea what kind of pictures I’ll shoot when miserable grey winter hits here this year. Maybe I’ll build a studio…

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This is our friends old gal Scarlet, I must say, I could take pictures of animals all day forever.

365 Fridays Week 31

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On Fridays I’m linking up for a 365 hosted by Sarah @ Nurse Loves Farmer, Mindi @ Simply Stavish, and Stephanie @ Behind the Camera & Dreaming.

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It’s so nice to be home and back in my routine after so much traveling last month.

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Self Portrait

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Colorful Copley sleeping.

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This kid- after 13 months of pictures of Copley laying on the ground I’d just about exhausted every ounce of my already limited creativity. Now that he sits (HE SITS!) it’s a whole new world.

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Chasing that pretty light and bokeh.

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A farewell phot shoot for our gal guy Oatmeal.

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Copley sitting, again.  My husband is a great sport, I get home from work and he’s fried from spending all day with two kids. I pull into the driveway and he’s ready to relax… and I grab him and the kids, load everyone into “Mommy’s silver car” and drag them out on hikes. I bet he’s looking forward to winter!

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Bzzz…

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Henry doesn’t sit for pictures. He’s not into it. Unless I’m trying to take pictures of someone or something else.  I’ll take what I can get.

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Henry, monster.

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We have this neglected flower garden in our front yard. Periodically I remember it and go on a weeding spurt, but for the most part it’s left to its own devices. We really never water it, the flowers are all perennials- it is very low maintenance by design. So it’s always a surprise when the flowers bloom big and bright and beautiful.