The Yearly Portraits

You know you’ve all been waiting for them…but this year, we’re in a “keep it simple” mode. So we took good shots from the Colorado trip for the two youngest, and on the older kids we made our decisions without waiting for the input of Facebook and the blogosphere. So that leaves me only asking…

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Magic Everywhere

On Holy Saturday, we were running an errand for my mom at the local photo/camera store, and Christian decided to surprise me with the camera lens I’ve been wanting for a long time–one that has a super-low F stop. I hadn’t had time to play around with it too much (see: busy) until this past weekend. Saturday…

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Photo Friday: Sunny Oak Through The Eyes of a Five-Year-Old

Michael had the iPad last night at Julianna’s last therapeutic horseback riding lesson of the spring session. Enjoy his photos, and a couple videos at the end! I did not think I would be able to share any of the videos Michael took of Julianna riding, because I don’t have permission to show the other…

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Making “Hats” and other photos I’m proud of

The other day, Michael and I looked through a couple of scrapbooks, and I was so impressed with some of the photos I’ve taken in the last couple of years, I just wanted show off share. First, photos of Christian and his mother making “hats.” Orecchiette, technically, but Christian and his siblings grew up calling…

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Walk In The Woods: A Photo Essay

This week, every single thing that makes life busy is converging upon one week: looming deadlines, baseball, piano, horseback, lessons, choir, two family visits, First Communion, a bake sale for the fifth grade, and to top it off, I am playing in a concert on Thursday, which means I have long, late rehearsals. So this…

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Easter Weekend Photography Experiments

We’ve had a DSLR for years, and although I know the theory behind aperture, ISO and shutter speed, there’s a big difference between theory and knowing how to use it. I’ve been wanting to take a class that would force me to play around, but who has time? This weekend I finally started the process. Here…

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