IMG_7724IMG_7669IMG_7643IMG_7698IMG_7549IMG_7662IMG_7683BWIMG_7749Please continue the circle, starting with the lovely Erica Collins.

I’ve joined a new blog circle for 2016.  Photos will include snippets from my Eight Days a Week. 😉

IMG_7500IMG_7412IMG_7336IMG_7370IMG_7442IMG_7346IMG_7354IMG_7523Please continue the circle, starting with one of my most favorite photographers (and a wonderful friend), Nina Mingioni.

  • […] This post is part of a monthly collaborative photography project called Eight Days A Week. Please take a moment to check out the work of another contributor to this project, the lovely and talented Dani Vest. […]ReplyCancel

  • OMG. I’m so glad you are joining us this month, Dani. These are AMAZING!! Your new house and K’s new office are stunning. Can I please living in your playroom?!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful images and colors, Dani! Your family is adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Dani, these are amazing! i loooove your home and all the space and light! and gorgeous, gorgeous colors. and – i’m with Jill – i will be moving into your playroom 😉ReplyCancel

  • Dani, I love these! My favorite is the third one down. Gorgeous. Thank you for sharing!!ReplyCancel

  • These are so beautiful – what do I need to do to get a rope swing in my life?!ReplyCancel

“One very important difference between color and monochromatic photography is this: in black and white you suggest; in color you state. Much can be implied by suggestion, but statement demands certainty…absolute certainty.” 

Paul Outerbridge

IMG_7127IMG_7060IMG_7157IMG_7075Please continue the circle, starting with the always fabulous, Nina Mingioni .

“One very important difference between color and monochromatic photography is this: in black and white you suggest; in color you state. Much can be implied by suggestion, but statement demands certainty…absolute certainty.” 

Paul Outerbridge

IMG_6357IMG_6370IMG_6554Please continue the circle starting with my lovely friend, Jill Cassara.

  • […] Please follow along the blog circle to see how my amazingly talented friends have captured this month’s purple challenge, starting with the lovely Dani Vest! […]ReplyCancel

  • Love that purple sky and sleepy girl! Little sister’s eyes are stealing the show in #2! Is she in middle school with that stare?! 😉ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Conley

    Beautiful images Dani. My favourite is the sleeping shot! Melt my heart!!!ReplyCancel

  • beautiful lifestyle images, Dani! and i love those purple sheets!ReplyCancel

So, I’m new to Mac.  Welcome to 2016. 😉  I was prepared to be blown away, but instead I realized the Retina screen is NOT friendly to photographers.  After a complete day of wanting to tear my hair out, I think I finally figured out how to post my photos on my website with the clarity I see in Photoshop.  If you can see the difference, raise your hand. (I’m assuming they will only be visible on a Mac with Retina display.)

 

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“One very important difference between color and monochromatic photography is this: in black and white you suggest; in color you state. Much can be implied by suggestion, but statement demands certainty…absolute certainty.” 

Paul Outerbridge

Introducing, a girl and her headband.

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 Please continue the circle, starting with the always fabulous, Jill Cassara.

“One very important difference between color and monochromatic photography is this: in black and white you suggest; in color you state. Much can be implied by suggestion, but statement demands certainty…absolute certainty.”

Paul Outerbridge

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Please continue the circle, starting with Nina M.. not only is she a fantastic photographer but also a wonderful friend. <3

“One very important difference between color and monochromatic photography is this: in black and white you suggest; in color you state. Much can be implied by suggestion, but statement demands certainty…absolute certainty.”

Paul Outerbridge

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Please continue the circle, starting with my dear friend Heather. You will love her whimsical style and her fantastic use of light. <3

  • […] Please follow along the blog circle, by heading over to the wonderfully talented Dani Vest’s blog. […]ReplyCancel

  • Heather Chang

    LOVE! Great use of yellow! and matched with that blue! Love it. Can’t believe how big they are getting!ReplyCancel

  • oh dani–someday we just have to hang out. i tried to get a pop-its image too; yours is much better ;). i love how you used blue and yellow together in all of these. and the last image feels so warm and summery. lovely work.ReplyCancel

  • Erica Collins

    One of my all time favorite images is in this series!!! I LOOOVE the balloon. <3 <3 <3ReplyCancel

  • Steve C: And just a few years ago, the federal government was still paying pensions to the widows of Civil War Union soldiers. Of course, those widows were gold-d – I mean generous young women who married ocagaenaritn veterans in the 1920's.ReplyCancel

“One very important difference between color and monochromatic photography is this: in black and white you suggest; in color you state. Much can be implied by suggestion, but statement demands certainty…absolute certainty.”

Paul Outerbridge

If you follow my photography at all, you know we have no shortage of pink in this house.  Finding new ways to be creative with the color can be challenging because I feel like it infiltrates every photograph I take!  My goal this month was to allow pink be the star.  In some images it’s striking, in others it’s more of a feeling.  Here are a few of my favorites.

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Please continue the circle, starting with Kara from June & Bear. She captures true, authentic childhood with her two children and has always been one of my favorite photographers.

