This sweet family became a party of 5 in late February. About a month later, they welcomed me into their home where we had their session. With a house where boys are the majority, they all looked forward to having baby girl Ashley Regan around. I was delighted to be with them and see how they handled everything with such ease. Can you believe this couple has been together since they were in high school!? Look at what a beautiful family and genuinely happy life they’ve created together ❤ ❤ ❤ Thank you so much for sharing your family & your home with me.
This winter has definitely been mild, to say the least – yikes, kind of scary! I am a little bit sad for not experiencing the beauty of a snow fall, and have also missed wearing a lot of warm winter sweaters & scarves. Although, I think those of us in Georgia have, for the most part, been enjoying the sunshine & fall like weather…heck, we’ve had more than a handful of spring like weather and warmth! Today, though, is rather dismal and rainy. That being said, I thought it was a good time to follow up with a Winter Warm-up: Part II (this year’s Winter Warm-up: Part I ) – (Last year’s Winter Warm-up: Part I or Part II.)
The two beach pictures above feel very special to me. They capture my oldest who is a dancer at heart and I can ‘feel’ the movement. The latter of the two looks as though she is about to take flight…which, makes me think to the future, as well as reflect on the past & present…
The pieces that make a whole, sometimes are overlooked, and feel relatively insignificant. Truly these little pieces can bring you back to a place in time – in the blink of an eye. Little hands, feet, toes, eyes, lashes, lips, teeth, tippy toes…
Look who ALMOST fell asleep in the water! All that sun, fresh air, beach play…it had the poor girl wiped out (and denying to me she was tired)! 😛
The image below almost became a casualty of a hasty, momentary decision. My daughter’s face was speaking to me, but, it wasn’t exactly something I was ‘looking’ for. In the end, when I saw this particular picture up close for review, I saw very clearly, my mom and perhaps generations before her were there speaking through my daughter’s eyes, lips, nose…
Thank you for getting this far! 😉 That was another huge share! It was a nice long vacation though too! I wish it hadn’t been so long ago already, but, hey, photos give us the ability to relive them as often as we want!
So, I decided to ‘take the plunge.’ I went ahead and launched a website this weekend and followed it up with a facebook page. If you’ve been following my blog, I would absolutely love for you to hop on over and have a peek at the website and most certainly if you have a facebook page, then link up with me there too!
As always, thank you so much for following or stopping in!
btw, everything that was ‘tagged’ in this post can absolutely be found in my website, lots, here on this blog 😛
Last winter I posted a blog called, Winter Warm-up. This year I’m past due for posting a warm-up, although, I must say, I think most of us haven’t exactly been needing it! 😉 I have been longing for a beach visit though, alas, I have revisited our beach vacation from this past July. 🙂 We had such a great time! Waking up to the beach, the sounds of the ocean, the feel of the air, beach walks any time of day, ah *sigh* it was wonderful…we even rescued a baby shark one night, go figure it was on a night where we left camera’s behind
Anyhow, with such a variety of ages present, there was no end to the fun, exploration, wonder & amazement. Like my warm-up last year, I have already dubbed them Part 1 and Part 2 (which, will be soon to follow). Please enjoy my over share!
This one, I fondly think of as, “boy meets ocean.”
All 5 of them all doing different things, but, encompassed in one shot. Makes my heart smile. After revisiting all of these images, I’m heavily wishing I was in them too, but, am so absolutely happy to have these moments captured in time.
Lots of hours spent in the car recently with all four children gave us a lot to laugh about. One instance in particular comes to mind. I made some off the handle-definitely-joking comment about a particular child’s behavior, and perhaps needing to put her on the roof. 😉 A few seconds later, you could hear the thought process of my son. He said, “Um…that would be dangerous…remember when Daddy put the Christmas tree up there and tied it down…maybe if she holds on really tight…?” Poor guy, here I was, completely being facetious and his mind is putting it through the ringer, with real fear for his sister’s safety.
