Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Day 243

Day 243, originally uploaded by AprilMN.
Sorry this is so dark and dreary.... Today is one of the only days since starting my 365 that I almost forgot to take a picture! I guess 243 days is a pretty good run :)

I didn't want to bother with a tripod but wanted to be outside, anyway here is my picture... I messed with it in lightroom.

Oh well, here is to a better day tomorrow!

Also this is going to be my submission for Madeline Bea's Sunday Creative class. The prompt is Illuminate.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Day 242

Day 242, originally uploaded by AprilMN.
Happy Bench Monday! Can you see the flying feet bokeh :)

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Day 241

Day 241, originally uploaded by AprilMN.
Sad, then happy in a split second :)

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Day 240

Day 240, originally uploaded by AprilMN.
Dewy grass. This is my second attempt, I did one back in April. I think I will try again but make sure I am shooting wide open so I can get the bokeh more circular :)

Day 239

IMG_8321, originally uploaded by AprilMN.
I wanted to try putting her pig tails lower since her hair is getting longer, well this piggies ended up being 90% mullet hair, hehe!

So there you have it, the mullet tails :)

Friday, August 27, 2010


I had another post go up on Mortal Muses today, this weeks theme is black and white.  Also there is a new feature called Everyday Beauty that you check out and join as well!

And just because I don't know when else I would post them, here are some more black and white pictures that I worked on for the post.  Mostly I just took pictures from my vacation and said "hum, I wonder what this would look like in black and white :) "

Thursday, August 26, 2010


238, originally uploaded by AprilMN.

Oh goodness, I love her and her messy after meal face :)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Day 237

Day 237, originally uploaded by AprilMN.

Had fun with the macro today :)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Day 236

Day 236, originally uploaded by AprilMN.

It has been a busy day and I wasn't very inspired or motivated to take my picture for the day. So I went outside with my baby and put the camera close to the ground and took this. For some reason I kind of like it, not sure why...

Natalie Norton give away!

I love looking at other photographers and all their awesomeness!

Natalie Norton is one of those amazing photographers that is not only extraordinarily talented in her craft but helpful to aspiring photographers!  

Bonus she is giving away a free consultation go check it out!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Parker Family

While in Utah I got the wonderful opportunity to photograph a beautiful family!  They were so much fun, and seriously those 2 little kids were so well behaved.  My kids are almost the same ages, and are never that good!  Enjoy your sneak peak :)

The last one just kills me!  I told him to give his sister a big hug!  Look at that face, so cute :)

And you know what is cool while chatting with them I realized that Mr. Parker works for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints making the Mormon messages on YouTube.

You should check out their latest video (an amazing story of forgiveness!) and if you ever read NieNie you should check out this video as well!

Thanks again Parker family, I truly had a wonderful time!


235, originally uploaded by AprilMN.

It is still rainy and overcast, my son and I ran out quick this morning to check on the garden. The ripe grape tomatoes don't last long :)

I have to say I am proud of myself for taking/importing/editing/uploading my picture of the day before 3:00! Yay for kids nap time :)

Day 234

Day 234, originally uploaded by AprilMN.

It has been constant rain the last couple of days! I do love the way droplets form on spider webs :)

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Day 233

Day 233, originally uploaded by AprilMN.

Messy M&M hands :)

Friday, August 20, 2010

Day 232

Day 232, originally uploaded by AprilMN.

I love when I can get pictures of both of the together :)

Happy Friday to you, I hope you have a lovely weekend!

Shutter Sisters feature!

Hooray this pictures was featured on Shutter Sisters 365 :)

bed head and bokeh

You can go to check it out HERE!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Day 231

Day 231, originally uploaded by AprilMN.

We had a crabby and whiny day today....

Oh and overnight he learned to say "why" to everything I ask or say!

"your lunch is ready"
"because you are hungry"
"because there is no food in your tummy"
"because you haven't eaten since breakfast, that is why were are eating lunch. like we do. everyday"
"because I am your mommy and I love you and want to take care of you"

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Oh and I forgot to tell you that I posted on the Mortal Muses blog this morning about my favorite room in my house.  Go check it out!

Day 230

Day 230, originally uploaded by AprilMN.

A moving lady bug on a moving 2 year old and the slowest macro lens makes for a fun half hour :) and 70 pictures later this is what I got :)

The kids really enjoyed playing with the lady bugs (we had a bunch in the house) but the little ladies didn't really appreciate their enthusiasm

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Jon and Kristi Maternity

I had to share some, ahem alot, of pictures from a session I did with my sister in law while visiting in Seattle.  Isn't she the most beautiful pregnant mama to be!  

I had so much fun and learned alot!  Plus Jon is so funny he had my laughing the whole time!  My little nephew is due the end of the month, and I am so excited to meet him :)

Day 229

Day 229, originally uploaded by AprilMN.

Technically this pictures is way off, but perfect nonetheless!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Day 228

Day 228, originally uploaded by AprilMN.

Fresh tomatoes from my garden :)