I’ve been working this morning, editing a gorgeous baby session, returning emails and phone calls and pleasantly getting a lot done. I all of a sudden had this sinking feeling that something was wrong though. It was way too quite. If you have kids there is a good chance that you worry when things are quite. If they are yelling running down the hall you know they are doing good. If it is quite though, you get this sinking feeling of “oh no, they must be up to something” and by something I mean toilet papering their bedroom, drawing on the walls or remodeling the living room. Something generally very messy. To my pleasant surprise though I found John & Jorja snuggled up watching Super Why, and Jacob still sound asleep. After a big sigh of relief and hugs all the way around I snapped a couple pictures and got back to work. I hope you are having a very pleasant and productive day too!
I love bath time. There is something so peaceful, wonderful and refreshing about it. I love little moments like these.
Love these pictures and want some of your own? Contact me about a “Lifestyle” session. We can record and preserve some of your families favorite memories. Bath time, breakfast together, craft time, etc. Document those moments and activities that mean the most to you. Just a quick glimpse at your real life, right now. Personally, I’m working on a series of daily life events like this to make a little album for each of the kids. Just so they can look back at the everyday things that make up their life story.
The Ellis County Fair is this week. As a former 4-H & FFA member I have many treasured memories of my time at the fair. I learned so much working on the farm all year to prepare our produce, crops, livestock, crafts and other projects ready to show off and compete at our local fair. John isn’t quite old enough for 4-H yet, but he’s going to enter some of his homegrown potatoes in open class. It was so much fun digging potatoes with him. Every time I would lift a shovel full of earth he would let out a little gasp of delight and quickly begin pulling potatoes from the soil. We of course had to fry some up right away too, just to make sure they were fair quality potatoes.
|One of my goals this year was to take on a few personal photography projects. Something just for the fun of it. To push myself to be a better artist and to step back and take pictures just for the pure of joy of photography. Coincidentally my favorite photography group started a lifestyle blog circle. Several amazing artist from around the world will take on a photo theme each month and post a personal entry on their blog relating to it. July’s theme is f8. Every photo had to be shot with the same aperture f8. I had planned to use this challenge to take pictures of John & Jorja playing in the yard, but since I recently posted pictures of them playing in the sprinkler I decided to try something else. I started out looking to take some floral or still life photos around the yard. Then the baby woke up so I decide that was as good of an excuse as any to take a few pictures of Jake. I seldom use this aperture when photographing children indoors, so it was really interesting to work on this post. I hope you enjoy it!This lifestyle photography circle will be a monthly feature. Please take a minute to view what the incredibly talented Atlanta wedding photographer Zachary Long did with this challenge. Then you can follow his post to see what the next artist did.|
|I hope you and your family enjoy a wonderful 4th of July. Thank you to all our service men & women and their families who have sacrificed so that we can have the freedoms we do today.|