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“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” Winnie the Pooh.

This year has been full of ups and downs. The downs have been excruciatingly low. The death of a sibling is incredibly difficult to bear. I am so thankful for the rest of my family. They bring me joy in the midst of sadness. Light in the midst of darkness. The image I chose for this month’s ONE blog circle depicts the joy that my children have with their cousins. I just love them so much!

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I cannot wait for you to make your way around the circle. These photographers are so talented! Next up is the awesome Kalamazoo Child and Family Photographer, Tara Fletcher. Enjoy!

  • Tara - This is SOOOOO fun! I just got the GoPro hero 6, so I might be hitting you up with questions! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Tara - I am so sorry for your loss, Sarah. Praying for you and for your family.ReplyCancel

It is that time again to share ONE of my favorite images from this past month. At the beginning of April, we packed up the PUP (aka…pop-up camper) and headed down to Charleston, SC. My sweet man had to go down there for his job, and instead of leaving us behind at home, we got to tag along. We explored all sorts of places in Charleston and had an absolute blast. A week was not long enough to see all that historic town had to offer, so we will just have to plan to go back. Even though there were so many places to visit, one of my favorite days on our trip was the day we just hung out at the campground all day. This image was taken at the playground and truly represents how we feel about camping. It brings our family so much joy. We already have several camping excursions planned for this year. We even have remodeling the PUP in mind, too. That will be super fun! I will most definitely plan to share that adventure. What about you? Do you like to camp? Tent camp, PUP camp, RV camping? Please share! Now, check out my image and then head on around the loop to see what the rest of these talented ladies have to share!

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Next up in the loop is the ever so talented Halifax Newborn Photographer, Samantha Covert. Enjoy!

Powerful. Inspiring. Raw. These are a few of the words that come to mind when I think about the sacred experience I had just a few short days ago. On Friday of last week, I hopped into the car and traveled to Nashville with the hopes and dreams of gleaning from one of the most unique photographers I have ever seen. Her work speaks to my soul. It is real, emotive, and overflowing from the heart. Ten days ago, Joy Prouty was an inspiring photographer in my Instagram feed. Today, she is my mentor who has a piece of my heart. Not only does Joy have a piece of my heart, but each and every lady that joined me on this journey does, as well. I went into the weekend knowing that it was going to go beyond just technical photography learning. I knew that it would be soul stirring. Well, my soul wasn’t just stirred. It was flipped, pressed, torn, basked in love, and flipped again. Does that even make sense? This self portrait was taken for myself, for my God, and for my Wildflowers Workshop sisters. They will understand why I chose it. I wish I could explain it to you, but for now, just know that the Lord is good and he surely speaks to the heart.

For April’s ONE blog circle, I chose to share about a special experience I recently had. To hear from some other amazing photographers, please enjoy as you travel around the circle. Next up is the ever talented Amanda Myers with Crane Creek Photography.

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Time for another round of our ONE blog circle. This month we decided to have a special theme. February is Heart Health Month. Nearly 1 in 100 babies will be born with a congenital heart defect (CHD). Sometimes it’s minor & just needs to be monitored, other cases are life-threatening & require a newborn baby to undergo open heart surgery, sometimes multiple surgeries as the child ages. Danielle Awwad, of Little Farm Photography, is a fellow blog circle member. She has her own personal journey with CHD. She started The Paper Heart Project in an attempt to bring awareness. With awareness comes research, funding, and hopefully more success stories. Next up in the circle is a gorgeous image by Tara Fletcher with Tara Fletcher Photography.

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  • Tara - This is such an adorable image! I love the paper heart glasses. So creative! What a great cause :)ReplyCancel

Here we are again. How has another month gone by? The fact that we were counting down the days until Christmas made it fly by even faster in my opinion. And, now, a week has past already with 2018 is upon us. I have many goals for this coming year. One of them is just to continue to develop this photography craft of mine. One of the coolest things about 2017 has been the growth in photographer friends. Not only do I have the blessing of being in this ONE blog circle, but I also have been able to lead another small Instagram group that is dedicated to honing technical photography skills. This past month we have been working on multiple exposures, so I decided to post one of my attempts. This shot was created using the image overlay option in-camera. Then, I took it into Lightroom for the finishing touches. This is my niece and her ever so cute Christmas tree hat that her mother made for her. I LOVE the way it turned out! I still have a couple more weeks to practice before we move on to the next skill, and I am excited to expand my multiple exposure abilities. Don’t forget to continue around this circle to see what the other ladies wanted to share for their ONE blog. Next up is Samantha‘s post!

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  • Tara - This double exposure is absolutely stunning! It has the perfect feel of winter and your niece’s expression is pure gold. Beautiful work, my friend!ReplyCancel

  • Michele - What a great double exposure! Here is to a great new year!ReplyCancel

Welcome to another edition of our ONE blog circle. I am looking forward to seeing what the rest of ladies will be sharing with us! For the last month or so, I have been playing around with freelensing. It is such a fun way to add dimension to photography. As per tradition, the day after Thanksgiving we managed to get most of our holiday decorations up. To see little eyes sparkle with the wonder of the holiday is such a special treat. This photo was taken after twilight, while the kids were playing in what Audrey called “Rainbow Land.” Perfect name in my opinion. I managed to catch them both in that small opening between the bushes. Preciousness! Now, let’s see what the rest of the ladies have to share. Up next is Jyotsna’s with Moments and Photographs. Travel the circle until you get back here! Enjoy!

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