We tried every way in the world to get a ‘real’ photographer.
Unfortunately, most of my favorite ones aren’t that easily accessible. So, alas, she’s stuck with me.
At least I have my new great camera, the Nikon d7000, along with Karen’s photography class, which I’m currently auditing. Those things along with Jody’s MCP photoshop actions and plenty of inspiration from my favorite photographers, we got some shots that Caiti loves. We plan to do a second shoot during the golden hours, with an outfit change, if the weather will ever cooperate. I thought, overall, they turned out pretty good. We drove to Knoxville for part of the shoot and ate a yummy lunch and did a little shopping. It was a great day. I love this girl. Her funny self-deprecating coupled with her easy confidence make her lots of fun to be around. She makes me proud to be a mom and she has quite the talent for photography herself. Which makes her almost as picky as me. Which makes finding a shot we both like nearly impossible. But here’s a few that made the cut.
You would have cracked up if you’d seen us pull off a very busy highway to shoot at this roadside junkyard. But this is probably my favorite picture so it was totally worth it.
she laughs and calls this the glamour photo—but I insisted we keep it
In other news, our house is ready to begin. The demo was complete in three days and we’re just waiting for a spell of dry weather. It’s so exciting to dream about. I’m frantically looking at house stuff on the internet and in magazines. I’m still debating about hiring a little help.
One thing I’ve become a huge fan of is ONE KING’S LANE. Follow this link to join their mailing list and I will get a $25 credit if you ever make a purchase. Then you can invite your friends and you can get the same credit. I followed the link from my sweet friend the Nester sometime last year but I was slow to come around to it’s wonderfulness. Now, I check their sales everyday and have made several purchases. They have great deals on furniture, rugs, bedding, etc. I bought a few things from this line, like this sign and pillow.
Hope you are having a great week so far. I’ve listened to this Issues podcast twice now and will certainly listen again. Pastor Jared Melius is interviewed about the consequences of the fall into sin. Very enlightening and fresh take on ‘the fall’—definitely worth a listen. His wife, Jan, has a great blog called Just Imagine Heaven which I’ve recently discovered. You’ll enjoy her recipes and her photography and you’ll admire her immensely for homeschooling 6 kids!
love to you all,