Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Mother's Day 2013 Promotion | Twin Cities Family Photography

Happy Mother’s Day!

Where would we be without our mothers? They make the world go round. They cook the best meals. They listen to our every complaint. They continually teach us new things. They love us unconditionally!

Make the mom in your life happy this year with a very special gift from Honeybee Photography.

Book a photography package by Sunday, May 12th 
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We will also throw in a free 2”x3” mini photo book with your session photos. It is just the right size for mom to keep in her handbag so she can show off her beautiful family at any given second!

Give Mom a gift she'll cherish forever. Contact me for details.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

April Winter Wonderland

Yes, this post was created on April 23rd, 2013! You heard me right – APRIL 23rd! As of 8:00 am CST this morning, the total snow fall from last night through early this am around the metro was 3-5”. It was the heavy, wet, slushy kind of snow. Some of the southern suburbs saw 5-6”. In Inver Grove, we got 5”.
While I was looking into the total snow fall, I came across an article written by Paul Douglas, a nationally respected meteorologist with 33 years of television and radio experience form the Twin Cities. He reported that July is the only month where snow hasn’t been observed somewhere in Minnesota. Can you believe that?

They are predicting 70 degree temps in a few days, so we are going from shin deep wet snow to summer? Yep, we are pretty much skipping spring this year! Sad, because it is my favorite season, but I try to look on the bright side because winter is, gulp, hopefully over!

While most people are cringing at the fact that we have snow in April in Minnesota, I thought today was beautiful! I grabbed my camera this morning, took a detour into work and took some amazing photos (that I will edit and upload soon).

My beautiful April winter wonderland!

This photo was taken with my cell phone.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Project365 - Week 11

B I N G O…and Bingo was his name-o! Yep, that is right, I played bingo like a grandma this week! Well, maybe not like a grandma. There are three things that didn’t make it that way; 1 – It was at a bar, not a hall and 2 – I don’t own my own dobber and 3 – I didn’t win like my grandma!

March 12 – Chicken Noodle Soup for the Soul 
Inspiration – Spoon
In March the wind blows down the door and spills my soup upon the floor. It laps it up and roars for more. Blowing once, blowing twice, blowing chicken soup with rice. ~ Carole King
Canon PowerShot ELPH 300, F/2.7, 1/60 sec., ISO 250

March 13 –P!NK What’s the Dealeo?  
Inspiration – Light
Right, right turn off the lights. We gonna lose our minds tonight. What's the dealeo? ~ Pink
Canon PowerShot ELPH 300, F/5.9, 1/20 sec., ISO 3200

March 14 –Wintersong
Inspiration – Morning
The lake is frozen over, the trees are white with snow and all around reminders of you are everywhere I go. ~ Sarah McLachlan
Canon PowerShot ELPH 300, F/5.6, 1/200 sec., ISO 100

March 15 –King of the Street
Inspiration – Beware
Yeaaah! oooh! They done tried to defeat me. Staying on my feet. When they see me they salute me. I'm the king of these streets. Yeaaah! ohhh! ~ Ace Hood
Canon EOS Rebel XS, f/4, 1/50 sec., ISO-800

March 16 –BINGO
Inspiration – In the Middle
This was the first time in YEARS that I played bar bingo. It brought be back to the days we used to play BUCKO after softball games at Sensors. Thanks Rachel for bringing back some memories. Oh and wining all my money!
Samsung Galaxy 2, F/2.6, 1/15 sec., ISO 400

March 17 –Where Everybody Knows Your Name
Inspiration – Cheers
Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name, and they're always glad you came; You want to be where you can see, our troubles are all the same; You want to be where everybody knows your name.
Canon PowerShot ELPH 300, F/2.7, 1/125 sec., ISO 100

March 18 –Stuck in Colder Weather
Inspiration – Weather
Oh I wanna see you again (Cozumel), but I'm stuck in colder weather. Maybe tomorrow will be better, can I call you then?
Canon PowerShot ELPH 300, F/5.6, 1/200 sec., ISO 100

Project365 - Week 10

March in Minnesota bring our last dose of snow. Despite the flurries, we made it out and about this week to a beer release party for Traveler Beer Company at the Happy Gnome, where we got to taste a wonderful new beer, watched a production company interview a band for a documentary and divvy up our Twins tickets with friends. I also got to watch my niece at her volleyball tourney, which brought back lots of memories from my high school days!

