Friday, December 12, 2014

Gasworks Glory

I have been playing email tag with D. on and off since last year. He had purchased my Groupon but couldn't find a date or location that worked.

We finally set a date and they picked Gasworks Park for the site. I was worried because it had been so rainy that week but fortunately the rain held off. There was some wind coming off the water but we did get some sun breaks too. Amazing!

It was great to photograph this couple. They were both comfortable in front of the camera and you could tell they enjoyed being together. That makes for the best sessions. 



 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Hawks Holiday Photo


I first photographed this sweet family last year when they were a family of 3. This year they had a theme and a new addition to their family. I loved the sweaters! They were all so cute. 

The boys got quite chilled out in the cold air. We had snowfall the day before and temperatures were in the mid-20's at most.  I pulled a spare blanket out of my car to help E. keep warm between shots but it was still COLD.

It was a quick session but we made the most of the time. We tried to move fast and stay warm.

I tried to play a little with the color on  a few of the photos to really showcase the Seahawks theme. The 12th man is alive and well in this family!



I love this picture! I thought it was a good representation of motherhood. Both boys were cold and upset. She just cuddled them both up and went with the flow. 


Monday, December 8, 2014

December Daily: Day 1-4


I have been a blog reader for several years. There are several activities that come up year after year. Different bloggers all join in. Most I don't do because I lack organization.

One of the challenges each year is December Daily which was created by Ali Edwards.  The challenge is to document each day in December up until Christmas. To take a few quick minutes out of the chaotic holiday schedule to pause and reflect on the day. On what you've done that day, and what you plan for the next. 

Most of my pictures have been taken with my phone. Not having to touch up or convert images makes it easier to print them daily and go day by day. 

And, now that I FINALLY updated the firmware on my Canon MG5320 printer, I can use AirPrint to send photos directly from my phone to the printer. To stray slightly off track..Can I tell you how much I love this printer? I love how quickly it prints daily documents. I'm so happy with the ease of printing directly onto discs without a label (with appropriate discs). And now, with AirPrint installed, it's extra amazing!!! (this isn't an endorsement, just my enthusiastic opinion). 

Here's what I have so far..  Yes, I know, it's only up to Day 4,but hey, it seems longer. maybe because someways there's not much to talk about (unless i document about the laundry I did or the lunch I packed) for kiddo 2. I remembered to take my pictures for Day 5-7 but need to get them put in the book. 

I'm thinking about try to do a Project Life album next year but have some reservations. 1.-would/could I keep up? 2.-do I do enough interesting things to fill an album?

My pages aren't fabulous like some I've seen, but at least they are done and journaled.

Do you have any craft ideas you're thinking about starting?