Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Fun Filled Family Reunion...

We had a family reunion Saturday in Muskegon and the kids had a ball in the pool all day. They were wiped out by the time that we left and everyone crashed on the way home.
Here are a couple of Chunk and Ava. Holden was too fast for me and kept going under water when I tried to get one of him. Typical 7 year old behavior.

Monday, July 23, 2007

My Family...Beautiful Sunset Silhouettes....

OK so this is the story......my mom wanted a family pic of all of us...my sister and I and our husbands and all of our kids. Well me being the way that I am I did NOT want to do a traditional family "cheese" shot. It is just not my style. So between my mom and I we had this idea of doing a casual shot all of us in red shirts to set off the red light house.....well we got there and it was still soooo bright so we hung out for a bit and then decided it was time to attempt this....we got down to the water and I started to set up my tripod and equipment...which by the way was real fun with an 85 lens....I ran my butt off trying to make it into the shot before the timer went off smile.gif anyways as the sun started to set I decided to see how a silhouette would look.....I got everyone all positioned and snapped and had my mom come back and take a look....she loved it so we totally changed what we were going to do and did the family shot as a silhouette instead.
After we were done with the family one I decided to mess around and see if I could get individual families....you know I am the tilt queen and it has become a huge part of my style so I of course wanted to incorporate it into these. I'm not sure if it is working with the lighthouse.... also wish the one of Kyle holding the 2 girls was a bit better. Eve is too close to him and blends into him but oh well like I said it was just a quick "let's try to get some while the kids aren't screaming thing" I'm sure you all know how that is smile.gif At least my 3 decided to cooperate for 2 seconds smile.gif
Seriously the sun set was so gorgeous. We were so lucky to have a beautiful night!

All of us

Miss Ava doing her thing...
My 3 little monsters

My mom and dad

My sister and her husband and 2 girls

Jess and Chunk love the sun flare!!!

Kyle and the girls...too sweet

Ava again...

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

I Want To Take Pictures Mama...

Every once in a while when Ava has nothing better to do she decides that she wants to take pictures....yes, it is rare but it does happen. These days she is too busy playing from sun up until sun down with the million neighbor kids that seem to gather at my house 24/7...
Here are some from the highlight of my day......literally :)

Love this one....check out that supermodel/DIVA look

And then this one too...
And this was her 15 minutes later.....see too busy again......
Catching frogs from our pond....I swear sometimes I think she plays with the boys too much :)

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Just A Snapshot...

But sometimes those are the best.......Did I just say that??
I just love this picture of all of the kids. For those of you who don't know. These are my 3 and my sister's 2 girls. They are more like 5 brothers and sisters than cousins. They see each other on a daily basis. My sister took this yesterday when she was watching the kids for Jess and I while we had an appointment in Grand Rapids. I was so surprised because she NEVER takes any pictures unlike me who always has the camera glued in my hand.
Anyway I thought some of you may enjoy these...... the essence of pure childhood. Hair all a mess and food all over their faces. It doesn't get any better than that :)
Oh and look at Chunk sitting there next to Holden.....he looks like a little "mini-me"......he looks so much like Holden it is scary sometimes.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Check Out This Little Hottie....

Don't you just love his do?!?!? He was the most well behaved 2 year old that I have seen in a while!! A oh so cute! What a dream!!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

And The Winner Is....

CONGRATULATIONS to "Miss A"........with a total of 381 votes she is the winner of the spring 2007 best/favorite picture contest. I hope you love the 16x20!

Monday, July 09, 2007

Last Chance To Vote...

Voting on the spring 2007 contest ends today so make sure and get your last day of votes in today. The winner will be determined tonight.....GOOD LUCK to all!!!

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Oh To Be A Kid Again...

We went for a bike ride around the lake tonight and stopped by the park so that the kids could play. They love to play there. We had a good time, it was such a nice night. Chunk was throwing rocks or sand non stop.....as you can tell from most of the pictures. I swear we brought a whole sand box home with us!
And this is the one where he has the little devil look in his eyes....right before he catapults the rock at my head!

Don't you just love the rubbers?!?!?

Love this one.....reminds me of pure and innocent childhood.

And this is the "OK I've had enough of that camera in my face" look

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Something Different Today...

OK so I thought I would challenge my self and try some different stuff, other than live subjects. Yeah I was bored and my kids looked like rag a muffins from playing outside all day so I went out to my yard and grabbed my garden statue and decided it would make a good model. I must stay this type of photography is a little boring.....kids are so much more fun and wayyyy cuter like I said I thought I would challenge myself but a still subject really is no challenge, now a 2 year old.....that is a CHALLENGE!
If anyone would like any of these shots printed for framed art pieces just let me know. I can get you whatever you need. Any size available.