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Good Morning, Friends!
I hope your Monday is going smoothy and it sets the tone for a wonderful week ahead. I can’t believe January is already almost over, and whether you are now just joining us or started from week one… the submissions I have seen are absolutely amazing and just getting better. If you are newer to the project or would like to jump in there is a wealth of great information on how this project works in our Facebook group especially under the “Files” area. You can find our group HERE.

I am so excited to share some of our light images and I adore all the interpretations everyone came up with. I am always fascinated how many ways the same exact theme can be executed!

My own was inspired by my love for Winter Light:

Here we go!

By: Billie Lee Koch

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3|52|light
My girl…

By: Kyla Fear Williams

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{Light} In an effort to feel confident in off camera flash, I had a fun shoot with smoke bombs and a pretty girl. Back light via flash, front lit via Ice Light. — at Kyla Fear Photography.

By: Danielle Elon Armstrong

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This was one of those photos where nothing was planned, a moment was just captured as it happened. This seemed only too fitting for one of the lights of my life.
Tags: Danielle Armstrong Photography

By: Melissa Stissi

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“light” and dark

By: Debbie Souch

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3/52 Light

By: Amber Williams

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The light is what guides you home, the warmth is what keeps you there.

~ Ellie Rodriguez

By: Jenny Berberich

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3/52 – “Light” Jackson has been having a tough time with nightmares lately. During the holidays we had a little Christmas tree in his room that gave off decent light. Now that the holidays are over, his regular night light wasn’t cutting it. So, after a few tough nights of asking for his closet light on, hall light on, we dug up these old lights. It was like they were meant to be to give him just the right amount of security light to get him through the night and to give him some extra playtime with his Legos, even after it’s “lights out”.
Tags: Jenny Grant Digital Imaging, LLC

By: Tara Schuettpelz Terracina

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LIGHT 3|52
I really want this project to be a way for me to document my family – especially my girls. I wanted to “find the light” in my home, so I opened up all the blinds & watched the light all day. I took several different shots throughout the day, but this one just got me!
My sweet 2 year old (about to be 3) just started taking dance class. Today we went to buy her dance outfit. Naturally we had to try it all on at home & play dance class. Here she is showing me the moves she learned from her very first class last week. My heart about burst when I saw this! heart emoticon
Tara Gene Photography

By: Nicole Ratliff

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M4H p52 week 3 {light} — in Sonora, California.
Tags: Nicole Ratliff Photography

By: Lisa King

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3/52 – light as a feather

By: Misty Smith

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3:52 Light
One thing I’ve always loved about living in the country is the view of the stars, every since I was little I would sit out side (or lay on our trampoline) and watch the stars, listen to the cars go down the road and the creek down the hill from my parents. When I moved to Southern Cali I never knew how much I would miss those little balls of fire in the sky. One thing when I was looking to buy a house for my children and I was it had to be in the country so my kids could grown up looking at the stars like I did.

By: Diane Harrison

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Week 3/52 {Light} Getting the light theme this week worked out so well for us because the weather has been amazingly mild (it was a high of 65 today in Missouri!) and so I took my daughter out in a summer dress and had her twirl and twirl. I did use a few of MyFourHens actions from the DreamWeaver set during editing.

By: Lauren Waite

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{3/52 – Light} – My boys.

By: Meghan Lawson

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Week 3 – Light
“Happiness can be found in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” Albus Dumbledore

By: Erin Armstrong Verruso

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3.52 {LIGHT}
“When you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams, and you will always look lovely.” ~Roald Dahl

By: Jen Smith

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{light} Not the glorious “light” shot I was envisioning, but this year my P52 is all about my boys, so I want to catch the little stuff for my album at the end of the year. Every morning I come out to the living room and open up all the shutters to let the light in…and every morning, he’s right behind me, closing them again.

By: Katrina Lear

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3/52 M4H {light}
I racked my brains for light themed inspiration but there isn’t a lot of lovely light going on in Scotland in January. Actually, that’s not true – at the times when I can take advantage of it, it isn’t there. I opted for fun instead. I find taking pics of light trails very satisfying, even if it was sub zero. brrrrrr

By: Magan Konoski

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3/52 – “light” – Today we went outside to enjoy the snowfall, as it has been too cold to go out. It was so beautiful how his eyes light up.

By: Molly Schloesser

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I sat here for a while in search of something meaningful to say about this picture- but let’s face it, it’s a light bulb. Which brought me to this…the lifeblood of photography. Without it, we have nothing.

“Wherever there is light, one can photograph.”

Alfred Stieglitz
1864 – 1946

By: Jodi Graham Zeigler

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3/52 Light

In the midst of an icy morning I found my light transplanting and growing new life. When I can force myself to slow down and soak up the simple things in life, I find my heart is closest to God and I can feel his lights.

