Wednesday, March 26

perspectives and a little color

I've still been taking lots of pictures over here. Maybe not one a day, but one most days. For me, right now, I think that is enough. I may try to go back and get them all organized sometime. Or I might not. I have great intentions on this go back and organize idea, but honestly it probably won't happen. I think to have a photo a day series really pan out for me I have to take, upload, edit, rename, and put in a folder all in the same day. If I get behind even a couple days I lose momentum. One day, one day.

The bright news is that I am still taking tons of pictures. That, of course, is the whole point. Here are a few colorful photos for you…all of which have a little play with perspective:

The girls and their babies. Cora is usually found with her baby doll Ellie. Ellie used to be my doll when I was little. (Only he was a boy, and his name was Gabriel!) Because Ada usually likes to do what Cora does, she likes to play babies too. I shot this in our bathroom. I like the "looking down" perspective of this one, only showing the baby stuff and the girls' little hands.

Cropping can help you take a photo with a little different perspective. This was taken on Ada's second birthday after her nap. Even though her face is cropped out, the picture still tells a story. Her Elmo, her outfit, her hands. I really love photos like this. Also, by cropping out her face you can't even tell that she was crying. Ada didn't give a hoot about me getting a sentimental shot of her on her birthday. She just wanted out of her crib! (Look closely on the left and you can see her little leg trying to climb out! Creative cropping saves the day!)

Andrew brought me flowers the other night just because. I love "just because" surprises! These roses were the prettiest coral color. When I take photos of flowers I love the unique perspective of shooting them from underneath. The underside of flowers are so pretty!

Happy Wednesday!

Wednesday, March 19

today she's two

Happy birthday to you Ada girl. Two! So big. Lately you love playing with your babies, watching movies, (you are a little preoccupied with the DVD player. I think that is why you love to watch movies!) and squinting your eyes when you talk. Hence the eye squinting photos above. You also love princesses like your big sister and think your shirt should always have one on it. You have the best little sense of humor, and love to make people laugh.

Here's to you baby girl...I'm so lucky to be your mom!

*Photos above were taken and edited on my phone. I mashed them together in photoshop to make a little photo booth type strip. Fun!*

Monday, March 10

so different and very alike

If you know my two eldest children, you know that they are very different. Very. Max and Cora tend to butt heads often, and I think they do this partially because they are so different. Max likes to have things and do things a certain way, and most the time Cora just likes to not do things his way to push his buttons. This can be exhausting.

So, this morning when I was uploading pictures from my camera I was struck (and delighted) by the similar feel of these two photos taken two days apart:

Now, there are differences here as well. Cora's photo is a little bit dramatic (so is she) because the sun was streaming in directly on her from the window. Max was also in evening window light, but the light here was diffused by the curtain.

I absolutely love how these two look together. I like them on their own too, but together they just work. Can you see how they are almost opposites in terms of light and dark? Cora's photo is mostly dark, while Max is mostly light. Max's photo tugs at my heart. He is getting so big, but in this photo I am reminded of his baby face. Sigh. If I was a person who printed out photos, I would display these together somehow. (Are other people as terrible as I am about having photos printed? Please tell me you are so I don't feel so bad!)

I love it when I am surprised by what I capture with my camera. I didn't plan these photos out in any way, (like I said, they were taken two days apart) but they just fit together like they are meant to be together. As I went through the pictures on my computer I felt like God just dropped a little present in my lap. Well look at that, I thought. So fun.

Thursday, March 6


I am still attempting to take a picture every day. I'm not sharing them here all that often, which means I have several daily photos just sitting on my computer. So, I decided to share one (from January) of my little sister girls:

They are pretty precious with each other and I honestly think they are the happiest when they are together! I took this on a Sunday afternoon when we were all just playing upstairs. Love them!