So, today, as I was recalling that situation, I decided to post this little blurb on him. My little boy is most often, the hardest child of mine for me to capture with my camera. Sometimes he is more than willing and will request his picture to be taken, but, the second my lens is pointed at him this funny, square, ‘cheese’ smile is forced across his face (even if he were laughing in the moment prior). His birthday was back in March & I took him out with the hopes of capturing a little bit of his personality. We really adore this tunnel of trees and always have a good time when I attempt pictures here. 🙂 He started dancing in the street, completely on his own accord, which had me grinning ear to ear to say the least!
Dancing caused his temp to rise & so he took off his sweater for the remainder of the pictures. I thought I’d include this picture because I was trying out a different style of editing…not sure how I feel about it, none-the-less, thought I’d share it.
For those of you who have requested certain images, I am absolutely honored to have my work in your home! Not to mention, thank you for the sharing the stories as to why those particular photos really struck a cord for you! For any of you who are interested, but, shy or hesitant, please ask away! The images are free 🙂 like I said, I’m just thrilled to share my joy, have you following along & even more delighted to have my work displayed in friends & family’s homes!
Thank you so much for following along on my journey!
Since today is so overcast & gloomy here in Georgia, I thought I’d perk up us locals and post an array of cherry blossoms from our first days of spring. If some of you northerner’s can believe this, these pictures were taken in the very first days of MARCH! 😀
OH, NO WAY! Who on earth is this obsessed with dandelions!?! 😀 I took these in, you guessed it, April! You’re either going to love this post, or not! Clearly, I had a ton of fun with these soft, furry – WEEDS. To some, they’re annoying (to anyone trying to keep their yard weed free), they’re great fun (to any child!), they’re inspiration (to anyone who likes to explore with their camera)!
My apologies in advance. I think I have gone to dandelion heaven! I had a really, really hard time narrowing it down! Believe it or not, this is narrowed down! I hope you won’t feel like you’re seeing the same image or dandelion over & over again! Most definitely, you are not! They are from different places, different days, different times.
Enjoy! BTW, if anyone is interested in making one of these wall art in YOUR own home, just message me. 🙂 Or for that matter, if you are interest in any particular pictures from previous posts. Some of these captures are great wall art for anyone’s home. Like the trains, the Japanese Maples, the mysterious fog, the fall leaves, the icicles or winter scene, the roses… just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Today, I thought I would post some of “just my kids” 🙂 I am always trying to catch them doing what they do! Of course, there are all kinds of ages and stages kids go through. These are some of the ones mine are going through right now.
They play together A LOT.
…on the go, in the full swing of things…
Here we are still in April…
These lovely, young girls met shortly before they turned the ripe old age of two. They are best friends, and quite simply, might as well be sisters. Our families are as close as you can be without actually sharing a blood line. Every now and then, we kind of celebrate how & when we came to be.
On this particular day, these two came to me, changed into dresses, with huge smiles on their faces, and requested my company outside complete with camera. Busy patterns and all, I could not resist!
It was a warm spring evening filled with laughter, thumb wrestling, dancing, spinning, hand holding, mystery solving, and just being young.
Tune in soon to see what else I’ll be pulling out of the relatively recent past!
This is the closest I have gotten to any butterflies. They sunbathe for a little bit, then sense me & flutter off. Man they sure are quick & hard to track to their next resting place. I think I may have to plan a trip to a butterfly garden soon!
Ha. Here I am. Finally. 😀
Life. It’s gets so busy right!?! Of course, there is little mystery, about what it is that I’ve been up to. Although, being that this is, a photographic journey that you’re on with me, I am going to clear up some of whatever mystery there may have been. 😉
Some snaps, some obsessive macro, some…, well, you’ll see!
Here we are venturing back to April! =/
I’ve decided to give a rather sporadic update and will be catching up with several posts in the days to come. Not to worry, but, by days to come, I mean, this & next week! 😉
With all the sweet warmth and spring in full effect, we spent lots of time outdoors, enjoying the fruits of the season.
Not to worry, as if you were, lol! Another post is ready to be served up tomorrow 🙂
Btw, thank you again for all the support, kind words, messages, emails and inquires, I truly appreciate it.