Monday, August 18, 2014

Lake of the Clouds

A few weeks back, when we were in Ontonagon for a long weekend we decided to head over to the Porcupine Mountain State Park . 
I was all for it since it had been years since I've been to the area and probably even longer since seeing the Lake of the Clouds. Such a pretty sight!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Butterfly House

Last week my sons and I were able to take a field trip to Beaver Creek Reserve to tour the butterfly house. The tour was so neat, we even got to see the butterfly chrysalis in the breeding room.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Driftwood at Sunset

A couple more photos from our long weekend in Ontonagon a couple weeks back. 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Lake Superior Summer Sunset

If I were to name one place on earth that I loved it would be by the shores of Lake Superior. I love the feeling of being there, so calm & relaxing. My soul was craving being by the Lake for months, so of course once I was able to go there I had to take some pictures.  I love watching the sun go down on the Lake, every night's sunset is different. This is from July 24th, if I remember right.

*all images are mine, please do not copy or print without my permission

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Lake Superior Fun

It's been awhile, I apologize to my readers! It's hasn't been so easy some days getting used to having 2 kids and figuring out a time to do stuff for myself. Some days it still feels like survival mode! Last weekend we took a vacation to spend some time in Ontonagon, MI with family. It was a great time, perfect weather & the bugs weren't bad! I finally had a chance to take some pictures. I mostly took some of the sunset on one of the nights. I took a lot so I'm breaking up the Lake Superior pictures into a few blog posts.

First part of the photos is Lake Superior Fun....

cousins playing

Monday, July 14, 2014

Baby Photo-shoot: Cyrus

My 2nd son, Cyrus Abraham, came into the world on June 25th, 2014, 1 week & 1 day early. He was quite ready to come out too, since from labor to delivery was only  about 4 hours. He was 8lbs 6oz & 20" at birth. If he "cooked" any longer he probably would've been as big as his big brother was at birth.
I was looking forward to doing some photos of him in the hospital, but that didn't really work out. He kept crying because it was too cold. I took a couple in the hospital & did the rest when he was 10 days old. I'm still hoping to get some of him & his brother before too long!
This was my first photo-shoot with a baby. I enjoyed it, it was rather a peaceful experience for the most part.
The first 3 pictures are the ones he is 1 day old.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Dandelion & Iris

I really, really wish I had a macro lens for my camera. I think it'd be so fun to take some awesome close up shots of things!  Till then, I work with what I have.

I edited the Dandelion & one of the iris photos with a bit of HDR