Scenes From My Week

My favorite shelf…

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Adding greenery throughout the house…

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Our little Bumble Bee…

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Fleetwood Mac…phenomenal

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Painted our playroom/office…

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Favorite magazine…

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Items added to Etsy shop…

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Loving the lighter, brighter room…

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Shooting Senior Photos

As Winter rages on here in Michigan I want to take a  moment  to look back to summer!

I love taking photos as a way to document our family life. When my daughter Morgan graduated I decided I would shoot her senior photos. We chose to do them to not only save money, but it was also one of those moments that we wanted to share together!

Here are some tips that helped us through the process of doing our own senior photos.

1.) Pick outfits that are fun!

We went thru her closet to choose her outfits weeks ahead of time in case we needed a few more outfits. She had this dress that was bought for a school dance, but was yet to be worn. We had fun with it in her photos!

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2.) Pick a fun location and setting!

We decided to shoot some of her photos at my grandmother’s farm. The house, barn, shed, and fields provided a nice neutral background. Pick locations that have meaning! If you love the place you choose then you will love having that reminder when you look at the photos.

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3.) Optimize natural lighting!

Pick morning or late afternoon/evening to shoot your photos. This ensures the sun isn’t directly overhead. We loved the way the evening sun came thru the fields!

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3.) Use creative angles!

 Stand on a stool, chair, or ladder to get your perfect shot! My daughter is taller than me so for this pose I wanted to be slightly above her.

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4.) Crop & Edit-

There are so many great editing programs that can help you achieve the look you are hoping for! Use them!

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After cropping & editing:

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5.) Order prints from your preferred source!

I have become very fond of using MPIX to order my prints. I love the color quality and finish of their products!

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6.) Above all else…Have fun! Create memories!

Remember to do what you love! That adds meaning to the experience!


I am not a professional photographer nor do I have a professional camera, but every time I look at her photos I love having the reminder that we created them together.

Thank you for stopping by!

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Let’s Create! Chevron Pallet Boards

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The first Let’s Create! event was this past Saturday!

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We had lots of new faces!

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I get so much joy from hosting crafting events! I love helping the ladies make something that they would not otherwise think they could make. We do our best to make it easy!

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Tutorials coming soon for both projects!

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If you live in Michigan and would like more information about my Let’s Create Events you can find the details {HERE}. #letscreateevents

Thank you for stopping by!

I am sharing this post at….. Liz Marie Blog - The Golden Sycamore - Restless Arrow

DIY Show Off -  The Winthrop Chronicles - Tatertots & Jello - Lolly Jane - The 36th Avenue

 Nifty Thrifty Things - It’s Overflowing- Finding Silver Pennies  - Thoughts From Alice

Let’s Create: Ice Skate Door Hanger

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In early December I hosted a ice skate decorating event. I gathered a bunch of ice skates from a local thrift store along with a variety of evergreens and winter embellishments for decorating the skate.

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It was such fun seeing how they all turned out so different.

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If you live in Michigan and would like more information about my Let’s Create Events you can find the details {HERE}. #letscreateevents

Thank you for stopping by!

I am sharing this post at….. Liz Marie Blog - The Golden Sycamore - Restless Arrow

DIY Show Off -  The Winthrop Chronicles - Tatertots & Jello - Lolly Jane - The 36th Avenue

 Nifty Thrifty Things - It’s Overflowing- Finding Silver Pennies

Scenes From My Week

 

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