  • […] Join me and the color collaborative this month in exploring color pink. We are a group of photographers who explore different colors each month. Pink was a bit challenging for me! I am a mom to boys, and don’t have access to many pink things. Photographing flowers seemed like too easy of an out, so I decided to “zone in” on pink during my recent business trip to Boston. I love street photography, and looking for pink on this beautiful warm spring day gave me a sense of purpose while shooting, and a sense of accomplishment when I was done. Please follow the circle over to the blog of one my my favorite photographers for several years, Dani Vest, to enjoy her month of pink. […]ReplyCancel

  • Heather Chang

    Dani!!! These are fabulous! The feeling in the second and third one, just wow!!! Love them. And is that I’s birthday cake?! Happy Birthday to her!ReplyCancel

  • absolutely beautiful lifestyle work, Dani – as always! I absolutely adore the sweet moment you captured with you in the frame <3ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Conley

    LOVE! My favourites are the walking in the rain shot and the google shot. Sooooo precious!!! Fantastic post Dani!ReplyCancel

  • Perfection. That is all. Pink Perfection. <3ReplyCancel

  • Erica Collins

    Okay, these are just all so adorable. I’m seriously having a hard time picking a favorite. But, that bathtub one… just too cute!! Great PINK series, Dani!!ReplyCancel

  • i think you accomplished your goal, dani. you effectively used the color to guide both attention and emotion. i love the pop of pink in the first image and how it guides you to the subject. and i love the dreamy quality and quiet mood of the soft pinks in your self portrait with your girl. lovely work!ReplyCancel

“One very important difference between color and monochromatic photography is this: in black and white you suggest; in color you state. Much can be implied by suggestion, but statement demands certainty…absolute certainty.”

Paul Outerbridge

Silver was our subject this month and I’m surprised just how many articles of clothing my girls own that include silver.:)

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Please continue the circle, starting with Erica Collins.  She is an amazing lifestyle photographer and I love her style.

  • Love how you created a consistent color palette of pinks, yellow, and greens with silver highlights! And is she eating straight salsa? Awesome. :)ReplyCancel

  • i love that i now get to see your girls each month and i love their silver attire. those sandals–gah. such lovely light and tones in all of these, dani. beautiful work as always.ReplyCancel

  • the light in these is perfection, Dani! love the colors too (not just silver!)ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Conley

    Dani, your sweet girls and your amazing photography style ring through loud and clear in these ‘silver’ shots. Beautifully done friend!ReplyCancel

  • Heather Chang

    Oh, I love your take on silver!! Subtle use and keeps everything in your great storytelling style of the girls! I can’t believe how big they both have gotten since I saw them in September!!ReplyCancel

“One very important difference between color and monochromatic photography is this: in black and white you suggest; in color you state. Much can be implied by suggestion, but statement demands certainty…absolute certainty.”

Paul Outerbridge

March 2015 marks the first post in a brand new collaborative blog circle.  Each month our collections will focus on one respective color and our interpretations of that hue.  GREEN is our debut!  And, I think it’s safe to say Isla found a few emerald (lime green, mint etc.. 😉 ) enticements this month.

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Please continue our viridescent circle, starting with the amazingly talented Jennifer Conley.

  • Heather Lathrop Chang

    Oh I miss seeing the faces of your girls everyday! And I like how you incorporated so many shades of the color! So great! Gorgeous work as always!ReplyCancel

  • I especially love your dreamy spring mint!! Thank you for including me in this project!ReplyCancel

  • Dani, thank you so much for including me in this project! I’m so excited to be embarking on this journey with you. I love your work and especially how you’ve used pink and green together this month. The images are such a girly contrast to a traditional interpretation. <3!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Roemer Davis

    Those little pops of green throughout your collection are just perfect. And that last photo has me excited for spring!ReplyCancel

  • Erica Collins

    I love how your everyday lifestyle and included all those little bits of green. That last one is my absolute favorite with the warm spring light!!ReplyCancel

  • i am so excited that you invited me to participate in this project and better yet–i get to see your images every month. i love how you incorporated green into your usual style and i love the different shades of green. and thin mints–great minds ;).ReplyCancel

**Letters to our Daughters is a collaboration of letters (to our baby girls), photographs and photographers.  We live all over the country, but we all share the bond of being mamas to amazing little girls.  At the end of my post, please click on the link to continue through the circle.  Beautiful photographs and sentiments will be shared every month. **

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Hi little chicken,

Did you know that’s your nickname?  You’ve been our “little chicken” from day one.  You are growing into a very busy chicken now, in your sturdy, stout, 9 month body.  You began crawling a few weeks ago and we’ve began baby-proofing the house.  A gate on the stairs, vacuuming more frequently, and hiding cords, but you find EVERYTHING.  And you hoard everything.  What do I mean by that?  I put you into the bathtub one morning, easily an hour after breakfast, and I noticed you were chewing on something.  I scooped your mouth only to find a chunk of bacon.  Your little flavor savor.  Boy did you scream!  How could I remove such a morsel?

IMG_7617Bathtime is your favorite moment of the day and often times we indulge two, sometimes three, times a day.  You are fiercely independent, Nora, and feeding you is not an option.  You want to do it yourself.  Food is everywhere.  And it’s not baby food, oh no.  You want the real deal.  Bean dip.  Curry.  Enchiladas.  Pizza.  Your most delectable treat?  Ice cream.  Oh my, you are a lover of ice cream.  A girl after her mama’s (and daddy’s) own heart.

MergeThe independence continues with toys.  You no longer passively allow Isla to scoop objects out of your hands.  If she takes your toy, you scream in protest and look to me for validation.  Sometimes being the little sister can be frustrating, I know sweet girl.  I’m watching out for you.

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In just three short months you’ll be a year old.  It’s going faster than I would like, but I am relishing in your sloppy kisses, the way you pat my arm while nursing, your newly discovered clapping ability and your drive to be a big girl.  I adore the fact that I’m your most favorite person in the world, especially because I know that won’t always be the case.  I love you, my little Nora.

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All my love, sweet baby, clear to the moon and back.

xo

Mama

Please continue through the circle, one last time(!), starting with my wonderfully talented friend, Jill Cassara.  She has a way with words and her photographs are truly magical.

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  • Oh Dani, I love this. I love her little eyelashes in the corner of the bottom picture and her baby fingers and her sweet expressions! What a perfect letter :)ReplyCancel