Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Quarterly Top 5: 3rd Quarter 2012


Wow, life is quite a bit different since our last Quarterly Top 5 in June.  The two biggest changes: Ashley is now a mom and I am now a mom of two.  Those are the biggest reasons we don't have a give away for you this quarter, but we hope you'll still link up as we love to see your families and the fun you have been having.  

Here's how it works:
  • Linky begins Wednesday, September 26th -Tuesday, October 2nd
  • Go through your photos from July, August and September 2012
  • Choose 5 and post them on your blog or Flickr account beginning September 26th
  • PLEASE only use photos that include your CHILDREN and/or PETS 
  • Accompany each photo with a short explanation of why you chose it
  • Link up here at Click.Pray.Love.Sarah Halstead Photography, or Ramblings and Photos
  • Be sure to include the Quarterly Top 5 banner or button in your post.  
Before I share my top 5 I want to encourage each of you to not only watermark the photos you share, but to place the water mark close to your child's face.  There have been some crazy people snatching photos, cropping out the watermarks, and calling the photo and/or children their own.  If you don't know how to water mark check out Ashley's tutorial: Watermarking

I took a lot and I mean A LOT less photos this quarter.  Of the photos I took the majority of them were with a point and shoot or on auto, because my DSLR was having some issues.  Thankfully, they have been resolved and I have a new zoom lens to replace the one I broke :)  With that said here are my favorites from this quarter in no particular order.

1.  I took this photo of my son one Sunday after church.  I realized I had not taken any photos of him, as photography has taken a backseat to life these past few months.  However, I was able to capture a few this day that really show how much he has grown.  He looks more and more like a little boy every day.  I adore his budding personality.


2.  We spent the week of July 4th visiting my family in Nashville.  This was taken on the 4th.  The kids were having a blast on the slip 'n slide thanks to my dad and Sam's extra push.  



3.  My husband took this shot, but it is still one of my favorites from this quarter.  It was taken a few seconds after my daughter was born.


4.  This is one of the newborn photos I took of my baby girl when she was 6 days old.  You can see a few more in this post: Newborn Z




5.  I've made one attempt to capture my 2 year old with my newborn and I was a little disappointed with the results.  I do like how B is looking at Z in this photo.  Now, I just wish I had nailed the skin tones.  Oh well, maybe one day.



And because not everyone is on Instagram I am adding my favorite IG photo from this quarter.  I took this while laying in the bed just moments after giving birth--a father and his daughter.  So sweet!!!




I look forward to seeing your photos from this quarter!!
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25 comments:

Sarah Halstead said...

Love them all!! Seriously they are so amazing. :)

Mama Monkey said...

AWESOME shots!! That one of your daughter freshly born and on your belly is amazing!!! :)

Ashley Sisk said...

Crazy how 3 months can change everything - really love the entire set, but I especially love the two of your children together.

Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. said...

I love what you captured- some incredible things have happened in your life & it's so great that you are not only documenting them- but doing it so beautifully.

Adeena said...

Aww! Love #5. So sweet!

MG Atwood said...

You truly captured joy in the slip and slide shot! Lovely photos.

L.C.M.Photography said...

Your Last photo is just oh so precious!! Warm fuzzies!

Laura said...

I love this link up! And I love ALL of those pics. Especially Sam & Zoe :)

Kim said...

Love the first one of B! Cutie pie. Love your newborn image too! They are all so sweet and I'm sure you are going to enjoy capturing your new little subject!

Susan said...

You have a beautiful family! Congrats on your daughter...love that photo of the two of them :)

Discovery School at First Baptist Heath said...

beautiful shots!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dominique Goh said...

Love your shots.. congrads on the addition of daughter.

Snapshotsofhappiness said...

You have a beautiful family. Brings back memories from when I brought home my daughter to her two year old brother. Such happy times!

tiarastantrums said...

aww - new babies are the best

Michelle said...

You have such a beautiful family, I always love seeing your photos :) I especially love the one with the little pink bed, so precious!

Point & Shoot said...

what a great set. I especially like the last one...what a sweet moment.

misc.alaina said...

Such great shots! Really love the shot of both your little ones together - that brotherly love is just precious!!

Mallory Musing said...

I love the one of the kids together. I still have yet to get a decent shot of both of my girls together.

Melissa Bliss Rich said...

Such beautiful photos, and memories ;)

Sophie Allen said...

Lovely. What a beautiful photo of you and your newborn daughter.

Kimberly said...

These are all wonderful but I think my favorite is the newborn shot moments after birth! What a wonderful memory! And the IG photo is precious! I'm glad you included it!

Megan Bailey said...

Congratulations! I just love the last photo!

Tezzie said...

Wonderful photos...such joy and love in all of them <3 (I adore the slip 'n' slide!) Your kids are beautiful...and congratulations on your newest addition!

Kristin said...

such beautiful shots! i love them all! and congrats on the arrival of your baby girl!! so precious!! love that instagram shot!!

Branson Merrill said...

I love all of these! They are both so precious!