fivelittlebeesphoto: Blog https://www.fivelittlebeesphoto.com/blog en-us (C) fivelittlebeesphoto fivelittlebeesphoto@yahoo.com (fivelittlebeesphoto) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:00:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:00:00 GMT https://www.fivelittlebeesphoto.com/img/s/v-12/u291988788-o144732841-50.jpg fivelittlebeesphoto: Blog https://www.fivelittlebeesphoto.com/blog 120 80 30 Minutes in the Life – February https://www.fivelittlebeesphoto.com/blog/2016/2/30-minutes-in-the-life-february I know that I need to put words to my images more often. But I usually hope that the images can speak the volumes that I can't. When I shoot my own children, there is so much love behind the lens and I know I can never do the feelings justice with just words.

Like the sink baths. I have been shooting them monthly since she was a born and I never tire of it. Such a simple ritual - but so beautiful and poignant. Especially as she is the youngest of five children and I don't know if there will be another.

The light, the gentle flow of the water as it fills our deep sink, the smell of the Johnson & Johnson Baby Bubble Bath. All of it is burned into my memories like a favorite movie.

Messy bed-head hair.

Shimmering rainbow tinted bubbles.

Mountains of colorful plastic tub toys.

Soft baby skin dotted with water droplets.

Splishes and splashes and squeals and giggles.

                                     I want to capture it all and hold it and hug to my heart it save it forever.

She always emerges happy and fresh smelling and one day closer to not fitting in the sink anymore. But I hope that someday when she only wants to take showers, and blowing bubbles and playing sharks in the sink is a distant memory, she'll be able to look at the photos and hear all the words I couldn't find. And she'll smile.

I'm so excited and honored to be a new member of the 30 Minutes in the Life group. Thank you so much Journey to Artist for not only allowing me to be part of this beautiful project, but inspiring me to put words to my pictures more often.

Please visit the amazing Liz Godfrey Photography and check out her 30 minutes in lovely Connecticut this month.

 

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fivelittlebeesphoto@yahoo.com (fivelittlebeesphoto) https://www.fivelittlebeesphoto.com/blog/2016/2/30-minutes-in-the-life-february Sun, 28 Feb 2016 22:45:42 GMT
Pet Portrait Sessions https://www.fivelittlebeesphoto.com/blog/2015/7/pet-portrait-sessions I just had my dream client. He was handsome, he was fun, and he took direction like a dream.

I give you, fabulous Finn.

(and yes, I'm now booking pet portrait sessions. 20 minutes, 6 digital images, $175)

 

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fivelittlebeesphoto@yahoo.com (fivelittlebeesphoto) Jersey bergen bergen county fine art portraiture lifestyle light natural pet portraits photographer photography https://www.fivelittlebeesphoto.com/blog/2015/7/pet-portrait-sessions Wed, 22 Jul 2015 14:33:28 GMT
Just a kid from Queens https://www.fivelittlebeesphoto.com/blog/2015/5/just-a-kid-from-queens Meet my friend.

She's from Queens.

She's tough as nails but as sweet as pie.

She makes me laugh.

She makes me cry (with her beautiful, soulful writing).

Then she makes me laugh again.

Isn't she just gorgeous?

 

 

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fivelittlebeesphoto@yahoo.com (fivelittlebeesphoto) bergen children county families kids lifestyle light natural photography portraiture https://www.fivelittlebeesphoto.com/blog/2015/5/just-a-kid-from-queens Sat, 16 May 2015 18:49:43 GMT
Portrait of a Lovey and the Child who Loves the Lovey https://www.fivelittlebeesphoto.com/blog/2015/3/portrait-of-a-lovey-and-the-child-who-loves-the-lovey “It is mine, I tell you.

My own. My precious.

Yes, my precious.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

 

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fivelittlebeesphoto@yahoo.com (fivelittlebeesphoto) Jersey lifestyle light natural photographer photography portrait https://www.fivelittlebeesphoto.com/blog/2015/3/portrait-of-a-lovey-and-the-child-who-loves-the-lovey Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:49:00 GMT
Sweet light and the boat bottom https://www.fivelittlebeesphoto.com/blog/2014/7/sweet-light-and-the-boat-bottom I love magic hour at the shore. There are so many sweet spots to be explored, laze around in, and photograph. It's so cliche I know, but the right light can elevate even the most simple moments into memories to treasure.

Case in point...

Sun setting

girls playing

and an old boat to balance on.

"The best portion of your life will be the small, nameless moments you spend smiling with someone who matters to you." - Ritu Ghatourney

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fivelittlebeesphoto@yahoo.com (fivelittlebeesphoto) https://www.fivelittlebeesphoto.com/blog/2014/7/sweet-light-and-the-boat-bottom Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:48:17 GMT
I love the light in our bedroom https://www.fivelittlebeesphoto.com/blog/2014/6/i-love-the-light-in-our-bedroom The morning light in our bedroom is glorious.

It filters in from windows on two sides of the room and lays softly on the bed.

Sometimes our kids hang out there at just the right time.

I love when that happens.

 

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fivelittlebeesphoto@yahoo.com (fivelittlebeesphoto) https://www.fivelittlebeesphoto.com/blog/2014/6/i-love-the-light-in-our-bedroom Wed, 18 Jun 2014 11:59:49 GMT
Down by the creek https://www.fivelittlebeesphoto.com/blog/2014/6/down-by-the-creek We were at the park.

We walked a trail.

There was a creek.

They laughed, explored, threw rocks into the water...

It was beautiful.

“Like all magnificent things, it's very simple.” ― Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting

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fivelittlebeesphoto@yahoo.com (fivelittlebeesphoto) https://www.fivelittlebeesphoto.com/blog/2014/6/down-by-the-creek Tue, 10 Jun 2014 12:59:36 GMT
Memorial Day Weekend - Hanging out at the Jersey Shore https://www.fivelittlebeesphoto.com/blog/2013/8/dolor-ipsumo Every Memorial Day our family heads down to the Jersey Shore to open up our family's summer house for the season. While it's not all fun and games (lots of cleaning and organizing, swapping out clothing, shopping for summer necessities, etc.) we always mange to squeeze in some quintessential start-of-summer activities. Here are a few captures from the weekend. As you can see, I was a freelensing mama most of the time!

 

 

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fivelittlebeesphoto@yahoo.com (fivelittlebeesphoto) Jersey lifestyle light natural photographer photography shore https://www.fivelittlebeesphoto.com/blog/2013/8/dolor-ipsumo Mon, 05 Aug 2013 18:28:21 GMT