Baby C

So lucky to have the chance to photography this little guy. He is so expressive and cute, with his red hair and blue eyes. Thanks, Baby C, and thanks, Baby C’s Mommy and Daddy, for a fun shoot.

At first, all he wanted to do was sleep.
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When he finally opened his eyes, here is what he gave us.Baby_C_4 Baby_C_5 Baby_C_6 Baby_C_7 Baby_C_8

I love family pictures like this one.
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Here is one of my favorites from the sitting.
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A Photo a Week Challenge: Surprise!

Surprise!

Unexpected shots can be some of the funnest, most memorable images we capture as photographers. Even though I was doing a formal shooting of this little cutie, he was frequently surprised by the flash into opening up his eyes wide and giving that perfect “What, you’re taking a picture of me?” look.

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO OF SOME OF SOMEONE OR SOMETHING CAUGHT IN AN UNEXPECTED OR UNPREPARED MOMENT.

Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography.

Here’s how it works:

1. Each week, I’ll come up with a theme and post a photo that I think fits. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Thursday, when the next photo theme will be announced.

2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “A Photo a Week Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.

3. Follow nancy merrill photography so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Extra, Extra

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This is a picture of my friend’s wife and kids watching a frisbee game. His youngest turned around just as I took the picture, and it really added to the photo.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Pink and Gold

Gold and pink by a fountainPink and gold always make me think of little girls and fancy dresses. This sweetie was playing in the fountain while we waited for the bride and groom to come out for pictures. I love how her curls glow as much as the sheen on her party dress.

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO WITH PINK AND GOLD AS EITHER THE MAIN OR ACCENT COLORS.

Look for the pink and gold around you, or use your photo editing software to enhance or create images that represent pink and gold to you.  Then blog them and post a link to your masterpieces here.

Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography.

Here’s how it works:

1. Each week, I’ll come up with a theme and post a photo that I think fits. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Thursday, when the next photo theme will be announced.

2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “A Photo a Week Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.

3. Follow nancy merrill photography so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Blue and White

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When I asked my husband to help me choose a theme for this week, he thought for a moment and said “Blue and white.” I’m telling you this story because you have to understand that my husband is a dyed-in-the-wool, to the core University of Utah fan (school colors crimson and white), one half of the biggest in-state college rivalry in the United States (the other half being Brigham Young University, school colors blue and black). I was completely surprised by this, because he cringes every time I suggest he wear blue. I did find this beautiful winter sky picture for the challenge. I also couldn’t resist posting another picture of the beautiful Baby R.

Baby R in blue and white

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO THAT HAS BLUE AND WHITE AS EITHER THE MAIN OR ACCENT COLORS.

Look for the blue and white in the world around you, or use your photo editing software to enhance or create images that represent blue and white to you.  Then blog them and post a link to your masterpieces here.

Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography.

Here’s how it works:

1. Each week, I’ll come up with a theme and post a photo that I think fits. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Thursday, when the next photo theme will be announced.

2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “A Photo a Week Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.

3. Follow nancy merrill photography so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned

abandoned_wpWhile this dilapidated barn may seem abandoned, it is actually a fully-functioning barn for the property where it lives, but it’s weathered look really makes you think it’s no longer used. The next shot is of a barn that is no longer used as anything except for temporary shelter for the horses pasturing in the same field where it lives.

abandoned2_wpAnd my final picture for this challenge is one I blogged last year for another challenge (carefree). I think this expresses the other well-known meaning of abandoned perfectly.

Boating at Jordanelle

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Trapped

trapped_wpThis little sweetie came with her mom to a church youth activity (we toured the State Capitol Building), and she was not happy about being strapped in her stroller. She really wanted to roam free, like the big kids.

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO THAT YOU FEEL REPRESENTS BEING TRAPPED.

There are so many ways that things or people can be or feel trapped. Some are good for us, and some are not. Blog an image that shows someone or something trapped and post a link to your find here.

Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography.

Here’s how it works:

1. Each week, I’ll come up with a theme and post a photo that I think fits. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Thursday, when the next photo theme will be announced.

2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “A Photo a Week Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.

3. Follow nancy merrill photography so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements.

Baby R

I had the privilege of photographing this little guy. You wouldn’t know it from looking at him, but he’s only two months old (big boy). He was so much fun to photograph. He loved the flash and was a perfect angel through the entire shoot. Thanks to Baby R’s Mom and Dad for letting me have this much fun.

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Don’t you just love baby feet? Me, too!

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