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March 5 – Innocent Child
Inspiration – Innocent
“When we are children we seldom think of the future. This innocence leaves us free to enjoy ourselves as few adults can. The day we fret about the future is the day we leave our childhood behind.” ― Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind
Canon EOS Rebel XS, f/5.6, 1/50 sec., ISO-640

March 6 – Driving in a Winter Wonderland
Inspiration – Daily Commute
I mean really…it is March in Minnesota. Do you expect anything different?
Samsung Galaxy 2, F/2.6, 1/653 sec., ISO 40

March 7 – Home on the Range
Inspiration – Target
Besides hockey, Nick loves to hit up the range. We visited the range together and had a little target competition. I lost, but I am ok with that.
Canon PowerShot ELPH 300, F/5.9, 1/8 sec., ISO 400

March 8 – Lights Camera Action
Inspiration – Production
We were out one night and this film crew from Old Abbot Production was interviewing band members of The Funky Five for a documentary. It was fun to watch the fun they were having during the filming.
Canon PowerShot ELPH 300, F/4, 1/13 sec., ISO 800

March 9 – Combination Lock
Inspiration – Safe
"Philosophy is like trying to open a safe with a combination lock: each little adjustment of the dials seems to achieve nothing, only when everything is in place does the door open." – Ludwig Wittgenstein
Canon EOS Rebel XS, f/5, 1/8 sec., ISO-200

March 10 – Houdini Lost His Keys Inspiration – You Today
I've been losing lots of keys lately; I don't know what that means. But maybe I've been better off with things that can't be locked at all.
Samsung Galaxy 2, F/2.6, 1/241 sec., ISO 40

March 11 – Bump Set Spike
Inspiration – Smash
"Passion is a huge prerequisite to winning. It makes you willing to jump through hoops, go through all the ups and downs and everything in between to reach your goal.” –Kerri Walsh
Canon EOS Rebel XS, f/4, 1/60 sec., ISO-800

Project365 - Week 9

Caribou Coffee could be a part of every week. But…that would make for a very uneventful Project365. I spent some time with Delaney this week and we had pizza, played games, and had fun.

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February 26 – Life is a Song – Sing It!
Inspiration – Blue 
Life is a song, let's sing it together. Let's take our hearts, end it then in rhyme. Let's learn the words, let's learn the music together. Hoping the song lasts for a long, long time.
Samsung Galaxy 2, F/2.6, 1/17 sec., ISO 50 

February 27 – Freedom in Paradise
Inspiration – Nook 
Right alongside the beach bar, Freedom in Paradise, in Cozumel there is a large beautiful memorial.
Canon PowerShot ELPH 300, F/2.7, 1/1000 sec., ISO 100 

February 28 – Scrapbooking Pages
Inspiration – Handmade
One of my favorite pastimes….scrapbooking. If you know me at all, you know that I put a lot of time and effort into my pages.
Canon PowerShot ELPH 300, F/2.7, 1/500 sec., ISO 100 

March 1 – My Trip to Chuck E Cheese
Inspiration – You Today
Fun for all. Fun for less. Remember when I was at Chuck E. Cheese today and Delaney escaped from the photo booth before the picture was taken? I have an awesome memento from the fun day.
Samsung Galaxy 2, F/2.6, 1/1120 sec., ISO 80 

March 2 – When I Look to the Sky
Inspiration – Looking Up
And as I float along this ocean I can feel you like a notion that won't seem to let me go.

March 3 – I Knew You Were Trouble
Inspiration – Troublemaker
'Cause I knew you were trouble when you walked in. So shame on me now. Flew me to places I'd never been til you put me down, oh. And as I float along this ocean I can feel you like a notion that won't seem to let me go.
Samsung Galaxy 2, F/2.6, 1/17 sec., ISO 64

March 4 – Personality
Inspiration – Big Personality 
Cause you got personality
Walk with personality
Talk with personality
Smile with personality
Charm with personality
Love with personality
Canon PowerShot ELPH 300, F/4, 1/60 sec., ISO 200