Wednesday, March 17, 2010



My sweet bloggy friend Melissa (who will officially be my sweet in real life friend in ... well, just check the ticker up above and it will tell you the time..) is a fantabulous photographer. And she has begun hosting a weekly tutorial/support/share group for peeps like me who want to learn to make their OWN cameras do a little magic too!

I cannot tell you how this excites me!

Each week has a them and a short lesson. Then we are assigned to go forth and shoot. We are only two weeks in, so it is NEVER too late to join the fun.

This weeks theme is "action".

And, well, seein as how I've been less than active with this stinky sinus/ear infection, I went lookin through some shots I've taken since I got my new camera. I love to put it on the continuous shot setting and follow my girls around. Especially outside and in good bright lighting.

So, here is what I came up with...

Sophie Bug in a snowball fight. I love how you can still see the expression on her face through the spray of snow.

Hattie in the mud...

... this girl simply can NOT resist a good puddle.

Trouble is, I can't choose between the three.

Now, I AM going to try to get outside with them today or tomorrow and see what I can come up with, but just in case I don't ...

Which one would YOU choose?

*********** UPDATE ***********

The following pictures are unedited ... please don't judge!!

7 of ya left some love:

Mel @ Studio MCA Designs said...

I see why it is so hard to choose! I think I like the first one of Hattie's boots best out of those two. I like how the water is dripping off as she is in air, and I also like that you can see her shadow.

Love the one of Sophie too. Precious facial expression!

I am going to challenge you, if you get outside again with them, to have them hold hands and run toward you. Start them from far away and just keep your finger pressed down on the shutter button. I bet you will get some great facial expressions.

Thanks for sharing!

Alana said...

I agree...the middle one!

Mel @ Studio MCA Designs said...

The new photos of your girls are priceless. I like them unedited! Love the hair flying in the air and their happy expressions as they frolic about. The bottom one is just too cute for words!

Meeghan said...

love the middle one in the mud. GREAT shots. Your a pro.

Rebekah said...

GREAT pictures! You've probably chosen by now, but that second mud one is perfection.

We actually came to your church on Sunday and I looked around thinking I might get some "JoMama" hugs (That's what Ben and I like to refer to you as!), but I didn't see you!

I should have sent you an email, but it was a last minute decision!

Melissa said...

It's fun to try something new and good for you! I like them all, but I love the ones of the girls running. Fun! :) Happy Spring!

Aron and Erica said...

Love 'em all, but I think I'd choose the snow one. I too really love how you can still see the expression on her face.