Week 9 – Artistic Shadows

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The opposite of light is dark, the absence of light is shadow.

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Clothed in shadows she is beautiful.

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I used my little model and some lace to create these beautiful flowery shadows. The sun was setting on us as we were trying to snap some quick photos. Luckily I had Lane to help hold up the lace and Lily simply posed. The thing she does best! ūüôā

I’m so lucky to have such a beautiful girl… on the inside AND out!

Here are¬†some fun ones¬†in COLOR…

 

Week 7 – Faceless Portrait

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For my husband Andrew, who always goes above and beyond on every project I have ever asked him to help me with.

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He inspires me to work harder everyday by his energy and enthusiasm and motivates me to work those extra minutes, even as the sun is going down.IMG_5041bwlogo

 

I know I am a little late posting this week, but I think it was definitely worth the wait! We¬†welcomed¬†some new Aussie¬†fur babies into our household this weekend and we worked really hard to get them all set¬†up here at the Wesley’s! ūüôā

My best friend Ashley drove with me about¬†6 and a half hours¬†to Missouri on Friday to pick up Bella and Spur. Luke and Lily got to tag along too, but I’m not so sure they enjoyed the trip as much as we did. All I can say is Thank The Lord for cheez-its and Netflix! HA! HA!

So here is where I have to brag on my amazing husband. He got up early Saturday morning and drove to town to pick up everything we needed to get started building their new dog pen.

When he got home he started cutting down trees and underbrush and I helped him clear it. We raked, removed rocks, and Lane helped us snip the smaller saplings. We then set up 4 posts and connected wire paneling to each of those. Then Andrew drove T-posts along the 16 foot panels to help secure them in the middle. This made a great 16X16 square living area!

We had a dog house that was built a couple of years ago for our oldest Aussie Ace, but he never liked to sleep in it much. So¬†we stuck it in the pen¬†for his new brother and sister. ūüôā

It was a long, but definitely satisfying day!

Long story short…. I knew I needed a “faceless” portrait for week 7 and didn’t have any REAL inspiration until Saturday. I really wanted to use him for this assignment and managed to snap some photos of him on the porch. He didn’t even complain when I asked him to be my guinea pig!

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I sure do love this man. I hope he knows how much!

 

 

Axel turns 1!!!

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Hey everyone! I just had to share Axel’s one year/cake smash session with all of you!¬†I met up with Axel and his mom and dad¬†at the¬†Mtn. View¬†city park and¬†he was all smiles from the time¬†mom got him out of the car to the very end when we said bye. He was SO CUTE all dressed up in his mickey mouse outfit!

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I brought a few props to his session, including some balloons, and he was mesmerized! He kept trying to grab his balloons and finally caught one after a few attempts. I think he was a little surprised! Lol!

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It’s amazing how fast one year will go by. It seems like just the other day he came to see me for newborn photos.
I didn’t think he could get any sweeter …but he proved me wrong! ūüôā

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After we spent a few minutes snapping photos we moved to a different area and got ready for the smash cake. Lauren informed me that Axel LOVES to eat so I was excited to see what he would do with his little cake.

She set it down in front of him and he immediately dug in! He didn’t need any coaching or reassurances from mom and dad…. he knew exactly what to do!

 

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He stuck his tongue out at me towards the end and it made for a perfect picture! I think it’s safe to say we all had fun during his photoshoot and watching his little eyes light up was just the icing on the cake! ūüėÄ

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I couldn’t resist¬†snapping a photo of mom and dad before they cleaned him all up! I think he was still trying to find some leftover icing! Lol!

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Week 6 – Candy

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Here is my Week 6 assignment. The kids definitely had fun doing this photoshoot! Lol! No bribing or pleading here… they were happy to help!¬†ūüôā

I really wanted to have fun with these photos and add a really neat filter to make them unique. I used the Coffee Shop Blog action Light Leak on these photos and selected the rainbow colored filter. I thought it went great with my candy theme!

I’m sure it won’t be long and they will be asking to do another candy photo shoot. ūüôā