2.01.2011

Warning: Photo OVERLOAD! :)

Goodness Sakes it seems like it's been years since I've been here!
But I have been pretty busy. I had two couple's shoots this past Saturday.
It was around 54 degrees that day which was AWESOME 'shooting' weather!
So I asked if anyone would like to get some portraits taken the night before and had a couple of takers!
So Sunday we spent the day visiting my husband's Mom and then YESTERDAY we finally got our last tax form and went and filed last night! YAY!
So we're pretty tired from the running and happy to have the whole tax hurdle cleared!
ANYWAYS I'm going to catch up on my link-ups while at the same time sharing some of my favorite photos from the weekend sessions!

Perceptive Perspective
Winter Fun
Me and my boy!
We've been doing a lot of 'exploring' lately. There was no exception for the weekend since we decided to go on a 'nature walk' after our 5 inches of snow had (almost) melted. As you can see there was still some patches hangin on behind me and my son. We had tons of fun walking through this swampy forest. We all had our waterproof boots on and it was pure adventure for Dillon..he was in awe. We went as far as we could without being knee deep in water and came back but it was so much fun! I decided to use this photo to represent our fun as a family and hope to have many more adventures this year! Also entering in Paper Heart Camera's theme, Brown..Dillon's brown hoodie, my brown hair and the brown all behind us!
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Trendy Treehouse, Shadows!

During my first shoot the couple wanted to do that pose where you lay down head to head. Since the sun was workin it's warming magic I didn't want them laying under the blasting blinding beams of the sun so we found a shaded place where the tree's shadows allowed them to lay there and pose comfortably. I had two I loved so I'll share the other one too:

I love her eyes in this one. Beautiful!
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Happy Monday, Sunrise & Sunsets
my hubby, his Mom and his sister
This was during our visit to my husband's Mom's. I had left the dock with my son (because do you know how nerve racking it is having a two year old who can't sit still on a dock!?!?!) so we went to more stable and dry land ;) I caught this of my husband, his Mom in the middle facing me and his sister still there talking. I love to see family together, it's sweet. I just wish the satellite dish wasn't in the shot but oh well..I still like it! The sun was in the process of setting (or in it's last hour) when I shot this :)
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Sweet shot Tuesday
Kissing Sequence
Seriously, is there anything sweeter???!!!
Sweet Shot Day

Communal Global and Happiness Project



the long road

Happy customers make me happier than taking the photos...which I have a huge passion for! The first two photos are from the second couple of the day that day. I love their expressions and they loved their photos so this would categorize in "happiness". I will share the rest of them at the end of this post if you're interested! :-)
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Scripture & a Snapshot

I chose this combination because the limb I took a photo of was kind've falling apart from so much rain and moisture. So this verse is kind've an uplifter when you're down or dreary or afraid of anything and yourself. I love this verse, what is there to fear when you have God?


Okay so here are the rest of the photos from my sessions Saturday:

This was one of my favorite shots/poses. So I am using it for most of my Wednesday linkups! I am using this photo as my entry into Joni's my Funny Valentine Challenge over at her blog, Six Cherries on Top! For the cutest couple contest!
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Wordish Wednesday
Shibley Smiles reviews and giveawaysLive and Love...Out Loud
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Couple's Collage
I had so much fun with both these couples and I can't wait to get out and do more! I hope I didn't overload you on photos! You may see these again in the future...but I hope you'll still come back!

Oh and lastly but CERTAINLY not leastly I received a recognition for two of my photos! One was by Trenday Treehouse for my overlay shot last week and the other was for my entry into Live Every Moment's them, Anything. I received top three in LEM's and a favorite for Trendy Treehouse! Here are my honorable buttons:
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You have to vote for the #1 photo in LEM's challenge and I hate asking for favors but if you would go to her blog by clicking HERE I would be most thankful to you!

Lastly (I promise!) I received a bloggy award from THREE people..it's an honor for me to receive all these things in a short period of time, it really is! I am overwhelmed with joy for everything you guys do and I appreciate you all! For this award I'm supposed to mention the award-ers, tell you 7 things about myself and pass it along to 15 bloggers. Well I find it hard to choose between bloggers to share it with so I want to share it with ALL of you guys. You're the reason why I blog so you deserve an award everyday! As for the three lovely people who shared it with me, the are Jesslyn Amber, Melissa from Love & Life and Tiffany from They Call Me Mama. Go check them out, they're a great read and look! Thanks you guys and have an awesome week!

24 Lovely Reader(s) Said:

My Photographic Eye by Irela said...

Natalie....Photos are gorgeous. (and I voted at LEM for you) :)

MarieElizabeth said...

These are fabulous! The head-to-head and umbrella shots are my favorite. I bet your couples were really happy with the results.

Sheri said...

Really beautiful shots!

Buckeroomama said...

Wowza! What a wonderful series of shots. :)

Angel said...

I just adore your blog! Consider yourself one follower richer! Your photography is so super cute!
~Angel @livinginaperrytale.com

Ashley Sisk said...

All of these pictures are so beautiful.

black tag diaries said...

love your sunset picture... and that shot of the couple under the umbrella is just adorable!

Hollie said...

Beautiful!!

Kristi {at} Live and Love...Out Loud said...

Wonderful photos! I love the ones of the couple lying under the shade of the tree. So pretty! :)

Life with Kaishon said...

Natalie, you did such a great job on both of these shoots! I really loved the picture of the faces together on the pretty paver stones. Lovely. Also : ) I laughed about the dock and the 2 year old..that would make me nervous too!

love and life ♥ said...

These photos are all absolutely stunning. You're so talented. I love the one of you & your little man =) The sweet shot is SO cool! xx

Photo Freak said...

there are some remarkable ones. Good job!

Tiffany said...

good job. I love the photos and edits I love that kind of edit. it makes it look smooth and natural and pop too. :-) thanks for mentioning me!

Rocio Esmeralda said...

wow they all of ur pictures are full of love...♥
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stopping from the communal global =)

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Lovely photos. You captured the love well.

~ Noelle said...

great shots
love the one with the umbrella!!!!

Kristy said...

These are so great! I love your poses!

Marla said...

These are great pictures. Your couples shots are all so creative. :)

Marla @ www.blueskiesphotoblog.com

Allie said...

Lovely pictures! Thanks for linking up to Happy Monday! :)

kbreints said...

Once again... that umbrella shot is so darling!

The Clip Cafe said...

So many nice ones i can't pick a fave!!

Michelle said...

Wow, girlie!! You got so many awesome shots up there I lost count of which ones were favs -- most of them were! lol!

Great job on your client shots, love the action in the sweet shot (well, you know what I mean! lol), *love* the verse you picked out for scripture & snapshot, love the first one of you and your baby! What a fun adventure!

Have a great night!

Shannon said...

So adorable! Thanks for entering and good luck! I'm jealous that I can't enter...so many great prizes!

Shannon

Webbisodes
http://ourgatorzone.blogspot.com

Coastalpines said...

Your photos are amazing and I love the umbrella pic!

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