By: Kristen Mowery

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3/52: Light.
I’m not entirely sure how I feel about this photo. I’m not a landscape photographer. But in the northeast we’ve gotten another storm. Schools closed early and on my drive home I looked over into a sea of white “light” with this lone tree. There is barely any editing done – the blacks increased on the tree – because I didn’t want to ruin the absolute beauty of the scene. Having said that…. I’m not entirely sure the photo reflects the beauty I saw. … again, I’m not confident in landscapes.. I know we don’t critique here – but if you have thoughts on it – even suggestions, I’d love to hear them.

By: Tracey Nixon Bos

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3|52 {light}
I am captivated by the diffused light this winter. Maybe it’s always like this and I’m paying attention to it in a new way, chasing it, nearly driving my truck off the road watching what it will do next.

By: AnnMarie Denis

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3/52 Light {entry #2} I just loved how the setting sun reflected off of his cold COLD breath in the air. I thought this looked so cool!

By: Margie Ryckman

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Light
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.” -MLK,Jr.

I’ve had this quote on my mind all week. it’s my favorite. It seems everywhere I have looked, I’ve seen visual representations of it, although no more so than this scene tonight on the way home from walking Finn. In the spirit of the great Martin Luther King, Jr,. sending peace and happiness out to all of you.

By: Danielle Navratil

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She is my light everday, we can learn so much from these small human beings they find beauty in the small things in life.

By: Amber Mabus

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First {Light} on the lake this morning..

By: Yana Ara

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By: Betsy Davis

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Project 52: 3 | 52 { l i g h t } — with Betsy Davis Photography.

By: Mandp Tabb

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3/52 “light” and fluffy! The best made from scratch pancakes I have ever had.

By: Kristen Turcotte Baltzer

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3/52 {Light}
2nd submission

“You are a child of divine love and light. Get out there and shine.”
~ Trudy Vesotsky

Kristen Baltzer Photography

By: Sarah Addison

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Seriously, you would think with such an open topic of “light” this week should have been easy, right? Like some of the other comments on here I have stumbled with this one what I should do. Anyway… Yesterday was “one of those days” we have as parents. The boys were not stop fighting from the moment they woke up, constant line of mess, slime all over my couch and carpet, broke my toe, blah blah blah. Then as I thought the day was at an end & I was getting my youngest to bed the oldest (mr 4) helped himself to a BIG pot of glitter. It was EVERYWHERE!! Next thing they are both playing in the sparkly mess covered in glitter. I think I will be finding glitter for weeks. So anyway – If I don’t make “light” of these situations I think I would go insane.
Facebook looks like it has done some lovely things with the colour of this image:|

By: Karmen Coon Van Derven

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Sunset Wednesday 1/21 {Light} it’s really that orange… — at Inlet Harbor Restaurant.

By: Kristen Mowery

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3/52: Light. I’ve been dying to paint with light. It is NOT as easy as it looks. This might be try #3,647… or so. But – it was so fun. Isn’t that the best about photography? Finding something that is truly FUN. Sparklers + a pineapple = one great night of shooting.

By: Colleen Putman

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the light at sunrise contains so much hope for the new day

By: Kristin Becker

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Week 3 | Light
“A candle loses none of its light by lighting another.” -Rumi

By: Katie AndPat Fox

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3/52 “Light” – Second post

Testing out my homemade Valentine’s marquee sign!

Annabelle Rose Photography

By: Chris N Sally-Ann Taylor

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Week 3 ~ LIGHT ~

My little ones were totally surprised when I told them that I was going to let them throw feathers all over the living room… needless to say, this isn’t something that happens everyday… haha! We have been blessed with large south facing windows, where the sun streams in to warm our rooms… and it’s such a dreamy light in the winter.
This is a photoshoot that I will treasure forever…

By: Juanita Cannan

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Week 3 – Light. Wow I struggled this week trying to find light. We moved from California (where I always had amazing light) to London last year. It is dreary and cold, sun has set by 4:30pm, but surrounded by all the buildings, if the sun is visible and not blocked by all the clouds (rare in itself) not much makes it’s way into our home. Finally this morning, determined, I found a stream of sunlight catching the ivy on our fence. I love ivy, it was a main plant at our wedding as it signifies fidelity, friendship and affection, I grabbed my macro lens to make things a little more interesting and added a Jessica Drossin texture in post

By: Vanessa Hack

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3/52 Light

Something about a touch of light and a brand new baby makes me smile!

By: Lorena Coelho

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L I G H T {as a feather}

By: Teresa Moore Norris

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3/52 “Light”

Roses in a Mason jar in the afternoon window light

By: Faith DeLay

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{Light}
Greenhouses light up on a pitch black, cloudy WA night. — at Washington State University.

By: Libby Watt

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3/52 Light

By: Stephanie Crumbley Deckard

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May 6, 2014 this little light entered our world and has rocked it ever since. He is so important to our family. This was taken while waiting for clients at our studio, and I got him undressed and let him explore a bit. He kept crawling over to the light bouncing around on the floor. He turned and sat and looked at me with those big beautiful blue eyes. My heart was a puddle. He brightens our lives more than words or photos could ever express. We love our Leo

By: Allyson Louie Ell

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3 | 52 Light
This little reading light helps bring a world of imagination to my children, as my biggest little reads to my little one.
Tags: Squishy Prints Photography

By: Jennifer Miles Smay

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A special date night dinner with my favorite little man. I looked back in the rearview mirror on the way home too see him in deep concentration.

