Weekly Photo Challenge: Security

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In a very insecure world, the love of family brings me the greatest feelings of security. It makes me so happy that these beautiful and amazing people are part of my family.

For more from this challenge, visit the Daily Press’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Security.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: View from the Back, Bottom, or Underneath

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Ruffly baby bottoms are just so precious! For more from this challenge, visit Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: View from the Back, Bottom, or Underneath.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Wishes

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If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.
If turnips were watches, I’d wear one by my side.
If “if’s” and “and’s” were pots and pans,
There’d be no work for tinkers’ hands.

For more from this challenge, visit the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Wishes.

Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Perspective

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During a newborn shoot, the big brother fell asleep and we couldn’t resist taking some pictures of them sleeping side-by-side. This bottom shot was irresistible.

For more from this challenge, visit Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Perspective.

Selected as a Featured Blogger. Thanks, Cee!

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Props

When doing a shoot for a child or high school senior, I tell my clients to bring things they are interested in. For small children, I suggest parents bring favorite toys. Having something familiar can help them relax and brings out really fun things in their personalities. Too many props can get in the way, but a few well-selected ones really help to make the portrait shoot more memorable and more fun for your clients.

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE ONE OR TWO OR MORE PHOTOS FEATURING PEOPLE WITH PROPS.

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. Come back here and post a link to your image in the comments for this challenge.
  4. Follow nancy merrill photography so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements.