Fall Bucket List 2016

Happy fall y'all!


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Well our leaves have not started to turn yet but the temperature is starting to cool down. Time to make the bucket list for fall!

  • Visit a pumpkin patch
  • Decorate a pumpkin
  • See an outdoor movie
  • Bake pumpkin bread and share
  • Visit the NC mountains to see the leaves changing colors
  • Go on a picnic
  • Break out the crockpot
  • Try a new recipe
  • Make s'mores in backyard campfire
  • Get a new fall scented candle
  • Make homemade cider and cocoa
  • Go to farmers market

What are your favorite things to do in the fall? Anything I should add to the the list? Love to check out your fall bucket list. Post the link in the comments below. 

<3 Jamie

Weekend Snapshot Wednesday #3


  This weekend we worked on projects around the house which mainly included cleaning up debris from these summer thunderstorms we have had almost daily. Some people whistle while they work but I take pictures. Should I mention I can't whistle?

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Taken with iPhone 6

A zinnia bud is just as beautiful to me as the bloom! 

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Taken with iPhone 6

Bee with a full pollen sac enjoying this bloom. I wish they would help me weed.

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Taken with iPhone 6

Weekly hive check! Another good week. All seem healthy and happy.

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Taken with iPhone 6

I spy purple honey. Wonder where that came from? Sometimes when pulling frames an edge of the comb may tear slightly if it was connected to the hive. This honey leaked from the comb during our inspection. 

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Taken with iPhone 6

What is a weekend without a little relaxation!

I love my dslr but still enjoying using my iPhone camera. Sometimes the best camera you have is the one that is with you. So easy to document your days and practice capturing the light! 

How did you spend your weekend? Love to see. Share your snapshots below or post a link so we can check them out. 

 

Weekend Snapshot Wednesday

This is not a typical North Carolina spring this year considering it is nearing the end of May and the temps are cool and the rain just keeps coming.  This past week and weekend was a wet one! I was thankful to see that ball of fire in the sky but it came with a few heavy down pours. So couldn't help but snap a couple photos with sun flares. 

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Taken with iPhone 6

Enjoyed spending time with a great friend visiting from Mississippi this weekend and glad she was able to get a glimpse of her Alma Mater with a Carolina blue sky! 

 

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Taken with iPhone 6

Did you document your weekend? Love to see your snapshots! Please post your snapshots or add a link for us to check them out in the comments below. 

Weekend Snapshot Wednesday

Happy Wednesday!  

What is a better way to get through the work week then to share a couple snapshots from the weekend.  

 

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Taken with iPhone 6

While I was doing some location scouting this weekend this little guy decided he wanted to come and sit for a spell. I think he wanted to make sure I was taking good notes.  

 

 

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Taken with iPhone 6

Ahh I was a little excited to find these seeds while deadheading my trailing petunia baskets. The story usually goes I check and check daily and the seed pods are not quite ready then the very next day the seeds are gone with the wind and I am left with an empty pod. Collected a good handful and I am set for the rest of the year!

 

 

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Taken with iPhone 6

One of our queen bees was a little camera shy this weekend. She is the long bee at the top of comb crawling over toward the other side. This weekend was one of the best hive inspections we have had because we were able to spot the queens in both hives. This made my husband excited because usually we can only find one queen at a time. This is our first attempt caring for bees. So far they are happy, healthy, and hard little workers! 

Love to see some of your weekend snapshots. Feel free to share below or post a link so we can check them out.  

Joy and hugs, 

Jamie

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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. 

Christmas lights at Denton Ridge

This year was our first time visiting Denton Ridge Christmas lights and we had a great time. Beautiful lights, live Nativity Scene, reindeer barn, and Santa of course! Can't leave out the carolers, singing Christmas carols around the piano while sipping hot chocolate and spiced cider. If it is chilly while visiting the Christmas village you can warm yourself by the fire and roast marshmallows. If you want to see over 50,000 Christmas lights grab your friends and family and make your way to Linden, NC. You will know you are close when you see the glow. 

 

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Clickin Moms Blog Circle/ March: Interesting Perspectives

Month 3 of our wonderful Blog circle! This month's creative exercise is a tough one. Possibly due to the endless variations to create interesting perspectives. My mind raced at the opportunity to create something well - interesting. Inconsistent weather and busy schedules left me walking around the last weekend searching for my shot. In sessions I use different angles, different depth of fields, and different poses to make each shot interesting. I applied these same rules to try to create some interesting perspectives of some ordinary stationary things that I see everyday. Using angles to change the background, DOF to isolate the subject, and experimenting with different focus points for a artistic feel. Please continue the circle and to see Barrett Klein's interesting perspective. DSC_7517ic DSC_8703ic

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Clickin Moms Blog Circle/ February: Food Photography

Hard to believe March is already here. It is time for the next post as a part of the Clickin Moms blog circle. This month the theme is food photography and I am excited to share this journey with a group of talented photographers. Excited and anxious I attempted to step outside my comfort zone to focus on the photography of food. My first thoughts were can't wait for a subject that is perfectly still. :) But soon realized it offered its own challenges. While I am quick to share pictures of goodies on Instagram somehow pulling out the big camera was a little more intimidating. The foods I planned for the shoot were not colorful enough. Trying to shoot in the evening lighting was a challenge. I decided to venture out for some inspiration and willing subjects. Because I always have a camera in my hand I was not prepared for the camera shyness I felt in restaurants. Never noticed it whipping out the iPhone for a quick pic but the Nikon was a different story.  I was a little more comfortable shooting at the farmers market. Possibly because we were all in motion. This creative exercise sparked an interest and identified an opportunity for growth. Sharing a few of my favorite shots below. Let me know what you think. Also please continue the circle and visit Kayla Goode's blog and leave some love. DSC_5795ic DSC_5798ic DSC_5799ic DSC_5801ic DSC_5996ic DSC_8275ic

Clickin Moms Blog Circle/ January: Up Close Portraiture

I am so excited to be apart of my first blog circle with a wonderful and talented group of ladies from Clickin Moms forum! Each month we will each participate in a photography technique and share our photos via our blogs. Each of our blog posts will link you to the next photographer's post. We all get to enjoy the circle of inspirational photos! The theme for January is Up Close Portraiture. I love the emotion and detail captured by this type of shot. Every session I shoot I try to ensure I shoot at least one close up of each subject. These type of shots not only showcase the beauty of the eyes, smile, and dimples but also the mood. Photography is a superpower! :) It is amazing how a few pixels can share the drama, laughter, sorrow, or celebration. You can never be too close to these smiles!

Please check out Kayla Goode's blog post here for more inspirational goodness!

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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!