By: Bree Knick

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Week 3 {Light}
A little less than FOUR years ago my family began a journey. A journey where the parents I grew up with separated and divorced. It was not pretty. In fact sometimes I felt like you couldnt make some of this stuff up. It has been the most trying time in my life. There were times when we never thought we would see the end. It was during these darkest times that we tried to focus on “the light.” That is what got us through. This weekend we started painting my mothers new house. Now we can all see the light at the end of the tunnel and it is so, so fantastic.

By: Cindy Cavanagh

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{light} 3/52 Sunrise image421

By: Cecily Cook

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3/52 Light. A little freelensing plus a little January sunshine does wonders for winter blahs.

By: Jessica Bowers

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{Light} 3/52 I didn’t quite know what I was going to do for this assignment then it hit me. smile emoticon I am a sucker for carnival lights. Granted I had to go to the mall to capture this… but think they have a pretty carousel anyways smile emoticon It was a win, win all around
by: Jessica Bowers

By: Danielle Betters Kruse‎

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week 3 // light.

I am a lover of light and sun and all sun flare. But its also something I do a lot in my photography so I wanted to not shoot at my favorite time of day. Soooo when my son was playing in puddles yesterday at the worst time of day with zero sun in the middle of winter…. I looked and saw the sun peak through the clouds and right onto his puddle jumping.

By: Sarah Pogorzelski‎

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{Light} There are so many different ways to use light. When I saw this sign I knew it would make a perfect silhouette shot. And through this project I’ve been noticing how one simple word can bring up so much in us.

By: Whitney Allen

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{light} 3/52

I chose to paint with light as well. This is something I’d like to master and do with live people. Light is such a fragile and fickle thing.

By: Liz Straight‎

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Window Light

By: Jennifer Schmitt Diaz

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(Second photo) {Light} After a series of grey, winter days here in Toronto, finally a beautiful sunset. I’m a sucker for a sunset.

By: Lauryn Taubman Lukin

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3/52 Light – Rainbow Brite

By: Page Pierce-Kuepper

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Light. This was taken in front of our bedroom window as the light was pouring in. It made such cool backdrop.

By: Charlotte Carter

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An ice cold frosty morning of course you need to “Go pong Mummy give ish sight” or translated “Go to the pond and give the fish some light” Oh I love him.

By: Tara Hallman

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3|52 Light – From the light of the horse barn. I look forward to this day, or two if we’re lucky, every week. My 6 year old has been taking lessons since she was just barely 5 and is so fearless and in love with these animals. At the end of the lesson her teacher lets her ride her favorite way, bareback

By: Haley Jane

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3/52 {Light}

By: Kendall Lock

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3/52 Light

I couldn’t think of an idea for this topic and it was killing me as it was getting closer to the weekend. I’ve always had self image issues. I’m 5’4, 140 lbs and almost 21 years old. The chart at the doctor’s office actually says I’m about 10 pounds away from being obese. Now I don’t believe that, but I still have problems with accepting myself in the skin I’m in. I have my mother’s skin. It’s fragile, and I find a new freckle daily. I already have stretch marks and that just makes me fear that there’s so many more to come. I was in the shower this morning and saw the light reflecting from the window onto my shoulder. I told myself that I am beautiful just the way I am and that maybe it should step into the light a little more and stop hiding when there is nothing wrong with who I am.

By: Jazzmin Schramm

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Finally. My photo for this week.
Ready to save the world. smile emoticon

The hero is one who kindles a great light in the world.
Felix Adler

By: Jennifer Tippett

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3/52 | light | Jennifer Tippett Photography

By: Raeanne Ingram

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I am obsessed with double exposures. You must know the LIGHT to master this art. Photo by Raeanne Ingram from 2 Sisters and a Camera

By: Sara Cox

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3.52 {light}: “I am the light of the world” {john 8:12}…this chapel in our church has always been one of my daughters favorite places, so much beautiful light!

By: J. Leff

3.52 Light

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3.52 Light

Domo tries to take a picture

By: Janelle

3-Light

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3-Light

Early morning cuddles on the lounge watch cartoons.

www.janellekeysphotography.com

m4hpartofme

Happy Sunday, Friends!

In case you are just finding us now, we kicked off our Fourth year of our awesome Project 52. If you are unsure just what this is all about and are thinking of participating but need just a bit more info you can find that right HERE. Jump in at anytime!

Eye Candy will be tomorrow as always. If you are still unsure of how or where to post them be sure to check out the link above, or even our Project 52 group on Facebook HERE for even more helpful info. I am so honored to have you here. This project is very close to my heart and being able to host this again is such a joy!

Our 4thweek’s theme will be:

 

A Part of Me.

 

This is open to interpretation.

