My sister’s family was in town, and we decided to take the kiddos on a little hike around Lake Radnor here in Nashville. My photography challenge for the month is took take long shots & macro shots to create a story, and this was the perfect opportunity to practice. The white balance got a little wonky with all the different lighting situations, but I think we got some keepers.
Category Archives: Babies & Mommas
That’s an understatement. But I’m back!
I was MIA because my second baby wasn’t a fan of night sleeping. Blogging took a backseat to sleeping – and photography! My hobby has become a obsession, a very expensive & time-consuming obsession. For an early birthday present, I upgraded my camera from Nikon D90 to a Nikon D750! Guys, I’m legit now. And I started a year-long photography challenge that has already helped me grow in just three short months. Though I’m struggling to find “my style,” I hope that will come with more shooting.
So I figured if I’m spending so much time on something, might as well post it for peeps to see! I’ve trying to capture everyday life with my kiddos. Here are a few of my favorites from this month of shooting…
Potty training. I had been dreading that parenting right of passage for quite some time. But once My Girl announced, “I don’t want to wear diapers,” I had to listen.
So we embarked on the weekend potty training lock down & followed the method in Toilet Training in Less Than A Day – or at least the first half of the book I managed to read. But it worked! We pumped her full of juice & she had plenty of practice. Number Twos took a little longer to catch onto, but all was running smoothly by Day 3 (with a little help from the iPad & the promise of a cupcake) and my daughter was proudly announcing “I’m a Potty Princess!” And she earned her Potty Princess Panty Party.
We gathered up fellow potty princesses & invited them over (along with one lucky potty pirate in training) for cupcakes & fun. Each guest “brought” My Girl some panties (wrapped & waiting for them when the guests walked in), and she was totally stoked to see new panties featuring Sofia, Minnie Mouse & Elsa.
Tomorrow will mark her first day in panties at school! Hopefully it will be smooth sailing for this proud Potty Princess.
My two and half year old daughter loves flowers. And when some marigolds (Maybe? I need to ask my mom.) popped up in our front yard, they were ripe for the home spun fun picking.
We picked through our front yard & brought in a basket full of flowers. Then we got three containers – a circular, rectangular & square vase – and played around with moving them back and forth. But when it was all said & done, nothing can keep My Girl away from pink. Pink + Flowers = a match made in two year old girl heaven. The only problem now? She thinks all front yard flowers are fair game.
What did I learn this weekend? To never, ever leave my camera at home!
We took a trip to my in-laws this weekend, who just happen to live out in the country surrounded by cornfields – or the pretty corn house, as My Girl called it. It was the perfect cloudy day, I had an adorable little girl wearing a maxi dress, walking around barefoot, exploring, playing in the gravel – but didn’t have anything but my iPhone to capture some shots.
Then we had some country fun & took a ride down the tarp-and-hay water slide, with a beautiful evening sky lighting up the background. But my trusty ol’ DSLR was sitting on my kitchen counter in Nashville.
At least I got some shots to keep the memories – and I suppose there’s something to be said for taking in the moment & not spending time getting my settings just right. But the photographer in me spent a great deal of the evening considering which angles I would’ve gotten, which smiles I would have loved to have captured. You live, and you learn. And I learned running back into the house once you remember your forgotten camera is worth the hassle!