I Heart Faces – Summer Fun


We just returned from our yearly summer vacation.  It was wonderful that all the cousins could come this year.  More summer shots at I Heart Faces!



I Heart Faces | Happiness

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When I saw this month’s challenge was Happiness at I Heart Faces I knew exactly the picture!  I was working in my office one evening and heard this loud giggling in my bedroom.  I walked in there to find my oldest playing Angry Birds laughing and having a wonderful time.  I took a quick picture with my phone and noticed the neat light from the screen on his face.  I grabbed my normal camera and quickly snapped a few more.  I think he was oblivious I was even in the room. 🙂  Looking forward to all the great entries this week!

I Heart Faces…Best Face Photo of 2011

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This was tough!  I took thousands of pictures in 2011 and picking my favorite was so difficult.  The one I finally picked is without a doubt a favorite.  I took it on my birthday of my oldest son.  We were giggling in my room when I noticed some pretty awesome light coming through the glass doors.  I asked if I could wrap my favorite Ethiopian scarf around him and take a picture.  My guess is that he said yes because it was my birthday.  What a wonderful present I can keep forever.

I Heart Faces {Cell Phone}

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This was taken with an iPhone Hipstamatic app.  I used the John S Lens and Ina’s 1935 film with no flash. This was one of the first pictures I ever took with my iPhone and it is still one of my favorites.  My mother and I took my sons on a picnic and then decided to throw rocks in the river.  Fun little memory.

I Heart Faces {Best Face Photo from January}

This was a hard choice for me because I just returned from Ethiopia and photographed many beautiful faces.  This one however came to mind first.

We had just returned from our meetings in Awassa/Shashemene and were back in Addis.  On the way to our hotel we passed this woman sitting alongside the road.  We had brought our leftovers from lunch and wanted to give them to her so Dawit and I turned the van around to see if she wanted them.  She was very sweet and had kind eyes.  I had Dawit ask if it was okay for me to take her picture and she was so kind to allow it.

This is a “People’s Choice Voting” so head over to I Heart Faces and vote on my link if you like this photo!

I Heart Faces “Photojournalism”

Ethiopia is a beautiful country and to say soccer is popular there would be an understatement.  In the above photo there is clearly a story to be told.  I know there was an intense soccer game going on.  This picture makes me long for the country, the food, the loving people…

I love photojournalism.  It would most definitely, no question about it be my dream job.  This is going to be an amazing week at I Heart Faces.  I plan on looking at every single entry.


Harry and I were the only people up early one morning.  We decided to go outside and I brought along my camera.  We walked through my father’s cornfield and I was shooting away.  When we came inside and I saw this image I was thrilled because it is so him.  He (4.5 years old) actually likes it to because he thinks he looks tough.  I have been looking forward to this week’s challenge at i heart faces because I love black and whites!