I Heart Coconuts {Wordless Wednesday}

Black & White Version

I apologize for not having my Vacation post ready to publish.  I took over 500 photos!  Therefore, it has been quite a daunting task to narrow those down to just a handful to share with you.  I am very pleased with the results of my photos taken in {the majority} manual mode…yippee!  Can’t wait for you to see them!

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Black and White Wednesdayand then, she {snapped}
By the way, thanks for stopping by…means the world to me. 😀

Fresh Coconuts are delish,

Oh Say Can You See

If only the light post and electrical lines weren’t in the background!  I love this shot of my daughter practicing her flag toss before half time at a football game.  Her high school football team is currently undefeated and will be going to State.  She did so well this year on varsity color guard.  I am a proud Mom. 😀

Cultivate Talents,

Wordless Wednesday

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and then, she {snapped}

So grateful,

Treasure-Trove Thursday {Photography}

My love of photography began at an early age

and was nurtured through my parents’ love of photography.

Photo taken of me (2) by my Father

My Dad had a darkroom where he developed many photos of his young family.

Photo by Kenny Harrelson

I think this is what my very first camera looked like.

What I’ve Learned

  • TURN OFF YOUR FLASH ~ As long as it is not dark, otherwise you will have “shiny” spots on people’s faces.
  • Read your camera’s manual ~ You don’t have to read it cover to cover in one sitting…completely daunting task, for sure!  If you don’t understand what it is saying, goggle it.  I have found many video tutorials, blogs and resources to help you understand the photography jargon.
  • Don’t be afraid to get close ~ My favorite photographs are close up shots.  I use my telephoto lens the most.

    My youngest

What I Love

  • Photography captures a moment in time, how incredibly cool is that!  It is quite miraculous, actually.
  • To display photography in my home, both mine and professionals.  Photography is my favorite way to decorate my home.
  • Looking at albums of photos with my family…remembering special times with them.
  • Family Portraits…worth every penny.
  • Finding photos of ancestors who I never had the opportunity to meet.
  • Tweaking digital photos with digital software or websites.  My favorite effects or actions are Cross Process, Orton-ish, CinemaScope, Sepia and Soften.

    My Great Great Grandparents Family

What Inspires Me

  • My family and friends are my usual ‘suspects’ when shooting my camera.  They are my inspiration.  I want to capture their essence…the beauty of who they are.
  • Other photographers!
  • My Creator inspires me.  His love for me is abundant in all the beauty around me.
  • Attending photography workshops and classes.

    Sharing my passion

    My Son


Notes: I am not a professional photographer.  Photography is a passion of mine.  I have not been given any form of monetary gains for writing this post.

I heart photography,

Babies Bring Joy

So grateful to have the opportunity to do this little one’s photo shoot. He is a future model. Don’t you think?

*All photographs are copyrighted. Please do not save without permission. Thank you.

Happy Friday,

Guest Post

My wonderful new blogging friend who I met at my recent blogging conference was gracious enough to invite me to write a post on photography
for her blog: Coffee with the Mrs.
So head over to her blog to meet Amy
and read my first guest post.
Tomorrow I will be sharing photos of our love boxes…
can’t wait to see yours!

Love my job,