I can’t believe this is the last week to send in your pictures! I’ve seen some really amazing ones so picking the most creative ones (if you remember, there’s a special award for some of them) is going to be really hard.
not everyone submitted pictures this week but that’s okay!
note: I didn’t have time to add Cailyn’s last picture, Faye’s pictures, or Kayla’s pictures this morning 😦 so if you’re keeping track of the points (not that any of you are lol) that’s why it might seem wonky
Today I’m going to be sharing a bunch of my recent photos 🙂 Recently I’ve tried to get out and take pictures of the sunset/rise but none of them have turned out 😦 Do y’all have any tips for getting good pictures of the sky in general?
It was my first time attempting to get a picture of our neighbor’s cat that loves hanging around our house… she/he (honestly idk) was like “what are you doing” lol.
anytime i say “smile for the picture” agg why is she so cute?
i don’t even know what i like about this picture. haha
her guilty face. she was being mean to the kitty and I told her to stop, this is the face she made! it was so hard to not laugh…
J playing with the neighbor boy… I loved the colors I guess?
Fine I’ll let you see another adorable picture of her….. actually I’ve probably showed you too many already, you’re probably bored lol.
I told her to make “the kevin face”.
More “Kevin Face” from a different angle.
Her little squinty smile gets me every time…
Did you enjoy the pictures? Honestly I really only get ones of Emily, I need to start getting more of other things haha. Do you get the “Kevin Face”? please tell me you do
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!
I decided to split the post into two categories: nature/outside and Emily/sibs (my siblings). So…. let’s get started!
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.
This picture is weird… I like the detail of the cherry tree’s trunk, but the angle is really crazy… what do you think?
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
The light was so pretty coming from the top of the tree, so I had to take a picture!
I love the way the light is coming in through the leaves! This picture is so pretty 🙂
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!
C: Make me a cool rapping singer. Here I’ll sing for you “BOOM BOOM BOOM I’M A RAPPER” I obliged.
C: Take a picture of my eye… with sunglasses on!
Em’s face the entire time that C was posing “as a cool rapper”
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.
OH MY GOODNESS I’M FRAMING THIS… How cute, though? I love it.
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!”.
If you look past the blurriness, she’s adorable!
“And what are you doing here, my good friend?’ (not what she was actually saying lol)
I tried to capture pictures of her running… and failed.
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.
I love her messy face… She looks so deep in thought.
She was mad at me when I wouldn’t let her “see it, see it, see picture”… I haven’t taken the picture yet!
But when you tell her to smile for the camera… CUTENESS ALERT! I love this picture!
Need I say more?
She found this random green ribbon… and she loved it!
Selfie of me! Probably not the best part of my fave to take a picture of… hello acne + freckles 😦
I have no idea what he was doing…
They have ganged up against me! I took both these pictures within 10 seconds of each other…
These were so fun to take! I might make one my profile picture!
Sorry for the long post… I hope you enjoyed! Let me know what picture was your favorite!
Post 4 times on C & C ✔- I did this one! Check the “Posts this Month” section in this post to see what they were!
Post 4 times on QTE ✖ Nope! I’m actually taking a (hopefully temporary) break from QTE because I’ve been majorly busy. Hopefully next month I’ll have news along these lines to share with y’all- I have something really exciting coming up!
Send out a Monday email on the C & C mailing list twice✖ Nope! However, if you’re on the mailing list, you did get an email explaining some of the new changes 🙂
Participate in a challenge/giveaway on another blog ✖ No… If you’re hosting a giveaway or challenge on your blog, please let me know. I love participating in things like that !
Start using my school schedule ✔ Yup!! I did this one, but I changed up my school schedule just a bit.
Next week’s post is all about the Planner- YAY, but for now, I’m going to give y’all a little peek into my planner for October!
^ My adorable reading log. I’m writing this on the 3rd, so I’ve already added some fun books!
