Sunday, March 18, 2012

Harper Dru: 3 weeks // northeast, tx newborn photographer

 Me, my camera, a purple tutu and a 7 pound mass of preciousness which is this red headed baby girl.
Thus was a peek at my happy Friday. :)

Harper was much more wide-eyed and curious than the last time I saw her. :D
And certainly more expressive. ;)
Baby sneeze :)
"Ollo!" ;) {Megamind anyone??}
By this time everyone was done for the day...
including me who had just gotten eaten alive by fire ants in this field.
Literally, I almost lost my leg.
Yes, feel free to be sorry for me.
~Through Christ's Love  

Monday, March 12, 2012

New Love // Instagram: personal

So I'm in.
That huge photography world that is so different and full of endless possibilities based on cameras that can literally be with you at all times through every adventure that your Real Camera just can't be there for.
I'm in.
And, I'm loving it so much more than I ever even thought I would.
P.S. I don't have my own iPhone.
Sorry, not that cool.
But my mom happily lets me use her new one for this lovely little app. :)
Yay for moms. :) 
This is teaching me so much about my "eye" for photography. When all the shmancy equipment is pulled away and all you have to work with is a square template and 1936 x 1936 megapixels, artistic tendencies come harder in some ways but in other ways it automatically forces you to be more creative.
Anyways, its been good. Like I said, I'm learning a lot about my deep, hidden, personality when it comes to photography.
For instance:
I love these kids...a lot. Their little faces just SCREAM "capture my cuteness!" I swear...if you listen really closely you'll hear it. As soon as they stop asking me to swing them and or draw a horse. ;)
{P.S. I'm terrible at drawing horses.}
Moving on...

Anna has her own little routine which often includes starting the day right after she arrives at our house by "working" at the computer desk. Her main goal is to avoid a nap but sometimes it doesn't work out quite the way she has planned. ;) And then everything hits a high note when Maggie finally, after enduring a long arduous day at Kindergarten gets to join this craziness. ;) Speaking of Mag, March 2 has come and gone and "now she is 6." :') Though we were in town all day we made it a point to run by their house on the way home on the night of her birthday just before she went to bed. Dressing up like princesses seemed like the perfect thing to do at 10:30...its not like she was stalling to lengthen her birthday celebration or anything. ;D

The Word of God is so very precious to me. And it makes me happy to see such sweet words of truth with pretty colors beneath them. :) like food.
{You know, the code. ;)}
 There's a lot more meals that probably would have looked lovely as an Instagram creation but I...uh...ate them before I could even think to do so.

Fried deer steak, Sonic Happy Hour, Saturday morning apple-cinnamon-yogurt-pancakes, homemade {super hearty} chicken soup for my parents who were sicksick at the time, and, oh one weakness.

Little flowers, rain, storm clouds at still my heart, this must be Spring! :D

Dad. Grandfather. Uncle. Wearing the hats of my great-grandfather.
This is my heritage, people. Don't be jealous.

I am getting super pumped about this summer...and this girl's wedding is one of the reasons why... definitely a favorite on this year's calender. :D

{Shots  from her lovely bridal shower}

Something super special that will be part of their guest book...which my mom and I are making for them. :D Embroidering for the first time in a long time felt really good. :)

Painting my fingernails has become a new happy thing for me. I like how dainty and special it makes my hands look. ;)

Between learning this ridiculously soul-stirring song and fiiiinally diving into the Hunger Games {I literally devoured the first less than two days} before the movie comes out at the end of this month, my brain has been left virtually in mush mode due to over use and excitement. ;)

I'm officially in the groove of this new defenition of Mondays. I'm still not quite over seeing myself in scrubs without feeling like I'm in a costume though. ;)

While we're on the subject, once you have an official job, does that mean it might be time to give up the Skittles bank?? 
As usual, my stubborn self is not convinced. 

After ages and ages of patiently waiting, and diligent work...and buying Wyoming from a 5 year old buddy boy of mine...
I officially have a quarter from ALL 50 STATES! Whoop!

 I've been crushing on this picture since I took it. Its my favorite so far. :) :)

Did you know any of that about me?
I certainly didn't.
That's me.
Ok...not so much. Those peeks into my hearts were all painfully obvious finds. 
But, hey, now I can capture all my little loves and post them for you people to see!
If you have Instagram and you care anything about tuning in to my {predictable} little snapshots of life, you can follow me @allixryanbrunson

~Through Christ's Love  

Monday, March 5, 2012

Making Pictures: personal // northeast, tx lifestyle and portrait photographer

I have been inspired by the artful, emotional, and beautiful way in which Hannah Nicole captures life through the medium of photography for a while now. A long while. Truthfully, in my opinion, I don't know how anyone with eyes could look at her blog for two seconds and not be tempted to camp out there for the rest of their life.
A recent post of hers went straight to my heart. She spoke of remembering to be intentional with every image you make. And that phrase itself, making pictures instead of just taking them is the epitome of what true photographic art is meant to be. I think us digital photographers often forget that a picture used to not be so accessible. It was like a favorite meal, or a didn't come about very often, or very easy so each one was special. A treasure. A memory. And so, photographers back in the beginning days took time to think about each image they were creating.
What does all this inspiration amount to? The other day when Maggie and Anna were here I had all these lovely thoughts on my mind, and though I don't think I even began to reach the artistic value of some of my dear favorites, I really strove to think about each picture before I just mindlessly clicked that shutter button of mine. And here's what came of it all. :) 
Oh, and, yes...I let them color all over my wooden swingset. I make life fun for them. ;)
Soon. Very soon. :)

It was in the midst of all these deep thoughts that I realized something very important about myself...
My ears are freakishly small. *sigh*
Now, go on...go have an awesome Monday. :)
~Through Christ's Love