Friday Photo Journal, October 12, 2018

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Happy weekend friends! This week was another hectic one. Work is piling on and keeping up with the kids' activities, and home obligations is a full time job. I am completely exhausted.  No rest for the wicked though, I have a 9 hour wedding tomorrow. 

Last weekend we enjoyed a visit with my Dad and Stepmom. We ventured north to a new Revolutionary War museum in Yorktown. We all really enjoyed the trip! The museum was fantastic and full of interesting exhibits. We watched an immersive film, with a surround screen and sound, plus special effects like the seats shaking when canons went off and smoke creeping in around us. It was pretty cool!

The kids really loved the working colonial farm as well. It was a very hands-on experience, and our oldest even got to participate in the canon firing demonstration. All in all it was a great and memorable day.  If you ever have an opportunity to visit, I highly recommend it. I only took my phone along so all pics are iPhone:





What have you been up to? Link up your posts below and have an awesome weekend!






Friday Photo Journal, October 5, 2018

Friday, October 5, 2018

Happy Friday! I am sorry this post is terribly late, but I figured better late than never. I shot a wedding yesterday, and today we had some last minute plans with family who came into town, so my to do list is askew.

This week's photos include a post-co-op jaunt to a tasty donut shop we've been wanting to try for a couple of years. They were delicious! Also, picking up my teens from book club and an exhausted sunset drive home post-wedding. What have you been up to this week?


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Friday Photo Journal, September 28, 2018

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Happy weekend friends! I'm feeling pretty worn down and will keep this short and sweet. This week was hectic with work, co-op, homeschooling, driving lessons, Girl Scouts, etc., etc. I feel like I ran all over but accomplished little!

I have a full weekend of sessions ahead, and next week starts October and the madness of wedding season. Did you know that October now out-paces June for weddings? Yep, so wedding and holiday portrait season are one in the same. The next few months will be a total blur, I'm sure.

As I was scraping around for content for this post, it was painfully obvious that I have gotten more and more slack about taking family pics, even with my phone. It's gotten pretty pitiful. We went to the zoo last weekend, and the few shots I did take made it painfully clear how much my children have changed since I have taken any proper photos of them. It's now on my priority list for the next month!

Anyway, here are the meager images I have to share. I wish they were more exciting, ha ha. How was your week?




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Friday Photo Journal, September 21, 201

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Yikes, Friday again! I nearly missed it. This week has been hectic with school activities and work of course. We started a homeschool Co-op and are loving it so far, but it means more time away from home and trying to cram everything else in between.  The kids are enjoying some creative classes though - guitar, ceramics, drama and engineering among other things.

Between wacky weather, a wedding and the busy school week, I've not taken many personal pics. I have only a couple from a trip out to Sandbridge for a family session this week. It was still quite windy from the lingering storm effects, but the sunset was lovely and the beach secluded. 



How was your week?
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Friday Photo Journal, September 14, 2018

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Hi friends,

Happy Friday! I hope you all are having a great week and staying safe from the crazy weather. We spent much of the week prepping for Hurricane Florence. Fortunately for us, the forecast improved a great deal for our area. We are still expecting some wind and tidal flooding, but not nearly as severe as predicted earlier in the week. Sending positive vibes to all those in the path of this storm!

Other than storm prep, this week was spent mostly editing and conducting school. Not much to show other than a few beach scenes via iPhone. How was your week?










Link up your posts below and stay safe this weekend!




Friday Photo Journal, September 7, 2

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Happy Friday all! This week was another week of festivities. Hubs and I celebrated our 17th anniversary. We spent the evening out on a schooner cruise before we enjoyed a delicious dinner at a roof top restaurant downtown. Little Miss also had her belated birthday party. And I shot a wedding, so our 3 day weekend was packed full! What kept you busy this week?

Backyard slip-and-slide birthday fun:

Sunset schooner cruise:

I hope your week was awesome. Link up your posts below. 

Have a super weekend!





Friday Photo Journal, August 31, 201

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Happy Friday friends! I guess that's it. Another August in the books. And just like that summer is spent. : / We filled the past week with celebrating, working, playing, babysitting, building, and eating way too much birthday cake. What have you been up to?

Link up your posts and have an awesome Labor Day weekend!



Friday Photo Journal, August 24, 2018

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Happy Friday all! We are nearing the end of August - where did summer go?!!- and we are gearing up for back to school. I know most of the US is back already, but we start after Labor Day. It still seems too early for me! This summer has been busy and it's gone by in a blink. I've only been to the pool a few times, we never made it to the beach (for fun rather then work, that is) and we have hardly even had any backyard BBQ's. Seems like such a waste of warm weather, sadly. And as my kids are growing faster than I can stand, I really miss those carefree summer evenings, after dinner family walks, and chasing down the ice cream man. My life has become far too inundated with adulting, and it stinks.

We did manage to have some fun this week though and I'm thankful we grabbed the opportunity when we had it. Little Miss has been begging to ride the ferris wheel since it was erected last spring. I thought it was going to be a permanent fixture on the waterfront, but I saw an instagram post last week that said otherwise - we had only two days left to ride! So, we surprised the kiddos with a trip across the river on the ferry, and a ride on the ferris wheel. It was tons of fun! I'm not one for heights, and, had Little Miss not been so persistent, I probably would never have ridden it. But I'm thrilled that we all went and shared the memory. Pics below are all iPhone. 







What adventures have you had lately? Link up your posts below and have a great weekend!


