I Love This Shot {Boise Photo Walk 2012}

Out of a handful of photos to choose, I chose this one. I guess something that seems so ordinary can pop like something extraordinary. After donating some money to the local firefighters the other day, I figured it only appropriate to choose the fire hydrant.

Here’s hoping! 🙂


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Love that Shot {Boise Photo Walk 2012}

A couple weeks ago, my friend Jenn invited me to register to go on a photo walk in downtown Boise. Since I’ve been in a photography rut lately, I figured it would be a great opportunity to get out and have some alone time with like-minded folks who like to get snap happy 😉

I can’t really say that I have a “favorite” per se, but I do have a handful that I liked out of the shots I got. Being pregnant does have some disadvantages – such as different angles that I normally would have attempted had there not been a growing being inside of me kinda thing.

We started in Julia Davis Rose Garden, and I was really disappointed with the little maintenance these roses receive. Most of them were burnt on the edges (either too much or not enough fertilizer) and those make for a much uglier picture 😦

Then we headed on downtown, getting some really neat architectural/texture type of photos.

I think in the end – even if my photo is not top picked, that I got to hang out with some pretty cool people – and that was just fine with me 😀

The Group (I stole this from Jenn):

Here are my photos, just some straightening, cropping, and a little spruce ups:

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Pregnancy: {Week 27, A HUGE Achievement}

I have successfully surpassed my previous track record for being pregnant. My son was born in the wee early morning hours of the 1st day of my 27th week. My daughter – thankfully is going strong and no problems as of late. I’m having more issues with the gestational diabetes. It’s not all that often that I crave chocolate cake or chocolate chip cookies – but man! Let me tell ya, not so fun when you have a craving you can’t cure. It rather pisses me off. But then again, I don’t want a 20 lbs baby and list us in the Guiness Book of World Records or anything.  It makes it especially hard when we have two different types of diets going on in the house – of which my husband’s mainly consists of carbs, while all my crap is high in protein. I’ve seen so many vegetables in the last 2 weeks to make my head spin. Anyway… Enough about me and my woes.

How your baby’s growing:

This week, your baby weighs almost 2 pounds (like a head of cauliflower) and is about 14 1/2 inches long with her legs extended. She’s sleeping and waking at regular intervals, opening and closing her eyes, and perhaps even sucking her fingers. With more brain tissue developing, your baby’s brain is very active now. While her lungs are still immature, they would be capable of functioning — with a lot of medical help — if she were to be born now. Chalk up any tiny rhythmic movements you may be feeling to a case of baby hiccups, which may be common from now on. Each episode usually lasts only a few moments, and they don’t bother her, so just relax and enjoy the tickle.

Baby, fetus at 27 weeks - BabyCenter

Lilypie Maternity tickers

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Newborn/Family: {Light Dances Photography Studio, Boise}

My newest niece was born on June 1st and as a gift to my brother and SIL, I booked studio time to get some shots of the little ones. The normal place where I go to do studio shoots has relocated – so I had to search around to find an adequate spot. This studio was very nice – although the price was almost double. 😦

Oh well, I got some good shots. And here I welcome Baby Tori (Victoria Leigh, 10 lbs.)

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