Wednesday, June 29, 2011

June Quarterly Top 5.........COME JOIN US!!

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Here we are again ready to start the Quarterly Top 5.  I am pumped!!

The last three months I have taken plenty of photos of B.  After sorting through them (which was soooooooo much fun, I might add) I realized I have previously posted most of my favorites.  So if you have previously seen these photos.......I hope you enjoy the story of why they're my favorites.  If you haven't previously seen them............I still hope you enjoy the story of why they're my favorites :)

I don't have a great story behind this one.  I just love the semi-dramatic lighting, his sweet chubby cheeks, and all that hair!

This is just your everyday snapshot with very little technical appeal, but I LOVE IT!!!  This was B's first time on his splash pad and he had so much fun.  He couldn't stop kicking his legs (to splash the water around) and LAUGHing.  Is there anything better than the joy of a child?

In case you can't tell B was having a blast painting with his cousin while Grandma and I spectated.  It is things like this that I may have never encouraged before I began my photography journey.  Now, I crave activities such as this: 1) It allows B to have fun. 2)  It allows me to have fun snapping away (and struggling to find the right settings for the low lighting situation).  You can see more photos of B's painting experience HERE.

B was learning to walk and would often pull up on our island and cruise around.  This day I kept trying to get him to peek around at me.  After several attempts, not only did he peaked around, but he looked straight at the camera.  I love that he is standing on his tip toes/  I love his shadow on the cabinet.  And I love the blown out window.

What can I say......the kid loves cottage cheese?  As a matter of fact, up until last week the kid just loved to eat.  This photo cracks me up.  His facial expression is just too much.


Now Show us your Top 5!!!!!  


Here's how it works:
  • Go through the photos you've taken of your children (and/or pets) from April, May and/or June 2011
  • Choose 5 and Post them on your blog or flickr account now through Wednesday, July 6th.
  • Link up either hereClick It Up a Notch or Nap Time MomTog.
  • Include the banner or button (found below) and you will be entered to win this:

A $25 Gift Certificate to Wild Olive Tees



or an 11X14 Print of your choice from Katie Lloyd Photography



or a Spot in Faith's Simply Photography E-Class

Bonus Giveaway:  If we reach 100 or more entries you will also have the chance to win a 
Custom Blurb Book (up to $36.95)


A BIG thank you to our sponsors!!!  Please be sure to click the links above and visit Wild Olive Tees, Katie Lloyd's Etsy Shop, Faith's Simplicity Blog and Blurb. 

To be entered in the give away you must include the Quarterly Top 5 Banner in your post or the button found in my side bar.

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The winners will be chosen randomly and announced on Thursday, July 7th!!

Remember this is not a photo contest.  Two winners will be chosen using random.org.  That means there could be up to 4 winners!  Be sure to join us again in September.

30 comments:

Ashley Sisk said...

These are so great - I still love the paint shot.

Isabel said...

Love all of them, especially the second and fourth!:)

Buckeroomama said...

That photo that you chose for your thumbnail on the link is my favorite from the bunch! He looks sooooo absolutely adorable! :)

Ever since the first one, I've been looking forward to the Quarterly Top 5. Such a fun meme!! Thanks to you, Sarah, and Courtney for hosting it.

mommy of Five said...

"B" is so handsome! I can not get over the hair! simply adorable!

Sarah said...

Awesome photos. I love that last one. He is so cute!

kimmyskids said...

What an absolute doll! Could he be any cuter? My fave is the peeking around the dresser one for all the reasons you mentioned. :)

Courtney K. said...

CUTENESS! I love, love, love that paint shot!

Sara said...

He's so adorable and these are great shot's. Love what you said about now embracing the painting mess.

Michelle said...

I don't think he could get ANY cuter!!! I love them all, no point in picking a favourite! I'm off to have a peek at the rest of the painting photos :D

Janell said...

He is adorable. LOVE the last 2 pics especially.

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

He is so cute, Amber. Love your choices!

Lori: Teacher Turned Mommy said...

these are great. I love the peeking around the corner picture. I really like the painting picture too. I have found that when things go wrong, if I pick up my camera and photograph it, it calms me down and well you get a good picture of what could have been a bad experience. I'm sure you will find this even more as he explores his world!

Dominique Goh said...

Awww.. I love your snapshots.. the last one really brings out the happiness that your son exhibits when he dives into his favourite food.

Mama Zen said...

I just adore the shot with the paint!

Cbearsmamma said...

omg He is just all sorts of adorable! Love the painting one, should I be so brave one day I'll be sure to share.

Danelle said...

Seriously, I can't even come up with the words to describe how adorable he is. That last shot is priceless!

Kimberly said...

I can see why these are your favorites! They are all adorable! And that splash pad is so cool. I don't remember those being around when my kids were babies.

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

He has the cutest cheeks ever

Nicolasa said...

Those are all fantastic! He is such an adorable boy! Thanks for hosting {and for letting pets join in!}

Valeria said...

How cute is that??? I love your 3rd shot.

Courtney said...

Amber these are fantastic!! Love the dramatic lighting in #1!! And the pure joy in number two totally out ways any technical aspect!! I LOVE it!!! You have done such a great job of capturing his childhood!! I know he will thank you for it later in life!!

Actuary Mom said...

I LOVE LOVE the painting photo. So cute. Totally worth the mess. The splash pad looks like loads of fun.

Clara said...

How totally adorable is your boy?! And that painting photo... uber-cuteness!!! Love it!

Jaime said...

He is SUCH a cutie!

Danyelle said...

Oh my goodness, his cheeks are just too much; he is adorable!

kewkew said...

Oh wow he is such a cutie. That splash mat sure looks like fun, I've never seen those before. I really do like the one where he is peaking from around the kitchen island. Come to think of it, I like them all

Juli said...

Very cute! You have a sweet subject. My favorite is the peeking one. I love all that is says about the phase of learning to walk and how you processed the photo. Very nice!

Angee said...

Oh my, your B is adorable. I love the first shot of him and those chubby cheeks.

Kristin said...

I can see why these are your favorites! Wow, you really captured some beautiful shots and fun memories of this magical time in his life. Thank you for sponsoring this link up and idea as I really look forward to picking out my favorites and seeing others choices as well.

Cedar said...

Your son is absolutely adorable and these are fantastic photos of him! Impossible to pick a favorite--they are all just scrumptious!