Summer update

I know, I know.  I’ve been MIA from the blog for good long while now.  The summer has come and gone & some things have changed for Dream Big.  The biggest change is that I decided to quit offering portrait photography services, so that I can devote more time to personal photography projects.  Here’s what I posted on FB on July 16th:

Good evening dreamers! Tonight, after much consideration & soul searching, I announce to you, my friends, that I will no longer offer portrait photography services. Those of you who know me or have followed my photography for a while know that my passion is photojournalistic lifestyle photography, and starting today, that will be my focus. With this change, I will be able to focus on more artistically fulfilling sessions & have time for special projects. In the next few months I hope to be able to start offering photography classes for Moms wanting how to take better pics of their kids… stay tuned for the details. Finally, I want to thank those of you who have believed in me and followed my photography since the start of dream big, & I hope that you will continue to follow my journey  Dream big!!! -Kathryn

With that said, I hope to have more time to dedicate to being a better blogger :)  I will also start posting any specials/announcements here with more regularity, so stay tuned!!!

summer sun

The sun is setting on our annual beach vacation & we finally got a sunny day today!  Although the weather was non-cooperative, we had lots of fun & will leave with great memories.  No one loves a sunset at the beach more than me.  Well, except maybe this guy ;)  Here’s my July photo challenge over at Rock the Shot @www.rocktheshotforum.com

Spring flowers

Every spring these big beautiful wild flowers appear in the trees around my neighborhood & I feel the need to put my kids in front of them & snap some pics.  Unfortunately, my daughter had other plans.  There’s no shortage of spunk in that girl & she was not havin’ it… at ALL!  Oh well, here’s what I got…

Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas are my favorite flower.  They grew on the side of my Grandmother’s house, they were my wedding flowers, & my husband gave me hydrangea plants with the birth of my children.  This image of one of my hydrangea plants in full bloom is entered into the www.rocktheshotforum.com March Photo Challenge: Floral Still Life.

Dreamy Life of a Big Brother

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of doing a newborn lifestyle shoot (which I will eventually get around to posting… I promise)!  While mommy and baby sis were getting ready for their close-up, big brother was busy entertaining me by showing my his room & a few of his favorite things.Can you even stand how super-cute he is?  And such a talented drummer!Of course, it was also very important that I not only see his awesome new remote control car, but we also took it for a test drive!  Watch out girls, this little dude is gonna be a heart breaker!Thanks Ty for making me laugh and showing me your super-cool big boy room!!!!

*For more info on Dreamy Lifestyle photography, email me dream_big_photography@yahoo.com

Cotton Field

My kiddos had never seen real-live cotton growing in a field until a couple of months ago, when we visited my family in Georgia.  Although cotton was a Georgia staple for many years, I rarely see those fluffy white fields on red GA mud anymore.  As we drove into town, we spied the most glorious cotton fields lining the highway.  My hubby pulled over on the side of the road so we could let the kids see the cotton tufts up close.  The kids LOVED it!!!  I wanted to get some great shots of the fluffy white wonderland, but we had been driving for 8 hours & none of us were in the mood for picture taking.  So the next day, my Mom & I packed the kiddos in the car & drove back to the fields to get some photos.  It wasn’t until we got out of the car & trudged through the red clay field, when, in a classic ADHD moment, I realized that my camera was not in my camera bag :/  SO… we packed the kiddos back in the car & drove back to the house to get my camera… ’cause I REALLY WANTED THOSE COTTON FIELD pictures!!!

Needless to say, once we finally made it back to the field, with my camera, the kids’ enthusiasm for cotton & willingness to cooperate with picture-taking had long passed.  Oh well… I was able to snap a few keeper shots anyway (even though my daughter refused to stop or look at the camera.)

Thanks for stopping by to see my hard-earned cotton field pics… I totally think they were worth it!  :)  -Kathryn