Photo Story Friday: Bonkers

  • August 14, 2014 11:01 pm

The last few weeks schedule wise, have been completely insane. If I had a brain at all, I’d probably have stories to tell, but I’m pretty sure it fell out sometime around last Tuesday.

Tub Snorkler.

So for now, you get my cute tub snorkler.

Here’s hoping the weekend slows down at least a little.

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Photo Story Friday: Catching Summer

  • July 31, 2014 10:30 pm

It’s the last day of July. Summer is on sliding away.

In less than a month, the late nights will end, alarms will be set, and I’ll have to do a lot more laundry than swimming suits and towels.

Sometime Letting Them Get Ahead of Me is a Good Thing.

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Catching Color.

Until then, my goal is to catch as much Summer as possible.

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Photo Story Friday: Impromptu

  • July 24, 2014 2:38 pm

im·promp·tu

imˈpräm(p)ˌt(y)o͞o/

adjective & adverb

1.Done without being planned, organized, or rehearsed.

That would be us this weekend. Actually, that’s a kind way of describing us this weekend.

Imperfectly Perfect.

Summer.

We’re nothing if not inconsistent.

Happy weekending, ya’ll!!

Photo Story Friday: Two Minutes

  • July 17, 2014 11:27 pm

I read recently that every two minutes, we take more pictures than all the people on earth did in the 19th century combined.

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Sounds about right.

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Photo Story Friday: Reward

  • July 11, 2014 12:15 am

I spent the better part of the week at Girls’ Camp for our church. It was crazy busy, blisteringly hot, completely exhausting…

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…and ridiculously rewarding.

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Photo Story Friday: Drops

  • July 4, 2014 12:06 am

“You are not a drop in the ocean.
You are the entire ocean in a drop.”
~ Rumi

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Photo Story Friday: Blessed

  • June 27, 2014 8:10 am

In a little over a week, I’ve been to Portland for three days, done seven family shoots, a 3 month shoot, a 1 year shoot, and archival and promotional images for a play. I’ve also watched my 15 month old nephew since Sunday, helped with my sister’s kids after her surgery, sent my two older kids off to a youth conference (Gracie for one day, Isaac for three) and had play dates at the house.

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Honestly, I feel like I haven’t gotten a thing done (if you saw my house, you’d agree).

I’d love to say that things will go back to normal, but they won’t. Not anytime soon. Next week I have two family sessions, an engagement session, and a wedding consult. Then Gracie and I go to girls’ camp with our church for 4 days.

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A few lazy days of Summer would be nice.

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Until then though, I think I need to focus on how all of that up there proves that I am a pretty blessed girl.

P.S. I realize these pictures don’t have much to do with my post, but they’re the only non client pictures I’ve taken this week. And isn’t her new haircut so cute?!

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Photo Story Friday: Imperfect

  • June 12, 2014 11:03 pm

After a particularly exhausting week at work (back to back to back days of getting up at 4 AM after very few hours of sleep), I admit that one of the last things I wanted to do last night was go to the park. After an hour an a half there, it still wasn’t high on my list of things I wanted to be doing (sleeping in my bed, however, WAS).

Thank heaven for little moments that make wildly imperfect days a little brighter.

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Photo Story Friday: Not So White

  • June 5, 2014 10:25 pm

It’s day four of Summer, and the white of her new swimming suit is already leaning toward the not-so-white side of things because she insists on wearing the thing every. day. She even wears it under her clothes on days we’re not planning any sort of water activities “just in case”.

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But honestly, as long as she plays in this kind of light, her living in her not-so-white anymore swimming suit is kind of totally okay with me.

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Photo Story Friday: Slice

  • May 29, 2014 4:36 pm

We left a day late.

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When we got there, we discovered we’d booked the campsite for the wrong weekend (thank goodness for a helpful camp host. So much for planning ahead).

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It rained.

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But only the first day. The next day we all got sunburned (darn those deceptive clouds).

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We caught a grand total of zero fish.

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We had to drive over an hour into town to get aloe, ketchup, water, and forks (in typical Cook family fashion, when we got there, we realized we’d brought no drinking water and only one fork. Who brings ONE fork??).

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So much didn’t go exactly as planned. Clearly there was a lot that wasn’t planned. But there is a blissful contentedness in a few days of tent sleeping, burned marshmallows, and all three of my kids giggling in the back seat over their dad singing the wrong words to a Van Morrison song.

This weekend was a little slice of happy.

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