Memories | Guinnyth's 3 Year Pictures

I have mentioned before that one way we cut costs is for me to take my kiddos' pictures.  There are certain things I have to be okay with when I do take my own pictures:

1. The pictures will not look like a professional photographer's pictures.  They just won't.  I have to be okay with them just looking "good" and not looking "wow!"
2. My equipment will show how outdated it is when I try to take pictures that I intend to be 'tack' sharp.  My pictures will have some flaw to them and the camera and lens won't be able to be as crisp as I'd like them to be, but that's okay on occasions like these.
3. My inexperience with editing will also show.  I have Lightroom and know how to use it... minimally.  There's only so much you can do with Lightroom, and with how little I utilize it, my knowledge is just "so-so".

Even with all of these factors in play, I continue to enjoy taking my kids' pictures.  This weekend, I took Guinnyth out to take pictures.  I only have certain times in the day to snap some shots and usually it is exactly when I should NOT be taking pictures- full sun!!!  I had a few places in mind that were shaded and I went with those.

Now, for the best part... my sweet Guinnyth.  She is such a bright light in our home and has so much spunk.  She has such an adorable smile and I can't believe she's 3!  Gee.... time can slow down anytime!

Home | Power of Paint

Ahhh... waking up to a clean slate is always so nice.  The sunlight pours in through our kitchen windows in the morning and it is glorious!  I mentioned in this post that I don't mind yellow in homes, I am just on a white kick and the walls needed to be painted anyway.  They were pretty dirty and my scrubbing wasn't cutting it, so paint not only created a calm, serene aesthetic, but it also helped make things a bit cleaner.  

This is our little breakfast area and we also do school here at the kitchen table.  The actual kitchen space got painted, as well, but we still need to do some updates, so I'll show you that later.  You can check out my pinterest board and see where I am going with the kitchen.  It shouldn't be too hard to figure it out. ;)