This could be a self portrait. A passion of yours. Something that is meaningful to you. The sky is the limit.

Hi Friends!

This week kind of flew didn’t it? When I chose this theme I knew we were going to have some amazing interpretations. We always do, sure…..but you all just really did something special here. In fact at this moment I don’t know how in the world I am supposed to choose. There is so much beauty and power in the images shared this past week. You all should be so proud. I just want to take a moment to say even if you don’t see your image here this week I am honored you are here. I fall in love with this project just a bit more every year. And you all truly deserve to be featured.

Here is my image for “Story telling.” I had a couple but settled on this because it seemed totally appropriate.

11/365

And here we go. Congrats everyone on another amazing week.

By: MaryAnn Smith

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2/52 Theme: storytelling

This week I decided to do something gritty, real, personal. These are the marks I bear from my pregnancies, each one telling the story of how my body changed to accommodate the little body growing inside my belly. I’ve come to see these imperfections as something to be proud of, a reminder of the beauty my body created. heart emoticon
Tags: Orion Photography

By: Kellie Dalrymple

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[Storytelling] 2/52

Fleurishing Photos by Kellie

These boots have controlled our lives for years now… Soon, we’ll say goodbye to them. If you listen hard enough to them, they’ll tell you of war, love, distance, fear, courage, vulnerability, and comradeship. I’m happy to have had them resting there safely at home for the past 8 months now… and soon to be for good.

By: Jess Steele

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2/52 “Storytelling”
My Great Great Grandmother’s diaries. They begin in 1899 and go through the 1940′s.

By: Sue Harris

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Story-telling, growing up without a Mum was hard, growing up with a best friend who had a wonderful Mum was hard. Watching her Mum give her her first Jewellery box for her 13th birthday near broke my heart. I swore that if I were to be blessed with a daughter, I’d get her a jewellery box on her 13th birthday, and I did

By: So Nia

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2/52 {storytelling} I was challenged to take a pic at the peak of each hour today – it was quite weird when the alarm clock went off very hour, but also a fun thing to do. As it is a lot of storytelling I just thought I would share it with you all.
I am still gonna go for a single pic to tell it’s own story as well. But for now my “hour by hour – in a day“

By: Jessica L. Souza

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2/52

The story of dance. — at Jessica Souza Photography.

By: Amber Pittman

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2|52 {Storytelling} A tale as old as time… “What to wear…what to wear…”

By: Lori Potrykus

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2.52: Storytelling – I have a feeling that if this little tree tree could speak it would spin a wonderful and glorious tale. Life Out Loud Photography

By: Laura Heras

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{s t o r y t e l l i n g} | 2.52

The bear inside the house is my older munchkin’s. Her dad got it for her while I was still pregnant and he was away on deployment. Almost 7 years later, Freddie is never too far away from her. The bear outside the house is Eddie. Again, while my husband was away he got this for our little one.

My oldest sits in her house and reads to the “cousin bears” and to her little sister. Tonight, she read her sister to sleep.

By: Manuel Valle

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Week 2 – Storytelling

After doing Project 365 for five straight years, I had to get pretty creative with finding everyday objects to photograph because a) taking pictures of the people in my house every single day would get old and b )being an amateur, I’ve never been super comfortable with photographing people to begin with. I found that I REALLY enjoyed taking pictures of action figures. The right setup of a figure can tell a story just as well as a real life person can. Sure, people told me how cute it was that I still “played,” but I like to think of it as simply honing my photography skills.

By: Julianne Escamilla Cyr

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[2|52 • STORYTELLING]

Calories don’t exist.

By: Amanda Doty

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2.52 // s t o r y t e I l i n g

“You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, SO…get on your way!”

By: Heather Rasmussen

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2/52 “Storytelling”Every year we go to the tops of the mountains to carve another year on our tree. We have made it 12 out of the 13 years we have been married. This tree is the story of our life together.

By: Bec Walker

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Did someone say Storytelling? Let me tell you a story about a brave little viking warrior who sailed for miles across the roughest seas and fought the biggest sea monsters your eyes ever did see… wink emoticon
Tags: Sunshine Photography

By: Jenny Brace

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A London busker on a rainy Sunday evening capturing the interest of more than one photographer!

By: Maria Jose Rittenberg

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2/52 Storytelling…
My husband’s grandmother passed of cancer when he was 3 years old. When she knew she was on her final days she realized her grandchildren were too young to remember her. Right before her passing she wrote a story book for each of her grandchildren. She wanted to leave something so they could remember her. She hand wrote it and left a personal note. More than 30 years have passed, and she would be proud to know that her great-grandchild, our son, is enjoying this little family treasure.

By: Erin Niemiec

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2/52 ~ “Storytelling”
“The days are long, but the years are short”. Most days as a Mom of four beautiful children I feel like I do the best I can. Then I have those days where I am tired, inpatient, grouchy, mad at myself, that all is not perfect. I find food on the walls, no one cleans up after themselves, my hair is a mess, I have no make up on, wearing the same clothes I wore the day before, looking at the lines and extra fluff that I gained during the holidays, extra gray hair, dealing with a moody teenage boy and brothers fighting over the remote and just wishing I could just have some peace…and then my sweet toddler who just had a tantrum because things weren’t going her way needs a cuddle. And here I sit in the quiet, spending this nursing moment which probably won’t be for much longer and just “am” and know they love me as I “am”. At the end of each and everyday, I am very grateful for everything I have.

