Saturday, August 20, 2011

A Value Photo Shoot

These lovely ladies invited me to be the photographer for their "value photo shoot" this summer.

I felt so privileged to snap a few photos of these ladies.
I was able to capture a moment in their life where they could look and see what they wore, how they looked, and who they grew up with when they were teenagers.

I think that's what I love most about photography: capturing a moment in time that can be recalled at any point in life. That always makes me smile.

Here is a single shot of each girl who contributed in the photo shoot:

This is my oldest niece Kendra, who's turning 17 in December.
I. feel. old.

This is my other niece, Bailey. Who is now a beehive.

My last niece of the bunch: Shelby.
She was the initiator of the project.
(Thanks Shelbs!)

Thanks again ladies for letting me be your photographer!
I had so much fun, and I'd love to do it again. Anytime!

Tell me what you think: I'd love to hear feedback!

And if you know of anyone who would like photos taken: I would love to do it! :)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Time and Bubbles

I love this boy.

He has completely stolen my heart, and I'm pretty sure he knows it.

I love spending time with him, especially during our routine walks around the neighborhood. Yes, we even brave the Arizona heat to keep this tradition alive (we just always have water with us).

On this particular walk I decided to bring the handy-dandy bubbles that Jack is so found of right now. At first he stands back, almost like he's afraid when I start to blow bubbles at him. But give Jack two minutes and then he snaps out of it.

Of course he insisted on opening the bottle himself, along with pulling out the wand. And yes, it was a huge sticky mess. He has become so independent (and dare I say stubborn) lately. I'm hoping it's just a phase, but when I tell my mother that same line she chuckles a little.

After a few hundred bubbles were blown, we decided to stop and enjoy the scenery...which lasted a lot longer for Mommy than Jack. This kid is always on-the-go.

This was definitely one of our better walks. In those brief 30 minutes I was able to reflect on all my blessings, including the rug rat who was constantly grabbing at my camera.

I truly do love my life. :)