I’m back to share another week of my life in photos! I can tell the cold weather is taking it’s toll since I’m picking up the macro lens more and more, and I’m starting to do crazy things like taking selfies in ornaments :/
Hi there! I’m sharing another week of my life in photos. This is what Novebmer 2-November 9 looked like. I actually had to add an extra day in to have enough photos to share this time around! I went to new places and played with light and shadows in week 17 to try and scrape up some creative energy. I even took my camera to the car wash looking for photographic inspiration! As always, some things worked out, and some didn’t, but nevertheless, here’s what I created! And, I thank you for taking the time to look! Remember to follow the circle around to see the awesome talent of the ladies of and then we snapped. This week I link to the extremely talented Jenny of Through my Lens by Jenny. 121|365: When I found you “reading” in your room 122|365: When I watched you escape from your crib by your “own self” 🙂 123|365: When I took my camera along for the ride through the car wash and saw pretty shapes and tones. 124|365: When I said it was time to take off the kitty ears, and you protested. A lot. 125|365: When just the two of us […]
Welcome back to the and then we snapped blog circle and my 365 photo project. I’m sharing photos from October 26th-November 1st. It was another busy week in my house-we had house guests, and it was also the week of Halloween. I shot almost nothing this week, other than a few snapshots of my kids in their costumes (sorry, I’m late to the party on the Halloween sharing!). They’re good memories, and I’m glad to have them, but many were lacking intent, which can be frustrating. I did, however, manage to capture what has become a recent favorite image- an image of my daughter trying on her first pair of ice skates. Even if it doesn’t appeal to everyone, I don’t mind a bit because it’s meaningful to me, and here’s why: I knew I wanted to capture the moment as soon as I saw it happen. I never had ice skates growing up in Texas, and I love that my kids get to experience four seasons and play in the snow-things I was never exposed to as a child. I knew I wanted to capture just her legs and feet, because I’m intrigued by details that tell a bigger […]
Welcome back to my 365 project! Wow, October was a long month! I don’t know about you, but when I’m pouring my heart and soul into my client work, sometimes my personal work gets put on the back burner. I had to really push this month to even pick up my camera unless I was shooting for clients. And when I did manage to pick it up, I felt next to nada in the inspiration department. But, I kept picking up the camera and just tried different things, looking for that special ‘something’….I attached different lenses, slowed down my shutter, looked for new locations, and looked more closely at my immediate environment. In the end, some things worked, some things didn’t, but I kept on keeping’ on, because I love it. A huge thanks to my support group, the ladies of and then we snapped. They make me accountable, offer support, and pick me up when I’m in a creative rut. I have met photographers near and far on this journey. This week, I link to one who is very near to me, a fellow Minnesotan photog 🙂 Check out Ally Wasmund Photography’s blog to see the beautiful images she […]
My Minnesota in October has been quite a sight! Being a native Texan, the colors of the fall foliage here never cease to amaze me. This year, it seems like the colors were as vibrant as I’ve seen them since our moving here seven years ago….or maybe that’s just how they looked through my lens. Anyway, I spent October photographing wonderful clients, and in my “spare time,” I looked towards the beauty around me. I captured the drying flowers and grasses, leaves in shades of yellow, orange and red, and the golden grasses. This may also be my favorite time of year to shoot during the morning and evening golden hours. The fall sun seems to transform even everyday things into objects of beauty. It’s been a beautiful month here, so you’re sure to enjoy seeing what my fellow Minnesotan photographers saw this month. I hope you take a few minutes to follow the blog circle around. Check the end of my post for a link to the talented Sarah of Sarah Ann Photography. This one is always looking for the best leaf. She found a big one 🙂 Found this leaf beautifully lit by the mid-day sun on […]
Thanks for stopping by! I’m excited to have reached the 100 day mark in my photo-a-day project! Admittedly, I’ve been a little lax about getting one photo EVERY day during the month of October since it’s been so busy, but I am definitely still snapping every week :). I am sharing my world in photos for the week of October 12-18. This was our peak week for fall foliage colors in the Twin Cities metro area, and I absolutely LOVE the warm fall afternoon light. Both inspired my captures this week. We also picked out pumpkins and soaked in some sun at the park during one of the last warmish days of fall. And, I continued to play around with my macro lens. Thanks for taking a look! And, when you’re done, hop over to see what Erica of Love Baby Life shared this week in the And then we Snapped circle 99|365: When you found a treasure floating by. 100|365 (woo hoo for 100 days!): When you and daddy shared sweet moments together. I’m so thankful to have these moments captured <3 101|365: When your grubby, adventurous hands picked up this lovely yellow leaf. 102|365: When I spotted […]
Ok, well Tuesday snuck up on me this week! October continues to be extremely busy for my business, but I am still trying to squeeze in some personal photos for myself, and of course for the 365 project!
