Clickin Moms Blog Circle l December - Putting Yourself in the Picture

Happy New Year! Hello 2014!

Proud to have completed my first blog circle with a such a talented group of fellow photographers from Clickin Moms. We are finishing the year with the prompt of putting yourself in the picture. Possibly one of the toughest. Most prompts thru the year provided an opportunity to practice technically and showcase creativity but this one challenged my comfort level in front of the camera. 

This prompt inspired me to pull out the seamless paper and background stand to attempt my own headshot. This is my favorite one from the set. Not so much a headshot but my fav none the less.

 

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Not wanting to waste the first evening golden hour of 2014 headed outside for one more self portrait and someone joined in even if they do not look so happy about it in the picture. 

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Memphis and I wish you a memorable new year full of love and happiness! Please continue the circle and check out the talented Kayla's self portraiture. 

2012 - Animals loved by my lens

Animals Blog-Board-4-Opening-HorizontalThis post - the first post of 2013 originally was envisioned as my top 12 pictures of 2012 but I was having trouble deciding on only 12 favorites. I was very blessed in 2012 to meet and photograph beautiful families and many very special events. After browsing thru ALL the moments captured in time I was a bit overwhelmed to say the least. Being a photographer is very rewarding on a daily basis due to the people you meet and feeling so honored to be a part of these special moments. In addition, standing back and reviewing your work for the year is very rewarding in a personal sense to actually see the growth in the craft. The post of my top 12 in 2012 is still a work in progress! :) But hey - I am blogging anyway in order to honor  my goal to get the hang of this blogging thing and share more with you.  Today I am sharing a couple of my favorite animal pics that I stumbled across while reflecting on 2012. My poor animals are accustomed to having a lens in their face and probably feel the same way my kids do when the camera comes out. Some days are more photogenic then others but all days are worth capturing. Hope your day is all smiles!