Do you recognize the location? It was my favorite spot for a few weeks... until the leaves fell and left a not-so-scenic spot. Until next fall...
We had fun at this shoot-- I even had a couple of my kids with me to help get some sweet smiles out of their cousin. I've found that strategic plan to pay off more than once!
I loved their colors with this. And can you believe the inspiration piece was sweet little one's red jacket that mom found at a thrift store? Amazing. Read more about her frugal finds on their blog here.
For this next fabulous fam I went scouting for a new location and found GOLD!!! My tunnel of trees. I fell in love with the locale and had fun making the pictures in my brain become a reality with this lovely family.
As big Coug fans, they wanted to encorporate their alma mater/employer into shots, but not with the obvious "everyone else does it" photo next to the cougar sculpture. I think the railroad tracks at the edge of the university suited them well.
My sweet niece was born in August and I was lucky enough to get to shoot her newborn shots. :) She was getting a bit "old" for the sleepy newborn shots, but we managed to get some pretty cute shots of her.
(But it's still a photo post... I sure hope you like looking at my photos!)
Have you heard of the Spokane Ag Expo?Yeah, I didn't figure you have. But I remember attending the show at an early age, and now I send my own kids with Dad and Grandpa.
It's the big event every year for local farmers. Products, networking, business, services, big equipment... and I found out this year, photography. When I heard about their photography contest, I knew one of the many great shots I've taken of my family's life on the farm should be entered. Up to 4 entries were possible, and I sent three of my photos in.
Whaddya know, I received an honorable mention for my favorite of the three! The top three entries got cash... but I get mentioned and a ribbon. :) Still an honor, for sure.
First shot: the Honorable Mention
Second and Third shots: My other entries
But also a challenge to myself-- I gotta shoot for the cash! Next year, I'll be entering again. I already have three new photos picked out. And that 4th entry? I plan on taking many more shots between now and then to pick another new entry.