This driveway leads to a very special place - a place that is close, yet so far away. Here the dappled light dances in the morning on the driveway, a sign of a beautiful day to come with sweet treats, sandy toes and radiant sorbet sunsets that glisten on warm Lake Michigan waters. Up next on our blog circle this month is Philadelphia Portrait and Lifestyle Photographer Evelyne Lourenco. Thanks for stopping by the blog. Wishing you a safe + healthy summer. #Lifestyle
It's been awhile since our 10 on 10 blog circle has been active. As a little refresher, this blog circle connects female photographers from all over the world. Last August we took a break from the circle, as our lives all became incredibly busy. As the Coronavirus became a reality and forced us all home this Spring, we found that we were picking up our cameras more than ever and documenting this unforgettable time in history. So, we "got the band back together" so to speak an
The last two weekends have consisted of some interesting weather forecasts here in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Two weekends ago a debilitating storm was predicted to hit Western Michigan with some warnings suggesting that we would be without power for 72 hours. We stocked up and planned to stay in. Last weekend more snow ("heart attack snow") rain and sleet accumulated outside. The weather has been the perfect excuse to binge some of our favorite shows. Although the slower pace has
Last fall my daughter participated in the collaboration between the Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan and the W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo Michigan to earn her first aid badge! It was very inspiring to witness medical students working to empower eight year old girls by teaching them first aid basics and by giving them hands-on experience with the state of the art equipment they use to save lives. I brought my camera along for this journey. T
I could tell you about the allure of Kauai. About the cacophony of wild roosters mixed with the distant sounds of the crashing surf and spouts of Humpback whales. About the rich deep reds of the Waimea valley set against the vibrant greens of the Monstera leaves where the Gold Dust Day Geckos hide and the orchids thrive. About the food trucks and the roosters (always a rooster) and the little surfing towns tucked away comfortably hiding from time's cadence. But those are just
It hasn't been the first snow day these last couple of weeks and it's not going to be the last, as I just received a call from our district that school is closed for the next two days! With this week's forecast predicting temperatures of -7, I can't say I blame them. These kids (and dogs) don't look too disappointed! #Lifestyle
"While we try to teach our kids all about life, our kids teach us what life is all about," Angela Schwindt Snow Day! We spent the morning making pancakes and cleaning up the kitchen, which made our favorite middle eastern restaurant sound like a brilliant idea for lunch! After picking up Valentines at the store we carved out 45 minutes to go sledding. The look of joy on their faces was the highlight of my day, a great reminder to live in the moment the way kids do. #Lifestyle
The smell of bookstores is intoxicating and has been named as one of my kids' top smells. I have to agree, I love the smell of freshly printed books - a reminder that there is so much to learn and many more realities to explore beyond our own. I also love spending time with my kids in their favorite bookstore. They spend hours getting lost in the pages of a book here, sharpening both their reading skills and their negotiation skills, as they beg for "just one more". Week 2 We
I will tell you, my daughter
of your worth
not your beauty
everyday. (your beauty is a given. every being is born beautiful)
knowing your worth
can save your life.
raising you on beauty alone,
you will be starved.
you will be raw.
you will be weak.
always in need of someone telling you how beautiful you are. Nayyirah Waheed, “emotional nutrition” Week 1 #Lifestyle
We kicked off the year with our aprons on, the oven preheated and a sweet tooth (or two). Lemon pudding cake, cookies and clafoutis (I didn't know what that was either) were on our menu. Each of my kids took a turn baking with Nana in her Florida kitchen. The lemon pudding cake was hands-down the best of the three desserts and has become a fast family favorite. Pictured here is my son making a clafoutis with Nana. #Lifestyle
The snow came early this year in Michigan - before the trees had a chance to drop all of their leaves. We had our first snow day in November, which had more to do with the icy road conditions than the spoons my kids superstitiously hide under their pillows to will a snow day. Presents are slowly beginning to appear under the tree and ornaments from years gone by have special meaning. We attended our annual Breakfast with Santa event and I managed to capture a posed holiday pi
Winter came early this year in Kalamazoo, Michigan - snow covered the ground before the trees had a chance to drop all of their leaves. Although winter is not my favorite season, I found the juxtaposition of fall's warmth against winter's cold breathtaking. Take a moment to travel around the blog circle to see the beautiful work from other Click Pros from all over the world. Next up on the blog is Katy Photographer, Monica Diaz Cutraro. #Lifestyle