Project 365

Happy New Year everyone!  2013 was good to me, photograph-wise.  Lots of new clients and lots of sessions.  But I felt like things were getting boring for me.  I was shooting what everyone else wanted.  It was work, and it wasn’t as fun as it used to be.  I feel like I didn’t do much growing last year, so my challenge to myself this year is to take one photo a day just for myself.  Whether it’s of my kids, or of the snowfall, or a flower.  No rules, no restrictions.  I am doing this for me to break out of my rut and to keep things fresh.

So, here is my first photo of the year – 1/365

Little Hands
Little HandsThis is a photo of my boys.  My older son rarely wants to hold his little brother.  He is only five, and I think he expected little H to come out all ready to play video games and villain vs. superhero.  When he learned that isn’t how it works he decided he would rather play on his own.  I guess babies are quite boring when you’re a five year old boy.  Today, though, we got to my moms house and Reuben offered to hold his brother while I grabbed the dvd from the van. When I came back in I grabbed my camera and snapped a few photos.  This one was my favorite.  The way Harrison’s hand is clutching Reuben’s fingers is just perfect.

If you decide to do your own project 365 please share the link with me.  I’d love to follow along!

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Fairy Tale Princess

On Thanksgiving we had such beautiful weather – sunny and in the low 50’s, that I told my daughter to put on one of her princess dresses because we were going to go outside and take some pictures.  Then my sister put a tad bit of make up on her, and I did her hair for her.  She was cooperative for only a short while, but I managed to get a couple shots that I just adored.

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And that, ladies and gentlemen, is my most beautiful girl.

*A* Family

Jackie contacted me in October about scheduling a family session.  We met up in November, after they drove all the way from Maryland to see me!  To say that I was a week bit nervous is an understatement.  Once I met them all my nervousness melted away and we had a great time.

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It was great to meet you and your family, Jackie.  Thank you for driving all the way up here and trusting me to capture these photos for you.  I’m looking forward to seeing you again!  🙂

*H* Family

I met Lisa through my local MOPS group (if you are not a part of one you should be!  Let me know and I can try to get you hooked up with a local chapter in your area.)  We met up on a Friday afternoon in November.  Unfortunately most of the leaves were gone by this point, but it was a beautiful sunny day, and we got some really good shots.

Lisa has a beautiful family, and her kids were just awesome.

This right here has to be my favorite shot.

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She was so tired, but was such a rock star.

 

 

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Thanks again, Lisa!  You guys were awesome!  🙂

Christmas Fun

I have so many personal photos I need to blog, but I thought I’d just share some Christmas photos in case any of you need help getting in the mood.  (It’s been a bit difficult for me, considering it’s a week from Christmas and it’s in the 40’s and raining this week.)  I’m not a big snow person, but I’d rather have snow the week before Christmas than rain.

So, we set our tree up on Thanksgiving weekend and then we spend a lot of time in front of the tree reading stories, coloring, and telling secrets in the evening.  Here are some of my favorite photos from the last couple weeks.

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These are my angels, two of my biggest blessings that have ever been bestowed on me.

*C* Family Session

Wow – it’s been a long time since I’ve blogged anything!  Well, let’s see, Roberta is my hairdresser (and she’s AMAZING, btw.)  She owns her own salon here in Waverly called Stiletto’s Hair and Nails.  (www.stilettoshairnails.com)  So anyway, I digress.  I met Roberta earlier this year and she is such a sweetheart.  Her son is in my daughters grade and her daughter is my sons age so when I take my kids with me to get my hair done and they act like fools she totally gets it.  I took some photographs of her salon for her website over the summer, it was the first time I did anything like that but it was fun.  Then she took advantage of a special offer I had on Facebook and booked a session for her and her family.  We met on a Wednesday afternoon at her moms house and we were so lucky that the rain stopped for our session.

Here are some of my favorite images from her session.  Seriously, are her kids not the most adorable ever?!?  And her and her husband…love them!

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Roberta, thank you again for giving me the opportunity to take these photographs for you.  Your family is awesome and I can’t wait to do it again!

Family Session – *P* Family

Sara found me on Facebook and booked her session for a beautiful afternoon in October.  Her daughter was absolutely gorgeous, and despite the fact that she was tired from not having a nap that afternoon we were able to work through and get some gorgeous photos. We met on the lower level of Round Top park and had a great time.

Here are some of my favorite captures.  Seriously, this family belongs in a magazine!

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was great to meet you, Sara.  Thank you for trusting me to capture these photos for you!  I hope you love them, and would love to work with your family again next year!  🙂