Morning in the Sunflower Field

So I spent the gorgeous 64 degree morning in the sunflower field with a gazillion bumble bees fighting each other for pollen – my jeans are covered in it so there really is plenty to go around – but at least it kept them occupied and ignoring me! Some people paid the farmer to pick some for a wedding today – how amazing is that going to be?! When the farmer stopped by I thanked him for planting beauty and he probably thought I was silly because to him it’s just an organic crop of seeds that he will sell. He rotates his crop so he planted this year on the land next door to his and the man who owns the property gets to cut and sell some sunflowers from his driveway – today I will be buying a bunch – he was very careful about which ones to pick to ensure they will last a while. I chased an elusive monarch slowly through the field to capture a photo – and eventually just stood still and prayed and he came back to me and I did get that beautiful photo which I have to upload from my camera. I think it just may be my favorite photo of all time. Thank you Pete, the farmer, for planting beauty.

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Australia Vacation

A year ago today I was flying across the world to come back home from my Australia vacation. It was an amazing experience which still feels like a dream. It was so wonderful to see my gorgeous friend Diane and her family and see the amazing places and things in Australia that we learn about our whole lives. Some of my favorite photos and more to follow!ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

Top Twenty (part two)….

11. Beautiful Girls

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12. Handsome Men

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13. More Beautiful Girls…

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14. The Wedding Party

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15. Rachel and Richard

 

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16. We Love the Bride!

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17. The Bride is Ready

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18. At a Distance

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19. The Beautiful Bride

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20. Kiss the Bride!

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Top Twenty Favorite Wedding Photos from Rachel’s Wedding (part one)…

My niece asked me to photograph her wedding. Although photography is my hobby, and I love love love to take photos, it makes me anxious to have someone rely on the photos that I take. Not only that, but indoor photography with poor lighting and moving people has never been my strength! I didn’t want to disappoint her. I wasn’t too excited when digital photography came along, but eventually decided to try it and so for a while I would take both film and digital and now I don’t take film photography anymore. My digital SLR camera is amazing although it’s very complicated. I took an online class from Elisha Snow at http://www.bigpictureclasses.com to learn all about it. The class was wonderful and has helped me to understand my camera. My camera and I took some amazing photos of Rachel’s wedding, though it’s really that I had a beautiful subject!  Here are the first of my top twenty in no particular order.

1. Rachel

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2. Cinderella

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3. Candle Lighting

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4. LOVE

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5. Kisses

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6. Tenderness

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7. More Tenderness

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8. PeekImage

9. BubblesImage

10. Ceremony

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