Archive for July, 2010
In the ten days before this and the ten days after, I’ll log somewhere in the neighborhood of over 4,500 miles traveled…. while for some, it’s another day’s work :: my travel schedule usually isn’t so heavy, but I love to see new places, so it’s been really fun to break out of the norm a bit. But it also (hopefully) explains my lack of blog updates, for which I apologize…
And I don’t think I could have survived any of it without the following ::
Does everything that item #1 doesn’t. (which isn’t much!)
When I can’t get to my favorite studio, a wonderful yoga app works when I’m on the road. Yoga deserves its whole own Favorites post….
Unlined…and with a pocket for stashing receipts, ideas scrawled on scraps of paper, and drawings from the little man.
What’s the one thing you never travel without? C’mon, dish! We want to hear…
I looove, love, love photographing sessions at Loose Park in Kansas City. The variety of nooks and crannies, the awesome trees to climb, the ducks to feed. Oh, I could go on and on! It’s one of those eternally beautiful spaces, no matter the season — there’s just something about its year round charm that draws me again and again to photograph portraits there. Not to mention the amazing natural light filtering through the gigantic trees!
I had the wonderful opportunity to photograph this lovely family :: a connection from a session last fall at, believe it or not, the same location.
The Robinsons are the quintesenntial All-American family :: the son loves sports, the daughter dreams in pink, and as a busy, active family, they spend lots of time outdoors together. We had a wonderful, not-quite-too-hot Midwestern summer evening with a little kiss of breeze…
I loved the daughter’s sneaky giggle and beautiful eyes…she absolutely bubbles over with exuberance.
I loved the stories and secrets they share — how they make each other light up.
Moments like this between a daddy and his little girl are absolutely priceless…
Thank you, Robinsons — I loved celebrating this point in your life together as a family!
‘ello, Orange County.
Goodbye, Orange County.
My time here has been entirely too short…maybe next time we’ll get to hang out and play a little more! (but I also can’t wait to get home and hug my little man and hubs, too.)
I’ve talked a little bit about my obsession with typography….so it comes as no surprise how much I’m infatuated with printer’s type. The smell of dried up ink bits, the clink of the wooden blocks as the nestle together. Yup, it all spells L-O-V-E to me.
I’m fortunate to have amassed a fun collection of such from the newspaper; old photos in metal, headlines and words that we are fond of, and lots of initials. Lots of initials. I’ve found a few pieces on my own too, on treasure-hunting adventures, but they don’t have nearly the significance as the others. And a lovely Hamilton drawer to display them in totally takes the cake!
A while back one of my favorite furniture retailers made this…a coffee table made of type blocks. Hard to find, but I still think it’s cool.
I came across this the other day and found it incredibly thought-provoking.
How do you look at daily situations? What if you chose not to be overcome by them, but rather see the issue as an uplifting experience? I can think of a hundred ways this applies to my life — how about you? What would you do differently today, tomorrow, etc. using this as your mindset?
It’s time to put a fresh face on the mall display… so I made some cute little DIY pennants, added some fun summer touches and all new images to the window! Stop by if you’re in the area and check it out. Playful and bright, just like summer!
(photo by iPhone)
There are moments when you’re in the thick of everyday life :: Little Man, business, daily responsibilities. Trying to keep some resemblance of harmony (which, I know, is easier said than done some days. ). And then there are quiet moments where we collectively stop to breathe, where the balance of our little family seems so in proportion. It justifies why we do what we do. For moments like this…
Wishing you a weekend filled with quiet moments to stop, breathe, and share gratitude.