Saturday, December 24, 2011


I decided to try and take pictures of our Christmas lights again this year. I always do. but I have never gotten what I really really wanted out of them. In fact I'm not sure I even knew what I wanted. I just tried. And I'm so glad I did! I finally got what I wanted even if I didn't know what that was. and well here it is:)

Merry Christmas!


Monday, November 21, 2011


Finally the first snow! I absolutely love snow and winter! There's so much you can do in it, like sledding, snowmobiling, tubing, snowball fights and building snow men just to name a few:) although this snow wasn't of snow man material we still had a lot of fun playing in it.

just thought this one was interesting because of all the snow.

Carson's first time out in the snow! 

Sarah was sliding all over in her cowgirl boots:)

Love my little brother:)


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Creativity and Chicago

Photographers are creative people. I am one of them.  I look at everything a bit differently than most people. I try to see things at a different angle than I see it at the moment. Have you ever gotten down on the ground messing up your clothes just to get a picture of a leaf or rock at a different angle? Have you ever brought a ladder out in to the middle of a field to catch a horse running? Have you ever made really goofy faces at someone to make them smile for the camera? Have you ever stood in one position for a long time so as not to scare a bird you are photographing? This is what photography is all about. This is why I love photography.

 OK enough about creativity:) on to Chicago! Sarah, my Nana, my cousin and my all drove to Chicago and hung out for a day and a half. It was so cool! we got to go to the top of the John Hancock building and I snapped a bunch of pictures. We went to a play and walked around on navy pier. all in all it was a bunch of fun:) these are just a few of the pictures I took.


Friday, November 4, 2011

My favorite season!


by Elsie N. Brady

How silently they tumble down
And come to rest upon the ground
To lay a carpet, rich and rare,
Beneath the trees without a care,
Content to sleep, their work well done,
Colors gleaming in the sun.

At other times, they wildly fly
Until they nearly reach the sky.
Twisting, turning through the air
Till all the trees stand stark and bare.
Exhausted, drop to earth below
To wait, like children, for the snow.   



Thursday, October 6, 2011

goings on...

   If you can't tell I'm not very good at keeping up with my blog:P If I could I would promise that I will keep up with if from here on out. But I can't:( I can say that I will try to keep up with pictures because I'm a better photographer than I am a writer:)
  So here is what has been going on in my life!

 I turned 16!

 Had a photo shoot with my awesome sisters! (one is my sister the other is my sister in Christ)

 Allison turned 11

I did my friend Anita's senior pictures

 It is now my favorite season!!! I love fall! fall colors, fall weather and no bugs!

 Carson turned one, and he's walking!

And last but not least, photography. I now am learning how to shoot manually instead of staying in 'the green box' it's not as hard as I thought!

I know this was very short but it is all I have time for I will try to update more often!


Thursday, September 8, 2011

First day of School....

Normally the first day of school is a day that most teenagers and kids dread. My mom tries at making it the best day of the school year for all of us kids. Mom called a family meeting to start us off right. She wrote a list on the white board: the first was good attitudes (Don't we always have that?) the second got us going. It said Library cards. (Now if you live in the middle of nowhere you know what it's like to have only ten bookshelves at your library. For fun my mom brings us to library's in the city's.) The third made made me grin: bring your cameras. Turns out we were going to the library and to the Munsinger gardens!
   We all had a blast at the library and the gardens (My mom sure does now how to start school off good I mean how many schools go on a field trip the first day?) Hopefully the rest of the school year will be as good as the first  day:) 




Friday, August 26, 2011

On a Higher Plane

Photo shoot! I have some friends who asked me if I could take their band pictures.We did it today I had such an awesome time! My big sister Jess volunteered as the driver and drove us all down to the city's. as soon as we got there I wanted to start snapping but of course they guys needed to look took them 30 minutes to get ready! unfortunately during that 30 minutes the lighting was perfect and as soon as we go to take pictures the sun pops out and my subjects are squinting all the time. But all in all it was an awesome time and I got some good experience:) Plus I think the pictures turned out really well.


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Another week of camp...

I love camp it's such an awesome way to spread the gospel and teach kids about Christ. I don't work directly with the kids because I work in the kitchen but I do get some interaction with them. These kids come from really hard situations and when they come to camp they can let it all go and just have fun. Last week at camp I walked into my cabin and all the girls were in a circle telling life story's. One of the cabin leaders was crying and all the girls had come around her and were hugging and comforting her. It was so cool to see these girls respond to their leader. After she had stopped crying almost every girl wanted to share their life story of how Christ has come into their lives. It is so cool to see God at work in these girls lives.

But Jesus called them to him, saying, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. 
Luke 18:16


Monday, August 15, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday (or monday)

I found this blog that has a hunt every Sunday a photo hunt. I love it and it make's be think outside of the box. So here they are:D

1.  Against the light
Sarah and Allison

2. Frame within a Frame

Not quite sure if this counts but I think it looks cool

3. Best part of my day

My little brother:) I love his smile. so cute

4. Buttons

5. Ink


Saturday, August 13, 2011

Camp Good News

 I work at a camp for inner city kids during the summer. This week I worked in the kitchen and my whole family was up there including the baby. My Dad has always said that we need to serve as a family and when ever we go anywhere we need to think of ways we can serve. I try to remember that and pray about it before I go to camp, but sometimes I forget and want to just have fun. But every time I go up to camp with that mindset things don't happen the way I want. It just goes to show how much more fun serving is when you have a serving attitude.

Emily made this during a late night talk with an apple juice can:)

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Senior Pictures

As you know I want to be a portrait photographer. My Friend Sara asked if I could take her senior pictures. I got to tag along on a camping trip with Sara and her sisters! I didn't realize how fun hiking is even if my shoulders did get tired from carrying my camera around in a backpack:)


About me

     My name is Hannah and I'm a photographer well not a professional but I hope to one day be a pro:) I want to be a people photographer as I call it others may call it portrait photography. I also like taking nature photos. I started out just taking pictures with a Sony cyber-shot point and shoot for about a year then for Christmas I received a Sony alpha300 DSLR.  I  also have an editing program called Photoshop Elements 7 pretty much it's an easier version of Photoshop. I use it on a lot of my photos but not all. My favorite subject is probably my little brother Carson he's ten months and the cutest thing you've ever seen:) 
  Now about my family.  There's my Mom and Dad, my older sister Jess (18), me (15), Sarah (13), Allison (10), Jason aka J.J (8) and Carson, six kids in all:)Oh and we also have a really good friend Emily who is like a big sister. 
   We live out in the middle of nowhere on ten acres. I know it's small but it's the perfect size for us. We have 3 horses Addie, Jet and Raisins. A pony Apple Jack. A rabbit named Zeke the Geek. Two cats Peter Pan and Cuddles (plus a stray cat not yet named). 3 roosters, and 33 hens. I have my own flock and so does my mom but I care for both. And last but not least our dogs Cody (the cute one) and Buddy (the dumb one). 
   I'll be posting about once a week hopefully about random things in my life and my family's life. And of course I'll be posting pictures:)