Diamondheart Photography: Blog http://www.diamondheartphotography.net/blog en-us (C) Diamondheart Photography (Diamondheart Photography) Sat, 17 Feb 2018 02:50:00 GMT Sat, 17 Feb 2018 02:50:00 GMT http://www.diamondheartphotography.net/img/s/v-5/u45954523-o516953736-50.jpg Diamondheart Photography: Blog http://www.diamondheartphotography.net/blog 120 80 Tiny sweetness http://www.diamondheartphotography.net/blog/2018/2/tiny-sweetness

 

This pinterest image find (above) fit quite perfectly for this sweet tiny princess I got the pleasure of spending some time with the other day... Truely, she was only calm when wrapped in her mothers arms. All is well, when we have our mamma to hold us tight.. I am so blessed to be able to capture moments and times like this.

 

Newborn girl with her mamma Newborn girl with her mamma Newborn girl with her mamma

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Turning eleven http://www.diamondheartphotography.net/blog/2018/2/turning-eleven

It is hard to believe that in just a few short days, my twins are turning eleven! The past decade has slipped by, and watching them turn into the people they have become so far has been my everything. These two have a very special place in this mammas heart. I will never forget meeting them for the first time, when they were less then 24hours old. I walked into their hospital room, 5 hours away from home. We lived out of a suit case there for 9 days while they were in the NICU.. Once they were released from the hospital, we still had to wait for approval to cross over to another state, due to adoption laws, so our first night out of the hospital was spent on my inlaws spare room floor. Our first night sleeping all in the same room. It was restless to say the least. 11 years later, I love looking back, and telling them their story of meeting them, and all the adventures we've had together.

We have had some amazing weather this month, so much different compared to a year ago! Last year we were covered in snow that had not left since early in December. This year, we wore dresses, and flip flops! What a difference! - So what better than some "birthday photos!"

 

 

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Color Envy http://www.diamondheartphotography.net/blog/2018/1/color-envy Winter in The Dalles has been brief and mild... I say that now in hopes it stays that way! It has been beautiful this week (but we know how quickly things can change!)...

We have been working on trimming trees and preparing for a garden for this spring.. While doing that, I decided to photograph my chickens! The chickens loved it, they were really curious what I was doing.

Check out a few more of the photos I got here

Annnnnwayyyyyy....

On to Colors

Last week I asked for feedback from families, to see what their favorite time of year they liked in getting family photos done.... The winner by far was FALL! - The second place would have to be spring... I love both seasons for photos...

-In fall the colors turn warmer, the grass dies (that sounds bad, but it photographs SO well!), trees loose their leaves, and skies can be striking especially in that magic hour an hour or so before sunset...Families can wear warmer toned colors that set well, or gem tones that tend to really look stunning against the warm toned surroundings. 

(found on pinterest)

 

 

In spring I see fresh green growth, colorful flowers everywhere, and really nice skies. Families can wear a wide variety of colors that look perfect with the spring growth, from pastel or softer tones, to bright colors.

(found on pinterest)

 

 

 

 

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One full year http://www.diamondheartphotography.net/blog/2017/12/one-full-year Living and photographing life in The Dalles, Oregon. After running away from small town life, I've come back, and brought my art with me.

Tonight is the eve of the year mark that we moved into this amazing home in my home town.. We moved in between two snow storms. Storm 1 had simmered down and things were just starting to melt, just enough for us to unload everything in our storage garage. We had to shovel out quite a bit of ice out of the way just to get things comfortably out. We managed to get some of our things into the house just minutes after the previous owners said goodbye to the house. The first week was a cold week, learning the new heating and trying to make our new home feel like our home.. The second snow storm came on Jan. 1st, just seconds after we hauled the very last item of ours off the mobile storage trailer (pod) in our driveway. From there, the snow stuck around for months after! Honestly, we had one EPIC winter! It was months before I got to catch a glimpse of our yard and hillside without a blanket of snow hiding it all. We stayed busy with house projects much of the winter and spring, and finally began to feel like we had made it ours, comforts of home are priceless.

loading in the ice- yes, that is a horses trailer! Small town living!

