I Heart Faces . The Letter “C”

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This month’s I Heart Faces Social Media Challenge is an alphabet challenge over The Letter C. Out of all of the challenges I have entered so far, I found this to be the most difficult picture to choose. There are so many things in my life that I love and have taken pictures of that start with the letter C. Cookies. Coffee. Clouds. Cupcakes. Cozy. Collections. And these are only the ones off the top of my head.

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Caleb & Samantha Foster . Wedding

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For the past couple of months I have been gearing up to shoot my first wedding all by myself. I can’t say that I wasn’t nervous. In fact, I was pretty much a basket case as I laid in bed unable to sleep the night before. However, the morning of the wedding I woke up and felt ready to face the day before me. I grabbed my bag,  made sure I had everything I could possibly ever need, and left for a day that I will forever remember as the first wedding I photographed as a solo photographer.

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Art House Co-op . The Chronicle Project

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I have been so busy since our move and transition from Missouri to Oklahoma! It has been a crazy ride so far, but I am LOVING every minute of it! We’ve had such a great time meeting new people, going to community events, and exploring the downtown area of Tulsa. The downside of moving to a new place, however, has been that I have not had as much time to devote to my photography as I would like. I feel like this is about to change! I hope that you are as excited as I am for future posts on the blog!

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Baked Oatmeal Muffins . Recipe

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Let me begin by saying that I have pretty much fallen in love with Pinterest. One of my favorite parts about the site is the ability to find and try new recipes. However, I run into the same problem every time I find and pin a new recipe–I wish I personally knew the person who made it to ask my questions and get a real, honest opinion on the answers. That is part of the reason why I enjoy blogging about the recipes that I discover and try out. For me, I like to take a recipe and tweak it to my liking and let you in on the secrets and findings that I come up with in the process.

I don’t know about you, but in our household, we always have a hard time coming up with quick and healthy breakfasts in the mornings. Sometimes, all we have time for is the grab and dash, which usually results in granola bars or toaster pastries. So, I’ve been keeping my eye out for some new breakfast recipes! I was thrilled, then, when I came across a recipe for Baked Oatmeal Muffins. I like oatmeal, but don’t normally have the time to sit down and enjoy a bowl in the morning. The other problem is that I normally never finish an entire bowl in one sitting because it’s just too much oatmeal than I can handle at one time. My husband, however, almost always needs to have two packets of oatmeal to feel satisfied. Baking oatmeal into muffins has become the perfect solution.

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I Heart Faces . The Letter “B”

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As most of you know, I have been trying my best to enter into monthly photo challenges through a website called I Heart Faces. I have been loving taking part in these challenges and seeing all of the entries from others as well!

This month’s Social Media Challenge is on “The Letter B.” I have chosen a picture of boats from a recent trip to Alaska. This picture was taken in a little fishing town called Whittier. While we were in Alaska, I absolutely fell in love with this little town and all of the boats that were docked for the day. The haze of the fog set the perfect scene against the beautiful, mountainous backdrop, making this one of my absolute favorite vacation photos of all time.

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Madi & Savannah . Friend Post . Downtown Springfield

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I am loving, loving, loving the way the pictures turned out from a photo session of friends Madi & Savannah. I have known Madi & Savannah for five years now and have seen them go from sweet junior highers into beautiful and talented young adults. The thing that I love about their personalities and their friendship is so evident in the pictures–Savannah is such a joyful person who loves to laugh, and Madi says and does some of the most hilarious things ever because she loves to make people laugh. Their friendship is perfect! After the photo shoot as I was going through the photos, there were so many where Savannah is cracking up after Madi said or did something completely off-the-wall! I can’t help but smile and laugh every time I look at the pictures!

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Behind the Scenes . The Lacquerologist

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I am so excited to bring you this post on a behind-the-scenes-look at Emily, The Lacquerologist! When Emily first started her blog on nail lacquer and nail art, I knew I HAD to get some pictures of her amazing work and show them off here! If this is your first time seeing her work, I encourage you to take some time and check out everything she is doing on her blog! You surely won’t be disappointed in what she has to offer the world of beauty!

If you are already an avid fan and loyal follower of The Lacquerologist, I want to say welcome to my blog! I am a beginning photographer with a passion for blogging–so I mixed the two together to create what you are seeing now! I would love for you to take some time to check out my website, like me on facebook, or subscribe to the blog! You can also follow me on twitter or pinterest. I love connecting with people, so if you have a blog yourself, feel free to leave the url in a comment below!

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