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!




Thursday, October 30, 2014

Fall Sunburst

Fall is coming to a close, so it's time to get creative till Winter arrives. This time of year is so ugly to me, except the sunrises and sunsets. I do have a certain spot in the yard that I like during this time of year, I love how the sunlight shines through the trees in the early evening before it gets dark.






Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Fall at Brunet Island State Park

A few weeks back we took a nice, Fall color drive to Brunet Island State Park. The park is unique because the Chippewa and Fisher River run through it. The park has 2 campground sections, one section is along the  inlets of the river which is very peaceful to camp next to.




Monday, October 13, 2014

Rambling & Thoughts

I started this blog almost 2 years ago to better myself as a photographer.  I originally named it Following my Passion but changed it after a friend of mine commented that if it was my PASSION then I should basically be living and breathing photography and continuously getting better at it. So, I changed it to FINDING my passion because I wanted to find what my true passion was. Also, to discover who I am. Isn’t that everyone’s big question, “Who am I”? 
I feel my one true passion is travel, if I could be a travel photographer that’d be awesome.  If I won the jackpot on a lottery you can bet I’d be on a plane on an around the world trip asap!
I’ve had a number of people say I should really start my own photography business. I am too scared to take the dive. I feel I have things to learn and figure out, although maybe I’m just making excuses, like always. In the meantime, I shall continue what I am doing and I will take on photo-shoots as they arrive.
I had a thought to branch out to other topics on my blog besides photography. Such as, parenting, fitness, health, ramblings about life or any other things that cross my crazy mind.  And I’d have some contributors.
Not sure if anyone would even be interested, so I thought I’d ask my readers and do a poll!   
You can find the poll at the top right side of the page.