By: Meghan Ann Mace

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2/52: Storytelling.

{Storytelling} 5 months ago I started a new chapter in my personal story when my first baby was born. It has been the most exciting and joyous chapter of my life so far. It has also been the most challenging, as any new parent can attest. Before his birth, I made a promise to myself not to lose sight of the person I was before. Specifically, a runner. I’ve kept that promise to myself and have continued to run since he was born, but it’s different. It’s extra early mornings. It’s in between feedings. It’s on treadmills in dark basements. It’s not easy like it was before, but it works. And it helps keep me happy. Making me a better person and a better mom.
Tags: Meghan Mace Photography

By: Corrie Bacon Owens

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2/52 {storytelling} my view from the laundry room (where i spend a lot of my time with a family of 6) this morning. this scene is a realistic snippet of our morning routine after the big kids leave for school. one doing his homework while the other plays and distracts him thus filling up the 1.5 hours before they start their own school day. little moments that i know i will miss one day…

By: Christine N Justin Rothweiler

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2/52 Story Telling
She is 3 months old and has lived through being pignapped from her mother, given to a human to be in a playpen all day without food and water regularly, saved, and adopted by a family who has to teach her to trust again. If she could speak human she could tell her own story. Right now all she has are those eyes.

By: Akisha Silvey Lowe

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2/52:Storytelling – These hands tell a story of a woman who has lived a life full of beauty and heartache. Heartache at losing loved ones tragically, and the beauty of an unshakeable faith. These hands have held loved ones, rocked babies, and wiped tears from the eyes of a grieving heart. And when I asked if I could take a picture of her hands, her response was “well, sure, I just had my nails done!”

By: Rachel Bausch

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2/52 Storytelling
I sat down with my 3 year old today with a pile of freshly baked cookies and a glass of milk. She looked at me confused when I stuck my cookie in the glass of the milk. I then realized that I’ve yet to teach her the art of cookie dunking! So we sat there soaking up the afternoon sun as I told her stories about how this was my favorite thing to do when I was little, and now it’s hers too.

By: Kira Farley

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2/52 {Storytelling}

By: Susan Brooksby

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Not sure how this fits into storytelling. And I wish I had a great story to go along with this picture but to be honest I’m just not a great storyteller. All of the story and images are so beautiful and inspirational. All I have is this of my baby, my last one, who will be turning three way too soon.

By: Kristin Hiatt

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2/52 Storytelling (photo 2) Kristin Hiatt Photography

As much as I try not to be totally defined by my role as a mom, the truth is that this really is my story most of the time. We didn’t plan on having 4 kids (having twins was quite a surprise) but I cannot imagine my life without each of them. The love we all feel for each other is everything to me. They make me more present. They are growing before my very eyes, and I don’t want to miss a thing, so I will freeze these moments with my camera as much as I can.

By: Cherron McDonald

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She said she was trying to dig to Mississippi, Missouri, and China.

By: Lesley Morgan

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Storytelling 2/52 – I was a ballet dancer for fifteen years with my mom making most of my costumes/tutus forhttp://myfourhensphotography.com/ me, costumes that helped me tell stories on stage. Now here I am following in my beautiful mother’s footsteps making tutus for others and imagining the stories they may help tell! (o:

By: Ashley Essig

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2 | 52 {storytelling}

I find it very appropriate that this week’s theme was storytelling.

In the past week, I found a wonderful organization using media to tell the story of orphan care…. I discovered them, applied for one of their mission trips in March, got accepted and am now raising support to go!!! ALL in the span of one week!

I am humbled to be chosen to go… I am so thrilled to see what God will do in my time in Uganda… I pray that the stories of God’s beloved children will be told through the lens of my camera and the words of my heart.

By: Emily Hutson Bartley

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2/52 Storytelling…this will set the story when I tell them of how they always enjoyed being in the kitchen with me while I cook and how I always adored watching them play

By: Lisa Erickson‎

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2/52 story telling – growing pains

By: Adam Blevins

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W2 – Storytelling: Shooting in this graveyard, we went around reading all of the headstones. So many lives forgotten in this tiny country cemetery in the middle of nowhere Kentucky.

By: Becky Whitney‎

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I know this photo probably wouldn’t win any awards, but to me it tells the perfect story of a 6-year-old boy building a Lego world of his own, with two sisters who parked themselves next to him and will systematically dismantle and destroy his creations. The look of knowing distrust that comes from years of being an older brother!