Hi there! I’m sharing my images from the week of September 28th-October 4th. This is the week that I broke down and bought a lens I’ve been wanting for quite some time-the 105mm macro. I am so intrigued with capturing details, that I felt like this was a good addition to my camera bag. I had every intention of selling another lens to lessen the blow to the pocket book, but, turns out I’m having a really difficult time letting any of my other lenses go! I was thinking this would replace my 85mm as a portrait lens, but I find the 105mm to be too slow focusing for portrait work, especially considering the average age of my subjects is (a fast-moving) 4 years old! Anyway, I’m enjoying using the macro for non-human subjects, as well as with my own kids and clients. So, no big surprise that several all of my captures from this week were with the new toy :). Side-note, there’s much more of a learning curve to macro photography that I expected, but I’m totally enjoying it! Remember to follow the link at the bottom to continue on to see more of the And then we […]
Hello! I’m back again to share my life in photos along with the other talented ladies of “And then we Snapped.” I’m posting what my life looked like the week of September 21-27. The leaves continued to change, and the days started to get shorter. My oldest was having a tough week, so I ended up capturing my little one and pieces of the world around me all week. I’m still in the thick of photo season, but doing my best to capture seven photos every week! After you peek at my week, you can hop over to see what Mel of Mel Karlberg Photography snapped! 78/365: When you begged to bead. 79/365: When I spotted an overachieving blade of grass. 80/365: When you joined me for breakfast. 81/365: When the grass around the tree was too tall for the kids, so I captured the tree by itself. 82/365: When I went for a drive to capture the sunset and saw this. 83/365: When I asked you to show me your leaf treasures. 84/365: When you were surrounded in the golden light. Thanks for visiting! Don’t forget to follow the circle around to see some gorgeous work! You […]
Welcome back to the My Minnesota blog circle! I’m sharing images from some of my family’s favorite September adventures for this edition of My Minnesota. We started the month with a visit to a local apple orchard where the girls picked apples, met horses, and checked out farm equipment. I took the girls to a local Mexican bakery and grocery store, where I found I could purchase Mexican vanilla, one of my favorite baking staples! My hubby and I got to tour some local wineries with a group of awesome neighbors. We made our annual visit to Sever’s corn maze. I did some location scouting on my own where I found some lovely scenery and saw some spectacular fall sunsets. And, the girls got to travel with me to a shoot where they got to ride AND feed horses! Wow, it was a busy month!!! Thanks for checking out my month! See what Minnesota looked like to my talented friend Erin here! And, since she’s joining us for the first time this month, be sure to visit her Facebook page, too!
Welcome back to my 365 project and the And Then We Snapped Blog Circle! I’m sharing images from September 7-13, which was an incredibly busy week! For the first time I dropped BOTH of my kids off at pre-school. It was little more emotional that I thought it would be, and my house seemed a bit quiet and lonely….but that was short-lived! My little energetic loves filled the house with (beautiful!?) noise a couple of hours later. Besides starting preschool, the two girls also started dance class, and my in-laws came up from Texas for a visit. I’m surprised I had time to even think about taking out my camera, but I did manage to click a few times….. You are invited to continue the circle by visiting Jana’s blog to check out her 365 project! 64/365: When you asked special permission to use art supplies that were not out for use, and the teacher said ‘yes,’ you knew you were gonna like this place 😉 65/365: When the two of you posed your selves for momma’s obligatory first-day-of-school photo 66/365: When you practiced your positions before your first dance class. 67/365: When Cappy And Gabby came to visit. […]