Monday, July 25, 2016

From The Cutting Room Floor

I have nearly 2800 pictures in my June 2016 folder. 2800. Those are the pictures that made the cut. Thousands more got deleted permanently. It's no secret that I love photography and those pictures add up quickly! Most of those pictures never make it onto my blog or social media. They either aren't relevant to what I'm posting or aren't up to par with my standards. But every so often it's fun to share some of those pictures from the cutting room floor!


My love of photography began when I had Dylan. I suddenly wanted to take pictures all the time and I challenged myself to improve each month. When I got my first Nikon DSLR, I was in heaven! Before long, I decided to upgrade and purchase a few lenses. What started out as a way to just take free pictures of my children turned into one of my most favorite hobbies!

Right now, I shoot with my Nikon D90, and most of the time, I use my favorite 50 mm lens. I've owned this camera for 8 years now and I'm reaching the point where it's time to upgrade again. It just isn't working quite as well as it used to, plus new technology would be awesome!

Thanks to blogging, Liam's work as a brand rep, and the occasional photoshoot for family, friends and acquaintances, I get to take pictures every single day. I'm constantly learning and I push myself to improve and try different methods. My goal when I take pictures is to capture a shot as close to the final product I'm aiming for so the picture requires minimal edits. I'm a bit of a perfectionist, so most of those pictures never make it off the cutting room floor or just don't have a place on my blog. But I still want to find a way to share them, because they capture the magic of childhood, the bond my children have with each other and what life with kids is like so perfectly!

Here are a few of my favorite June snaps from the cutting room floor:


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Brotherly Love
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Farm Life
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 The Lucky Few
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 Nothing Down About It
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Summer Fun
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These were, without a doubt, some of my favorite moments in June! They may not have made it off the cutting room floor for a specific blog post, but when I put them all together, they told the story of an awesome month with my sweet kids!

 I want to know if you're like me! How many pictures do you take each month?

Let's Connect! 

19 comments:

  1. Oh my, Liam in that red bow tie!! Precious!! I just got my first "big girl" camera last Christmas, so I'm still learning, but it really is addicting.

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    1. Thank you! Enjoy the camera. It really is a fun hobby!

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  2. Such sweet moments. I love that you are my fellow CRAZY amount of photos taken friend. It is nice to know I am not the only one :D!

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  3. Holy cow that's a lot if photos girl!! I love the one of Liam crying. He's so stinking cute. All are great though.

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    1. I know, right?!? I couldn't help but post that picture. He rarely cries so it's kind of funny when he does!

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    1. Thank you, Jamie! XOXO I know you take a lot, too. ;)

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  5. These are darling. I have so many photos that don't make the "cut" either but I want to share so badly. A "from the cutting room floor" might be the way to go, a life lately if you will in pictures. :)

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    1. You should definitely do it! I love posts like that!

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  6. I need to do a post like this sometime. I take a couple thousand pictures a month as well and I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one. My friends are always shocked when I tell them this!

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    1. Haha! You should definitely share some. So many just don't make the cut!

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  7. Love these photos!! I am totally like you...I can't stop taking pictures!!

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    1. Thank you! Someday we will love having all these pictures!

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  8. Yes! I'm the same way! Thousands of pictures monthly! This was awesome. I looooved all of these photos!

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  9. These are some great photos. And 2800! Wow. I need to step my photo gram up!

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  10. Love all of these Stefanie!! Your children's bond is so beautiful to see. Did Liam's hair get lighter over the summer, or what?!

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  11. Those pictures are all still great, especially the ones of the siblings hugging each other.

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  12. I love them all!! Your children make great models! I take so many photos that my boys hate posing for me any more. LOL When you do edit them what programs do you use?

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Thank you for reading! XOXO