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The Weekly Dozen vol. 7

The Weekly Dozen vol. 7

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It’s been a while since the last installment of The Weekly Dozen, so it seems rather appropriate today. Following Thanksgiving, this weekend was all about starting to get ready for Christmas! (Insert cartwheels, excessive holiday music and exuberant jingle bells here.) We made gingerbread ornaments, baked Christmas cookies, tackled a bit of shopping and watched National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Yesterday we went on a little Christmas adventure, meeting up with B’s family at the Christmas tree farm to cut down …

The Weekly Dozen vol. 6

The Weekly Dozen vol. 6

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So it turns out I’m woefully behind at keeping up with The Weekly Dozen, something B made sure to point out to me. (He’s good like that, guys, what can I say?) Oops! While undeniably late, I’m still going to finish up, even if it takes me a bit longer than initially anticipated. Because this is all about trying to improve my photography, especially when it comes to non-styled shots, right? Right. Anyway, I digress. This weekend we were off …

The Weekly Dozen vol. 5

The Weekly Dozen vol. 5

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Um, has anyone noticed how poorly I’m doing at my own self-imposed photography challenge lately? Yeah, yeah. I know. Not that I haven’t been taking loads of photos, that much I have covered. But taking the time to edit and post them apparently has proven an entirely separate challenge. Ah well. Today I’m here to share a handful of photos from our recent camping trip a couple weekends ago. We had such an amazing time! The gist of the trip …

Recent Snippets

Recent Snippets

It dawned on me that it has been quite some time since I’ve shared any snippets with you a la Instagram! I try to be good about these things, I really do, it just seems that the weeks zip on by and before I know it it’s August and I haven’t shared any Instagram photos since, uh, April. Yup, that happened. So today I’m just keeping it short and sweet, sharing a handful of things I’ve been loving this summer.

McClure’s …

The Weekly Dozen vol. 3 + 4

The Weekly Dozen vol. 3 + 4

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It dawned on me late in the week last week that I totally flaked on getting last week’s images from The Weekly Dozen posted. Not cool! I do have to say though, this is why I am loving this little photography challenge! It’s keeping my accountable and keeping my camera close in hand at all times. So this week I’m sharing some of the images I took last week as well as a handful of my favorites from this past …

The Weekly Dozen vol. 2

The Weekly Dozen vol. 2

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Hey guys! I’m back with the second edition of The Weekly Dozen. I’ll be honest, this week I dropped the ball a bit. In between shooting for posts (like this one and this one) and a really hectic week in general, wandering around shooting photos didn’t happen very often. Then count in forgetting my camera at home when we took off for the lake last weekend (blasphemy, I know), and what remains is a whole bunch of random shots. I …

The Weekly Dozen vol. 1

The Weekly Dozen vol. 1

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In light of my recent upgrade to my camera gear, I’ve decided to start a new little photography challenge for myself as I get acquainted and really comfortable with my new camera. Anyone up for joining me for the challenge? Say yes, say yes! The challenge, which I am dubbing The Weekly Dozen, is pretty simple. Essentially, each week I’m going to commit to carrying my camera with me as often as possible and shooting as much as I can. …

A Summer Clam Bake

A Summer Clam Bake

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Over the long holiday weekend we indulged in one of my favorite summer past times – a clam bake! We kicked off the evening by steaming up a near half bushel of clams and served them up family style in big bowls lined up along the table. With individual cups filled …

And Today It’s Like Christmas in June!

And Today It’s Like Christmas in June!

When I mentioned my new purchase yesterday, I also promised I’d keep you posted on how I’m making out with my new gear. When making the decision on what camera to buy I read a ton of blog posts, did a lot of research, asked lots of questions of friends with higher end cameras, read countless reviews…you get the point! So for those of you who are have an interest in this kind of thing I thought I’d share a …

Bicycle Day Dreams

Bicycle Day Dreams

Every once in a while I see something so gorgeous it really just takes my breath away. This bicycle shoot (originally spied at Creature Comforts) is totally one of those things. From the colors to the stunning flowers to the long gauzy pink skirt of this dress, it has me dreaming about all things flowers and long bike rides in the park. Because it’s totally normal to want to bike ride in a dress fit for a princess, no? On …

My Travel Story: National Stationery Show 2013

My Travel Story: National Stationery Show 2013

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As my iPhone has become more and more attached to my hand in recent years (and I know you can relate), I’ve loved taking random off the cuff photos of the everyday. Especially when I’m traveling! Whether it’s a cocktail that’s so tasty I want to try and remember …

A Lake Arrowhead Engagement

A Lake Arrowhead Engagement

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I’m obsessed with spring and sunshine at the moment. I’m pretty sure there’s a good chance you are, too. So today this pretty engagement session shot in Lake Arrowhead, California by Stacey Ramsey just felt right. It’s woodsy and lovely and the light is so soft and pretty. Honestly, it makes me want to ditch the computer and go play outside where, even though it’s a touch chilly, the sun is shining bright. Of course it doesn’t hurt that Jessica and Jason …