Friday Photo Journal, August 17, 2018

Thursday, August 16, 2018


Hey friends! Happy Friday to you! I am running behind this week (as usual, but worse, ha ha) and I will have to come back tomorrow with some pics. I wanted to get the linky up though, so here is my pitiful post.

We have 7 birthdays in our family between July and August, plus they are two of the busiest months of sessions for me. We've had all that going on, plus car repairs, homeschool planning, etc., etc. So there is it. My juggling arms are tired and I'm dropping balls. Anyway, I will be back in the morning with a few photos. Sorry for the blank space in the mean time. I hope your madness is better managed than mine!

Update: I finally uploaded some iPhone pics from the week. Hubs and I had plans to go on the tall ship sunset cruise in Norfolk last weekend. Unfortunately, our excursion was rained out. So, we headed to the Waterside Marketplace for dinner instead. I snapped a few pics of the ferris wheel while we were downtown. Little Miss has been dying to go for a ride on it since it arrived several months ago. Her birthday is coming up, so we plan to surprise her with tickets. In other news, our oldest is now behind the wheel. Yikes! How was your week?


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Friday Photo Journal, August 10, 2018

Thursday, August 9, 2018


Welcome to Friday! I have been up to my eyeballs in work lately, as is typical in summer months. But Thursday hubs and I took a day to spend having fun with the kiddos. We surprised them with a trip to the water park. We spent the better part of the day slipping and sliding our way through unforgettable summer memories, while climbing umpteen stairs and spending wayyyy too much on food and parking. But, it's as close as we'll get to a vacation this year, so it was time and money well spent. And we ALL had a blast! There was no bickering, yelling, whining, and no work. It was such a treat!

I turned off and locked up my phone after we entered the park, so I don't have many pics to share. But I really needed a day to unplug and focus on family. Here are the few shots I took as we started our adventure:


What summer adventures have you enjoyed?

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Friday Photo Journal, August 3, 2018

Thursday, August 2, 2018


Happy Friday friends! Here we are heading into August, and summer seems to be slipping away. Last week I walked into the craft store and was bombarded with pumpkin spice everything. There were Halloween decorations everywhere, and clearance bins full of summer decor. This week, even the grocery stores have climbed on board with owls and pumpkins all over the place. Seems like we wish our lives away in the name of a buck.

Meanwhile, I'm still on the beach several times a week. Working that is, I have yet to take a beach day for leisure this year. : / This week's recap includes beach pics taken before or after client sessions, and a few iPhone shots from my niece's birthday party, which was tons of fun.







What have you been up to this week? Please link up your posts below and share. Have a super weekend!



Friday Photo Journal, July 27, 2018

Friday, July 27, 2018

Hey friends, Happy Weekend! This week was a bit stressful with car repairs, horrendous weather and a packed schedule of client sessions - with out of town clients. So I was juggling all week to try to make it happen between the 4-6 inches of rain we received. I also has a wedding gallery due and 4 other sessions to get out, so I am thankful this week is just about over.

This morning I get to go snuggle a sweet new babe at a newborn session, so I'm kind of looking forward to that! Then it's back to editing and beach sessions this weekend, but having the wedding gallery done is a relief. They always feel like an albatross around my neck. 

We did take a break yesterday for a family outing to the ball park. Hubs got tickets to the mid-day game and the rain cleared out so we could enjoy it. It was hot, super hot, but lots of fun too. The Tides pulled it out in the last inning with a walk off home run. 

In other news, Little Miss lost her second tooth! Can you believe how tiny that thing is?? She's nearly 8 and has only lost two. The pups pined for the outdoors even though they hate getting their paws wet (I think they are part cat). And I found a giant mud puddle at my engagement session, which made for beautiful sky reflections. Pics this week area iPhone: 

(Side note, since the last iOS update I cannot seem to get my panos large enough to share. The file size is so small it pixelates on any screen larger than a phone. I can't find anywhere to change this in settings. Anyone have tips?)




What have you been up to?
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Friday Photo Journal, July 20, 201

Thursday, July 19, 2018

I swear I don't know how the weeks zip by so quickly. It's Friday again?? Already? Amazing how time flies when you are tied to a computer all day. I guess I'd better catch up! I almost missed this post because I didn't realize the weekend so near.

Last weekend I had another birthday. I wish they'd stop coming by so often. Anyway, I was totally spoiled by my family and it was a pretty great day, despite getting older.  This week's recap is all iPhone (hubs surprised me with a 10 - yep spoiled). It's mostly birthday celebration, plus a few post session beach shots. The rest of the week was all about work and car repairs. (Remember that pole at the bank? Yeah, my car does too.)



How was your week? Link up your posts and have an awesome weekend!





Friday Photo Journal, July 13, 301

Friday, July 13, 2018

Happy weekend friends! This week's post is totally random. Between sick kids, injured pups, editing marathons, running to & from sessions, scraping my car against a pole, and nursing back and hip pain, I am certainly feeling like I'm losing my wits. I must be a year older. Definitely feeling grayer.

Anyway, other than for shooting everyone else's vacation photos, I have not touched my camera this week. So random it is! And in random order: Phone snaps of post-session sunsets, post-session traffic jams, a pig on the wall, a dinner date with my grandmother, a crazy kid pilot, and downtown Norfolk after dusk - all complement of my old and ailing iPhone (hence the horrible resolution), which for some reason has now decided to record tiny tinee panos so I've had to trash those. 










So, how was your week? Link up your posts and share!



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