Friday Photo Journal, December 29, 2017

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Here we are on the doorstep of another New Year. It is baffling how quickly the time goes by. 2018 once felt like some abstract, distant, almost unfathomable space age era. Yet here I am. Odd isn't it, the way life weaves you through the struggles and triumphs of thousands of days, millions of minutes, billions of seconds, but when you look back it all seems to have passed as easily as fanning the pages of a book.

Christmas surely passed in a blink. We had a wonderful holiday filled with family gatherings, yummy food and an abundance of treats and gifts. I am so grateful for the love and companionship of family. We were especially blessed to be able to spend this holiday with my 102 year old grandmother as well. The memories we made were priceless, and I am so thankful that my children will have them to treasure for a lifetime.

How was your week?

I hope you had a wonderful week and a very happy holiday! Please link up your posts for the week below. I wish you a safe and joyful New Year full of blessings!


Friday Photo Journal, December 22, 2017

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Happy Friday all! I am still doing the mad dash toward Christmas. How about you? Lots of last minute shopping, wrapping and baking going on here. Whew! It has been fun to spend some time with the kiddos in the kitchen. I used to bake often, but not so much anymore, as I'm usually too busy with work. I managed to ruin some zucchini bread this week, but the Spritz, chocolate chip and S'mores cookies survived my haphazard ways in the kitchen. ;)

Nothing terribly creative to share this week. (I know, I know, I've been lazy this year.) I just snapped a few shots here and there of the kiddos and the hairy beasts. I'll try to find my get-up-and-go in the near future. Promise.

 What have you been up to? Link up your posts below and share!

Thank you fo visiting. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas/Holiday season!!


Friday Photo Journal, December 15, 2017

Friday, December 15, 2017

Happy Friday friends! Hard to believe we are only 2 weeks away from 2018! I remember being a kid and thinking how wild it would be to see the year 2000 - I don't think I could even fathom 2018 at that point. No one dreams of being in their 40s, ha ha.

I worked like a dog over the past week. My shooting schedule has slowed, thankfully! Only two more sessions this year - so far (the week of Christmas - New Years is usually busy with family sessions), but I hope to be able to take it easy this year! I am nearly finished editing my last wedding of 2017, woohoo! and I have only two sessions to edit after that. Then I am all caught up! After this weekend, I hope to be able to focus on baking, Christmas prepping and family time - it will be such a relief!!

We are on the tail end of our fall color here, so pics this week include some super exciting nature photography (sarcasm) and my super exciting home life (more sarcasm). What have you been up to?

Thank you for visiting! Please link up your posts from the week below. I hope you have a fabulous week!

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Friday Photo Journal, December 8, 2017

Friday, December 8, 2017

Happy Friday! The past week was a blur, spent mostly at my desk editing. The coming week will be much the same, including all weekend. But then things should slow down a bit and I cannot wait! I have been working 9-10 hour days sitting & editing 7 days a week to get galleries out and there isn't enough yoga or coffee in the universe to cure that, ha! (It's also the reason this post is late again - sorry!!) Chocolate helps. A little.

Anyway, enough of my boring existence, the few images I have to share are iPhone snaps from this week. At a recent session, I took a pic of the origami Christmas tree decorations at the botanical gardens. At another session, I accidentally happened upon my new favorite location to shoot. It looks a bit of a scraggly mess, but aside from the many sand spurs, it is a photographer's dream I tell ya.  Little Miss sang carols at church. (The indoor photos were terrible, as I was too far away, but you see her dressed up as she enters the church. She was super excited but we were late - also because of work, 😩 so she looks more worried than excited) . Lastly, I have enjoyed the glow of holiday lights while I toil away at my computer, so there is a photo or our tree.

I hope your week has been more fun & festive than my own. Please link up your posts from the week and have a wonderful weekend!


Friday Photo Journal, December 1, 2017

Friday, December 1, 2017

Happy December 1st! It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here. Well, we put the tree and indoor decorations up, but the outdoors still needs work. I have about 2% of my holiday shopping done, and zero baking and zero wrapping accomplished. Not much will happen this weekend either, as I have a 7 hour wedding to deliver, plus 5 galleries due and two sessions to shoot. Yikes. : /

This week's festivities included a belated birthday celebration for Dad, sibling shenanigans, cute cousins, holiday displays & advent, and an angel spotted in the clouds - all brought to you by iPhone. What have you been up to?

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Have a fantastic weekend!

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Friday Photo Journal, November 24, 2017

Friday, November 24, 2017

Happy Friday! I'm coming out of my Thanksgiving food coma and trying to motivate for a full weekend of work. I would much rather lay around watching Christmas movies and eating ginger snaps. Perhaps another cup of coffee will kick my rear in gear...

Anyway, we had a wonderful Thankgiving dinner, graciously hosted again by my sister and brother-in-law. Lots of bellies were filled with amazing treats and lots of happy memories were made. I look forward to it every year.  I hope you had a fantastic holiday as well!

