Family Holiday Photos {what we wore} 2013

Family Holiday Photos {what we wore}

When I was thinking about what we should wear for our family holiday photos this year, I wanted something completely different than last year's photos in the desert. Although I absolutely adore the images Sarah Grace Photography captured, I didn't want more pictures in the desert wearing neutral colors. I scheduled our photos with Sarah and was thrilled about the location.The top level of a parking structure was the perfect place to create a photo drastically different than last year's Read More... {Read More...}

Family Holiday Photos, more than just pretty pictures

Sarah Grace Photography, Holiday Mini 2012, Brie Brie Blooms (7)

Our family holiday photos from last year are so much more than just pretty pictures.  Last year was exceptionally challenging for my family.  My grandmother was diagnosed with an aggressive cancer and passed away over the summer.  During that same week, I had a miscarriage and then my husband's role changed significantly at work.  Three major struggles in the same week.  The months following were difficult.  We completely changed our social circle and committed to Read More... {Read More...}

Sarah Grace Photography – our amazing family holiday photos

Sarah Grace Photography, Holiday Mini 2012, Brie Brie Blooms (17)

I feel very fortunate for getting the opportunity to meet Sarah Grace.  She is an amazingly talented photographer and made our family holiday photo session the best experience.  Not only did my husband and daughter tolerate my insistence on getting all dolled up and driving to meet a photographer for holiday photos, they enjoyed every second with Sarah! I had a difficult time waiting a few days to see our edited photos because I knew they were going to be beautiful.  Beautiful Read More... {Read More...}

A Sweet Message from my Sewing Machine

Most of my crafting time lately has been consumed by sewing car seat cooler pads.  This morning, as I sat down to sew before anyone else in my home was awake, I noticed the thread on my sewing machine had made a little heart.  Thanks sewing machine, I love you too.  Read More... {Read More...}

Solar Eclipse: View Behind 35 MM Exposed Film

Yesterday we had the opportunity to view a solar eclipse.  I read in the morning paper the best viewing time in Arizona was approximately 5:30 pm.  Of course, during dinner, I realized I had forgotten to do anything to prepare for the eclipse.  Our three year old daughter would have been amazed but we decided not to tell her until later because we were sure she would look directly at the sun.  I told my husband I was disappointed we didn't bother getting out a telescope and he asked, "do we have Read More... {Read More...}

Photography, the Perfect Show and Tell Project

My sweet husband gave me a DSLR camera for Christmas last year.  Unfortunately I had no clue how to use the camera off of the auto settings.  I went to a couple of local photography classes but did not walk away feeling comfortable taking pictures in the manual mode.  Luckily while I was at the SNAP conference, I took advantage of the workshop schedule and went to two amazing classes.  First, I attended an introductory class by Emilie Ralph of Photo By Emilie.  Next I attended a morning light Read More... {Read More...}