September 24, 2015

The One Where It's FINALLY FALL!

Y'all. I LOVE fall photos.  As in pictures when people are falling AND pictures during this wonderful season which we have just entered.  Today when my little sister so kindly reminded me that the first day of fall was yesterday (how she knew as a six year old and I did not is beyond me), I got really excited.  Excited for long sleeves, sweatshirts, jackets, jeans, but especially for fall photos.  The colors are so beautiful, and people are more comfortable because they are not constantly sweating during sessions.  So in honor of the fall pictures to come, here are some pictures that I love from two super fun sessions from the past few years.

September 15, 2015

The One with a Decade of Pain

This year marks one decade of family trips up to Lake Gaston.  LKG has become a home away from home for all of us during the summer and is probably my mom's favorite place in the entire world. I have known that I would write about this past decade at the lake all week, but I did not know which angle to take yet as there are many.  But as I stressed through tests and papers this week, I knew I needed something to make me laugh, and so I needed this post to not contain any smiles.  You see, it is not always rainbows and sunshine out on the loch.  No, it is often riddled with pain, hurt, and screaming.  That's right, the lake can be painful, but most say that it is worth it.  Tubing has been tradition for almost every single caravan who has visited the lake house regardless of this pain.  Many different friends and family members have endured my mother's and brothers' boat driving skills, and almost all have survived.  So in order to celebrate one of the greatest tangible blessings in my life, I have compiled a group of the best tubing pictures that I have taken over the past ten years.

Disclaimer: The images you are about to see are not happy pictures.  These depict stories of pain and torture.  Look and laugh at your own risk.

September 3, 2015

The One with a Same Year's Resolution

When I started this website, I told myself that I would try to photograph and post once a week for me.  Regardless of whether anyone reads it or looks at it or likes it, I like to write, I like to photograph, I like to edit, so for me I wanted to do this.  At midnight on January first, I even made this my 2015 New Year's Resolution.  Yet here I am, realizing that I did not even come close.  Even when I do get to take pictures, I just do not have time to write and post them.  So now that I have literally no free time between work and school and the people I love, I find myself needing this.  Needing to post, needing something that is just me.  So here I am saying I am going to do it this time.   I am going to post once a week or AT LEAST every other week.  This time I am going to do this.  I am.  Or at least I am hopeful that I am.  Well, only time will tell.  But I am SWAMPED this week so this counts for this week's post.  I will be back here next week with a Labor Day post.
In honor of throwback Thursday (#tbt), here are some pictures that I took with my cute, little, purple point-and-shoot Kodak in the 00's which I found and edited this summer.