Posted on July 15, 2011
After visiting my dad (who happens to live too far away from us out in the country for our likes, but has the special benefit of passing through beautiful spots to play and take photos), we saw this gorgeous sun light washing over these fields filled with wildflowers and I knew we had to stop for some photos. I rarely go anywhere without my camera bag, always have the tripod in the car and just happened to be wearing decent clothes (who cares that I hadn?t even brushed my hair that morning, and had been wearing those clothes for two days in a row??).
Time is just flying by as these girls pass through their babyhood and kindergarten years at a speed that makes me dizzy and left wondering how they grew so big so quickly. And I just want to stop time and soak it all in. My baby girl turns one next week – ONE! I just can’t believe it. The moments playing and spinning in the grass, nursing my baby with the summer sun warming us, walking hand in hand down the path with my husband as we watch our little girls play in front of us – both of us still in shock that we, in fact, have two kiddos (do you ever feel like you are just a kid playing grown up some days and wonder how the heck time flew by so quickly?). Oh, just treasure these moments! I’m a little sentimental today … so please forgive me for the personal post if it’s not your thing! :)
And, yes, Scott was there too but didn’t get in many of the photos for once … some shots of me and the girls were taken with the tripod and remote, and a few of the nursing shots were my “voice command walking tripod.” I get all the settings right, point the camera in exactly the right spot for the composition I want and then yell, “Do NOT move and do NOT touch any of my settings …” Then I get into place and yell back at the walking, voice command tripod (aka, my sweet and tolerant husband), “Okay, now!” LOL! Taken with a Nikon D700 and a 35mm 1.4G. Baby Eliza’s cute little tank and ruffle pants from my good friend, Ashley, at Lil Blue Boo – fabulously adorable girls clothes that are super comfy and realistic for playing and being a kid.
For those not digging the personal post, no worries … I have some fabulous tutorials and teaching posts coming next week for everyone! So, keep an eye on the site here and on our Facebook page for good things on the way – I’ve been hard at work behind the scenes!!