“What _____ Looks Like” Lifestyle Challenge (month 8)

First and foremost I have to apologize for the picture overload! I took these during our Spring Break vacation and just felt I needed to share all of them in one post instead of splitting them up.

As I mentioned, I captured these when we headed to San Francisco and then Carmel over Spring Break. It was so beautiful there and it was such a nice getaway. I definitely came back rejuvenated.

I’m also am so very happy because I owe many of these photos that a took from this challenge itself. Normally during vacations and special events I feel like I have to take the most amazing photos…posed, set up and oh so perfect where in the end I’m miserable, not enjoying myself and most importantly, my kids not enjoying themselves and the moment. So this year, I just left all those feelings at home, packed up my camera and just decided to shoot when I felt like it and not to disrupt any of the free-for-all fun happenings that were taking place around me.

For the most part I did it. I just let them frolick around on the beach and in the water. Now being a posed photographer, for me NOT to take a couple posed photos would well…just not be me but I would say that about 80% of the photos I came away from this trip with were all lifestyle which in turn made me happy and made them happy as well.

So I give your “What Spring Break 2012 Looks Like”:





















































































Thanks for checking out my challenge for this month, now please continue the circle with the blog of Sarah Cornish | My Four Hens Photography and see what treat she has in store for you!

10 Comments on “What _____ Looks Like” Lifestyle Challenge (month 8)

  1. shalonda
    March 26, 2012 at 8:14 am (2 years ago)

    and THAT is why this is the perfect project to be a part of right?! so proud of you too…and i have to say i adore each and every images…real life and simply beautiful

  2. Stephanie Moore {Tucson AZ Photographer}
    March 26, 2012 at 12:19 pm (2 years ago)

    Hello gorgeous photos, these are AMAZING. First off I am loving your post processing these days, it’s gorgeous. And second looks like your vacay was so amazing. The color, the beach, everything is just perfect. I’m in love with the shots you got of the kiddos!

  3. christy
    March 26, 2012 at 2:49 pm (2 years ago)

    These are all so wonderful! I can feel that you totally let your hair down, and the result is nothing short of beautiful. And I totally agree, this project has helped me let go of so many hang ups when it comes to the camera. And those jelly fish shots totally belong in Nat Geo!

  4. Becky Earl
    March 26, 2012 at 3:09 pm (2 years ago)

    Oh, I am so jealous! These are so fun and beautiful! Love the fish shots. Your kids are beautiful, Bren!

  5. leah
    March 26, 2012 at 10:06 pm (2 years ago)

    so beautiful brenda, every one! what a fun week you guys had. i love them all, but those fish shots really are incredible. love the one with the people, middle bottom. that one is amazing.

  6. Stacey Woods
    March 26, 2012 at 11:04 pm (2 years ago)

    Oh honestly!! These are amazing, Bren. Your processing on these is perfect too, and they look filmish to me. PS, when did your kids grow up so much?? Make them stop. :)

  7. Jolie Starrett
    March 30, 2012 at 1:07 pm (2 years ago)

    So jealous of that vacation! I loved when I lived in Monterey. So glad you had such fun!

  8. tracey
    April 10, 2012 at 12:22 am (2 years ago)

    I loved these “lifestyle” shots of your family just being themselves. And you were vacationing in my back yard so it was fun to see your how your “eye” took it all in. I’ve been to those places so many times it was refreshing to see your perspective!
    t

  9. Wendy VonSosen
    April 10, 2012 at 9:01 pm (2 years ago)

    Brenda, these are beautiful! I love the beach photos especially. I happen to think the northern CA coast is incredibly beautiful with all of the fog and chill. We were just in Half Moon Bay yesterday in fact. I’m so glad you had a great vacation!

  10. heidi
    May 1, 2012 at 6:36 am (2 years ago)

    Brenda, these are breathtaking!!!!!!!!!!!!

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