Color Me Happy

July 25, 2014

Color Me Happy Collage
I am easily amused :)
New colored pencils for Sarah.... our budding artist!
The colors caught my eye, so I pulled out the macro lens.

Have a Happy and Colorful Weekend!

The Dress

July 24, 2014

Collage Yellow Barn 2

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Collage Yellow Barn 1

I have been eyeing this property for a long time.
I photographed it this winter and posted it on instagram as a future location that I wanted to try and I am just now getting around to it.
This is super close to our home and I drive by it multiple times a day. Each time I pass by, I inspect the light. I knew the light at sunset was going to be magic especially when paired with Reagan's favorite "big dress". That is what she calls this one. Unlike Sarah who is choosing shorts over dresses, this child is all about skirts and dresses.

From the moment she put it on, she was swishing back and forth and spinning herself silly.
Which is why you see more photos of the back of her head than her pretty little face:)

She is getting so tall and leaning out....I really noticed it in this series.
It is bittersweet watching these girls grow up in what feels like the blink of an eye.
Hard to believe that are we are about to celebrate 4 years since Reagan has been home from China!
Time sure flies when you are having fun :)

Speaking of growing up..... Nick got his learners permit at the end of January.
We just scheduled his driving test for the end of August. Fingers crossed we will have a new licensed driver in the house here very soon.

I need to do some new photos of Nick.... It has been a busy summer for him, but he promised I could steal him for an hour.
So you should be seeing him very soon!

Click... Goes the Camera

July 21, 2014

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This past week Sarah and I headed downtown to the laundromat where we did our Christmas card photo-shoot. My king sized comforters were in need of cleaning and when we had visited this winter, the red staircase outside caught my eye, so we loaded the machines, put our money and detergent in, then had a little photo fun while we were waiting for everything to finish.

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A few months back, I was lucky enough to win a gift card to the Clickin Moms online Store.....and we picked up this adorable Pink Diana Mini Film Camera, in addition to a few other goodies. I love their storefront and often shop for cute photography related goodies...... especially when I am filling workshop goodie bags:) Both the girls love this little camera and I do too...... so much that I stylized this shoot around it.

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We paired it with our favorite Click Satchel and needed some reading material while we waited, so of course what else would a budding photographer read, but Click Magazine!!

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Aren't these glasses a scream?
I thought they were the perfect touch to this set up. They are actually 3 D Glasses with the lenses popped out. They work so well and you don't have to worry about getting any glare.

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Not only did Sarah totally rock those glasses, but she really got into the role. It was so much fun to watch her.

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We eventually headed inside to check on our comforters and when I turned around and saw her on the yellow chairs, I had to snap just a few more. Retro-ish with bright color pops is not my typical photography style, but it sure was fun to kind of venture of the path, not to mention both Sarah and I both had a lot of fun doing this. She helped with the outfit election. She chose the shirt and shorts and I suggested the shoes that matched. Sarah has kind of outgrown the dress phase...... and is now asking for shorts every day. These denim ones are her favorite at the moment. Oh my girl is definitely growing up!!

Seeing Life in Black and White

July 6, 2014

Beauty in BW Collage 2

Beauty in BW Collage 1

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Beauty in BW Collage 4

Just some recent snaps of the girls that I have taken over the last few weeks.
I am not really one to process a lot of black and white photos, but recently I have been gravitating that direction and feeling somewhat inspired.

The head shots of Sarah were to document her new little braid.
She never wants anything in her hair and does not like for me to pull it back, so we settled on this and she loved it.

The series of Reagan in her room was totally candid and caught shortly after she "dressed herself" in a bathing suit top and a ballet skirt. Then paired it with her wonder woman boots from halloween and put on some glitter lip gloss. This was only 1 of 4 outfit changes in about a 6 hour timeframe.

Hope everyone had a Happy 4th of July!
I am feeling a little sad that it is already Sunday..... which means back to work tomorrow:(