How was your week? Are you hitting the stores for Black Friday deals? Visiting with family over the weekend? Whatever you do, make it awesome!
Thanks for visiting!


Friday Photo Journal, November 17, 2017

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Another week down already! This season has become a blur and it is only getting busier. I have a packed schedule for the next couple of weeks, and I'm afraid I'll blink and it will be Christmas!

This week was mostly work & homeschooling. No adventures or field trips, unfortunately. I just have a few random shots I've taken while waiting on clients at sessions. I am enjoying the fall color, but it isn't quite as vibrant this year as years past. How is your fall going?

I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Let the turkey day prepping begin!
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Friday Photo Journal, November 10, 2017

Friday, November 10, 2017

Happy Friday! This week has been chilly, windy and very autumnal. I love it! Trying to sneak outside as often as I can to enjoy it. 

Of course, this season brings lots of photo sessions and work, but I took my little cutie out for an impromptu session the other evening. We recently died her hair red with a vegan, semi-permanent, non-chemical dye and she loves it. I think it brings her sass up a notch, lol. She had fun just being a silly kid and I had fun capturing it. I wish I had her spunk, and at least half her energy! I'd take the hair too. :)

We also celebrated hubster's 40th birthday this week! 

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


Friday Photo Journal, November 3, 2017

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Happy Friday all! Can you believe it's November?! Ack, the holidays are sneaking up quickly! 

Like most of the U.S., we are currently up to our eyeballs in Halloween candy. So. Much. Sugar. My mom threw an awesome Halloween party for the kids last weekend (thanks Nana!!), and then, of course, they indulged in trick-or-treating on Tuesday. We are in sugar city. At least we have a few weeks to burn it all off before the next holiday feast, right? 

How was your week? 

What did you capture this week? Link up your posts below and have a great weekend!


Friday Photo Journal, October 27, 2017

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Hey there! Happy almost weekend. We've finally had a cool down this week and the leaves are turning. I'm excited that fall is finally here! I have had several weddings this month, so I haven't been out to shoot much otherwise, but I am looking forward to some fall sessions. I love this time of year!

Little Miss got roller skates for Christmas last year. She's finally getting the hang of it. 

I did go out with my girls one chilly evening for a few photos, but that didn't go so well, ha ha. This is what usually happens when I try to photograph my kids these days, sigh. (And don't even ask me what they are wearing.) It was so much easier when they were toddlers. 

What have you been up to? 
Thanks for visiting! Link up your posts from this week and have an awesome weekend! 


Friday Photo Journal, October 20, 2017

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Happy Friday friends! I hope you have had an awesome week. I apologize for skipping out last week. I worked like crazy all week and then went out of town to shoot a wedding. I ran out of time to get a post up before I left, and wifi was spotty and slow on our road trip. I eventually gave up. I'm sorry. :/

This week I have pics to share from our trip. We went to Charlottesville for a few days and I shot a wedding with a friend there. We thoroughly enjoyed the mountains and the weather was fantastic! We were able to explore Monticello, which we have been wanting to do for many years. We also spent some time exploring the campus at UVA. It was a great trip, I just wish we could have stayed longer. The mountains are SO gorgeous! Here are a few pics from our trip. My kids are super uncooperative with photos these days so no smiling family shots...

What have you been up to? Link up your posts below and have a great weekend!


Friday Photo Journal, October 6, 2017

Friday, October 6, 2017

Happy Friday! So this week was pretty much a bust as far as photos go. I spent most of the week dragging through editing marathons, prepping for a full month of weddings, sick for 6 days, and I sent my cameras off for much overdue sensor cleanings. Also, I'm way late posting this, so you know, #winningatlife as usual. Anyway, barely getting by is all I can manage some days, so here it is. Weekly highlights via iPhone -  me trying to rest and recover from strep with a pooch who has other plans hovering overhead and some Halloween shopping shenanigans. Exciting, I know.  I did edit and deliver 1242 images though.

How was your week?

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Friday Photo Journal, September 29, 2017

Friday, September 29, 2017

Happy weekend friends! It has been another week of nose to the grindstone here. Productive but painful. I have done nothing but spend just about every waking hour either working or tending to our sick crew. After a week of disinfecting, habitual hand-washing and pumping vitamins, I have finally succumbed to illness. I don't know that it's strep, which I had many times as a kid, or just some cold virus, but it's got me. Fortunately, I don't feel as poorly as my children seem to, at least not yet. I hope it passes quickly as I have a TON more editing due and several client appointments this weekend, including a sunrise session.

My images this week include a trip to Fort Monroe for a client session. Fort Monroe, named for James Monroe, was completed in 1836 and has seen such visitors as Abraham Lincoln and Edgar Allen Poe, Jefferson Davis & Franklin D. Roosevelt, among others. The fort was constructed during the War of 1812, but the site was "discovered" by the first settlers of Jamestown in 1607. It is a unique and interesting historic spot to say the least.

Other random shots include house-bound craziness and a beach pano. How was your week?

Thanks for visiting! Link up your posts and have a great weekend!

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