By: Crystal Billington

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Storytelling{week 2} – we took a hike up Soldiers Pass (Sedona AZ) and it started raining. The rocks got slippery and my 5 year old Ian was starting to be upset trying to navigate so my husband scooped him up to help him out. Ian started crying because he was scared and my 2 year old Zoe immediately leaned over and hugged Ian to her and declared “I Gotchu Eeeen!” Its them all wrapped up in a moment, Ian- so sensitive, incredibly cautious, always worried, Zoe brave, fearless and motherly. My mama heart was full.

By: Chloè Gobea Rosser‎

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2/52 “Storytelling”
“Creative minds are rarely tidy”- Carl Gustav Jung
This photo perfectly captures the story of the family I grew up in. I come from a family of artists and dreamers. I have my father to thank for that. He is an artist at heart and has always encouraged us to think outside the box and to have dreams of our own. The gift of growing up with a sketch artist, professional leather bag company owner/creator (my father creates them from scratch!), painter, classical ballerinas, song writer, musician, poet and photographers is beyond a blessing and I am forever grateful for growing up in such a lively home. But mostly for a father that taught us to color outside of the lines heart emoticon
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By: Yasmina Cowan

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storytelling | Yasmina Cowan Photography

By: Nicole Frostbutter Kilby‎

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2/52 storytelling.

By: Angel Murphy

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2/52 Storytelling This is not my story but I have vowed this year to tell the story of my clients. No more poses. I want to capture each families story. This was my latest family, yesterday, that let me capture their story. Brother looking at new baby sister

By: Steve Ullenius‎

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Cleaning fish: Daddy and his girl.

By: Michelle Abbott

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2/52 Storytelling

The story of a boy and childhood cancer. Never in a million years did I think that this would be a chapter in his life, in our lives. My son has a rare form of bone cancer, Ewing’s Sarcoma.

This is a sampling of what his days consist of now. He has spent almost half of the past year in a hospital bed. He is strong, brave, and inspiring but this is not something he should have to deal with. He should be out playing with friends and living a carefree childhood.

By: Natalie Zufelt Hunsaker

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First time posting, so here I go ! Story telling,

You can learn many things from children.
How much patience you have, for instance.
Franklin P. Jones

Our mornings are pretty rough around here , My oldest is always up and ready to go , on a good day middle can be too. But the Youngest ? UGH!! Never wants to get out of bed ! But today she was in good spirits ready to take on the world ( or at least the playground ) she struggles so much with school , that its so rare that she actually wants to go .

By: Kristin Ferguson

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I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 14. Back then, that really didn’t mean much to me. In high school, the least of my worries was the struggle of getting pregnant. Now, at 25, I long for another baby. I have a boy who is just over a year old that God blessed us with after we struggled for several years with infertility and a miscarriage. We wanted to start trying sooner rather than later to get pregnant again. I thought this time around would be easier but unfortunately that has been wishful thinking. This is month four of seeing that dreaded negative pregnancy test. I have a love/hate relationship with these tests. The sadness that comes with seeing just one pink line instead of two is hard to describe but the joy that you feel when you see two makes you forget all the heartache that comes with the struggle of dealing with this journey. So, while this little test tells a hard story of struggle and sadness, I will continue to pray for another sweet baby to bless our life and keep hoping for those two little pink lines.

By: Mandi Pool

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Mandi Pool Photography Week 2: Story Telling.
As a mama of 2 children, I struggle with having it all together. I was lucky enough to even get dressed this morning for the grocery store. smile emoticon But let’s be real, it only happened bc my little Jack napped for 2.5 hours. My 2 year old, Abigail, oh the joy that girl brings me. I had no idea what parenthood would be like, but I always dreamt it up as a little girl. I always wanted to be a mama.
Going to the grocery store is hard with children. Even if they are on their best behavior, you still have to give them attention and show them you care. You are their world. I actually dread the days I need to go to the store. Not because my children are misbehaved, but because sometimes it’s just nice to be alone and have a clear mind, not having to worry about having the right toy, pacifier, or cup of juice packed.
But these are the moments I look back on and am so thankful. I’ve been blessed with such sweet children (and husband who is taking the picture!) and for that I am so grateful. Motherhood has changed me. It has changed my outlook on life. I am thankful for this story of motherhood!

By: Lacy Horner Tomlinson

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2|52 {Storytelling}

For weeks, I’ve had a self-portrait image in my mind. It seemed slightly odd, and well, frankly self-centered. The theme for this week shouted at me to be brave and DO IT! I document everyone else’s stories, never my own wink emoticon Everything stripped away. No makeup. Bare. Simple. Fuss free. The way I’ve been trying to live life the past 6 months.

6 months ago, I told my husband there’s something wrong. My hair was falling out. I was losing weight, yet always hungry. Tired, but when it was time for bed, I was jittery and anxious. And of course, my emotions were all. over. the. place! My gut told me it was a thyroid thing. Blood was drawn the very next day. It’s been 6 months since my Dr. spotted a hot nodule on that crazy little gland. I’ve been waiting 6 months to see an endocrinologist. It’s been the loooongest 6 months of my life! wink emoticon February 6th will be the day!

