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Posts tagged “Photo Challenge 2012

#52/52 – Christmas

Although I didn’t quite finish my Project52 this year, I want to let all of you know how much I appreciate your comments, support, encouragement, and just the fact that you follow my blog.  Words cannot express how thankful I am for all of you, and how much y’all mean to me!  I don’t plan to start another project in 2013, but I will continue to blog as time permits.

I wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas (or whatever you celebrate) and that 2013 will be prosperous and bring blessings and happiness for us all!

I leave you with this little Christmas cutie…

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#46/52 – Bounds

Meet Baby Emery!  He is now 5 months old, and growing by leaps and bounds!  He is just so adorable…

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#45/52 – Health

You may remember baby Hanson from previous posts.  Seeing this loving, active little boy today, you’d never know he’s been through what he has.  He’s the picture of health.  And cuteness and sweetness and giggles and love, and I just want to eat his face!  ♥

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#43/52 – Isolation


#42/52 – Playground

Doing a photo shoot with this family is so much fun!  Who needs a playground when you have leaves, sticks and a baby brother?  🙂

#41/52 – Zoo

Friday, Macy and I went to the zoo with our dear friend April and her beautiful children.  The weather was perfect and we had an awesome time!

Here are some pics from the day…

#40/52 – Agriculture

Tobacco curing!

#39/52 – Travel

Earlier this week, while doing some research for another photo theme, I came across a lavender farm about an hour and a half from our house.  Lavender Hills of Kentucky is located in Brooksville, KY, and I am so glad we made the trip.  Can’t wait until “lavender season” next year to go back and see it all in bloom!

There were a few stray plants still blooming, and the owner gave us a tour of the farm.  They have the cutest little gift shop there…and we came away with some candles, lavender sugar and blackberry lavender jam!

#38/52 – Money

Last night, I met my dear friend Kim (and her adorable baby Hanson) for a fundraiser to benefit an organization called Kerrington’s Heart.  I first heard about Kerrington’s Heart when Hanson was at Kentucky Children’s Hospital following his birth.  You can read more about Hanson and his journey here.  🙂

While at the hospital with Kim and Hanson back in February, I had the great pleasure of meeting Kerrington’s mother, Christy, when she came by to see Kim.  “Kerrington’s Heart is a non-profit organization that provides education and assistance to families and children affected by CHD. Kerrington’s Heart, Inc. was organized by parents and loved ones to promote Congenital Heart Disease awareness and provide a reliable support system for children with heart disease, their parents, and caregivers.”

The fundraiser last night was such a great event!  There was live music, cornhole games, great food, and several different raffles.  Several of the “heart babies” were there, and it was so nice to meet some of the other families.  I hope the event raised lots of money for this fabulous organization!

(photo taken with iPhone 4S)

#37/52 – Duty

Pollen collecting duty!

(photo taken with iPhone 4S)

#36/52 – Showbiz

These two cuties are ready for the big screen  🙂

#35/52 – Humor

This week I took photos of my co-workers for our website.  My good friend Stu brought some humor to the session with his version of “Tebowing.”

#34/52 – Fun

Yesterday Rob and I went to the Zucchini Festival in Obetz, OH.  If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you know that my husband is a major music fan, and he found out that Joan Jett and the Blackhearts were playing the festival.  (If you haven’t checked out his site yet, go check out!)  I forgot to take my camera with me, so I didn’t get any shots of Joan, but she looked great and sounded amazing!  So great to hear the old school bands out there still doing their thing!

On our quest to find something zucchini related at this festival (harder than you would have thought!) I had to stop and get a shot of the ferris wheel with my phone.  Ferris wheels are so much fun!

#33/52 – Urban

A shot of the Ohio River and the Cincinnati skyline, taken from northern Kentucky.

#32/52 – Eating

This past week, Cincinnati had an event called Downtown Restaurant Week, where participating restaurants offered two 3-course dinners for $35.00.  Rob and I looked over the menus from all the restaurants, and chose Palomino, which just so happens to overlook Fountain Square in downtown.  We made reservations and requested a table by the windows, and we were not disappointed.  The food was fabulous; the view was awesome; our waitress, Bridgette, was top notch…and then we decided to have dessert.

