Friday, January 25, 2013

Project 52: Week 4 ~ Self Portrait ~

I really do hesitate to share this with you but here it is!  This one was REALLY hard for me being I am 29 weeks pregnant and my skin hasn't seen any sun for months. I tried a few different things; self-timer, window shots, mirror shots.  This particular mirror shot turned out to be the least damaging! Particularly it hides my puffy face!  :)  I learned alot about myself tho. Things like: I need to stand up taller, hold my shoulders back, tighten my abs (or what used to be abs), hold my chin up (but not too high).  Anyway, next time I have to do this I hope I am at least 9 month post-partum+ !  I did debate opting out of this week, but
what fun is that, right?  ;)

Hope you enjoyed! Now go see what everyone else looks like. You can start with Amber!
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Friday, January 18, 2013

Project 52: Week3 ~Something Old~

This is what you get to look at this week.  I will admit I was slightly uninspired for I don't know what reason...maybe just cabin fever getting to me!  I haven't stepped foot out of my yard since I went to church last Sunday.  So....this is the old barn that we "inheritted" when we bought this property.  I want to put some cute flowers out there in the spring. :)
To see what Amber has this week visit her blog.
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Monday, January 14, 2013

Winter Rainstorm and a Long Weekend

It started raining Thursday evening here followed by a phonecall from the school stating school would be starting two hours late.  Oh bliss!  I promply went upstairs and turned off all the alarm clocks, then first thing Friday morning as it is still raining, another phonecall came from the school, "School is cancelled today due to road conditions."  Well the boys were the first ones to venture out, finding how fast their sled would ZOOM down the hill in the backyard.  Quite some time later they came in dripping wet wondering if they can put their skates on and go skating in the yard.  Okay, I agreed, as I remember doing the same thing as a kid and it is so fun to skate wherever you want and as far as you can!  So out came dry snow gear and skates.  As the boys are getting ready, the girls decided that it looked like a great time.  Out came some more skates and snow gear.  I ended up tying skates for the entire day as they went in and out, getting wet and drying off.  Friday didn't end the skating adventure. Saturday and Sunday both included a few spins around the yard!


To be a kid!
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Friday, January 11, 2013

Project 52: Week 2 ~ Getting Really Close

So here goes for week 2 of project 52. I love my bright living room and my 52 mm lens for this awesome lighting! I got some fun pictures of my preschoolers.  These are my favorites of each!

How can you tell it is winter with these dry noses!

This is my goofball!

 My five-year-old who has taken an interest in piano/music, so I am teaching him some basics.  He has mastered "Hot Cross Buns" and "Mary Had a Little Lamb"! 

I am one of eight taking the challenge.  To view what Amber has this week see:
Amber's Blog

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

JLaulainen Family ~ Blogging with Photos ~ Northern Minnesota Family Photographer

I am going to admit that this next family (that I also photographed in November) was a little more of a challange.  With 10 children, oldest being 12, I knew it was going to be!  Still I had fun and it was a great learning experience.  With only about a half hour time frame to work with, I got {three} photos that I am satisfied with!


Thank you!  What a great bunch of kids!
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Monday, January 7, 2013

Project 52: week1

I am joining some fellow bloggers in a photography challenge called Project 52 in an effort to keep my camera rolling with everyday pictures. Well the challenge started last week already, with Winter as the subject,  but I just joined in on Friday, "post day" of each week.  I felt like I wanted to start out fresh so I took the challenge Saturday and gathered 50 or so pictures of what winter was for us on that particular day! These are my favorites from Saturday:


This week Friday I will have the link(s) to the other photography challenge participants so stay posted!
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Thursday, January 3, 2013

JGrangroth Family ~ Blogging with Photos ~ Northern Minnesota Family Photographer

This family was so fun to work with!  Of course it is extra special when they are family
and live hundreds of miles away.  I got to photograph
them at the beginning of November. 
{Dad, Mom and two little boys ~
a great place to start practicing!}

These boys love being on Grandpa's farm and were enjoying watching
someone working out in the field!

Thanks for the fun experience!! 
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