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Portraits of my kids | every week in 2015

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1. Getting into brother’s books. Always.

2.¬†A two-fer, cause I¬†just couldn’t decide. Standing behind the side-table to hide from / watch a show.

3. Much of the time I see the oldest during the week looks like this. He works hard and it pays off.

Lumberjack Paul 2015-1151 red barn - weeks 5 and 6-1396 red barn - weeks 5 and 6-1756Bonus 3|52, 4|52, and 5|52 of newest babe Williams


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Super Star

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dear son-2

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mom and dad-2

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Any day that starts and ends with cupcakes is alright in¬†this boy’s¬†book. I guess that’s probably true for most of us! We had such a blast making¬†our little star’s day¬†super special. Woke him up¬†for star French toast with star candles and singing.¬† Stars hung from every surface and poked out of every cupcake, but he shone¬†the brightest of them all!¬†Just check out those smiles! Of course there were a few tears (would it really be a third birthday without them?), but dad was there to wipe them away. And it¬†wasn’t long before¬†he was¬†flying off to be super again. Remembering this day our son turned three, and loving how every. single. picture. turned out.¬† The expressions captured and close moments with family–priceless.


Super Star

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2. Right after asking me how much the lensbaby lens I want costs. Said he’d save his allowance for it. It would only take him a year he says¬†(it would really take him two–I misquoted). This was a few days before my birthday so I knew where his heart was. I of course told him to save his money for something he wanted, but it blessed my momma heart so. I love our conversations over homework (most days)¬†;o)

3. cars cars cars

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Lumberjack P-Mack

Lumberjack Paul 2015-0983 Lumberjack Paul 2015-0991 Lumberjack Paul 2015-0998 Lumberjack Paul 2015-0999 Lumberjack Paul 2015-1001 Lumberjack Paul 2015-1027 Lumberjack Paul 2015-1044 Lumberjack Paul 2015-1045 Lumberjack Paul 2015-1064 Lumberjack Paul 2015-1058 Lumberjack Paul 2015-1071 Lumberjack Paul 2015-1076What I am loving most about this 52 week portrait project is that it makes me go shoot. I am pulling out my camera almost every day. It sparks creativity for me too and gets the creative juices flowing.

I had a vision this¬†day¬†that involved a cute little dilapidated red barn just down the¬†road from where I drop¬†the middle little for pre-school.¬†That was until it was super sunny this day, and the location requires¬†an overcast sky in the morning or it’s in full sun.¬†The only day this entire winter I actually hoped for overcast skies! That barn will still make it into the 52 project somehow, but this day we headed home¬†and¬†went¬†into our own back-yard to do P-Mackey’s portrait for the week. There¬†I found the¬†most delicious flare¬†by our neighbor’s fence! I am a sucker for flare. Lots of photographers will¬†go to various measures to avoid it, but I go through various measures to incorporate it into my work.¬†Every chance I get. What was going to¬†be an addition to Paul’s 52 portraits turned into a sunny spread all to himself!

Also, it looks like our Sequoia tree may¬†survive the¬†winter after all. Oh how¬†we hope “Admiral Ackbar” sees many more winters.

Lumberjack P-Mack