Thursday, September 20, 2012

Made by Dad

Way back in spring my mom came up with a plan to re-do my sisters' bedroom and a few months later my dad helped make her plan a reality. In June he built his first piece of furniture, their loft bed. It's truly wonderful and gives them so much more space in their already small room. Now they each have their own "side" of the room and they love it!

~Mary Kate

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Memories of Summer

All the pictures are from Ocean City, NJ

School has started, jeans and sweaters are out of closets, chai tea is a regular occurrence, and pretty soon the leaves will start to change.

But this summer was amazing and I'm not ready to let it go. Not yet. When I was going back through my summer pictures I realized there were a ton of ones that never made it to the blog. So I decided to share some memories from summer days gone by.

~Mary Kate

Monday, September 10, 2012

Finding "It"

I think I've finally found my "style" of photography. At least the editing part. I've been struggling for awhile to have my own unique style. I would end up editing my photos to look like other photographer's photos but I wasn't ever completely thrilled with the results.

But then I started to shoot in RAW for the first time and when it came to editing the pictures I was beyond ecstatic. For the first time I was achieving the vision that I had had in my head when I took the photos!

I was so excited that I went back to some of the other pictures I took this summer even though they weren't shot in RAW and I was able to edit them the way I've been trying to for awhile.

 I am happy now :)

~Mary Kate

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

three sixty five

Today is my very last first day of highschool and to celebrate my Senior year, I decided to start a 365 project. I've only tried this once before and I got through about a month and this time I'm determined to do better.

And this time around I'm posting my pictures on flickr and they won't usually appear on this blog. I can't promise I'll post the picture every day, or edit it every day. But I'll do what matters - click the shutter every day.

Oh and each photo has a  quote that I picked to go along with the photo so it's sort of a 365 quote project too :D

So go check out my flickr to see the first several days (I started Sept. 1st).

And I'll leave you with day 1/365 (you have to go to flickr to see the quote though).
~Mary Kate

Monday, September 3, 2012

Heil Girls

I love these little girls so much! Their gorgeous Mama is my cousin, Jen. She's funny, sweet, a wonderful mother and an excellent hostess. I had an amazing visit at their house in Napa Valley.

And in a few months their family will be blessed with a little boy!

Love you all!

~Mary Kate