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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Joy of Love

Trying to catch up on Joy of Love (now that it's over, oops)! I missed a few of the prompts and someday I will go back and complete them. I also hope to go back and edit all of the photos from the month once I get some new software (these are all still SOOC).

Joy of Love
Day 14
Wedding Bands
1/50 F5.6 ISo800

Day 15
Ava giving Daisy a big kiss! 
1/50 F5 ISO800

Day 16
Together (self portrait)
Eeek! The shadows are way harsh in this. But it is SOOC and I do plan on trying to fix it up a bit someday. Anyway, here we are!

Day 17
Staying In
This is one of Ava's favorite things to do on those days where we stay home (and sit around in pj's) all day! 
1/30 F4.5 ISO1600

Day 18
Going Out
Fail :(

Day 19
When They're Gone
Fail :(

Day 20
When They're Home
There's always mess! 
1/50 F4.5 ISO800

Day 21
Ava's cute, chubby hands. I cut up her grapes for lunch. She spent almost her whole time at the table trying to "fit" them back together. 
1/125 F5.6 ISO1600

Day 22
Face (portrait)
1/50 F4.5 ISO1600
Day 23
Facebook Picture
Ava at 1 month
Shot in automatic 

Day 24
Where you Fell in Love
Fail :(

Day 25
When you Love them the Most
When they are truly happy!
1/800 F5.6 ISO800

Day 26
Fail :(

Day 27
What They Say
Ava's newest fav sentence is "I do it by I self"! Haha! Here she is trying to pour paint into a bottle (for a recent craft project) by herself! 
1/100 F5.6 ISO1600
Day 28
The Future
I hope that you always remember that you are smart, funny, and oh so beautiful! You can accomplish whatever you set your mind to and I know the future will bring great things for you.
1/80 F5.6 ISO1600

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Joy of Love

Joy of Love 
Day 8
Gift from the Heart
Photo of our dog, Lucy. Demonstrating her never-ending gift of love by waiting at the front door for her daddy.
1/15 F4.5 ISO1600

Joy of Love 
Day 9
Passions and Hobbies
Ava's hobby: playing.
1/80 F5.6 ISO1600

Joy of Love 
Day 10
Space Where they are Comfortable
The couch of course!
1/25 F5.6 ISO1600

Joy of Love 
Day 11
Our cat, Lilly looking out the window. Dreaming of outdoor wonders!
1/125 F5.6 ISO1600 

Joy of Love 
Day 12
The Eyes 
Ava's beautiful, blue eyes!
1/125 F5.6 ISO1600

Joy of Love 
Day 13
Brushing her teeth!
1/100 F5.0 ISO1600

Monday, February 7, 2011

Joy of Love

Joy of Love
Day 7

We are a military family stuck in Germany all alone! :( So I decided to photograph Ava holding pictures of both sets of grandparents. She really just wanted to stare at the photos and she was holding them at such an angle that they couldn't be seen in my pic. So, I decided to take them out of the frame. This is a picture of Ava and her maternal grandparents (it's one of my favorites)!

1/100 F9.0 ISO800

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Joy of Love

Joy of Love
Day 6
What They Love

My daughter's lovey, appropriately named "blanket"!
1/60 F4.5 ISO1600

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Joy of Love

Joy of Love
Day 5
Love to Hate

Love to hate....hmm
I am not sure that I hate anything about any of my loved ones, but there are plenty of little things that may or may not cause my eye to uncontrollably twitch on a regular basis! hehe

Like water bottles. My husband drinks so much water (good thing). Most of the time he uses a refillable thermos (another good thing). But there are plenty of times a day when he winds up drinking from a regular water bottle (don't worry, we recycle). These bottles always end up strewn around the house for me to pick up (bad thing). When I staged this shot my husband laughed and asked if I thought this was a bit of an exaggeration (the amount of bottles). Well sure, maybe for one sitting but not for an entire day! I can't really complain, at least he's being health conscience!  

1/13 F5.6 ISO1600 

Friday, February 4, 2011

Joy of Love

Joy of Love
Day 3
Then and Now

Then: March 2008 Kerry and I on our honeymoon in the Bahamas (one of the many arm out, snap the pic, and hope you didn't cut off either persons head, shots)! Back then it was all about us!
Now: February 2011 We got pregnant with our daughter 1 month after the "then shot". Now our lives revolve around her and we wouldn't want it any other way (even if we do find it tricky to sneak in a kiss at playtime) :)

Now: 1/13  F5.6  ISO1600

Joy of Love
Day 4
What They Wear

Make-up (aka chapstick)! This kid loves the stuff. I guess when getting photographed, it is important to "put on your face" first! hehe
1/40  F5.6  ISO1600