By: Rosalyn Salaiz

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2|52 [storytelling]

This morning she kept coming in the kitchen to fill her teapot. Three trips to the fridge later…

By: Rebecca Byrd

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2/52 {Storytelling}
My daughter. She has an imagination to match my own, and jumps on the opportunity to dress up and play different characters in make-believe stories. Which is usually the main attraction for my camera. I’ve captured her in many roles, from fairy to pirate, and beyond. This was her post apocalypse role. The photo wasn’t taken this week, but it is one of my favorites because of the sort of melancholy strength that shows on her face. Even at 7 years she can really get into a role and make it her own. I’m still in that learning curve of LR, and as I was re-working this one yesterday, I thought it would be perfect for the “Storytelling” theme.

By: Dominique Love

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2/52 This is my daughter. She is quite possibly, the most gentle creature on this planet. The glass is always half full and she ALWAYS stops to smell the roses. Even if they are fake. Today, she had quite a terrible day at school today with bullying. So, she found some solace upstairs in the photo studio and it brought her some peace. And tomorrow? She plans on making the glass half full again.

By: Mandy Stephenson

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2/52 – Storytelling

I love the sun, especially on a cold winter’s morning. Today it highlights little fingerprints. I know that one day soon enough I wont have to clean tiny finger drawings from the windows; I’ll gladly add this to today’s to-do list.

By: Adri De La Cruz

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2 / 52 S t o r y t e l l i n g.

At 25, I have been pregnant 5 times. I have delivered 2 wonderful children. & I have 3 little angel babies waiting to meet me someday. The story of miscarriage is unfortunately all too common. I experienced such a hate for my body, I couldn’t understand why it just couldn’t function the way it was supposed to. I could find no one else to blame but myself. I have each time after a loss entered a bit of depression. Not having any reason as to why something happens is so unsettling.When I got pregnant with my daughter (5th baby) I woke up every day praying and begging her to stay with me. It was such a crazy roller coaster of emotions. Therefore my daughter will be my last baby. I don’t think my heart could take another blow. Her birthday is coming up next month, and I am so grateful to have her. Hearing everyone else’s stories has really put so much into perspective.

I love this page so much
- sorry for the less than perfect picture.

By: Amber Smith

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2/52- A winter love story.

By: Amanda Hanstine Tacker

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2/52 S t o r y t e l l i n g : Dental care. Errrday

By: Ashley Hutt‎

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For some reason, the theme of “storytelling” felt a little overwhelming to me. Nothing was that great of a story or really depicted what I wanted to share. So I scaled it down. I decided it doesn’t have to be a huge story. This is the story of dinner in our house. Growing up and living on a small farm, my parents have instilled in me the love of growing our own food. It’s a regular part of our day to go out and gather eggs for breakfast. Or pick tomatoes and peppers from the garden for dinner. In this case, snipping some rosemary for our roasted chicken. My kids love having a part in the meal process. That’s usually their job, to go out and gather what we need. This is the story of dinner in our house.

By: Hillary Wheat
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Week 2/52
We play in this puddle along the bike path almost ever time it fills up. It’s on our way home from school. And almost every time my son or daughter falls in, or gets stuck in the mud, or looses a boot. All of the above happened this time! I’ve got those photos on my site.

By: Jamie Hench-Price

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{2/52 storytelling} Oh the stories that this guy could tell. His abilities and experiences will never cease to amaze me. I once watched him bring a man back to life when I was sure the was no hope. He has found more missing people to count with his dive rescue team just so their families can say goodbye. He rescues flood victims and recently joined a helicopter aquatic rescue team. He runs into fires when others run out. He’s my husband and my hero. I get a pit in my stomach when he leaves and it doesn’t go away until he’s home.
To quote the 80′s:
“He’s gotta be strong, and he’s gotta be fast, and he’s gotta be fresh from the fight.” -Bonnie Tyler

By: Katja Kyd

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{2-52 Storytelling}

By: Amanda Elaine Como

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*Storytelling* week 2/52 After being cooped up for days with a sick brother, Amelia & I got to have a girls day out. Of course one of our favorite things to do is to hit the amazing, local antique stores. This is the story of the bond of a mommy and daughter. We just love some of the same things, including fantastic vintage finds. At the ripe old age of seven, she actually really knows her stuff. I had grandiose ideas for this week, but this is our story…and our new (but very old) dolly pram. You will probably see this baby in posts to come

By: Christy Corby

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{Storytelling sisters}

This year I would like to push myself creatively, I want to work on the creative and push myself to do things that I want to do and less of what I “should” do! I want to play with my babies so that when I am old and my memories have faded, I can look back and remember our story!

