Photo shoot!

As you’ve probably noticed, I mostly take pictures of nature or landmarks or architecture or events… I don’t have a lot of fancy photography equipment or enough experience to do a legitimate photo shoot with families or for a wedding (yet…), so I figured this was the perfect place to start- with my own family. It’s always fun to try new things with my camera… This was my first experience as close to an actual photo shoot as it was (with my own camera and my sister and I as the photographers). We definitely had a good time experimenting with different lighting in the field and seeing where the winter sun hit our faces for the perfect picture.

These were all taken on a warm, December day… It almost looks more like October. My next goal is a winter photo shoot… Preferably with snow 🙂
Enjoy!

The one with the crazy curly hair is my sister 🙂
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First Snow of the Season

I think we get the perfect amount of snow around here… Just enough to make it feel like a magical treat when it comes and not too much where we are overwhelmed by the amount or tired of seeing it all the time. To be honest, I wouldn’t mind if it snowed a little more often. Enjoy the pictures from our first snow day here in New York!

It was snowing and cloudy all day, until about 4 pm when the sun peeked out right before it set beautifully behind all the snow 🙂

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The snow on the tree branch almost looks like a cotton ball!

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Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Moments like this are when I’m so thankful to live so close to New York City… People travel from all over the country and the world to see the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade… And I took the train with my family for under a half hour to get there. The pictures I took definitely weren’t perfect quality, considering how far back in the crowd I was standing (and my height). Towards the end, however, the crowds cleared out a bit and I was able to get a spot near the front! We FROZE our butts off, but it was something I felt like I had to experience. No regrets! It was definitely fun 🙂

Eye-Popping Autumn Colors

“Autumn is a second spring; where every leaf is a flower”- Albert Camus

In New York, this fall has displayed the most impressive colors I’ve ever seen. Just like for the spring blooms, the autumn leaves require right temperatures and the perfect amount of rain and sunshine to reach their full potential. Last year, Hurricane Sandy blew away most of the leaves before they reached their peak. It’s almost as if this year, the leaves worked extra hard to make up for last year and gave all of the storm sufferers something to look at to remind them of how we’re “stronger than the storm”, to quote New Jersey’s recent motto.

With some photos, I kept the colors a little duller. I like that effect. I think it pushes the mind to create its own imaginary, super-bright colors in the picture.

P.S. Notice my new signature you guys 😀

P.P.S. Check out my new gallery layout! (In the “Gallery” tab above on my information bar next to the “About Me” tab)

Guitar Picks

I am honestly surprised that I don’t lose more guitar picks than I do haha 🙂 Here’s some of my collection though. Enjoy!

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Jewelry

It’s been a while since I last posted! I was sick for a while and I’ve been really busy since. But it’s good to be back and be getting my blog up and running again! Happy New Year to everyone 🙂

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Above is a picture of my two favorite rings. I got them at Forever 21, which happens to be my favorite store, especially for jewelry. Everything they sell is so cute!

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Above (from left to right) is a big ring that I won at my church’s Yankee Swap, my two favorite flower rings, and then my two pinkie rings 🙂

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And finally, here are a few of my bracelets and bangles.

Doing this jewelry post with the descriptions gave me a good idea… Soon I’ll make a post about little decorations in my room with a description saying where I got them/who gave them to me. Stay tuned!