April 04, 2012
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1st Quarterly Top 5 Winners and Photo Share
Thank you to all of you who shared a bit of your story with Amber, Sarah, and I by linking up your Top 5 photos from the 1st Quarter.  Now for the winner of A Spot in Natural Light-Creative Basics For Any Camera from Bella Pop ($60 value):

Congratulations!  Don’t forget: the next class begins tomorrow, April 5th. You can begin that class immediately or Brandy said you could join when it is offered in May or June. Please, send me your email address, so I can pass it along to our generous sponsors and you can claim your prize ashley.sisk{at}gmail{dot}com.

To find out who won a Shutter Buddy of your choice ($23 value), click over to Click.Pray.Love and visit Amber.

To find out who won a Camera Strap from Chic Homeschool Mama ($25 value), click over to Naptime Momtog and visit Sarah.

Once again there were so many wonderful memories and beautiful photos shared. Here are a few that made me LAUGH, smile, tear up, or all of the above. In no particular order…

Melanie of Happy Jax nailed these catch lights.

I have always loved looking at photos of Michelle’s (Photography by Michelle) son and daughter, but her “first day of school” photoshoot with her daughter really caught my eye. I’ll have to store this one for future portrait sessions.

I love Sara’s (Chasing Rainbows) eye for composition here in this shot. “There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million.” ~ Walt Streightiff

 Becky (Finding my Creativity), loved her little girl’s face in this shot – I do too!
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I guess it’s not really a shocker that I love this photo by Hot Coffee Mama

My husband loves freezy pops. So when I saw Misty’s daughter (Les Cadeaux) enjoying her own freezy pop, I couldn’t help but love it!

I’m loving this photo of Andrea’s (three.little.bells) girls in old phone booths at her alma mater. If I had three kids on my hands, I’d have to recreate this photo. And the one on the far left…doesn’t she look like she wants to start a series of hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil? If only the others knew.
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I seriously loved Melissa’s (Serendipity is Sweet) entire collection, but I am a real sucker for beautiful black and white conversions…and for knockout catch lights. 

I really loved Mona’s (Mona’s Picturesque) entire collection – such beautiful processing, but this one shot of her daughter Minea is so soft and pretty. 

I’ve heard that mustaches are making a comeback – I just had no idea that you could grow them so young! HA HAWyTography’s entire collection makes me laugh. Her son’s faces are just too much and I hope it doesn’t quit anytime soon. 

Kat’s (Living like the Kings) photo of her little girl on the beach makes me want to take a vacation right this minute! I love the lighting and the processing.

Look – I found a future photographer in Sarah of The Stiles Files‘ photos this quarter. Isn’t she cute?

After spending the weekend visiting my grandmother, I was drawn to this photo of little Addison (Living Our Love Song) with her great grandmother. Such a sweet moment that I hope I’ll be able to see with my own baby.

It wasn’t all about tiny babies in this quarter’s photos – I loved the Coneflower Ranch‘s photos of her older children. This particular one is so soft and elegant.

Last, but not least – let’s not forget our fur babies. I love this shot of Meghan of Just Breathe with her dog, Abby.

Again, a huge thank you to all of you for linking up. Courtney, Sarah, and I really enjoyed looking at all of your photos and hope you’ll come back in June to link up your favorite photos from the 2nd Quarter!