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The Lensbaby Project, April 2013 | Philadelphia Photographer

This month I took my Lensbaby lens with me on our family vacation to Assateague Island, best known for its wild horses. A few things I learned while on the island:
1) Those who live north of Assateague Island (namely, me) believe that this is where you go to see wild horses. Those who live below (aka, my mother in law) believe that Chincoteague is where the action is at. The correct answer is actually BOTH. Both barrier islands are nationally recognized bodies of land that are home to wild horses and in fact, there is an annual festival in the summer where the horses swim from one island to the other.
2) “Wild” is a bit of a misnomer. In fact, the horses that we saw spent most of the time hanging out by the tourist parking lots. Whomp whomp.
3) To dissuade people from feeding or touching the horses, there are graphic photos of people’s horsebites and other horse-related injuries in the Visitor’s Center restrooms. (Don’t worry, I didn’t take any such photos during my visit.)

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Each month I participate in a Lensbaby blog circle, in which several talented photographers participate and link to each other’s blog posts to create a full “circle”.Β  Please keep clicking through the circle by visiting Kristen Ryan Photography’s blog.

SariFixation Design Challenge | Mt. Airy Children’s Photographer

I did my first stylized photo session yesterday and it was so much fun! Two friends of mine have created a gorgeous play tent, as part of a design competition for Sari Fixation. Competing designers were challenged with the task of creating innovative uses for salvaged saris and I definitely think Tennyson and Haley have done just that with their gorgeously whimsical tent. My model, Miss E, was so cooperative and immediately got lost in her teddy bear tea party…a sign of a well-loved play tent, if you ask me! πŸ™‚ To cheer on the designers, please visit their contestant page at Sari Fixation | SariTent.
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A Mystery Theme Blog Circle | Philadelphia Lifestyle Photographer

This month I participated in a blog circle with some of my very closest photographer friends. We each had the same theme to interpret in our own unique way…any guesses as to what our theme was this month?

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Next in the circle is the lovely work of my sweet and talented friend, Jayne Cho. Keep clicking through the circle for more clues on this month’s theme. πŸ˜‰

A Sunset River Walk | Philadelphia Portrait Photographer

My cousin Alexa joined me for a sunset photography stroll along Kelly Drive last weekend. Isn’t she such a natural in front of the camera?
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Letters to Our Sons Project | Mt. Airy Children’s Photographer

Dear Theo,
We had a lot of fun together this past month, now that my daytime schedule has shifted and we now spend the bulk of our days alone together. I’ve been trying very hard to keep you busy with special art projects and field trips out of the house so that we don’t get sucked into the TV trap (which can be sooo tempting for both of us some days). We’ve played with finger paints, ran around outside a lot, and your new favorite phrase has become “Hey mommy do you want to play with me?”
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I love experiencing the world through your eyes, as even something as simple as using scissors for the first time turns into a All Day Project!
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I also love having the privilege of watching you and your daddy hang out and have “dudes time”, as you like to call it. I know he really loves that time with you too.
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I treasure our time together, even though my attention span and patience doesn’t always let it show as much as I’d like. To quote Olivia the pig’s mom, “Sometimes you really wear me out. But I love you anyway.” <3
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Love,
Mommy

Each month I participate in a blog circle with several other talented photographers. To keep reading through this month’s circle, please visit Kingsburg, CA photographer, Erin Pasillas Photography.

C & P Family | Chestnut Hill Family Photographer

I recently met this sweet family at church, and their daughter just might have been the most cooperative toddler I have ever photographed! πŸ™‚ LOVED their bright wardrobe choices (and they were super brave to rock no jackets in the chilly March weather we had!), and we had a blast running around Chestnut Hill for their recent session.
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The Lensbaby Project: March Blog Circle | Philadelphia Photographer

The fun thing about playing with my Lensbaby lens is that there are so few technical “rules” to follow, which allows me to explore the world through a different (and much more distorted) perspective. This month I decided to go rogue and not even follow a specific theme (gasp!). So please sit back and enjoy the randomness that was March. πŸ™‚

Admittedly, we have had some pretty funky weather this month, so we have had to get very creative about our daytime activities. On one such occasion, I brought my Lensbaby along to the pet store…
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We’ve also enjoyed some really fantastic playdates with some of our favorite friends!
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Finally, we are starting to see some small signs of spring. I’ve really enjoyed the few gorgeous evenings that we’ve been able to take a quiet stroll around the neighborhood.
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Each month, I participate in a blog circle with some other very talented photographer friends. To see more inspiring work from this lovely group of ladies, please visit the next post in the blog circle, by Jaimi Lammers.

Fine Art in our own Backyard | Chestnut Hill Fine Art Photographer

I truly believe that beauty is all around us. That being said, I’ve also been known to waste my days on Pinterest daydreaming about luxurious overseas vacations and European adventures. So it was incredibly fulfilling to spend some quiet time with my camera walking through our church last week, The Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, in Chestnut Hill.

According to the church website, the church building is “evocative of the late Victorian Gothic style” and was “designed by brother architects George W. and William D. Hewitt. Founder Henry Howard Houston deeded the property to the vestry in his will. Formal consecration took place on St. Martin’s Day, 1895.”

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Letters to Our Sons Blog Circle: March 2013 | Philadelphia Family Photographer

Dear Theo,
This past month I have been amazed by your growing mind. I feel like you not only look older all of a sudden, but you are also acting older! There have been so many moments in the past few weeks where your dad and I look at each other in disbelief and say “When did he become such a little boy instead of a toddler???”
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At this age, you are always singing, dancing, and constantly cracking us up! I knew from a very young age that you had a fantastic sense of humor, and you always continue to deliver one hilarious punchline after another these days. Just the other day, while changing your diaper, I noticed you had grown very quiet. I asked, “What are you thinking about right now Theo?” And you replied (completely out of nowhere), “I’m just thinking about going to the hippo store so we can buy a hippo. I want to name my hippo Hippo-y”.

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Oh, and also, I think this one pretty much speaks for itself (Mr. Potato Head mustache held up by your pacifier, inspired by your matching mustache shirt…where do you come up with this stuff???).
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As much as you completely wear me out most days, I really treasure these long, luxurious days that I get to spend at home with you. I love going to the playground and watching you run around and meet new friends, I love hearing all of the wonderful plotlines you create in your imagination about us running away from monsters, pretending we’re mommy kangaroos carrying our babies in our pouches, or knocking on every tree we pass to ask if there are “Any goblins in there?”
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And mostly, I love doing just about anything under the sun to make you smile. Even (or especially) when it involves you randomly directing me to shout “Olives!” so you can shout “Meatballs!” in response as we drive home from the grocery store together. (Seriously, where does this kid come up with this stuff?!?!?!)

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Love always,
Mommy

To keep reading the rest of the blog posts in our monthly blog circle, please continue to Candice’s blog.

The Lensbaby Project: A Monthly Blog Circle | Mt. Airy Fine Art Photographer

This month’s Lensbaby Blog Circle theme was “Love”, so of course I had to feature some of the pretty flowers that I so lovingly bought for myself the day before Valentine’s Day with the express purpose of taking pictures of them!Β  πŸ˜‰ Ahhh, the lengths we photographers will go to get “the shot”. πŸ™‚
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Please remember to click through to the next blog in our circle, Rachel Price Photography. <3