Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Winter Beach

A few more pictures from my winter Lake Superior fun over Thanksgiving weekend! 
What time of year is your favorite on Lake Superior? 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Gray November

Over the four day Thanksgiving weekend I got a chance to capture some pictures of Lake Superior in Ontonagon, Michigan.  I think this may have been my first time being at the lake in the Winter! I can't believe I haven't been there during this time of year. It was a cold but peaceful day to snap some shots.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Wintery Night

I've come to realize I need to start getting out to shoot more often. My skills are stagnant. Time to focus on this more! Between Life & trying to get more into my Mary Kay business  I haven't been doing much with photography lately. I did the Kid's photo-shoot last month for MOMS Club, which went okay (still have to post those pictures). I really need to feel more comfortable in certain situations though. I hate when I feel unsure of myself.  I booked a Baby Photo-Shoot for next weekend, which I am excited and nervous about! And I've sold a few prints lately. (Remember, if you're interested in anything you see, contact me to buy!)

On to the post. 

I hate winter. Anyone that knows me knows this, but there is a few times I can see the beauty and sort of enjoy it. I snapped these shots at the in-laws over Thanksgiving. Seriously, I did not think it was going to stop snowing when we were there! I didn't quite get what I was going for but I think they turned out pretty neat. I like the black & white ones. 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

6 Things I am grateful for this year

I wish I had some awesome Thanksgiving photos to share about  all things that go along with the Holiday, but I do not. Unfortunately, I once again haven't been out shooting lately! I really just need to focus on taking more pictures during my everyday life.
I will share some things I am grateful for,
1. My husband. 
 For always loving me, even in my times of anger, jealousy, self-doubt, etc.
2. My boys.  
I cannot thank God enough for allowing me to have 2 healthy, happy boys.
3. My family.
I do not know where I would be without them.
4. My friends. 
Some of them are my biggest fans (you know who you are).
5. My neighbor. 
I'm not much of a "I want to be buds with my neighbor" type of person, in fact I wanted a house way in the boonies so I didn't have to socialize with any neighbors :-p , BUT we have the best one we could ask for. She loves my boys like they're her own, babysits, and helps us out when we need it!
6. Self growth. 
I may not be where I want to be in terms of me in everyday life but I am making progress. Last November I joined MOMS Club  , AND even became secretary.  Being in MOMS Club  has helped immensely with getting by and getting out as a stay at home mom; good for me and the kids.
Last year I also joined Mary Kay as well. It encourages me to grow and dream! Through both I have met some pretty awesome people. And I may even be coming out of my shell a bit.

What are YOU thankful for?

Thursday, November 13, 2014

B&W Photo Challenge

I was nominated to do 5 B&W photos for November. I gladly accepted!
Here are my 6

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Morning Drive

I'm not sure if I remember driving and watching the sun rise before, at least not totally seeing it rise. I found it to be so beautiful on the drive to the U.P. I loved the silhouette of the barns. 
I just may have to take a drive specifically for a photo-shoot during this time of day. 
These photos were snapped from our moving car, so they may not be the greatest. 

Friday, November 7, 2014

Crisp, Frosty Morning

Last weekend we drove to the U.P. for my son's baptism, we left at 6:30 a.m. It was a very cold morning, frost was everywhere for hours.  I quickly snapped this shot on a potty break on the side of the road.  If I took all the pictures I wanted to along the way we wouldn't have got there till the next day!