Archive for February, 2011

It’s Friday again…the weeks sure do go by quickly.  The theme for this week’s photographic journey is new/beginnings. Whenever I think of the word newand fresh beginnings, I see the color white in my head…a blank slate, the absence of color. While I was at the grocery store this week, I visited the floral department (as I always do…it’s an addiction) to see if there were any unusual flowers available and I happened upon these beautiful  white hyacinths. One smell and I was immediately  transported to spring and Easter mass. For me, spring is definitely a sign of new beginnings, as life blooms and grows all around us. These beautiful flowers brightened my home this week and filled it with their beautiful springtime aromas. In turn, I have become hopeful for spring and new beginnings.

williamsville, ny personal photographer

To see how the wonderful photographer, Jennifer Carroll interpreted this prompt, visit her blog here.

I first met this sweet boy when he was a newborn, so it is hard to believe that now he is so alert and full of smiles and personality. I couldn’t get enough of his sweet face and those beautiful, big eyes!

grand island, ny baby photographer

Kristie & Joe, your sweet boy is just precious! I hope you enjoy this little preview of our time together and I’ll be in touch real soon.

The theme for this week’s photography challenge on our 52-week journey, is appropriately titled, love, having just celebrated Valentine’s Day. My photo demonstrates the love that exists between brothers.  My middle son was home most of this week battling a flu-like virus, so he and his baby brother spent lots of time together. It is so sweet to witness the pure love and worship-like adoration a younger brother has for his older brother. Jack just adores Luke and follows him around wanting to be just like him. I loved this moment because Luke was reading a favorite book to Jack and it was just perfect. These are the moments that I am so grateful to have my camera close by. It’s the closest I can ever get to stopping time…even if for a brief moment.

williamsville, ny childrens photographer

You can hop on over to Jenn’s blog to see the love she captured with her camera.

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 14, 2011

Hope your day is filled with love and happiness.

love is all you need blog

The prompt for this week’s photography challenge was the word, motion(s). It really had me stumped, but my fellow photographers rescued me and gave me lots of great suggestions. I think because we have had record low temperatures here and really haven’t been outside much, the notion of running, jumping, etc. (all things involving motion) had vanished from my mind. However, as you know, we have a new puppy who loves to run and chase so we let her run and chase the boys in the house.  She loves it and has so much fun!  Now this photo is not technically sound…it is out of focus and crooked, but it definitely shows the kind of motion that happens in our home…fun times for the puppy and the boys!


Now you can head on over to Jennifer’s blog and check out her take on motion.

Have a beautiful day!

williamsville ny inspirational photographer

I am really enjoying this personal photography journey I am taking with 17 fellow photographers. I like the push and motivation it gives me to think and contemplate my image for each week’s prompt. This week was a bit tough for me. The prompt was signs. I initially thought of street signs, store signs, sign language, the peace sign, etc. but I just couldn’t formulate an idea of an image I wanted to take. Then I talked to my mom on the phone from Florida on my son Luke’s birthday and my mom was crying and having a bad day…she is homesick. She lives in Florida for the winter with her husband and struggles with the fact that all of her 6 children and 7 grandchildren are back here in Western New York. I felt so sorry for her and our conversation weighed heavily on my heart. So I decided to take the literal meaning of the word sign and photograph my boys with a sign for Grandma. The boys had a snow day on Wednesday, so it was the perfect opportunity to get them together and snap a photo for Grandma and my photography challenge. We will send this to Grandma for Valentine’s day…I think it will cheer her up!

signs blog

I am really looking forward to visiting all the other blogs in this circle and see what each of them photographed for signs. I hope you can too; you can start by checking out Jenn’s blog.