(yes, that is a horse trailer... small town living advantages!)

 

Now here we are... about 8 inches of snow on the ground. And I reflect on all the blessings we have had since moving here.

 

My kids go to an amazing school, we attend an amazing church and have met many great people at both places.. My husband works with awesome managers that my family have enjoyed getting to know. Our home is cozy, and we love being able to look out back and see wildlife instead of the suburban backyard fenced view we had before... Our neighbors are great! THIS is really what I prayed for... 

My parents still live in the home I grew up in. Actually right now just my dad is living there. My mom has had a rough year with a few horrible falls leading to her to move into a local retirement home that is able to help her heal and keep her safer.. That has led to me visiting her and doing what I can to help more than I ever thought I could or would need to... This has also had me put a lot of "me" on hold... Once all that snow melted (early MARCH) my goal was to get out there and start shooting again, but a fall by my mom put a hold on that... Then again early fall, another fall... And so here I am, making 2018 goals, and praying my mom stays SAFE! - Whatever that actually means, I know being able to spend time with my mom is something I have enjoyed, more than I did as a kid living at home. My mom is funny, she always has me laughing at something she's saying.  I know I will look back and NOT regret spending this precious time with her. I almost lost her early November, but by Gods grace she somehow was safe from a fall that could have easily taken her from this life.

 

Though all of that, I still have my dream.... I love capturing people in images, and I can not imagine not doing that again. And so with that, my prayer is that 2018 brings renewed energy to bring my art here to my home town! My prayer is also that my mom will be safe from any more falls! I hope you will join me in setting new goals for this coming new year!

 

Blessings,

 

Winter in The Dalles 2017Winter 2017The end of 2017 wrap up..

(Speaking of falls.... THIS sweet image is my one and only snowy day capture that my daughter and I managed to get, before she thought twirling on ice was a smart idea! She's okay now, but it finished off our time with my camera last week!) 

 

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(Diamondheart Photography) candid photographer the dalles the dalles oregon photographer thedallesoregonphotographer http://www.diamondheartphotography.net/blog/2017/12/one-full-year Thu, 28 Dec 2017 06:14:25 GMT
My reboot http://www.diamondheartphotography.net/blog/2017/10/my-reboot Welcome to my little space on the interwebs... I have blogged in previous years, and enjoyed sharing glimpses into many of my family and senior client shoots... I have never been really savvy at the full time blogging gig, and do not frequent other blogs as often as I used to... Sadly facebook has taken over so much of the advertising and information source for me, I often use it to find inspiration as well.  Then came pinterest!  Talk about endless inspiration! That site clumps blogged images, images from articles, and even for sale items from places like Amazon and Etsy so you don't even need to read all the "extra fluff" (hey now!)

 

While my main purpose for my blog is likely to be images of clients, I do hope to add more than that. Perhaps a hand full of inspiration, a dose of encouragement to others, a positive outlook on something close to my heart. Whatever that looks like in the future, time will tell...  I invite you to journey with me, as a one time click to check your families images, or as a frequent reader into whatever is on my mind to share in the moment, or anywhere in the middle.. 

 

THANK YOU for clicking whatever link got you here.. and please, come again...

 

 

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A new start http://www.diamondheartphotography.net/blog/2017/10/new A new start, 

I have lived back in my hometown for nearly a year now with my husband and two children. Now is the time to press GO!

 

Go on finding all new favorite locations, Go on spreading the word about my passion for capturing people in moments they can enjoy for years. Go on meeting locals who also enjoy the same types of things as I do... Go on being a small town girl raising two amazing kids surrounded by childhood memories...

It has been years since writing any type of blog. I would love to start up again. All new, all fresh and clean. My website has been around a while, but a lot of updating and cleaning up was needed... 

 

Be on the lookout! I have a few locations I am excited to try out with a few families coming soon! 

 

In the mean time, this amazing couple have been married a few years now. I knew the beautiful bride growing up, and am happy to finally live in the same town again! 

 

Portland Temple wedding coupleBeautiful couple on their wedding day

 

 

 

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