I am back! Wow, its been forever since I have posted. Been thinking about it a ton about when and this post from Weeds and Wildflowers was my answer. Today, July 1st, middle of the year! (Actually yesterday) For me this works so much better because the photo ops are more abundant than in the middle of winter of January 1st when its so cold and all the sparkle of the holidays is packed away.
The kids and I did a mini photo shoot yesterday for Jared's 9 month anniversary with Ashley and my first attempt at Elle's senior shots.
One of the advantages of having a daughter that drives is that I can snap pictures while she drives. Well actually we stopped the car on the tracks to capture this one - rest assured there were no other cars or trains for that matter, but one does not dilly dally to be safe...Photo is off centered which I didn't like but then again that is how our life is right now, definitely off centered so the photo works for me. Be back later with today's shot which I hope is a photo of our outing last night.
Its not too often that we go into the big city but whenever we do I am always wowed by the sights and sounds. I love watching the hustle and bustle, the neon lights, the various buildings and more. The photo opps are endless but as we were focused mostly on business matters so only captured a couple. Here is one of them.
Living in the upper midwest, our scenery right outside my door isn't all that interesting. Now I imagine I could don the coat and boots and go look for some real cool shots but I really don't like the cold weather all that much. I prefer taking shots from the car such as this. Nothing too exciting...but like I said until I venture a bit farther it is hard to find those cool captures!
Elle has been wanting to go outside and play in the snow with her boyfriend and get some pictures which means I get to go out too and man, it was cold. I was thinking 25 degrees wouldn't be so bad after the deep freeze of last week, but to me, it was still super cold. Dad asked them to go in the neighbor's yard so ours would still be flawless but that didn't happen. First stop was snow angels.
I had a hard time choosing just one so went with 3 for now and will have to narrow it down for my layout later. I am really missing my DSLR for these winter shots.
What I missed most about POTD when I didn't do it in 2008 was not getting the many random photos of the kids. There's not as many photo ops when the kids are teens as when they were younger. So this is simply a photo of the day of Elle with her new coat! Those fur hoods make for fun composition.