I am a huge advocate for literacy and a big fan of Dr. Seuss. (My years as a first grade teacher taught me the magic of these books for young children. My Little Lucy is also a big fan and we have been reading tons of Dr. Seuss books in order to prepare for his birthday celebration (March 2nd). Her favorite is "Fox in Socks" and mine is "The Sneetches and Other Stories". We celebrated a little early with a Seusstastically filled day of fun. We started the morning with a fun handprint activity I found on Pinterest of Thing 1 and Thing 2. (If you are interested in other fun ideas, check out my boards and follow me on Pinterest!) We then headed to the library for story time and made it back for lunch ala Cat in the Hat. And what's a birthday without cake! We had fun singing happy birthday to Dr. Suess and Lucy loved blowing out the candle. It was a day filled with magic and I think Theodore Seuss Geisel would approve!
I have been playing with timeline covers for Facebook in an attempt to offer them to clients as part of their session package with me. I love this template I found by Rita over at www.thecoffeeshopblog.com. She is amazing!!! I have been following her for quite some time and she has a ton of free photoshop actions, storyboards, and other graphic design elements as well as some great tutorials. She has designed this Facebook cover to be fully adjustable so you can really customize all aspects. My goal is to start designing some new covers of my own. Check back to see what I can come up with. In the meantime, do you have experience with Facebook covers? Do you think potential clients would like one featuring photos from their session?
I asked my little Lucy what she would like to do today and she responded with "Adventure Day!" In our family, adventure day, was an invention by my mother to turn ordinary errands into sounding really fun and appealing. She would wake us in the morning and tell us it was "Adventure Day" and we would hop in the car not knowing where we would end up. It took us several years to realize that somehow we always ended up at the bank, the grocery store, or the dry cleaners with a toy store or trip through the drive through thrown in there to entice us into wanting to go again. However, Lucy has equated "Adventure Day" to doing something outside, and this girl really loves a real adventure! So we put on our rain boots and went out to explore some flooded trails I had glimpsed recently while out driving. Luckily the sun made a brief appearance (right before it started hailing) and we had a magnificent time wading through deep waters, collecting sticks and chasing geese.
When we get snow here, in the Portland area, it is a major event! Traffic stops, schools close and the whole city seems to shut down. A few weekends ago we accumulated up to six inches or more and people blogged about our "snowpocolypse" and getting "cabin fever" because they were trapped inside for days. Friends and family from other states seem to get a good chuckle over our snow crazed attitudes and I took advantage of our snow covered landscape and ventured out to the Gorge for some beautiful frozen photographs.
My little valentine is growing up so fast! While I love, love, love outdoor sessions, this winter weather forced us inside. With a few simple props your indoor session can still be fun and result in stunning photos that capture the loves in your life. If you are interested in an indoor session, in your home or mine, please contact me for availability. Wishing each one of you a Valentines Day filled with love, happiness and all things sweet!
Welcome to my blog! I am Leah, a wife to Grant and a mother to our Little Lucy and Baby Gabe - my inspiration, my joys and my loves. I prefer to utilize natural light to capture the joy and love in the lives of others as well. Here you will find my most recent work. Please leave a comment and follow along!