Our Florida Winter: Photoshoot

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How has your week been? Mine has been good, but busy with school. I can’t wait for Christmas/New Year’s break! Do y’all like the Christmas “redesign” of the blog? It’s not as good as the regular one, because Mukta designed that one, but I like it. It’s fun to change things up! 

Anyway, today’s post is “winter” photography. If you could call it that… I’m a Florida gal, so our winter is basically the same as summer (except we kinda freak out at 65 degrees “It’s so cold! It’s going to snow!”- and yes, that is a real conversation). Plus the majority of these photos are of my cutesy little sis Em. Hey, I won’t complain if you won’t!

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I decided to split the post into two categories: nature/outside and Emily/sibs (my siblings). So…. let’s get started!

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I don’t really know why I took this photo (maybe it was a lighting test) but I actually kinda like how it came out. The quality isn’t great, but I like the different elements. The stones are so pretty, and I love the layering of the steps and the plant.

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This picture is weird… I like the detail of the cherry tree’s trunk, but the angle is really crazy… what do you think?

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There were a couple of tiny flowers by our sidewalk, so I tried to take a picture of them. Believe me, it’s harder than it looks! I was literally lying on the ground hoping that none of our neighbors were watching me… the things we do to get a picture!

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THIS PICTURE IS SO PRETTY. I literally have no idea why I like it so much… but I love the pine cone.  Plus we have some bokeh in the back… yaaaaaassssss!

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I can’t decide which I like better- the pine cone in focus or out of focus. In this picture, I really like how sharp and clean the grass is, plus I like the bokeh.

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BEHIND THE SCENES/// I moved the grass so I could focus on the pinecone… it was way harder than I thought! Steadying the camera was MUCH harder with only one hand…. plus I was lying on the ground.

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I don’t love this picture, but I wanted to show y’all how huge our cherry tree is. It might not be super big, but we planted this thing from when it was TINY. It was about the size of a marigold, I kid you not. It’s so huge now! We planted it at the end of February in 2017, so we haven’t even had it for two years.

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The light was so pretty coming from the top of the tree, so I had to take a picture!img_3318

I love the way the light is coming in through the leaves! This picture is so pretty 🙂

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Now for the part of the post that you OBVIOUSLY came for… my cutsie patootsie sister Em plus my brothers! Plus an overload of camera mirror selfies (that sounds weird) of me!

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C: Make me a cool rapping singer. Here I’ll sing for you “BOOM BOOM BOOM I’M A RAPPER”  I obliged. 

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C: Take a picture of my eye… with sunglasses on! 

Okaaaayyyy?

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Em’s face the entire time that C was posing “as a cool rapper”

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I don’t normally like color contrast like this, but this is adorable! I love her expression… J was posing for me like this, and she decided to copy him.

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OH MY GOODNESS I’M FRAMING THIS… How cute, though? I love it. 

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Wouldn’t you love to knock on a door and have this cutie answer? How adorable! 

BTS (behind the scenes): She was actually trying to slam the door on me while I was taking them. She was literally saying “Out, Tina! Out, Tina! Chris-tin-a, get out!”. 

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If you look past the blurriness, she’s adorable! 

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“And what are you doing here, my good friend?’ (not what she was actually saying lol)

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I tried to capture pictures of her running… and failed.

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I told her “Pose for me”  and “be a model” (she doesn’t know what a model is lol) and this is what she gave me. 

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I love her messy face… She looks so deep in thought.

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She was mad at me when I wouldn’t let her “see it, see it, see picture”… I haven’t taken the picture yet!

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But when you tell her to smile for the camera… CUTENESS ALERT! I love this picture!

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Need I say more?

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She found this random green ribbon… and she loved it!

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Selfie of me! Probably not the best part of my fave to take a picture of… hello acne + freckles 😦 

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I have no idea what he was doing…

 

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They have ganged up against me! I took both these pictures within 10 seconds of each other…

 

 

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These were so fun to take! I might make one my profile picture!

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Sorry for the long post… I hope you enjoyed! Let me know what picture was your favorite!

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Calico Critters photoshoot

Hi  guys! I have been wanting to share some photography, and I recently took some Calico Critter photo shoots, so I thought you might like them.

My younger brothers C and J (first initials) love playing with Calico Critters with me, and they always are begging me to let them take pictures, so we did this on Saturday. There are quite a few behind the scenes pictures as well, so I hope you enjoy!

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This Scene was apparently ‘busy mama’. I can see why. Mama critter is cooking up a storm and taking care of her littles! The pictures are so cute. I do have a couple that aren’t great, but they kinda show that process, so I included them too.

I ended up doing these in the ‘super vivid’ function. They turned out really bright and colorful, which kind of fit the theme. So sorry if your eyes hurt though, haha. I’m not really sure if I like it, but the inside pictures turned out pretty good.

 

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For these photos, I grabbed a calico critter crib, turned it upside down, and set the camera on top of it. I love how it makes the photos come out on the babies’ level. Do you guys like it that way?

 

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SCENE 2:

These were taken the next day (Saturday) with J. They’re so cute. I took one house and he took the other, and we both set them up and then took pictures. This one is my house, and the other house is his. I took all the pictures, though.

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What a mess! I wasn’t hoping for this, but when you have a 7 year old brother helping you,  these things happen, amiright? A lot of times peaceful Calico Critter playing turns into “Hurricane/Tornado/Tsunami/unheard of disaster attacks Calico Critters and results in them all getting killed.” Haha, but all joking aside, my brothers are actually super sweet.

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SCENE 3:

J made this scene, and it’s super cute!

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BEHIND THE SCENES:

These are super awesome! C joined us for some of these, haha.

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So sorry for the amount of pictures, haha. According to wordpress, I uploaded more than 150… wow!!

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