A cookout, some outdoor play with the girls (including breaking out the bounce house and pink play sand), more playing with the rental lens, and some time to rejuvenate were my Mother’s Day. I’m a lucky gal. As I was editing these photos, it struck me that I didn’t choose any photos of myself for… Read More Mother’s Day
The Captain and I don’t do much in the way of material things for holidays (including birthdays)…we stopped doing cards and flowers and trinkets before the kids were even born. What we do like to do is do “birthday weekends” or Mother’s and Father’s Day weekends. The entire weekend belongs to the person of honor.… Read More Mother’s Day Saturday
More testing out the trusty old 50mm f/1.4D lens after The Captain fixed its extreme back focus issues with my Nikon D7000. I can’t even begin to say how thrilled I am to have this lens functioning again. I haven’t used it for almost two and a half years! My girls are more than happy… Read More Sunny morning play.
I am loving this black and white edit lately…it is a bit out of my norm, but I think I may start using it more often. The Captain fixed some focusing issues with some of my lenses tonight, and he grabbed Miss Pumpkin as a test model after she ventured into the office to see… Read More Strike a Pose
What turned out as an innocent bit of fun with a box of cornstarch and a can of shaving cream turned into the mess of the century on our back porch. Thank goodness I did this outside! The girls both smelled like someone’s grandfather…I used cheap Equate brand shaving cream, as I was not about… Read More “Fluffy Stuff” – Cornstarch and Shaving Cream
Whoa, is it really Spring? Where did the sunshine go? The forecast for today called for 65 and partly cloudy; totally doable for this family. But when we ventured out to the Fort Mill Strawberry Festival on Saturday, it was a brisk 51 degrees and windy. Our girls weren’t dressed appropriately at all…they really should… Read More Fort Mill Strawberry Festival
We picked a lot of strawberries this past weekend, and I was dreading them going bad in the refrigerator, since we weren’t eating them fast enough. I think we had like…$18 worth of you-pick strawberries? I thought about making some jam or some jelly, but didn’t have glass jars on hand. I decided to make… Read More RECIPE: Fresh Strawberry Pie with Homemade Whipped Cream
Crossposted from my Jenny Hooks Photography blog. :) Last Fall, I discovered a beautiful gem of a location called The Ivy Place, just a few minutes from my house. Just 15 miles south of the bustling Ballantyne area of Charlotte in Lancaster, SC, it is tucked away from the world, but easy to find and… Read More Picking Strawberries at The Ivy Place