By: Stacey Lavi

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[ 2 | 52 ] {storytelling}

I was diagnosed with a learning disability at the age of 7. My mom was told I would struggle through the years and just make by. Let me tell you, I struggled…I cried…I lacked self esteem…I feel…but I always got back up. I ended up graduating high school with the 2nd highest average. Then I went directly into a college program and graduated with honors. I always looked up to people who said they are studying in university…so I decided since I wasn’t ready to enter the working world at the age of 20, I decided to apply into a University program and BAM I got accepted. My first semester truly tested my “will”. I almost dropped out and was an emotional wreck. I went from full-time to part time. I learned that because I have a learning disability I needed to learn that instead of working against it, I needed to work with it, and that meant letting go of my pride and taking only 3 classes versus the 5 my peers we doing. I studied for hours, forcing my brain to understand. I hired tutors and they were amazing. I got bursaries and started to do motivation speaking for other students with disabilities. After a LONG three years, I graduated again…with HONORS!

I struggled to find a place in this work world. It took me a good year and a half to find a full-time job. I met the love of my life; Trevor. He is so supportive of everything I do. I finally got a full time job in my field (psychology) and it was the “real deal”! I felt like an adult and well..mature. Trevor and I later got a puppy together (an adorable yorkie named Jackson) living in my mothers basement. A year after working full time at the age of 25, I bought a house all on my own! I moved in and a few months post the “first time home owner honeymoon” phase, I hit rock bottom. I applied into a Master program to become a Social Worker. They declined my application and I did not get accepted. I felt terrible. I felt so hopeless and didn’t know how I could go on being a failure. I went through a pretty bad depression and wanted to be isolated. My boyfriend, mom, dad and dog were the most supportive at this time. I took time for me; I started to read, tried puzzles, went for lots of walks and really tried to find what my “niche” is. I modeled for 10 years, and always loved how I felt after a shoot. So a photographer messaged me for a shoot and I said “YES”. The next day I was modeling with him. He kept bragging about this new “cheaper” camera he got and how it takes awesome photos (it’s the FujiFilm X-A1)! He let me take a few with his camera of him and BAM! I was addicted to shooting. It went from being a hobby wit the X-A! camera into being a professional with the new Nikon d750. I am now booked for 3 weddings this year and 1 in 2016 (and I have only been in business for about 6 months)!

My mother gave me this bracelet, “live your dream’. It’s fitting how it’s upside down…I am dyslexic, and this is how I see the world around me, am I right? No! Am I wrong? HECK NO! I learned that no matter what, when you fall, you must always get back up. This is my story and I hope you all enjoyed it, however, we are never done writing our story, it only gets better with time.

By: Terrica America

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2/52 Storytelling.
Oh I’m such a procrastinator! I had an entirely different plan for this week’s image but due to an incredibly busy week and sheer procrastination I improvised. Not the highest of quality but the story behind it is.
We love our home. And we love our family. So when we are lucky enough to be blessed by their presence, young or old, we ask that they leave their love on our living room wall. And we are blessed that they are obliged.

By: Nikki Gushes‎

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2/52 Storytelling.
Nights like this create memories for kids to use for future storytelling. Sledding past bedtime by the light of four headlights with a thermos of hot chocolate.

By: Christine Mosby

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{Storytelling}: 2/52 I know I’m super late in posting this but I had a hard time coming up with an idea for this weeks challenge. I work full-time, photography on the weekends, I have a love but I don’t have any children and I was just frustrated because I had no ideas. I finally decided that I do have children, I’m lucky enough to be the Tia (aunt) to 6 amazing littles. They have made my heart runneth over, I literally lose my breath when I think about not being in their world. So here are 3 of my 6 littles…my brothers kids are fun, crazy, smart, driven and strong. They fight like siblings do but they love each other fiercely. This is how most of their weekends play out. Ava, the oldest is the 2014 Arizona State All-Around Champion, Kate loves to build her Legos and Drew is all boy and loves Army men, guns and trucks. They spend hours together playing in the loft just being kids. I love them and I continue to feel lucky each and every day because they have made me a better person and have brought a level of happiness to my life that I never knew was missing until they arrived.

By: Celia Ludwinski

Laughter

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{Storytelling}

Week 2/52 in 2015: Life is best lived with a lot of laughter. This is from my first wedding – and of one of my best friends, too. It was an honor, but as my first wedding, was quite stressful. I’m glad I was able to make the bride truly laugh and remove some of her own stresses.

By: Jocelyn Miller

P52 | 2 {Storytelling}

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P52 | 2 {Storytelling}

As my baby starts becoming a toddler, he dances the fine line between independence and neediness. I feel like this is currently the story of my life- the balance between meeting his needs, along with my own.

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I hope you are all having a great weekend!

In case you are just finding us now, we kicked off our Fourth year of our awesome Project 52. If you are unsure just what this is all about and are thinking of participating but need just a bit more info you can find that right HERE. Jump in at anytime!

Eye Candy will be tomorrow as always. If you are still unsure of how or where to post them be sure to check out the link above, or even our Project 52 group on Facebook HERE for even more helpful info. I am so honored to have you here. This project is very close to my heart and being able to host this again is such a joy!

Our 3rdweek’s theme will be:

 

Light.

 

This is open to interpretation.

That gives you lots to go off. It could literally be light. It could be something light in Color, faded, etc. etc.  Thanks so much friends! I am SO excited to see what you all come up with!