Wednesday, October 31, 2012

wordless wednesday :: happy halloween ::

be sure to come back on Friday for the Trick or Treat perspectives photo challenge!!


Friday, October 26, 2012

perspectives photo challenge :: BIG & little ::


Every Friday, Maria-Isabel of Agape Love DesignsNatalie of When Shutters Click and I are happy to host an exciting photography challenge!

This week Natalie will not be participating because she is super busy... the girl is working like crazy!  We are so proud of her and totally understand why she needs a little break from the challenge!
Maria & I are happy to hold down the fort this week!

The concept is simple.
Each week we will choose a "theme" and on Friday, we ask that everyone link up {only} 3 photos representing that theme.  It's all about perspective & interpretation!

{If you don't have a blog, you can link to a flickr account, facebook album, etc. We just want to see your photos!!}

This week's theme is
BIG & little

I decided to do a little "mini-me" session with Ruby!
She picked out a dress from MY closet...
Oh, and she grabbed a pair of heels too!
Big {me & my clothes} & Little {her & my clothes}

Grab a button a spread the word & don't forget to follow your hosts!

Feel free to tweet using hash tags #Perspectives or #PerspectivesPhotoChallenge
as well as tag @mariagridley, @Mom2MandR, and @shuttersclick.

If you can't link up this week, that's okay!


Last but not least, every week, each host will choose & highlight their favorite photo from the linkup!
This is my fave from the 5 Senses linkup:

Trish only took 1 photo... but EVERY sense was represented.  I thought her perspectives was very clever!! Check out PhotosByPab... she's totally awesome!

Be sure to visit Maria's blog to see who she picked!!


Tuesday, October 23, 2012


Life has been BUSY around here.
My photography has been in demand... ha!
I've been doing a lot of family shoots, and actually did my first newborn session this past weekend...
and a family/10th wedding anniversary session the weekend before that...
The kids have been feeling very crafty lately too!
Of course, there are the obligatory feet shot I'm famous for... 
Ruby being so, so sassy in her Justin Bieber tee...
And me!
find me on instagram at mom2mandr

That IS my life lately.
What have you been up to!?
Don't forget to link up here to show us what you're carrying around in your purse, camera bag, etc!


and our weekly photo challenge is live until midnight tonight... check that out here!


Sunday, October 21, 2012

what's in your {camera} bag!?

I hope you'll join me this week in linking up

Please feel free to link up your purses, diaper bags, backpacks & suitcases too...
It's always fun to have a little peek inside what someone is lugging around with them all the time! 

First of all, I have to say that I LOVE my new CheekyLime camera bag! It's exactly the right size for me, and is so cute! It fits all my gear... and my personality!
Best part was that it didn't break the bank!  Seriously, you get a lot of bang for your buck with one of these bags!!

Then of course, is my trusty Canon Rebel T3 & my 50mm lens that I use all.the.time.
I have my other lenses nearby...

My Canon G10 Powershot, great "backup" camera, 
as well as my flash (Canon 270EX II)... which is new & I'm loving. It's just what a beginner like me needs!  Can't forget my battery charger, extra batteries (for the flash) and my extra memory cards & USB stick!

Of course, when I go on a shoot I also throw my wallet & phone in there too!  A pad of paper & pen, usually too!
Now it's your turn...

The linky will be open for a week!! I hope you'll stop by & give us a peek at what's in your bag!