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Thursday, April 26, 2012

AHP 52 Week Photo Challenge~ Week 18

I find my way to my normal corner, in the back, far right. The lights go off and the music is turned on- it's deafening. I don't care who's watching- I don't care what I look like. 
I close my eyes and lose myself in the music. I sweat. My muscles flex. I shake off the shitty day I've had, I forget about all the frustrations, annoyances, irritations and responsibilities. For one hour, it's just me. I don't need inspiration or motivation- it's just a part of me.
I leave feeling strong and satisfied. Pretty much the only constant in my life since I was about 16 years old was exercise. I want to see how it fits in your life.

So there it is friends, the theme for Week 18 is: Exercise.

Oh and if you're interested in seeing last weeks submissions, the DETAILS ARE HERE!! 

Thursday, April 19, 2012

AHP 52 Week Challenge ~ Week 17

Thank you to everyone who stepped up to last weeks Silhouette Challenge!!! It wasn't easy but ya'll stretched your skills and I was impressed!! 

This week I'll give you a little break ;-)

I've started asking again for weekly theme suggestions. You can give me your input in the new AHP forum. Feel free to hangout there- ask questions- talk shop- whatever floats your boat!! 

Week 17...I've always liked that number for some reason so let's make it fun!! 
This week's challenge theme is: DETAILS 

Thursday, April 12, 2012

AHP 52 Week Challenge ~ Week 16

If you aren't in the habit of checking out past weeks galleries, I would suggest you do this week. I got TONS of submissions this week for weeks past. People who fell behind got back in the game-- it was so exciting! Here's the link to the whole 52 week Challenge Album.

But if you're just interested in looking at the most recent submissions click on the COLOR album! Some people enjoyed this theme so much they submitted more than one photo- and that's TOTALLY ok! Any week you feel moved to submit multiple photos feel free!!

We're up to week 16 and I'm feeling like getting a bit technical. This theme may be a little advanced for some, so if you find it too difficult you can absolutely interpret this theme in anyway you'd like in order to make it work for you. However, if you'd like some extra help in making this theme successful for you please feel free to ask questions!

In fact, on my facebook page, I now have a Forum area and I invite any and all of you to utilize this area to ask me questions, chat with each other, talk about photography- anything you'd like. Feel free to start topics - no need to wait for me to lead! The forum would be the perfect place to talk about the photo challenge theme each week if you're having trouble with ideas or are looking for extra help or inspiration.

The AHP 52 Week Photo Challenge Theme for Week 16 is : Silhouette

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A. Hedges Photography {Children Portrait Photographer} Albany New York

"And thou shalt in thy daughter see,
This picture, once, resembled thee."
~Ambrose Philips

I have this idea of hanging lots of black and white photos of our daughters in the front foyer of our home.  All who visit will see my girls through their years and theirs will be the first faces I see when I come downstairs each morning.

 But, they aren't exactly what you'd call "cooperative" when it comes to photos. 

They're little, wild and stubborn. :-)

While I didn't necessarily get "perfect" portraits of them, I did capture their personalities to a T and some of these shots will DEFINITELY adorne the walls of my home!

The girls definitely needed a little warming up time.

Children Portrait Photography

Children Portrait Photography

Children Portrait Photography

And then we started to loosen up a bit...

Children Portrait Photography

Children Portrait Photography

They took a little break to play with the iPad

Children Portrait Photography pick my favorites for the wall :-)

Thursday, April 5, 2012

AHP 52 Week Challenge ~ Week 15

“I sustain myself with the love of family.” 
― Maya Angelou

The photo theme for last weeks challenge was "Family". I feel like this week I got to know each and every one of you a little bit more- it was a nice peek into who you call family!

I don't have much to say this week- we had such a spectacular couple of weeks, weather-wise, and now it's been cold again this week. It feels kind of like spring fever on steroids for me to take this step backward. I feel like I'm in a slump. I'm really hoping the weather turns warm soon!!

Or maybe this week's theme will pick me up. I'll let you know next week :-)

The photo theme for this weeks challenge is:

I always put my website URL at the end of my blog (as if you need a reminder of what it is, right?) But this week in particular you may want to check it out. I separated my website into TWO!! Now I have a dedicated family/lifestyle site and a wedding site!! Check back as the season progresses for new photos in the galleries!