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Friday, April 11, 2014

Friday Find

I spent last month in Maui. I had hoped to blog during that time, but other things kept coming up. I visited this church on the far side of the island. Back in the '40's this small town was destroyed by a tidal wave. The church remained standing. I've always been in awe of this area. The black rocks with white waves crashing against them. The simple stone church surrounded by palm trees, and a small cemetery beside it.

We went inside the church and an older woman was decorating the alter with large leaves and bird's of paradise. She started welcoming us, and told us the story of the tidal wave. She was just a baby in the crib, her siblings were under the house (placed on stilts to let water pass during high tides) and her mother had told her the story of the tidal wave so many times, she retold it to us.

It was an amazing story, of animals being washed away, homes going to different locations, and fish just laying on the ocean floor flapping about.  A small town, with a rich history, and a lovely woman who truly showed us the Aloha spirit.

I added Kim Klassen's vintage grain overly, and added some clouds to what was a gray day.




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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Finally meeting my mentor

Last weekend I traveled to the state of PA for a photography workshop with Lisa Furey. here
Not only did I finally meet Lisa, I was able to put faces with names of lovely ladies I have known through classes in the cyber world.
Lisa pulled out all the stops. Swag bags with amazing bits and pieces, beautifully styled models in picturesque locations, and a selection of restaurants that had my mouth watering.
I laughed until my cheeks hurt, acted like a high school girl at a slumber party; talking way into the night with my roomies. The only thing lacking was sleep, but I will make up for that now.
Here are some of my shots from the weekend.
Please excuse the overload of photos, but I'm still flying high from my trip! I took over a thousand photos during the weekend. woosh!












These are triplets. So animated and really did hold up well considering how long we kept them out there. I hope they didn't get tummy aches from all the apples they were nibbling on!

 Our fearless leader!


This 53 year old beauty was not only beautiful, but showed such patience and grace with all of us.

All good things must come to an end, and on Sunday we clicked our ruby slippers and said good bye....until the next time!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

Sunday, Sunday, and another Scavenger Hunt! Here are the prompts:

down, flow, tip, shadow, beyond

It's been a busy, busy, photo filled week. Six different photo shoots. I'm having a blast, but beyond busy and trying to keep up!

                                                                      BEYOND



SHADOW
                                                                   
                                                                        TIP
SUCH PRECIOUS DETAILS RIGHT DOWN TO THE TIP OF HER NOSE!
                                                                            DOWN
#2 GRANDSON HAD A BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AT A JUMP HOUSE. SUCH FUN WITH GOING UP AND DOWN THE GIANT SLIDE, AND RUNNING FULL SPEED THROUGH OBSTACLE COURSES, AND JUMP HOUSES.
                                                                           FLOW
SEE THE FAMILY "FLOW" ACROSS THE STREET AS WE DODGED THE FLOW OF TRAFFIC!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

Can't believe summer is quickly coming to a screeching halt! Oh my, summer days are the best.
                                                     

                                              TRANSPARENT

                                                                  VERB
                                                                   SKY
It was interesting. Three families, same beach, different times, and the photos all look so different! The sky was especially pretty at this time.
                                                              

                                    ACCESSORY
It was with sadness that we said good bye to my father in law, who left this earth last Sunday. I know he's in a better place, and it is definately a collision of emotions at this time. No more suffering, no more confusion, no more anger. Now he can be at peace. He celebrated his 96th birthday and less than two weeks later he left us. He was never very far from his favorite hat.
                                                                 TINY
I did three family sessions at the beach last Saturday. This family brought their tiny dog with them. the long road

Friday, August 9, 2013

Reflections

Over at Rock the Shot this month's challenge is reflections. Sunday little "J" came by for his six month shoot. I put the mirror on the ground, sad that there weren't fluffy clouds, to reflect in the mirror, but with this sweet boy, he was enough to reflect! Only problem I had was he was so excited to see himself he got up on knees and started rocking. Reflecting more than I had hoped for! This is a "G" rated photo reflection.


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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

JUMP! I heart faces photo challenge


When I saw the prompt for this week's photo challenge, my mind instantly went to last weeks wedding.


Photo Challenge Submission Read more at http://www.iheartfaces.com/how-it-works/grab-a-button/#sHQYbD2w41GGfQRp.99

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

Summer is flying by! August already. Birthdays, weddings, and lots of photography. The weather is fabulous, we are taking small trips and life is good. Last week we went to CA for the wedding below. It was wonderful. I love seeing the happiness overflow during a wedding day!
                                                                 Body Part
Body parts going in all directions as the girls have a little fun
                                                               Guess what it is
It' is obvious. One of the most stunning brides ever!
                                                                Music
Arriving at their reception for their first dance, and the sun was shining down on them.
                                                                 Mirror Image
                                                   Getting ready for her big day

                                                                      Wednesday
Preparations and set up started in full gear on Wednesday for this rehearsal dinner in the vineyard last Friday.


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