Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Joy of Love - {1} {2}

I'm excited to be joining Willette Photography on their February journey called Joy of Love. This is a free class, and it is not too late to join.

Each day of February, we are to photograph our loved ones. It can be the same person throughout the month or different people each day. Even pets can be in the spotlight. Every day, Willette Photography gives us an assignment and then offers several options for sharing our snapshots with others.

Definitely, my photography strengths do not lie in capturing people well, so I hope this month will really help me become better at shooting portraits.

Here are my Day 1 and Day 2 shots:

{Day 1}

what they do

1 - boys

One thing I love about homeschooling is that there is no morning rush. There are no lunches to be packed, no rushing around looking for something to wear...In fact, though I do have my children get dressed for the day, we do have occasions where we might school in our pajamas. This day was one of those days: it was snowing outside, and PJs just seemed the appropriate attire for school. It seemed the least I could do since the public school system enjoyed a snow day and we did not.

My two boys here are not only doing school in their PJs, but they are also enjoying another perk of homeschooling: They do not have to sit at a desk all day long. I do make them do some things at a table if glue is involved, or if the assignment demands extra careful attention, but often you'll find them on the couch, on the floor...or in a tent. They built this tent about a week ago and have enjoyed sleeping in it, playing in it...and completing their assignments in it.

{Day 2}

how they look

2 - Alex

This is my beautiful Alex. Of course, I am a biased parent. But she really is beautiful, isn't she? She is almost as tall as me and still has a good 4-5 years of growing left. Her feet are bigger than mine. So much for sharing shoes (though she does still steal my socks!). She is smart, compassionate, fun, silly, sweet.

She loves this hat. It has been a winter staple.

To join in the fun, visit Willette Photography.


Brownie said...

Beautiful photo - beautiful daughter!

I joined too! Thanks :)

SouthernSass said...

Great photos, and your daughter really is beautiful. Enjoy them - they grow up too fast!

Sabrina said...

Wonderful images! I love the tent! and the hat! Beautiful!

chRistine said...

i enjoyed your storytelling as a complement to the photos. well done, i enjoyed the post very much.

Em said...

A beautiful photo of your daughter

deb duty said...

She really is beautiful and the photo is lovely.

tsinclair said...

What boy does not love tents? Tents make everything more fun. :-)

And, Alex is absolutely beautiful - and I love her hat. :-)

Lorraine said...

May I come to your school? Sounds much more fun than a 2 hour commute!
Love the pictures, how fun.

Mary @ A Simple Twist Of Faith said...

My girls would LOVE that tent!

Anne U said...

Your daughter is very beautiful, great perspective.

Amy @ Cheeky Cocoa Beans said...

I love your photos! And Alex is beautiful--no bias there! ;) I love the hat, too. I think I could totally be a hat person if I had a hat like that. Hmmm...maybe my little Cyndi Lauper is rubbing off on me???


Carla S said...

Your daughter is breath taking. Just beautiful!

Thank you so much for all of your kind words on my blog. You truly are a treasure yourself! Bless you, my blogger friend!

Anonymous said...

Great photos. I love the second one.