Life by Lens – July 2014
Today’s post is part of a monthly project where I share personal photos along with a group of fellow photographers across the country. We call it “Life by Lens” – for obvious reasons. It is a great way to remind myself to capture special moments in my own family’s life. I really love to follow along with the others in the group and see what they are up to with their lives and the creative ways they document them. For me July always means a trip home to Indiana to visit with family and friends. This was vacation so I tried to give my camera a little rest. That lasted a couple days only and I couldn’t resist pulling it out of the bag. My two kids got to spend a week with their cousin. While they were together I really wanted to get some wall-worthy photos of the grandchildren for my parents. I photograph children all the time, surely this can’t be too hard. Hah! These three goofballs have way too much fun together to be bothered with photos. They literally laughed at me for even trying. I love these guys to death though so they got to go out for their promised ice cream after our shoot even though they gave me a hard time. The second set of photos shows one of my kids favorite outings from this summer. We went to Curtis Hixon Park in downtown Tampa where there are rows and rows of fountains. They had the best time running back and forth thru the water. I think the city setting with the tall buildings surrounding them added to the excitement. This was a little challenging but fun for me to try to catch their expressions thru the spray. There is more summer fun to see in the rest of the Life by Lens circle. Next up is Reena Giola, a fabulous photographer in Tucson Arizona. Click here to see what she is up to!