August 31, 2012

E's baby blessing

Aw, our little family.  I'm feeling the love for these peeps.  I might have been holding back the tears during the blessing because it's been a looooong, long, long year.  We've been through a lot.  Forever changed. 

Things are normalizing.  I feel it for the first time this week.  And having way more positive emotions.  That's a good thing. 

(My poor babies...all of them broke out on their face for their baby blessing).  Bummer.

Jeff with his sister, Melissa, and nephew, Dallas.

(the littles)
I need some more of L in that dress because it is bee-you-tee-full.

I want to think this outfit (shirt) translated better in real life because in photos it looks like I'm still 9 months.  Sheesh!

my skirt (I can't recommend this one enough.  So comfy.)
and the top.  (also a huge hit for me)

Love this of L and Missy (cropped from a group photo where M was sticking her hand in my face. But these two look delightful).

As usual, I didn't take enough photos.  Shoulda, coulda, woulda.  But it was about 900 degrees and I could feel the sweat dripping down my neck.  And we were all starving.

Mamiya C220, Kodak Portra 400

August 30, 2012

I will take a photograph with similar feeling.....

I wish this were my photograph. ABSOLUTELY LOVE.
This is exactly what I've been trying to capture with L.

(photo by Jamie Beck via Cup of Jo)
See more of my windblown hair obssession on my pinterest.

Footloose and fancy free

That's our M. 

Bria did hair when she was babysitting.  So adorable.
(Yep, more hair pics).

I think it suits her.  A little messy.  Care free. 

Stop it with those brown eyes.  Love!

(P.S. I plan on framing a couple of these.)

Mamiya RZ, Kodak Portra 400

August 29, 2012

Flower Child

There's a certain shot I've been wanting to get of L. This is not it. These weren't quite it either.
I attempted...and I'll keep trying.


I like pretty.  And I've realized I like to use photography as a coping mechanism during tough times.  Pulling out that camera to seek out some beauty does wonders. 

Mamiya RZ, Kodak Portra 400

August 15, 2012

E @ Five weeks

This little photo shoot was a bit of a bust. I took too many crappy shots. She was fussy. I was in a hurry to finish off a roll.

Oh well. I'll try something different at 8 weeks.

P.S. I'm rooting for BLUE EYES. Please, please, please can I have a blue eyed baby!
They are still nondescript.

Mamiya RZ, Kodak Portra 400

August 14, 2012

Hammock time

Mamiya RZ, Kodak Portra 400

August 13, 2012

I'm a greedy girl (thoughts on visual loveliness)

I haven't been able to put this post into eloquent words so I'm just going to let it spill out as it comes. I've sat down to write a few times and there's not much flow.  All I can say is that I want to hoard loveliness. I'm truly greedy. It's never enough. I want more beauty, more of the time. I want to see it every single day. I want to be awed more, more, more.  GIVE. IT. TO. ME.  I want beautiful light and compositions that stop you/me in our tracks. I want to be moved.

Oh yeah,.... and I want to my photographs to emote. Big time.
I want to emote the heck out of my images.  Please, can I just emote!  And while we are at it, can I also have the time and the toddler cooperation to capture every expression my kids make?  They are awesome and varied and so totally priceless. 

I think I photograph a decent amount.   But when I'm able to cruise through an entire year of blog photographs in minutes well.....uh, that's not much.   I average a roll every week or two.   But that only breaks down to 20-24 images.  Hmph.  Yeah, not enough loveliness collecting.  It's not that I want to be snap snap snappy just for sheer volume.  So lame.   It's that I want to see visual loveliness more often.   In my ideal life I would be inspired every single day.  doesn't happen in my real life.  I'd be making a dozen photographs (at least) every single day.   Beauty would present itself so often that I would not even be able to keep up with it. 

Too much to ask?

Taylor Swift curls

That's what L likes to call it.
Pretty accurate.
Now, that our church time has changed to 11:00 we have time for a little something extra in the beauty department.

Mamiya RZ, Kodak Portra 400

August 11, 2012

Summer glow

She's got that olive skin and the sweetest smile.

Mamiya C220, Kodak Portra 400

August 10, 2012

L's tiny toes

Pink is definitely the color of choice.

Mamiya C220, Kodak Portra 400

August 09, 2012

Low ponies

Not sure why all my posts are about hair these days. ????
I'm in a phase with the girls I guess. And there's more to come.

Mamiya C220 cropped to my liking, Kodak Portra 400

August 08, 2012

M's new do

Aw, cuteness!

{the inspiration}

Mamiya C220, Kodak Portra 400

August 07, 2012

Brown eyed girl

...and painted nails and evidence of cinnamon toast

Mamiya C220, Kodak Portra 400

Summer breeze (make me feel fine)

We get a nice little wind tunnel blowing through the alley in between our houses. It makes for some dramatic hair. There's some great light too.

It was a beautiful summer night.

Mamiya C220 cropped to my liking, Kodak Portra 400

(song credit)

August 04, 2012

Fever pitch

Poor dear was not herself for a few days. Burning up and just laying around.
Which turned into a barking seal cough. It kills me. I cringe every time I hear that one.

We're getting put through the ringer around here. Luckily, the girls are both healthy now.

Canon EOS RebelG, Kodak BW400CN