A Word a Week: Create

Family G having funOne of my favorite things to create is memories. Not only is this a great family, but they are actually part of my extended family, and I’m grateful they entrusted me with capturing this particular memory for them.

Word a Week challenge: Create

Sunday Stills: Face Time

Baby R is back

Baby R is back and still as cute as ever. The roses from A Baker’s Dozen Roses belong to his grandma, so he and his parents came along for the shoot, which meant I got to grab some more pictures of him and his sweet family.

More from Sunday Stills here.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Informal Portrait

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Because I usually carry my camera around with me wherever I go, people often ask if I’ll take their pictures. At a recent family gathering, my niece asked me to take some pictures of her so that she could choose a new Facebook profile picture. That prompted another person to ask for a picture. And soon I was was snapping informal portraits of almost everyone sitting with us. They seemed as happy with the results as I was. I really enjoy this type of photography, because people are usually more relaxed than at a formal sitting.


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″ and “Photo a Week” tags.
  3. Follow nancy merrill photography so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements.

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.

Here is one of my favorites from the sitting.