The Farmhouse

Stories from Amy’s life

 

 

Winter Photography Scavenger Hunt

Is it cold and snowy where you are? Go for a hike, and bring your kids and camera!! The world is so beautiful covered in a layer of magical snow. Also follow the link at the end of this post to view some eye candy from another photographer friend, KC Crow, an Orange...

Simplified Photography – The Little Years

My photography was all black and white darkroom artistic mubo-jumbo before I had kids... I loved the creative process and I did what I needed to do to pass my college classes, which were mostly film photography classes. I can almost smell the chemicals... have you...

Perfectly Imperfect…. (This is to the moms, like me)

Today I attempted to take my families picture, with a remote trigger from my phone. The results were hysterical, and after spending some time in Photoshop, and almost crying, I have one picture I like of our family... and we aren't even looking at the camera. I admit...

Makers gonna make!!

When we redesigned our studio Kim and I had the idea that this could be a place where we encouraged creativity. It's a big room, not just for us to take pictures when we have sessions, but a place we can come together and make things. I'm a dreamer and I see so much...

The story behind the song, “O Holy Night”

Did you grow up listening to Paul Harvey and "The Rest of the Story" like I did? I loved his voice, it was a time-machine we traveled through the radio waves of the broadcast to a different place and learned something new. I usually listened to it at my dads cabinet...

The Benefits of Gratitude

An attitude of gratitude.... I googled "gratitude" just for fun, and found that there are actual health benefits from deciding to be grateful and counting your blessings. There are so many articles! Feelings of gratitude can boost your immune system, and you'll even...

Gratitude Project {How to join in}

November is almost here and every November Amy and I do a personal gratitude project. There are so many blessings in our lives in the form of people, places, nature, and opportunities. For me, taking the time to slow down and appreciate the small graces in my life is...

Family…

Weekends seem busy lately... the kids are getting older so we typically have some sort of ball game, and somehow before we know it, the weekend is gone, and we are still exhausted. I'll admit when someone suggested a hotdog roast (I hate the word "wiener", it's a...

I Love To Tell The Story, by Arabella K. Hankey, 1866

I love to tell the story of unseen things above, Of Jesus and His glory, of Jesus and His love; I love to tell the story, because I know ’tis true, It satisfies my longings as nothing else would do. Refrain: I love to tell the story, ’Twill be my theme in glory, To...

In the Garden

My mom was talking about this hymn last night and it’s been in my head and heart all day. This morning I walked and talked to Him in the pretty morning light. The dew on the grass took my breath away and caused me to “tarry there” see how it sparkles?? He makes such beautiful things, and we don’t have to go very far at all to find them. Read these old words with me… and meditate on them, then, maybe go for a walk with Him and talk awhile.

I think I love you, Sony

I think I love you, Sony I purchased a new camera recently... and it wasn't a Canon (gasp!) Canon is all I've known since, well, college when I bought a first generation rebel that shot all of 4 megapixels and cost me my grocery money and rent for a couple months! I...

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