I know this is blurry and oh so behind-the-scenes, but this is reality when I was setting up my planner. Plus, if you read my How I write my blog posts post, you’ll recognize what’s up on my computer screen!! I really like this photo, which is weird because it’s really bad! But I love the reality of it 🙂
Start using the mailing list again- send out emails on the 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th (Mondays)
Use Habit tracker in planner
Use reading log in planner
Participate in a challenge/giveaway on another blog
Thanks for reading! What are your goals for October? Did you finish everything you planned to do in September?
We started off by selecting three photo prompts. We chose things that we knew we would interpret differently so that we could learn more about each other. After sharing our photos, we’ll explain why we chose that photo.
Your favorite pair of shoes
I took photos of my sister for her second birthday last week, and this is one of my favorites! I’m planning on sharing more for my August Review post. I think that E looks so cute is this picture, and her eyes are entrancing. Her expression is solemn but silly, which I think is lovely. I also like this photo because E is the spotlight. Not her outfit or the background, her face!
I chose this picture because I love the closeup of C’s eye. Also, I like how you can see our tent, rental car, and me shoving the camera in his face (this was taken while camping), lol. It’s not the best shot but I love the detail.
My Favorite Shoes
I attempted a new style of photography the other day. I don’t like it very much, but I decided to keep this picture because it fully shoes my favorite pair of shoes. I have 4 pairs of shoes, so this was hard since I use all of them quite often, but these are awesome. They work well for hiking, walking, and I even wore them to church a couple times. They are my only sandals right now, which I’m fine with. I also really like the coloring because they go with everything!
You can see Gracie’s part of the collab here: https://gmarchiani.wordpress.com/
This post is going to be full of photos! We just got back from a wonderful trip to the Northeast, where we went to 3 different states. Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire are great places to visit, and we did all sorts of fun things. Today I’m going to show you guys a couple snippets of the trip.
Sadly, I didn’t get as many pictures as I’d hoped because I was very protective of my camera. For example, I rarely took it out on hikes (also because my camera bag doesn’t have a shoulder strap) because most of the hikes we did were exposed cliff. I didn’t want to lose the camera! But, thankfully, I managed to get it out enough to get some pictures. Also, we went to NH, but while we were there, I literally got 0 photos on the camera. I didn’t take it out the ENTIRE time we were there (2 days).
Part 1: Camping in Maine
We camped in Acadia National Park (NPS) in Maine, and it was great! The only bad things- no showers, and many rain showers. We stayed in Blackwoods campground for 1 1/2 days and Seawall campground for 1 1/2 days. At first we were annoyed that we had to change campgrounds, but in the end I think everyone liked it. Blackwoods and Seawall are an hour apart, so if we hadn’t changed campgrounds we wouldn’t have been able to experience the other side of the park.
My little sister saw a puppy. The picture is blurry but I’m so glad I caught her expression. BTW, wish her a happy birthday! She turns 2 on the 22nd.
A snapshot of half of our campground in Blackwoods (picture taken from the picnic table).
Sand Beach- absolutely beautiful! It’s a rare beach with sand (confusing to me, a Florida gal).
This picture captures the fog and also the rocky coast of Maine.
This rock was shaped like a heart, so we obviously had to take a picture!
The rocky half of Sand Beach.
Exploring the rocky coast.
Part 2: Massachusetts
I don’t have many pictures from Massachusetts, but I do have some from the boat to and from Georgia’s Island (you go out from Boston, it’s a must do! So historic. Also try and find a tour guide if possible- we had one and it made the trip so memorable.)
We also went to Lexington! Yet another must do if you are in the Boston area. So touristy but very historic, lol!
Hopefully you enjoyed! Sadly, I couldn’t share many of my pictures because they had my face in them :(.
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!
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.
Honestly though, if this is what they would have looked like, I like the super vivid look.
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?
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.
This picture is so cute!
My brothers thought these were so funny!
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.
J made this scene, and it’s super cute!
BEHIND THE SCENES:
These are super awesome! C joined us for some of these, haha.
So sorry for the amount of pictures, haha. According to wordpress, I uploaded more than 150… wow!!