“What _____ Looks Like” Lifestyle Challenge (month 2)

So here we are at the second month of “what _____ looks like.” And before I post my photos, I wanted to acknowledge a couple of people. First of all….I totally forgot to mention where our inspiration for doing this challenge came from. It’s was inspired by a group of extremely talented individuals that were banded together by Shannon Harrison of Jack and Ruby Studios which she in turned was inspired by this blog. She wanted to be able to capture life in a day and “embrace the crazy” (which was coined by her husband Chris) so she contacted a few others to see if they wanted to partake “embracing the crazy.” I’m so glad they did because our group was formed out of their challenge. Thank you guys!! And raise your hand if you need a shirt that says “embrace the crazy” because it seems to be my motto these days!! :) LOVE that saying!

Secondly, if you haven’t seen Andrea Hanki (from .pink sugar photography) daily photographs of her sweet little princess Lila that she calls “Lila was Here” you have been truly missing out. She captures those little moments of her and she titles and time stamps them. I just love it and I’m sure you will too. As you’ll soon see….I followed her lead with my post this month.

And last of all, my good friend Kristy Lane…you know I do a couple projects with her? LOL!! Anywho, she has taken one of my favorite photos of her son inside the dryer helping her with laundry and I’ve always wanted to do it. So when I was doing laundry one day, I called Grant in and told him to get the stuff out of the dryer for me and I was able to get this. Although it isn’t as spectacular as her’s is, she is the inspiration behind it.

I edited these with Florabella’s New Classic Workflow Set that she just recently released. I LOVE the Classic Rich, Classic Film and 1968 to name just a few. :)

Alright…so here it is, month 2 and what I named “What Life With Grant Looks Like.” I hope you enjoy it as much as I did documenting it.

Please continue the circle and head over to the blog of Stacey Woods | Clearwater, FL Child Photographer who can do lifestyle so effortlessly and like no other. And for those of you that are looking for guidance in lifestyle photography, she is hosting her third workshop over at The Bloom Forum starting October 3rd. For more details and how you can sign up, just go here.

Thanks for stopping by everyone!

21 Comments on “What _____ Looks Like” Lifestyle Challenge (month 2)

  1. jules
    September 26, 2011 at 6:20 am (3 years ago)

    yay! love seeing the grantster! he’s such a kick! i just can’t believe how fast he’s growing… i love that you are capturing these everyday moments with him with g is in school. what a fun way to show his busy day. i love him with the chalk and your dryer one, too … great inspiration from the beautiful k lane!

  2. Nichole Van
    September 26, 2011 at 6:37 am (3 years ago)

    Love these, Brenda! And yes, I think that you need to market an “Embrace the Crazy” t-shirt. I know I would purchase!

  3. melissa
    September 26, 2011 at 7:39 am (3 years ago)

    I always love “personal” pictures from my favorite professionals. he’s such a cutie. and oh my…your black-and-whites are really extra-gorgeous.

    thanks for sharing!

  4. maureenwilson
    September 26, 2011 at 7:45 am (3 years ago)

    oh love!! The chalk images are tdf. love the perspective!!

  5. Shannon Harrison
    September 26, 2011 at 7:53 am (3 years ago)

    Far and away, the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. I have a toddler crush on Grant :) I love your crazy sister xo

  6. Jennifer N
    September 26, 2011 at 8:17 am (3 years ago)

    Grant is so cute! Life with him must fill you with joy. I love the image of his happy happy smile! You can tell he loves his life too.

  7. crave photography
    September 26, 2011 at 9:14 am (3 years ago)

    Brenda I love these, I want to do something like this with Avery! Her days are always so crazy!! These are so special and he is just a heartbreaker!

  8. Gina Oh | Gina Maxine Photography
    September 26, 2011 at 10:00 am (3 years ago)

    oh, brenda, i LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE these!! you have no idea how much i love these…

  9. Jasmine
    September 26, 2011 at 10:07 am (3 years ago)

    Love these all, Bren! The brushing teeth on is my favorite! Love seeing shots of him!

  10. wendy vonsosen
    September 26, 2011 at 12:29 pm (3 years ago)

    I’m so happy to see more of cute Grant. These are beautiful. Love the dryer shot. A lot! And the morning shot of him in his undies. Priceless to have these at this moment in his life.

  11. melissa deakin
    September 26, 2011 at 1:56 pm (3 years ago)

    brilliant, once again, miss brenda!
    love all of these images…i’d love to know where grant’s bike riding t-shirt is from.
    i love it!
    you always inspire me!

  12. Stacey Woods
    September 26, 2011 at 2:29 pm (3 years ago)

    Oh that shot of him brushing his teeth, in his undies, while his iPod waits on the counter… cracks me UP! What a sweet funny boy you have. And I love the way you’re documenting his childhood. You’ve got such a gift!

  13. Ginger Unzueta
    September 26, 2011 at 6:29 pm (3 years ago)

    I love these !! Grant is so cute!! I just love the way you’ve documented the every day!! Adorable!

  14. Gretchen
    September 27, 2011 at 3:23 pm (3 years ago)

    Oh so lovely Brenda! I adore life with Grant! Beautiful day!

  15. Kristy
    September 27, 2011 at 10:48 pm (3 years ago)

    Seriously? You are so hard on yourself! You said you weren’t happy with these? Yes, I’m putting it out there…on your blog. For all to see. :) These are amazing. I adore these of Grant, cute little stinker that he is! Thanks for the shout out, you’re the bestest. NO? (V)

  16. Stephanie Moore {Tucson AZ Photographer}
    September 28, 2011 at 8:57 pm (3 years ago)

    YOu killed it this month Bren. I love watching these. it’s so fun to see Grants life b/c he and Carter are the same age and so much at the same stage of life. I wish we were closer, I know they could cause some good trouble together!

  17. Michelle
    October 2, 2011 at 12:19 pm (3 years ago)

    LOVE LOVE LOVE all of these Brenda!! Great is sooooo Handsome!!

  18. Kelsey
    October 10, 2011 at 5:31 pm (3 years ago)

    Did you use an action that is available for sale on your b&w photos? I absolutely love them! I’ve been looking for a b&w action along that style!

  19. Courtney Kirkland
    February 7, 2012 at 10:00 am (2 years ago)

    Just found your site through a pin on Pinterest and LOVE your photos!! Just beautiful. Those black and white conversions are phenomenal. What a handsome little guy!

  20. Tracie @ Easy Decals
    February 13, 2012 at 10:23 am (2 years ago)

    Love this! I am addicted to taking pics of my 2 yr. old son! Only thing is, I never make anything with the pictures. You have motivated me! Thank you!

  21. Christine
    January 11, 2013 at 10:21 am (2 years ago)

    I love these photos. Certainly the look of them. Do you have photoshop actions for the black and white ones? If so would you care sharing?

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