December 12, 2013

i can't do it…..


i can't shoot when it's less than ten degrees outside. seriously, i can't. i think i'm allergic to air when it's not heated to at least twenty degrees, but even then, the sun better be out and the wind better not be blowing.

so let's just pretend i took these photos this week {instead of two weeks ago} to show you our six inches of snow and how all the gaps that fall left behind are filled with what looks like creamy white frosting. okay? thanks :)  


last weekend was madison's help-portrait event and we photographed 585 people and 14 dogs. it was a HUGE day and i'm so grateful to be part of this amazing group. this weekend we do it all over again, because the need is that great and our group decided to do its first, "second location." i just can't tell you how wonderful it is to give families in need, a photo of themselves.


i don't know what i'd do with all my time if i wasn't watching videos that go viral and end up on facebook…so today i have to share this one with you. it will melt your heart and make you laugh. kids are amazing, aren't they? talk about just being yourself.

14 comments:

  1. Oh that video! Oh that child! The facial expressions to accompany the signing....cracked me up! You can tell she has parents who make her world magical and they don't let their deafness hold them back.

    As for you -- I don't want to be out in that cold either (was out about an hour ago & I'm still trying to warm up) so I can't imagine that a camera would either!

    And the photography -- all those photographs for families...oh you do have a big heart -- what a wonderful group you are part of. All in the spirit of the season -- and beyond! xo

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  2. Yes, I saw that video. So adorable! And what a ham ~

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  3. The video made me smile. So you don't like to take your camera out in cold weather? I do take my camera out in single digits, but not subzero numbers. I get some really good photos in the very cold weather, but I wear mittens with finger gloves inside. Cold weather pictures mean working really, really fast to take those shots!

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  4. so glad you did the help-project again.
    what a wonderful program.

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  5. Gorgeous birches. And I have to tell you how wonderful I think the portrait event is. It's so, SO cold here and more snow to come this weekend. This should not happen in December. I have spoken!

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  6. Lovely pics ! Kids do melt my heart so much ! They need to because winter freezes it up so hard ! Snow and cold headed our way this weekend. Hohoho !
    Keep up the great heartwarming work, Beautiful One !

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  7. What a generous thing for you to participate with. I couldn't open the link, but I've heard of this kind of event and it sounds like such a great idea.

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  8. Just adorable! Love her animated expressions too. And...I couldn't help but notice the little boy tweaking out next to her! Hilarious!!!

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  9. I wouldn't go out either. We've had below free xo Jennyzing weather here in Texas for almost a week and I just stay inside. The ice is impossible to deal with and I'm surrounded by about 3 inches of it.

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  10. I loved the video and have shared it on Facebook. Lovely wood pics. I can't resist snowy pics so always venture out for those.

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  11. Hello Beth! Sorry I sort of fell off the planet this past year but I'm back now & I'm looking forward to enjoying more of your beautifully crafted photography and reading your blog post. Your post always touch my heart and make me feel as if I truly do know you...I've really missed our visits-VIA- Blogger. I've missed you my friend.

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  12. the little one is such a cutie pie ~ just like you :)

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