Oh.My.God.  I think this was the best dessert I’ve ever eaten!  Seriously.  Ever.  And that takes a lot because I love dessert.  This is the pomegranate creme brulee (one of their specialties) and it was absolutely to die for.  If this place hadn’t been so upscale, I would have licked the bowl.  No kidding.

#31/52 – Leisure

Macy and I spent the weekend with Baby Hanson and his family.  He is getting so big, and learning so much!  I also got to meet Hanson’s new baby nephew, Emery.  What a cutie!  He wasn’t feeling very well, so I didn’t get many photos of him.  Next time!

Sunday it rained all day, so we had lots of leisure time to just sit around and talk.  So good for my soul!  After the rain, I had to get a shot of the water drops on Kim’s flowers

Yes, I stretched this week’s theme.  They’re getting difficult.  🙂

#30/52 – Flowers

If you’ve followed my blog for a while now, you know that I love to photograph flowers.  And while I am expanding my photography options, flowers still have a big spot in my heart.

A few weeks ago at Savannah’s maternity shoot, I became quite enamored with the thistles that were growing in the fields around us.  I couldn’t help but stop and get a few shots.

And just for good measure…I’ve been toying with creating a logo for my business, and I’d like to incorporate a poppy (the name Macy called my Daddy.)  Here’s what I’ve come up with so far.  I’d really appreciate your feedback!  Thanks!

#29/52 – Summer

Summer is my favorite season, because I love the sunshine.  Thunderstorms are a part of summer (that I could personally do without, not a fan) but when they make a beautiful double rainbow like this…and at the beach no less…they’re a little easier to take.  🙂

#28/52 – Vacation

We just got back from a week’s vacation in Panama City Beach, FL.  The ocean was amazing!  We spent so much time just hanging out and relaxing that we didn’t take that many photos, but here are a few from our trip.

Hope y’all are enjoying your summer!

#26/52 – Treasure

Every photograph freezes that moment in time forever.

This is Miss Catherine at her 9-month shoot this past week.  She is modeling some pearls her Mommy brought back for her from a visit to China, and a pink tutu from Cali Couture Tutus & More.

I know her Mommy will treasure her baby photos always!

#25/52 – Keepsakes

This weekend my daughter Macy and I went to visit baby Hanson and his family.  He is getting so big and is just the sweetest thing!  And…he is going to be an uncle very soon!  His big sister Savannah is expecting her little bundle of joy any day now.  We actually thought baby Emery was going to make his appearance Saturday, but he changed his mind.

I was super excited to be able to tag along on Savannah’s maternity shoot this weekend.  Not only did I get to photograph two of the cutest parents-to-be ever, but I also got to co-photograph with my amazing sisterfriend Kim.  Very honored to have been a part of this special day, and can’t wait to meet little Emery!  (I will post some of the maternity shots on my Facebook page later this week.)

These little Converse Chuck Taylor’s will definitely be keepsakes for Savannah and Calvin.

#23/53 – Maturity

Y’all have seen these little ladies on my blog before…they’re definitely in my top list of favorite photo subjects.  🙂

They both celebrated birthdays recently…Mallory turning 2, and big sis Natalie turning 3.  What better subjects for the theme of maturity?

#22/52 – Activities

My friend Brandy has started a business creating the tutus and headbands that are the latest rage in child photography.  She also makes neckties for the little princes out there.  The past couple of weeks have been filled with activities related to Brandy launching her business, and I’m so excited for her as she begins this journey, and so grateful to be a small part of it.

If you’re looking for some super cute props for your photography, check out Brandy’s Facebook page – Cali Couture Tutus & More.  Brandy makes each piece by hand (all while balancing 4 month old twins and a 2 year old!)  This is her beautiful daughter, Cali, modeling a headband and tutu that her Mommy made.  🙂

#21/52 – Remember

My Daddy served in the Korean War in the United States Army.  He only talked about his time in Korea once, when I was about 10 years old.  He was buried alive in a fox hole for almost 24 hours, and to this day, the smell of dirt or mud makes me feel like I am suffocating.  This photo of him was taken in November 1962.  He passed away in April 2009 and I miss him so incredibly much.

Thank you to all the brave men and women who sacrificed their lives for the freedoms we enjoy today.  Always Remember.