Project TEN | July 2017

Long, summer days at the beach that lead to salty, curly hair.  Backyard sprinkler fun.  Splurging on rides and ice cream -- anything to pass the time before we welcome a newborn into the family. Moments and details and feelings I don't want to forget when I don't have the hours of sleep to help me retain it all. Relishing the last few moments we have just the four of us.

Rae Barnes (web|IG) | Kaylene Bain (web|fb) | Laura Burkholder (web) | Erin Gregerson (web) | Cait Jensen (web|fb) | Kelly Lapp (web|fb) | Parker Slaton (web) | Carolyn Woods (web|fb) |

ProjectTEN | June 2016

Summer is in full swing! We've spent a lot of time in our bathing suits and this week, we are actually on vacation with our friends in Corolla, North Carolina. We're having so much fun making memories and enjoying the beach and the beautiful weather. Even with the weather turned sour, we got the chance to go see a beautiful rainbow over the water!project10_june2016_web_01project10_june2016_web_02project10_june2016_web_03project10_june2016_web_04project10_june2016_web_05

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Challenge photo: The other girls and I are taking on an extra challenge to help us all focus on pushing ourselves creatively. Whether it’s a particular subject matter or an element of design, we’ll (hopefully) all be featuring one bonus photo each month with the same challenge. This month, we selected CONTRAST as our challenge.  I had a few options for this challenge (some were a contrast of subject and others were more contrast in tone and color. Ultimately, I loved that the perspective of this photo along with the time of day and harsh light it brought, how it naturally highlighted my subject - my growing girl.

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Project Ten is made up of a group of very talented photographers who are determined to document their own lives and not just the lives of their clients. Ten photos from our everyday lives on the tenth of every month. Check back monthly and be sure to check out all the other extremely talented women below!

My Fellow Project Ten 2016 Participants: Paula RichwineCait JensenLisa O’BrienRebecca BenderParker Slaton, Rae Barnes, Erin GregersonKelly Lapp, Kate NealEmily Troutman, and Heather Butler.

Project TEN | May 2016

I'm featuring some family members celebrating birthdays this month! My husband Matt celebrated on the 1st, my niece Leah celebrated on the 5th, my sister Amy celebrated yesterday on the 9th, and my nephew Henry turns two in just about a week! I kept telling my sister Laura that I loved seeing Henry come out of his shell a little more this visit. He played with the other kids, talked and laughed with us a ton more and just seemed to be so much more independent! I enjoyed getting him in some photos this month!

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This is my sister's very social son, Samuel. Can't even take his eyes of people for long enough to nurse :)

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I took a ton of photos of Samuel this day also - a lot of his big, sweet smile, but I loved this adorable moment between him and his mama. Laura is such a good mommy to these boys!

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His is mid-"Happy Birthday to you" being sung to Leah on her 7th birthday. She is my sassy yet shy niece who doesn't love a lot of attention on her so I think she appreciated the moral support she got from Uncle Matt who cozied up beside her during the singing. :)

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My sister - Auntie Amy - who loves her nieces and nephews HARD and boy, do they love her too! This is Amy teaching Maelynn and Adleigh (all dolled up in their dress-up clothes) how to play with a Cat's Cradle string.

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Trip to get some fro-yo. Adleigh's favorite.

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Like, favorite. Good to the last drop.

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This last photo is a bonus and a new feature you'll notice each post from here on out. Starting this month, the other girls and I are taking on an extra challenge to help us all focus on pushing ourselves creatively. Whether it's a particular subject matter or an element of design, we'll (hopefully) all be featuring one bonus photo each month with the same challenge. First off is repetition. This could probably fit better under the "line" element of design but the combo of the repeated spindles and the precious sleepy head peaking through made this photo work for me!

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Project Ten is made up of a group of very talented photographers who are determined to document their own lives and not just the lives of their clients. Ten photos from our everyday lives on the tenth of every month. Check back monthly and be sure to check out all the other extremely talented women below!

My Fellow Project Ten 2016 Participants: Paula RichwineCait JensenLisa O’BrienRebecca BenderParker Slaton, Rae Barnes, Erin GregersonKelly LappStacy HartKate NealEmily Troutman, Heather Butler, and Rachel Eade.

Project TEN | April

A trip to the zoo. Warm weather backyard play. Bedtime routines. A road trip. See more photos from this project here.

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Project Ten is made up of a group of very talented photographers who are determined to document their own lives and not just the lives of their clients. Ten photos from our everyday lives on the tenth of every month. Check back monthly and be sure to check out all the other extremely talented women below!

My Fellow Project Ten 2016 Participants: Paula RichwineCait JensenLisa O’BrienRebecca BenderParker SlatonClaire BunnRae BarnesLisa TurnerErin GregersonKelly LappStacy HartKate NealEmily Troutman, Heather Butler