Monthly Archives: March 2012

Every Day Life | Daddy Daughter Dinner Dance

This past Thursday Mia had her last Daddy Daughter Dinner Dance! The theme was cowboys/cowgirls!! She looked so cute in her hat and boots and she had a great time with our dad! Of course I was roped in (no pun intended) to take the photos of the girls with their dads. Below is a picture of Mia and our dad!!

Introducing {Future Home}

For a while I have been purchasing little items that I will eventually need for my *Future Home*. The latest item includes this adorable lime green colander from HomeGoods. I have been trying really hard to come up with some fabulously, awesome, amazing, blow your mind TITLE for these blog posts and after NOT being able to come up with one I decided that since I call these items my {Future Home} items, why not call them just that on the blog!? So here we are with the first {Future Home} post and I can’t wait to share the next item with you!!

Every Day Life | Daddy Os

Saturday and Sunday of this past weekend were exhausting days for me!! So Sunday night after the last AGFS I met up with some friends for ice cream! We brought this little munchkin with us and we couldn’t have had a better time!! It was so great to see K, I miss her dearly when she’s at school!

I have to give credit to Justin for these photos (as he was trying very hard to learn manual in under 5 minutes) LOL

Seriously, how can you not love that little face! : )

Post – American Girl Fashion Show | Ronald McDonald House

Whew! That was an exhausting weekend, or week for that matter! Nothing like working 7 days straight!! Ronald McDonald House hosted (5) Fashion Shows this weekend. The girls in this years fashion show had so much fun being on stage and I was so lucky to have Marisa capture them in action! Enjoy a few photos of my weekend at the American Girl Fashion Show!!

American Girl Fashion Show | Ronald McDonald House

At the beginning of the week I sent a quick email to D about the show this Saturday. She quickly sent me one back, warning….MAKE SURE YOU BRING TYLENOL!! LOL I just love D, we had so much fun last year with everyone and all of the people who came out to support this great cause and volunteered their time. They deserve a big THANK YOU!! Tomorrow we will be kicking off another weekend of fashion shows starting at 10AM! We hope to see you there! : )

 

Every Day Life | Goal Progress

Ok so here are the goals I set for March

1. Read 2 Books

2. Sketch new website

3. BLOG BLOG BLOG

4. Make it to the gym at least 7 times this month

5. Drink at least 1 bottle of water a day

And here is what I’ve accomplished off that list

1. Read one book

2. Blogged 7 times

3. Went to the gym 6 times

As for my yearly goals I have accomplished reading (4) books, drinking a lot more water, having lunch with (3) people I have not seen, going to the gym more and trying to blog every week!!

Child Photographer | Mia Nicole

My little sister is GROWING UP!! I can not believe that next month she will be 10 years old! I still think of her as the baby of the family because she is so much younger then the rest of us. Mia and I went out on Sunday just for fun and took a few shots in the woods before our noses got too red : ) Enjoy a few photos of Mia Monster!! (a childhood nickname!)

Jamie Delaine | Guest Blogger

Happy Monday! Today, we have a super sweet guest blogger: JAMIE DELANIE!! I have been following desire of my heart: the blog of jamie delaine. for the past two years. I have benefited from the honesty and truth in her words, both about photography and about life. Jamie has inspired me to start writing again and it was the best thing I could have done for myself! About a year ago I emailed this sweet sweet girl and asked for photography advice, she gave it. In the past few weeks we have been emailing about Jamie being a GUEST blogger and she agreed. It is always so great to chat with photographers in the same age bracket! So without further ado, we welcome Jamie Delaine!!

(Photo rights belong to Jamie Delaine)
1. What made you decide to jump into your business at such a young age?
I honestly don’t remember it being a conscious decision! My interest in photography started around sixteen… at the beginning of my grade 11 year. By the end of the year, I felt like I had researched enough, read enough, practiced enough to launch a website and see how it would go.
2. What does writing mean to you?
Mmm, writing. Writing is my way of processing everything I think about. I’ve kept journals since I was thirteen years old and love all of those rambling, crazy thoughts. As I’ve grown older, my writing has grown less about random emotional mish-mash and more about analyzing the things I see, the conversations I have and the things I am dreaming about. I am thankful my blog gives me an avenue to share some of those thoughts with readers.
3. How do you continue to explore your photography skills?
I love pinterest for gathering inspiration. I don’t spend a lot of time on there [not really a crafty kind of girl] but I do have a few boards for “posing” and try to spend a few minutes on there a week to check out new images.
4. What’s the first thing you learned about your camera?
The biggest step in learning my camera was learning manual exposure — no more automatic settings.
5. What’s one goal you have for yourself this year?
I want to write more. At least one full morning a week. That was my goal for 2012 and so far I am failing… but answering this question has reminded me to get back to it. 😉

February Review in My365 Photos

Woo Hooo! I only missed TWO days this month. Here’s a shot of the entire month:

And here is the first and last picture of the month up close:

Check back next week for a SPECIAL GUEST BLOGGER!!