a boy and his Tadpoles


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Upside Down & other things

I’m posting a picture of this little guy today for many reasons. 1.) He is just the cutest little guy you’d ever want to meet. 


2.) the theme goes perfectly with ABC Wednesday and the letter U.
3.) I just love a three year old. 
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4.) He is just the cutest little guy you’d ever want to meet. 

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ABC Wednesday
Black and White Wednesday w/ like Christmas every day
Me as a mother 

just Smile darn it!

I’m beginning to wonder if my obsession desire to learn as much as I can about photography and taking a decent photograph is over whelming slightly bothering one of my favorite models. 

It has come to my attention ~ when I ask her to simply act natural and smile I’m getting a lot of strange faces.  


 I may be over thinking this thing, but lately I’ve been getting a lot of poses like these. 

A few weeks ago, when I asked her to smile like she always does. . . she did this

and said, “I don’t remember how.”




In my frustration, I want to say Just smile DARN IT! and Be Happy while your at it!” but, that never seems to work. 


 All this got me thinking. . . Could it be ME???  Could I be the problem???  So, I put my camera away for a few days. . .  I thought of how I really had to change the way I’m approaching this photography thing and just relax a little. Because maybe it’s me and not my subjects.      So I took a good look and wondered . . .

Could possibly be making her nerves??? 




When I pulled my camera back out . . .  I came up with this photo.   realized we were having fun and I wasn’t making a big deal out her perfect smile, she was just doing it. 

Now if I can just remember this,  maybe, just maybe,  I won’t have to find a good therapist to reverse all the damage I have caused by saying “SMILE” ~ “No! not like that!” 
“Be Normal ~ Just smile darn it!”

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ABC Wednesday
Black and White Wednesday with like Christmas every day
Me as a mother 

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