The 11-on-11 Project November 2013

November 10, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Oh my it’s that time again and I’m not sure I could be anymore excited.  I get to share 11 of my favorite images of the month!

October was a full bustling month professionally and personally.  I have been obtaining my goal of writing 2-3 posts a week with the exception of Halloween week.  Halloween happened and took most of my attention!  I love Halloween.  Maybe it was that I was a rule follower most of my childhood and Halloween was one night of the year I could express myself and get attention for it.  One year I asked to dress up as Betty White.  I’m not sure how I would have accomplished this as a 4th grader and no wrinkles, but I surely wanted to. She was beloved on my TV set for Golden Girls and in my book one of the funniest ladies. At this time I also wanted to be a comedian when I grew up .  I loved making people laugh and smile so I guess in a way I still get to do this as a photographer – dream fulfilled!  Well, that year, my mom decided to make me a clown with my brother instead of a Golden Girl.  I will say the clown costumes were very original and super cute.  I’d adore to photograph anyone in as original costumes as my mother made us and I am glad I got that experience.  The longing is still there and one day I will be Betty White and maybe a good friend will be my Dorothy or Blanche.

This year I asked Ruby what she would like to be.  Being a good 21st Century mother I pulled out the computer and looked up costumes.  The consensus I got from my almost three year old is that she loves animals and anything that looked super cool.  She’s a girl after my own heart.  So I did some thinking and decided it wouldn’t be too bad to make both of us owls for the occaision.  The materials cost a little more than I envisioned and took about 6 hours to complete but I felt so accomplished to do it.  I als love that they are original and no one on the block was dressed up as pink and grey owls except us.  We get over 350 trick-or-treaters this year, I can honestly say not one pink and grey owl came to my door.  SUccess!  We were a hoot!  Best of all, Ruby could wear her costume and let it be seen whether it was warm or cold out making this Midwest mommy happy.

What a hoot.
What a hoot.
pouty owl
She is the cutest pouty owl I’ve ever seen. This was her preferred stance for the photo, I do think she just may have a flare for acting as she had me convinced she was an owl perched like that in front of the window.

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My love so graciously went trick or treating with us to our downtown merchants.  He
My love so graciously went trick or treating with us to our downtown merchants. He’s not one for the dramatics of dressing up, but I do think he enjoys our shenanigans.
Posing on a limb or street corner.
My hubby so awesomely caught this shot of us.
Taking Flight
I do think my husband is starting to get the hang of this whole being behind the camera thing. I really love his perspective!
Some days I am completely awed by her eyes.
Some days I am completely awed by her eyes.
Dolly makes everything better.
She has been fighting a cold for the better part of two weeks. We were having a jam jams and movie day.

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Almost there!  Only a few more weeks.
Book a session with me and I promise I’ll make this face quite a few times. I’m horrible at looking through a camera and opening my other eye!

Ombre.

 

 

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