The Free 52 Personal Project September- Freelensing {Halloween!}

I have joined talented group of photographers, once a month, to share our freelensing images in The Free 52 Project! Click here to learn more about freelensing. Please see the link below to follow our blog circle and see the other shares. This month I freelensed some fun with Halloween, some fall color and my boys. I used my vintage Helios this month!

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Fall Beauty and giggles! {Flagstaff, AZ Family Photographer}

I met this sweet mom many years ago when we both joined a group to train for the crazy Imogene Race in Colorado- a 17 mile race up and over a big mountain pass between Ouray and Telluride! As you can see here her kids are a bit younger than mine, so she was pushing a stroller while we were training, but I was not! Well come race time, I wish I had been training with a stroller too! We both survived and now she is an awesome neighbor as well. These guys were sweet and smiley and I loved seeing them all! Click here to see these cuties from there last session a few years ago, and see how much they have changed!

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Some recent words of wisdom from a wonderful photography conference {Flagstaff Family Photography}

Well it is always fun to get out of town, laugh your head off with friends and be totally inspired about your passion! I was lucky enough to experience this recently in Seattle at the wonderful Click Away Conference. I had the honor of teaching at this conference, about my love of newborn photography, two years ago, and since then I have loved going as a guest and relaxing and soaking it all in! I want to share a few wonderful life lessons that I learned while I was there, and share a few photos of beautiful Seattle!

The coolest thing I learning was from Summer Murdock, an incredible photographer based in Salt Lake City. So I know that you guys all want your kids to be happy, and one way for them to be happy is to find their passions, right? But what Summer added here was so wonderful! I great way to find your passion is to pay attention to anything that sparks your interest. If you find something cool, exciting or interesting, don’t let that go! Pursue it or store it in your head- as this may be your passion! That really stuck with my during and after her talk and I hope that sharing it with you was helpful!

And from the wonderful Yan Palmer, aim low (so you won’t be disappointed) and challenge yourself to let go of guilt for an entire year! Wouldn’t that be an incredible year? I hope this sparks some interest for you!

Here are a few photos from my trip…

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The Free 52 Personal Project September- Freelensing {Fall Leaves and Sword Fighting}

I have joined talented group of photographers, once a month, to share our freelensing images in The Free 52 Project! Click here to learn more about freelensing. Please see the link below to follow our blog circle and see the other shares. This month I freelensed some of Flagstaff, AZ’s beautiful fall leaves, sometime it seems like we are not really in AZ, but we are! I also got a series of my youngest is a solo homemade sword fight.

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The Free 52 Personal Project August- Freelensing {Summer Yellow Flowers}

I have joined talented group of photographers, once a month, to share our freelensing images in The Free 52 Project! Click here to learn more about freelensing. Please see the link below to follow our blog circle and see the other shares. This month I freelensed some of Flagstaff, AZ’s beautiful yellow flowers and a few of a stunning orange sunset from Lake Powell, AZ!

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Summer Family of Four {Flagstaff Yellow Flowers Family Photography}

I knew this sweet family from my last life/career, river guiding in the Grand Canyon! We have stayed friends though the career changes and growing families. They helped me get my kiddos on there first river trip about 6 years ago too, on the San Juan River! It was a bit of a challenge scheduling a photo session with our heavy monsoons this year. Usually the rains just come in the afternoon but not this year! The awesome rains have been coming all times of the day. We finally found a beautiful dry evening and some amazing light and had some fun. Thank you for allowing me to capture your family! Enjoy the cuteness…Flagstaff Summer Family Photography Yellow Flowers-14Flagstaff Summer Family Photography-45Flagstaff Summer Family Photography Yellow Flowers-43Flagstaff Summer Family Photography Yellow Flowers-22Flagstaff Summer Family Photography Yellow Flowers-18Spillman 2016 WEB-16Flagstaff Summer Family Photography-12Flagstaff Summer Family Photography-10Flagstaff Summer Family Photography-4Flagstaff Summer Family Photography 1

 

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Yellow Flowers and the Peaks! {Flagstaff Sibling Photography}

Flagstaff is pretty spectacular year round, but something very special happens here in August, the town is covered in yellow flowers! And there is this special spot with the flowers and the San Francisco Peaks. This August monsoon’s had been all over the place instead of the traditional afternoon showers, So we had a bit of a time finding a night without the rain, but we were able to meet between the rains on this gorgeous day! Thank you for allowing me to capture your sweet kids, enjoy the beauty…

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San Francisco Peaks and Aspen Trees Family of 4 {Flagstaff Family Photography}

Well I think this location and family are some of my favorites (wait I thing that everytime!). This is a very special family that I met several years ago when they moved to Flagstaff. The mom grew up here and came back with here family. People always come back to Flagstaff (I did at least!)! We got to be friends when our kids went to the same school, we biked together, and this great mom did some wonderful things for the ski team here in Flagstaff, including growing a love of skiing for my two boys. They have now moved on to Colorado to pursue skiing. But we hope they come back a lot to visit!

And about this location, it has a bit of Flagstaff’s finest scenery! We started in the aspen trees, then moved onto a spot with a gorgeous view of our San Francisco Peaks. I love where we live! Thank you for allowing me to capture my family, enjoy the cuteness!

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The Free 52 Personal Project July- Freelensing {NC Beach Photography}

I have joined talented group of photographers, once a month, to share our freelensing images in The Free 52 Project! Click here to learn more about freelensing. Please see the link below to follow our blog circle and see the other shares. This month I freelensed a bit of our trip the the gorgeous beaches of NC- a few kids took a surf lesson and a few were having fun playing in the surf!

Thanks for stopping by and please click here to see April of Little Trees Photography’s beautiful share.

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