I think this month’s Clickin Mom’s challenge, shallow depth of field, is a favorite amongst photographers. I know it is for me. Shallow depth of field is when your focus falls on a very small portion of the photo with the fore and background falling quickly out of focus. Chasing two toddlers around, I very rarely have a chance to position them so that distractions are eliminated, opting to capture them in the natural (cluttered) environment. I use shallow depth of field to isolate them from the background A LOT! Here are a couple of my favorite images where I … Read more
I always thought I would be a girl mom. Even though I had two brothers the thought of raising boys was foreign to me. Until . . . Until, I held my sweet Sam in my arms for the first time. Until I looked into Will’s wild eyes. In those moments I knew that I was meant to be their mom. I was meant to be a mom of boys. They are my chaos. Shaking up my carefully balanced world. But I realized on a recent trip to Indiana that all too often I try to control their wild. I … Read more
The day is fresh and the sweet smell of coffee is wafting through the house. The sun is streaming through the window and the boys are still clad in their jammies. Last night’s dreams give way to today’s possibilities. True love sits at my kitchen table.
This month’s challenge was a hard one for me. We were asked to photograph ugly and show beauty. So not my thing. I put it off for about as long as I could then headed out to my garden to see if I could get some images of a spider (ewww) or it’s web or maybe a bee. But nature wasn’t cooperating. Instead I found a few of my plants all chewed up. Stupid beetles. Definitely making my beautiful garden ugly! But as I thought about it I realized to them this is food. Sustenance. And even though I’d much … Read more
Will has pink eye. Ewww! But after watching the tornado coverage last night I was more than happy to stay home and love on him today. Luckily he feels fine. He’s happy and playful and full of energy. Only sign of sickness is a goopy eye. He begged me to pull out the basketball hoop so he could practice his mad skills. This boy can dunk, hit a lay up and run wind sprints! Watch out Big Ten — I hear UMD is already recruiting him!