This week marked the one year anniversary of Click of the Wild. Happy Anniversary! More than a year ago, I tossed out the idea of having a shared blog with some photographer friends, and focusing on one word/theme/expression at a time. This idea was tossed out at what we call “Nerd Night”. We are all photographers, and we get together every so often and ‘nerd it out’
When I tossed out the idea (inspired by You are my Wild - amazing, incredible images all focused on kids), we all agreed that it didn’t matter if we had followers, or comments, or the support of others. All that mattered is that we have fun and we push ourselves to do something different, to see things differently. And to capture it.
Thank you to each and every one of you who do encourage us, follow us, cheer us on! Glad you enjoy, and hope you continue too!
We try not to spend to much time on each focus, we like to keep it fun and light and just learn from it. Often, we wait till the last day, and run out and grab an image in 5 minutes! ha. Either way, it has been fun and enlightening. I feel that I have grown in this little challenge and I must admit, as I look through my images, I am proud of what I have captured. And that makes me happy.
Here are my 24 pictures for each focus in the last year. Feel free to visit Click of the Wild blog and see each focus in its entirety.
Summer is almost over (how can it be?!) I feel like it’s just gone by so fast. I love fall, but am just not quite ready to let summer go yet… So, in light of all this, as I looked through these images of a random summer day here at my house – with cousins – I thought of how I love these kinds of photo’s. How they are just real and fun and by next summer they will look different. The same, yet different.
So, I decided to offer a little end-of-summer session. This kind of photo’s – pools, sprinklers, outside play, popsicle’s, etc. – for a special price. Text or email me for details. Let’s savor summer just a little more, and capture your moments to look back on!
in love with these two… she saw her reflection
Happy Friday! Thanks for looking!
I was hoping someone would choose “summer” for our focus for Click of the Wild. And Molly did! (pretty sure she said it was actually her daughters suggestion )
Summer makes me think of so many different things, garden, popsicles, bare feet and flipflops, cute little dresses on my girls, outside play, swimming, and goggles. I think of goggles! haha. I happen to have some cute pictures that include goggles, I’ll have to post them soon…
But maybe some of my favorite summer things we do is spending afternoons at my grandparents house. We eat lunch, and sit on the patio talking and let the kids play in the pool. We just be. Pretty sure it will be times we look back on and love a little extra…or a lot extra. My grandparents are amazing and inspiring and I feel so grateful for everything they do for us.
There are always popsicles, and bubbles (they make sure we don’t run out) and MawMaw jokes that by the time she showers that night she won’t need to use soap due to all the bubbles that have landed on her! But that’s the thing about her. She doesn’t mind the kids crowding around her and blowing bubbles all over her. She teaches the kids who don’t know how to blow bubbles yet just the right way to do it. While Poppa goes and gets another round of popsicles for everyone. They are the best. Really.
Here are some pictures I snapped last week while we had one of those afternoons…
Jax yelled “Look! I made Mickey Mouse!” and sure enough… best bubble Mickey Mouse I’ve ever seen!!
this is not nearly all of the great-grands… just who happened to be there that day (minus Tenley who refused to get in the picture)…
I’ll end with this shot because it makes me laugh! Genevieve peeking out from behind Jesse with her silly face totally cracks me up!
Thanks for looking! Now, head over to Click of the Wild and see all the ‘summer’ images! Each is different and I love them all!
It’s Click of the Wild time again!
Mallory chose pattern. And I was all “neat! love it! cool!”
Then, I just repeated “pattern” in my head for a few days and couldn’t think of a way I wanted to capture the word.
It has many meanings (I even looked it up in hopes to get a better idea of where to go with it) I thought of the kind of patterns you use to make clothes (my Mom has some cool vintage ones in her sewing room), I thought of the pattern of a fabric or material, I thought of the pattern of shapes/colors/things, I thought of the pattern of habits and human behavior.
But I still had no idea how to capture pattern.
Then, while waiting on clients to get to a photo session, I glanced up and noticed a window with pretty panes in it, and the sunlight coming through and the tree’s outside. And I thought “pattern”. The panes, the leaves. So I took a picture…
On the way home that same night I saw an American flag, and since the American flag kept coming to mind for this focus, I decided to stop and take a quick picture. I wish it had not been folded… it is huge, but didn’t have enough wind that night to straighten it out…
I ended up using this shot for the focus, it just felt right… being July and all
Walking past my bedroom a few days ago my window caught my eye. This time the pattern of the blinds and the pattern of the sun/shadows on the lamp shade…
I am curious, what do you think when you think ‘pattern’? Leave it in the comments please! And head on over to Click of the Wild to see how the other girls saw and captured pattern