A Photo a Week Challenge: Girl Power

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While it might seem a bit cliche, literally none of us would be here without women. All of our lives have been touched by women: mothers, grandmothers, aunts, cousins, sisters. I was fortunately enough to take family photos for this wonderful group of women (and the men in their lives). What a great legacy.

Also, I could not do a challenge honoring women without including a photo of my own amazing mom. She is loving, supportive, intelligent, caring, and an amazing example of all that a woman can and should be. I love you, Mom.

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IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A NEW PHOTO OR TWO (OR MORE) OF THE WOMEN IN YOUR LIFE.

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.
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A Photo A Week: Thankfulness

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Today, the United States celebrates Thanksgiving, and so I’ve been thinking of what I’m thankful for. I post a lot of pictures of my husband, who I am very thankful for every day. I post a lot of pictures of the beautiful state of Utah, where I live. I post a lot of pictures of the amazing places we’ve been able to see as we travel this amazing world we live in. But today, I have to thank the amazing woman who raised me. Thanks, Mom. You are my hero. You have shown grace and strength in very difficult times. You have demonstrated true, unconditional love to your family and others, even strangers. You have been the best example of what it means to mother. I know you’re not perfect, but you are the perfect mother for me. I love you, Mom.

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE ONE OR TWO OR MORE PHOTOS OF WHAT YOU ARE THANKFUL FOR.

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.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Admiration

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I admire my mother. The last couple of years have been very tough, but she has more than weathered the storm. She has shone and been a light for her children during difficulties. She has shown us what it truly means to be a devoted spouse and partner, and she has kept her kindness and positivity through it all. I love you, Mom. Happy Mother’s Day this week.

For more from this challenge, visit Weekly Photo Challenge: Admiration.

I realized after I published this that it works for Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Facial Features challenge for this week as well.