Thankful November 8th: Brothers

I have one brother. He is my oldest sibling, and he is admittedly my parents’ most spoiled child. When we were kids, he would sit on you and tickle you, all the while yelling to our mom “Mom, get her off me! Mom, help!” He has a wicked sense of humor, is a wonderful father and grandfather, and loves his family. He is an amazing man. He and his live in Colorado, and I miss having them close by. Love ya, Terry!

A Photo a Week Challenge: Siblings

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I had the chance to take some newborn pictures recently, and the mama brought along her older daughter for some sibling shots. How cute are they? The older sister adores her baby sister, and is very protective of her.

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO OF SIBLINGS.

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. 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.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Teasing

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Playful teasing can lead to some really fun photos. These siblings were having fun and goofing off while their sister and her new husband were having their formal photos taken. (I took candids at the ceremony and then covered the reception.) Despite the look on his face, this brother and sister get along very well and really do love each other very much, as you can tell from the picture I snapped right after the first one.

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IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO (OR THREE…) THAT SHOWS OR EMBODIES FRIENDLY, LIGHT-HEARTED TEASING.

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. 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.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Recording History

All of the Moores

Photography is one of the mediums that allows us to capture history. The recent movie The Secret Life of Walter Mitty depicted the end of an era of photojournalism with the end of Life Magazine in print. So many iconic images graced the covers and pages of that and many other chronicles throughout the years as photography has developed and enhanced out lives.

A couple of months ago, I had the opportunity to take pictures of my mother and her remaining siblings. It was a fun shoot, and it allowed me the chance to capture some of my own family history. This photo makes me happy and sad at the same time. Happy, because they all enjoyed getting together and have told me how much they love having the photos. Sad, because one of my uncles passed away last summer, so we missed the chance to include him in the shoot. It lets me know that we cannot stop the passing of time, but we can capture it in images that will hopefully live in the hearts of generations to come.

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE YOUR FAVORITE SHOTS OF HISTORY THAT YOU’VE CAPTURED.

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. 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.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Sisters, Sisters (Siblings)

Sisters, sisters, there were never such devoted sisters

These cuties are sisters (as you can tell by looking at them). Their grandma asked me to get some pictures of the little one, and I just couldn’t resist getting both girls in some of the shots. How cute are they? Pictures of siblings range from the adorable to the misjudged to the down-right terrifying. But they are always a piece of family history.

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO OF SIBLINGS.

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. 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.

Photo bomb

I took my new camera to the piano recital last week so I could play around with it a bit and hopefully get some fun and great pictures. This is one of my favorites. The cutie in the back (and in focus) is the owner of the hands in my Steinway post. Just as I snapped this picture, her younger sister (also one of my students) decided she wanted in on the action. It’s one of the best photo bombs I’ve had the privilege to take.

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