Monday, November 25, 2013

30 Minutes in the Life | November 2013

Welcome to the November edition of 30 Minute in the Life!! Can't wait to see the great images this month!

November to photographers is like April for tax accountants.  Needless to say, I've been consumed with photographing lovely families.  :) I haven't photographed my crew much this month (scolding myself).  And when I did get a chance, it was for a somber occasion. 

Remember our dear chickens I posted about last month?  Sadly, our precious Sweetie Bock Bock met her untimely end.  During the night, a sneaky fox dug its way into our hen house and chicken-napped her.  Of course, we had a proper burial complete with a prayer and tombstone. 

We miss you Sweetie Bock Bock.  RIP.

I would love it if you visited my friend, Colleen Putman, a NYC Traveling Portrait Photographer.  Love seeing the world through her lens!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

I Heart Faces Photo Challenge | November 2013 Pets

It's no secret we love our country life.  One of the best things about living out has been raising chickens. We love our ladies and especially love the eggs they give us in return.

This particular morning was no different than the many before them.  My youngest "chick" dons this costume to go out and help with chicken duty.  I wanted to keep this memory forever.

Makes me smile every time.

I Heart Faces is such a fun community.  You should check them out!

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Monday, October 28, 2013

30 Minutes in the Life | October 2013

I'm excited to post another installment of 30 Minutes in the Life.  We are going back to a blog circle this month, so be sure to check out the link at the end of the post! As always, we are happy to have you view our circle as well as our website. :)

This month I knew what I wanted to photograph.  My morning "chicken duty" with my youngest chick.  After the baby and I send off big brothers and Daddy to school, we have some chores to do.  One of the first ones is chicken duty. And yes, chicken duty must be done in a chicken outfit.  Almost every time.  :) I wanted to capture those memories of my little guy feeding our chickens dressed as any good chicken farmer would dress.  Little did we know that morning we would find our very first egg!! We have been eagerly expecting eggs for about two months, and it was so funny that our first one truly came on the day I photographed our chicken chores. 

Here are some of my favorite images from that day.  :)

I would love if you continued in our little circle.  Up next is Ashlee Tomes, Kentucky Lifestyle Photographer.   I always love her photography.  Can't wait to see what she has in store this month.  Also, if you haven't checked out 30 Minutes in the Life you should!  

Monday, September 23, 2013

30 Minutes in the Life | September 2013

It's that time again!! I'm so excited for our third installment of 30 Minutes in the Life.  One of our dear contributors has created a website and Facebook page for us.  I'd love it if you took a look! We've all done our part to make this group great.  One of our photographers, Sara Kelly, wrote this beautiful description. 

“In the life of a photographer, whose art is created in tiny fractions of a second, thirty minutes is a sustained thought.  Thirty minutes, the length of a child’s ballet class, a quick sauce’s simmer, a commute, is long enough to witness change and short enough to be over before you know it.  We offer you here our monthly results of thirty minutes of watching and waiting and recording, of rendering permanent those fractions of a second that slip past in the time it takes to watch a television show.  Thirty minutes in the life.”

Isn't that truthfully beautiful?  Remember, this is a blog circle, so at the end of this post I will add a link for you to see some other work from my talented friends. 

September in Oklahoma means FAIR!! It's one of my family's favorite times.  We love entering crafts and food in the contest.  My boys love all the animals and rides.  Of course, I can't ever pass up a funnel cake.  This year's fair was no different.  While we were there for more than 30 minutes, these images are from a 30 minute snippet that we were there.  :) 

We were all winners! My oldest won 1st place for his ceramic mouse.  My middle son won second place for some peanut butter cookies, and my youngest third place for a nutritious snack.  I was honored that three of my pictures won ribbons. :)

Can't wait to see what the rest of our group has in store.  This month is a little different than the last couple.  Please, go visit our new 30 Minutes in the Life blog-site to view all the images we contributed with links to each photographer's post.

See you next month! :)

Saturday, September 14, 2013

I Heart Faces Photo Challenge | Shadows

Sigh.  My baby sleeping.  It doesn't get much better than this.  One day his looks will change, and he will be too big to hold.  But until then, I cherish moments like these.

Be sure to check out I Heart Faces for all things photography!
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Monday, August 26, 2013

30 minutes in the life | August 2013

It's that time again! Welcome to my August edition of 30 minutes in the life.  If you missed our first edition last month, I will give you a little explanation on how it works.  :) I'm happy to be a part of a blog circle where my photographer friends and I share what "30 minutes in the life" looks like through our lenses.  At the end of my post there will be a link to continue in the circle. You are sure to enjoy it!

Earlier this month my sweet baby boy turned three.  I'm still in disbelief.  (can I go cry in the corner?!)  As part of his celebration, we went to Kaiser's American Bistro for some of their ice cream.  YUMMY!! The boys had so much fun making their (gigantic) ice cream sundaes.  I believe our leftovers are still in the freezer. 

I'd love for you to stick around and see what Ashlee Tomes, Kentucky Lifestyle Photographer, has in store for her 30 minutes in the life post. 

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

{ marley | newborn lifestyle photographer norman, ok }

I knew as soon as I met this family that I would adore them.  Earlier this summer we met for a maternity/family session which turned out beautifully, despite this crazy Oklahoma weather trying to keep us apart!

Karen (who happens to be a photographer) and her husband, Jason, are a globe-trottin', faith-filled, and fun-loving couple. Their story of how they became a family would make most anyone shed happy tears.  Their darling older daughter is funny and charismatic. And the newest little girl, just precious.

Miss Marley was born while I was on vacation, but that wasn't going to keep me away from capturing her first few days with her family.  It was as perfect as any newborn session could be.  :)
Take a few moments to wish them well!