Thursday, July 30, 2009

Birth Announcement!!!

with guest photographer: Phillip Thomas

yes, another one... the funny thing about having a big family is that when the next generation starts to arrive, it seems to be one of those exponentially growing things. So I have a new nephew! My brother, Phil, & his wife, Michelle, have definitely been working toward this for a long time so congrats to them both!

Caleb Riley Thomas
born: July 26th, 4:41 pm
Weight: 7 lbs 4.4 oz.
Length: 20 inches

Sadly, I haven't been able to meet him in person yet since they live in another state though it will happen soon. But here's just a few of the hundreds of pictures my besotted brother has taken.

Can't wait to come for a visit Little Monkey!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Scavenger Hunt Week 5 (plus some catch up)

I have missed a couple weeks of posting the scavenger hunt assignments - but I was taking the pictures. So I'll give you Week 5 and the extras but then catch you up with the final selections I used for Weeks 3-4.

Week 5 assignment was Color - focus on a single color in an artistic way. I chose one from the inside of a slide at a local park - I loved the light, color and shape!

Here's the ones I debated and didn't use:

and the quick catch up on the previous weeks:

Week 4 - People at Work

Week 3 - Isolated

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Toddler Photoshoot

The process of getting some fun, unique and portrait quality shots of a two-year-old can be traumatic for everyone involved sometimes. So, when my sister-in-law wanted to get some shots of my nephew, Matthew, we decided to find some environments that he would find fun and be encouraged to act more naturally despite having a camera pointed at him all the time.

A local park in June provided a fantastic background for Stage 1 - we still have some ideas for an indoor shoot that we haven't done yet.

Out of all the shots, I think this one was my favorite:

But here is a collection of all the good ones - in my opinion at least.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Summer Scavenger Hunt Week 2

This week's theme was Round Things. The fact that it included the 4th of July meant that there were some fun opportunities.

Here's what I went with:

And like last week, I had some extras that I liked but did not choose: