Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I Heart Faces- Photojournalism


This week's I Heart Faces photo challenge: Photojournalism

I never seem to have a camera out for the "firsts." But I caught this one- first somersault!

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Monday, August 23, 2010

I Heart Faces- Beach Fun


This week's I Heart Faces photo challenge: Beach Fun!

This was Maddie's first summer at the beach, and she LOVED it. Every day we would get into our swim suits, play a little in the ocean, and then play up on the beach under the canopy. But M's favorite time of the day was right before dinner, when we'd go back down to the beach in our clothes. Something about getting wet with clothes on was very appealing to her. I love the way her hand is posed in this picture- so girly and sweet.

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I Heart Faces- Got to Wear Shades


This week's I Heart Faces photo challenge: Got to Wear Shades

We were outside in the front yard one HOT afternoon, enjoying a fudgesicle (hence the bib and chocolate face), when I captured this moment. This is SUCH a Maddie face- she's only 2, but sometimes she gives me looks that I know I'll be seeing again when she is a teenager, lol!

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Trendy Treehouse- Favorite Things

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Raindrops on roses, and whiskers on kittens...the theme this week is Favorite Things! Mads is obsessed with playing with her stuffed animals- it's so cute the way she acts like a mommy to all of them (and she has about a million- future octomom maybe? let's hope not). She really likes to change everyone's diaper, even though none of them are actually wearing diapers. And we all know that in order to change a diaper, we must have wipes!

I was cooking dinner one night when I noticed that Maddie was awfully quiet- that's never a good thing. So I peeked my head around the corner to find this- she had gotten hold of an entire box of wipes, and was just in heaven wiping the bums of all of her toys.

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Friday, August 13, 2010

Fix It Friday, 8/13/10

Fix it Friday time again!



Here is the original picture:
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Here's my edit. I've been reading some of the tutorials on Coffee Shop to learn more about editing- I'm trying to learn to do more on my own and rely less on actions, so here goes!

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

I Heart Faces- Surprise!


This week's I Heart Faces photo challenge: Surprise!

This one doesn't require much explanation, lol! I love this child's crazy facial expressions- always makes for fun photography!

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Trendy Treehouse- Vacations

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This week's theme is Vacations. We only took one vacation this summer, and that was our annual family beach trip. This is the first time I've been on vacation since I became interested in photography, and with an adorable little baby and a suitcase full of sweet dresses, I was excited to say the least.

One early evening, I took Mads out on the beach by myself. I am always nervous when I take her by myself to take pics- I feel like it's much easier when I have someone to help. But honestly, for whatever reason, I've found that I often get some of my best shots when it's just the two of us. She wasn't super cooperative that night, but I still got a few good captures- this one being my favorite from the whole week.

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