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It’s been awhile since I photographed the L Twins, but somehow I have overlooked blogging this shoot!

I met Hadley and Kellan when they were just days old, and they were the most amazing little babies to photograph.  I saw them again at 6 months, and now 12 months!  They are such an amazing pair.  Completely comfortable with each other.  I think it’s so fun to see a brother and sister interact with each other the way these two do, and I wonder what they will be like as they get older.

Of course, at this age, they were also up for the “divide and conquer” approach, as they very much ran in opposite directions!

But nothing brings family together like chocolate cake!  Here they displayed some very independent characteristics, as Kellan dove right in up to his knuckles in chocolate, and Hadley took a very dainty approach.

Too cute!!!!  Thanks for trusting me with your memories, L Family!!!  Hope to see you again soon!

Love,

 

Christine

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In the spirit of reviving my poor, neglected blog, I have joined a small group of photographers in the undertaking of a monthly photo challenge for the year of 2012. For each month, a color theme has been designated, and on the 26th of that month, every photographer in the group will post their themed images.  Instead of being presented with only my perspective of that month’s theme, you are presented with the perspective of the entire group, as at the bottom of our posts, we link to the next person in our circle of photographers, so that if you choose, you can keep clicking and see our very different visions of the same theme! Fun, right?

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The theme for May is Blue and/or Yellow.  I thought these colors would be easy.  After all, I have 3 boys, so surely it must be easier to find a little blue or yellow in my daily life than purple or pink, right?  Not so much!

Luckily, I snapped this little gem during a family shoot this month.  It is my hands-down favorite image of the shoot, mostly due to the pure joy emanating from this adorable little boy.  By coincidence, it happens to feature some yellow sunlight filtering through the trees, as well as blue denim:

And, last Tuesday was my soon-to-be 5-year-old’s last day of preschool.  Graduation, if you will.  We took a field trip to a local farm that was fully functional.  It was a swelteringly hot day, completely cloudless out in the fields, and I happened to look up and see this beautiful red barn contrasting the pure blue sky:

And there you have it! Next month’s theme is Pastel Rainbow! Subscribe to my blog to get instant notifications of future posts, and comments are very welcome! Keep the circle going! Check out the next photographer in the circle, Connie Dillon,  and her interpretation of this month’s challenge:  http://cdillonphotography.blogspot.com

Love,

Christine

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In the spirit of reviving my poor, neglected blog, I have joined a small group of photographers in the undertaking of a monthly photo challenge for the year of 2012. For each month, a color theme has been designated, and on the 26th of that month, every photographer in the group will post their themed images.  Instead of being presented with only my perspective of that month’s theme, you are presented with the perspective of the entire group, as at the bottom of our posts, we link to the next person in our circle of photographers, so that if you choose, you can keep clicking and see our very different visions of the same theme! Fun, right?

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The theme for April is Purple and/or Pink.  For these colors, I had Easter in mind.  When it comes to decorating Easter eggs, I’m usually a helicopter parent, because my table has deep grooves running down it, where liquids will become embedded and won’t come out.  This year, I wanted them to be a bit more independent, so for the first time, I got my kids a dye they could use themselves without possibly ruining my kitchen table – roll-on dye!  I set them up with newspaper, dye, and rollers, and just let them go while I stood back and photographed the event.

This is my favorite image with “Purple and/or Pink” in it – my 4 year old’s brightly, if sparsely, dyed egg.

And there you have it! Next month’s theme is Yellow and/or Blue! Subscribe to my blog to get instant notifications of future posts, and comments are very welcome! Keep the circle going! Check out the next photographer in the circle, Connie Dillon,  and her interpretation of this month’s challenge:  http://cdillonphotography.blogspot.com

Love,

Christine

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In the spirit of reviving my poor, neglected blog, I have joined a small group of photographers in the undertaking of a monthly photo challenge for the year of 2012. For each month, a color theme has been designated, and on the 26th of that month, every photographer in the group will post their themed images.  Instead of being presented with only my perspective of that month’s theme, you are presented with the perspective of the entire group, as at the bottom of our posts, we link to the next person in our circle of photographers, so that if you choose, you can keep clicking and see our very different visions of the same theme! Fun, right?

The theme for March is Green and/or Gold. All month long, I planned for my photo opportunity to be on St. Patrick’s Day, when there was an MMA event I was supposed to photograph.  Unfortunately it was postponed at the last minute, until April!  Fortunately, just after that, it began to warm right up here in Minnesota.  Very unusual for March!  Highs of 80′s followed by lots of rain made things green up quick, so the kids and I ventured out in search of green and gold, or just green, and we found a lot of it.

Of all of the photos I took that day, this is my favorite.  The sun was hitting the tree just right, and the texture was amazing.  I cranked my aperture shut as tight as it would go, to get the most depth and detail, and this is what I came up with!  Enjoy!

And there you have it! Next month’s theme is Purple and/or Pink! Subscribe to my blog to get instant notifications of future posts, and comments are very welcome! Keep the circle going! Check out the next photographer in the circle, Connie Dillon, and her interpretation of this month’s challenge: http://cdillonphotography.blogspot.com

Love,

Christine

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In the spirit of reviving my poor, neglected blog, I have joined a small group of photographers in the undertaking of a monthly photo challenge for the year of 2012. For each month, a color theme has been designated, and on the 26th of that month, every photographer in the group will post their themed images.  Instead of being presented with only my perspective of that month’s theme, you are presented with the perspective of the entire group, as at the bottom of our posts, we link to the next person in our circle of photographers, so that if you choose, you can keep clicking and see our very different visions of the same theme! Fun, right?

The theme for February is “Pink and/or Red”.  As a mother of 3 boys, and not a very girly woman myself, I was having a LOT of trouble envisioning just what I was going to use for this month!  But of course, Valentine’s Day rolled around, and I was presented with two opportunities.

The first, I made for myself. Recently, I’ve gone Dairy Free and High Fructose Corn Syrup Free due to intolerance, but I struggle with my sweet tooth.  Much of the things I want, I can no longer have, obviously.  On holidays when candy and sweets are everywhere, I find myself feeling very deprived.  I’ve been experimenting with “DF Ice Cream” and “DF Brownie” recipes, and on Valentine’s Day, whipped up some DF Ice Cream and Brownies for my boys and myself.  Simple, easy, and VERY low fat/low calorie (in fact, the brownie is about 61 calories).  The ice cream?  Easy as freezing fruit and then running it through the food processor.  You can find the recipes on my new DF blog, www.wearedairyfree.wordpress.com.

Then, a day later, I was given a second opportunity to capture some serious pink cuteness. Upon picking my 4 year old up from preschool, I found his mouth caked with pink frosting as they’d had some leftover Valentine’s Day cookies as a snack.  I’ve been trying to sneak in a photo shoot to get some new photos on my wall, but as soon as I planned the time and wardrobe, Will promptly gave himself a black eye, which has taken so long to heal, that he then needed a hair cut as I could barely see his eyes.  But…  honestly, one of the photos from this shoot might just have to go on my wall, because this IS him.  He is a silly, crazy, kooky, fun little boy with insane imagination.  Here he is with his pink cookie lips.

And there you have it! Next month’s theme is Green and/or Yellow/Gold! Subscribe to my blog to get instant notifications of future posts, and comments are very welcome! Keep the circle going! Check out the next photographer in the circle, Connie Dillon, and her interpretation of this month’s challenge: http://cdillonphotography.blogspot.com

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