Photography Challenge, Weeks 13-17

Life has been a bit crazy. And while I have been using both my Nikon and my iPhone a good bit recently, I have not been able to take the time to sit down, upload photos, and share anything with y’all. Until now. So, here you go! I will cram a few weeks of experiments into one little post, and hope it at least makes you smile. It will also serve as a reminder to myself not to let so many weeks get away from me when it comes to looking & experimenting through my lens…

Week 13: Portrait, High Key


Week 14: Zoomed In Landscape


Week 15: Artistic, Metal


Week 16: Portrait, Movement


Week 17: Urbanscape/Cityscape


Twelve Pounds of Sugar

This five month old boy is sweet and delicious.
I can’t get enough of him!

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Proverbs 4:3-5
When I was a son with my father,
tender, the only one in the sight of my mother,
he taught me and said to me,
“Let your heart hold fast my words;
keep my commandments, and live.
Get wisdom; get insight;
    do not forget, and do not turn away from the words of my mouth.”

Photography Challenge, Week Twelve

Week Twelve: Artistic, Transportation


Each week, I find myself trying various ideas
and trying to be particularly artsy…
but then I find myself back in my “real life mama” rut! :)

So this week’s artistic interpretation of transportation,
is simply a picture of all my babywearing gear.

That’s how my littlest kiddos
are transported around.
And it’s my favorite thing right now.


Photo Challenge, Week Ten

Week Ten: Portrait, Environment


Here is my little girl… in her child’s-version of her someday-environment!
I love it. Little future homemaker.
Barefoot, in a vintage dress, making cupcakes & tea.

And then, just for fun, I used a post-process to give it an illustrated effect!

Photo Challenge, Week Nine

Week Nine: Shadows


This week’s inspiration of shadow takes on a visceral, gutteral frame for me.
You’ll notice I ended up with a black and white version of my own shadow on a stony path.
Shadow is the absence of light. Or at least the blocking of light.
I have spent years feeling lost in shadows.
Walking on a stony path, groping for the Light.
Things look skewed when you just focus on the shadow.
Perspective is different in the shadow.
So while this may seem like a juvenile, easy attempt at capturing “shadow” for a photo challenge,
this was actually a very thought-out and well-provoked subject.
It hit home.
I understand shadows.
In a large sense, they feel like home to me.
But here’s the thing: notice that I didn’t say darkness.
It isn’t that there isn’t Light, or that I don’t see the Light.
It’s that I realize the Light has to overcome something
in order for its potency to mean something.

Light needs darkness
for its counterpart.

That is what makes Light so amazingly stunning.
And when it comes to shadows, we truly see that juxtaposition.


Part of every misery is, so to speak, the misery’s shadow or reflection
Reality is harsh to the feet of shadows… but will you come?

~C.S. Lewis~

Four Months

Four months ago, I first laid eyes on this precious boy. In that amount of time, he has basically doubled in size, and quadrupled our joy. His golden hair, blueberry eyes, dimpled hands, and contagious cheer has each of us continually mesmerized. We are fully in love.

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