All posts tagged: photography

From every angle

“Cock your hat – angles are attitudes.” Frank Sinatra I often find myself resorting to similar subject matter for my 365 project. I don’t mind the repetition and try to challenge myself to capture the same subject in different ways. I love how a new perspective changes the tone of an image. Summer is a perfect time to capture the same subjects at different angles, phases, and lighting. Fall and winter bring different light and new subjects, but I will be sad to leave the warmth of summer behind. Posted in response to this week’s WordPress photo challenge. Advertisements

Today was a good day

“I sustain myself with the love of my family.” – Maya Angelou I recently spent an afternoon with this sweet family for an brief documentary session. Even a quick glimpse allowed me to capture some of the sweetest family moments.  Between preparing homemade pizza and backyard fun, I was how just being together and surrounded by love is one of life’s greatest gifts.            .     This post was inspired by this week’s WordPress photo challenge.

Photographing a story

A conversation with my husband on the way home yesterday: Me: Do you ever feel like Meg Ryan in that movie where she falls in love with Nick Cage (who’s an angel) and she’s riding along on her bike with the wind in her hair, the sun on her smiling face, and (inexplicably) headphones blasting in her ears and then…BAM! Out of nowhere she gets run over by a semi? Husband: Uh, doesn’t that mean she gets to be with Nick Cage forever now? Me: [Sigh.] You’ve clearly never seen the movie.  And that’s not the point. [Trying again.] Have you ever felt like Brad Pitt in that movie where he meets a woman (who’s clearly his soulmate) and has the best conversation of his life and then God decides he needs a human body and promptly runs Brad over with a city bus? Husband: God did what?? Me: Nevermind. Kidding (or not kidding) aside, I’ve had a fabulous week.  I’m beginning work on a personal project that I’m really excited about and hope to …

road trip, car

Finding value in the in-between

“If we are always arriving and departing, it is also true that we are eternally anchored.  One’s destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things.” – Henry Miller I have a tendency to hurry, especially when it comes to getting places, literally or figuratively.  I focus on the goal and often consider the process to be a necessary inconvenience. My husband, thankfully, is the opposite.  He can find productivity and joy in the in-between moments and is never bored.  I sincerely hope he passes this ability along to our kids.  Despite his habitual tardiness (finding joy in the in-between moments must come with a downside 😉 ), and mine as a result, I’ve managed to pick up on some these positive behaviors which has helped me see the in-between time not as time wasted, but as time to find value in.  I’m not always successful, but I’m learning to see and appreciate these moments more often, especially when they involve our son. Using my camera has helped me to …

Moments to savor

“How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before it’s afternoon. December is here before it’s June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?” ― Dr. Seuss Our family is spread throughout the country, so we really relish  the time we get to spend with them. We’ve begun a bit of a tradition (I’m choosing to call two years a tradition 🙂 ) where my husband’s mother visits  us on Mother’s Day.  And this year, his dad joined us too. We spent a lot of time on the back porch just enjoying the spring weather and made it out to a Nationals game too (in what felt much more like summer weather). As I watched my son engage with his grandparents and them with him, I found myself wanting to stretch those moments and slow down time.  And take even more pictures. 🙂  A week passes by much too soon when you’re having fun. Next week, my mom and nephews are visiting, so thankfully, we …