Boondock Ramblings

A little bit about a lot of things

I read Elizabeth Willson’s post about storytelling through your lens after we visited the local blueberry farm, but was a bit proud of myself for actually following most of her tips already. Since reading the post, though, I’m looking forward to trying this again and capturing each of the different images she suggested. I’ll be …

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“I’m a horrible mom!” I sobbed into the phone at my mom while waiting for  a call back from the triage nurse. It’s not the first time I’d said these words and I’m sure it won’t be the last, even though I know it should be. It was the second time we’d called the number …

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When I look at this photo of you I see a little boy who has my heart completely and has since the day I first learned you were growing inside me. I see your brilliance, your wit, your charm, your amazing ability to look at almost any situation in a positive light. How hard it …

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You would have thought we had never seen snow before the way Jonathan and I quickly dressed ourselves and the baby and headed outside into the cold. “Quick! Before it melts!” I called as I buttoned Grace’s new Christmas-styled coat. With a winter that was featuring temperatures way above normal I knew the day could …

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Recently I’ve been watching photography documentaries and reading about various photographers and why they photograph. Consequently, I’ve been thinking about why I fell in love with photography It’s pretty simple. I wanted to document life, my life and the lives of those around me. I wanted to capture a person how they really were in …

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Isaiah 61:2-4To proclaim the favorable year of the LORD And the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all who mourn, 3To grant those who mourn in Zion, Giving them a garland instead of ashes, The oil of gladness instead of mourning, The mantle of praise instead of a spirit of fainting. So they …

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When I document my family’s life I enjoy doing it in either black and white or color photographs. This week I decided to challenge myself  by trying to see my photos in black and white as I took them. I always shoot in color and convert to black and white in case I want a color …

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Here we are at the last week  of summer and I can’t even believe how fast it went by.  My son is entering third grade this week and my daughter,  husband and I will be figuring out how to spend our days without a crazy 8-year old to entertain us. Here are some of my …

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It was a week full of relaxed summer days. It was time to reflect on how quickly my children are growing and how delightful it is to watch them bloom into amazing personalities. My oldest is bright and funny and crazy. He has inherited our sense of humor, our sarcasm (which is not always good), …

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