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Archive for June, 2011

There are some people who don’t care for “Hallmark Holidays”…Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day…but I am not one of those people.  I’m not saying I go all out by any means, but any excuse to make others feel special?  I am there.  Over at The Pioneer Woman’s Photography section this weekend there was a contest.  The theme was “Fathers”.  I immediately knew which photo I wanted to submit.  So many people enter these contests that I never ever get my hopes up.  There are some crazy awesome photographers out there…I don’t know how she ever chooses the finalists, let alone the winners.  Anyway, I submitted the photo below.  It’s one that has been drifting around my computer and my head for a month and a half (since Easter, when it was taken).  It’s not of my own father or of my husband, but it is a photo I love of another family member and his sweet little daughter.  And while I knew that it was highly unlikely for it to be chosen as a finalist (it wasn’t, by the way), it was motivation enough to find the photo in the depths of my server, edit it, and send it to the people who would enjoy it the most: the daddy in the photo and his cute wife.  Some of my favorite people.  I hope you like it, too.

 

 

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Spring and the beginning of summer bring so many changes…new plants peeking through the ground, beautiful flowers blooming, and a new crop of high school graduates, ready for their post-high-school-life to start!  I met with Miss M back in February to do a photo session in the middle of a bleak and very long winter.  A few weeks ago she decided she wanted some spring portraits as well, so we got together to take some photos of her in the spring weather.  The clouds were threatening a downpour at any minute throughout the shoot, but we managed to finish up just as the first drops began to fall.  She wanted some photos in her cap and gown, so we headed over to the high school (which is my alma mater as well as hers) to get some parting evidence of her life there.  Ahhh, the memories!  She’s ready to move on though.  And I know she will succeed in anything she puts her mind to!

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As a side note, I tried a little bit of a different editing technique with these and pulled back on the colors quite a bit.  A definite departure from what I have usually done, but I like the result!  I hope you all do, too.

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This is a little man you all have met before.  You’ve seen him at 3 months and 6 months…now he is a whopping 1 year old!  I was surprised when his mom mentioned it would his 1st birthday soon and that we would need to schedule a session for photos.  Time really flies, especially when the kids who are growing up so fast aren’t mine (don’t get me wrong, though…my own kids are growing plenty fast thankyouverymuch!)  Here are some of my favorites from our 1 year photoshoot for s.  Enjoy!

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