Monday, November 21, 2011

Here are some pictures with my adorable sisters! I did a random photoshoot, and I really like how they turned out. Here is just a few.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

taking advantage..

Boy, has it been awhile! :P

I took this yesterday morning, it was really cold and foggy .

My family has been trying to enjoy this autumn weather while it lasts. We went to the park with my Grandma and Grandpa and sketched leaves. There was a nice breeze, warm sunshine and fun.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

oh, something a little important.. =)

oh, I forgot to put a ending date the entries have to be in by!! Silly me! =)
They have to be sent to me by midnight of October the 15th.

The winner will be announced Oct.20th.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

First Captured Essence Photo Contest!!!

I am excited to anounce that I am hosting my first photo contest!!

I have been thinking about what to use as a subject that is unique and different, so here is the theme and the rules:

1) Photos MUST be taken by you.

2) You may enter up to 3 photos

3) Your photos have to have a letter of the alphabet in them. Here is the has to come from something like food,or nature etc..

4) If you have a blog, post your alphabet photo contest picture entries on them and send the post link to me. my email:
If you do not have a blog , you can send me the photos with the email above.
5) Please, feel free to post this photo contest on your facebook, blog, twitter etc..I would like a good turnout for hosting my first contest! 
Good Luck!!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Anna & Faith

David and Terri finally got home with their new daughters!!
They went to China for 18 days.

The rest of the family (including us friends =) were so excited to see them!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

"Test Drive"

As all of you know, I am trying to save up for a "nice" camera.

Even though I am a long way off before I have enough.

I wanted to try a couple different good professional cameras.

 So a couple days ago we went to Bernheim Forest with the D's and I got to use their Nikon D100.

It was difficult at first, dealing with the settings on lighting, and the focus and all, but I quickly adapted. well, kinda. :0)

 I have used Canon Rebels in the past , but this was my first time "test-driving" a Nikon.=) Thanks Johnathan!

 Here are some pictures I took with it and then edited:

you can tell I had the wrong setting for lighting. =)

 Hope more to come!!!!!

Monday, August 29, 2011

We're Safe and Sane...Mostly =)

dear onlookers, family, and friends,

I'm part of a very particular group. Our gait may be erratic and our tongues silent, but I promise you we're safe and sane... mostly.

We stop often gazing delightedly at some small detail missed; we lag behind capturing that perfect family shot then promptly race ahead to grab that dreamy light streaming in through the foliage.

We're probably only half listening to the conversation because we're occupied with figuring out what aperture would best achieve that sunflare. But I promise you we're safe and sane..

Please understand though that all of our kneeling down on the ground every few moments is only us trying to capture the perfect shot and all that reaching and stretching is just us trying to get that stubborn lens to focus. Honestly.

And all that jumping up and down after a extremely tough shot, well there's a logical and reasonable explanation for that too.

So please, forgive and forget. We're sane and safe. I promise.



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If you're part of this very particular group of people, feel free to snag this button. :-)

I got this from the blog Girlish Musings:

Friday, August 12, 2011

catching up..

Here is just a few photos I was catching up my editing. 
oh, so much to do, so little time. =)

Creepy Windmills..the name my family dubbed them. =)

                                                    Bubbles: "Bubbles, bubbles, bubbles .MY bubbles!"
                                                       Flo:  " He likes bubbles..."  

This is my kitten Marshmellow. He is on top of the porch railing in a small flower pot. sheesh! He loves that spot. =)

Monday, August 1, 2011

Mothers & Daughters

I went to a girls discipleship conference this week and they talked alot about our mothers and being mothers. We had a banquet at the end of the week and we invitred our mothers. We made all the food from scratch. It was soo yummy! and we had such a fun time! here are few pics from the banquet:

My wonderful team leader ,Laura. <3

                 Here are few pictures of my Mom and Grandma Schaaf, I took over the weekend.

                                                     I love Mothers! AND I love MY Mom!! <3 <3

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Hey Ya'll!!

Allie at is having a photo contest. You should check it out! Her theme is silhouettes. So here is my entry:


Saturday, July 16, 2011

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This is is just a random pick of a song that I like, a quote that I like and a picture I took.

1. A SONG:

Teshuva " Your Eyes"


"One can never consent to creep when it feels the impulse to soar"
~Helen Keller