Project 26 {week 5} Me and Mine | Danville CA Child and Family Photographer

Happy March!

I have started a project 26 this year with a group of incredibly talented woman – 13 to be exact- from across the United States.  This 26 week project will consist of two blog posts each month, one will be a “me & mine” post and the second will be a challenge or theme photo.

My family owes a ton of thanks and gratititude to my new best friend Gail Pomare of Aroha Photography.  She doesn’t know she is my new best friend but she is…she blogged about the interval timer on her Nikon and boy did it change my life for the better.  On our way to church Sunday morning, much to my kid’s surprise, we pulled over and I set the camera up on a tripod and went through the steps for the interval time, manual in hand.  It was a piece of cake and so much more fun than me running back and forth!  Now, next month I will be a little bit smarter when I do this again.  It was hard keeping everyone on the same focal plane.   After a bunch of out of focus shots I ended up drawing a line in the dirt and then marked it with a stick. Told my kids they can move, turn twist, do anything they want but they can’t go off the line.  You can see how well we stuck to it by checking out the stick to the left of Carl’s legs.  We are way ahead of the stick but just enough to stay in focus luckily.

I’m also trying out a different style of editing today.  I learned this technique from my brilliant friend Damien who is all the way over in Australia and I wanted to give it a try for today’s post.  I actually really like it…..kind of a heavenly feel to the picture and since we were on our way to church….why not.  Here’s my Me & Mine for the month of March.  Hope you like it.

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Shea Parker- Clinton MS Photographer and Card Designer - it always amazes me how you get your whole crew together every time! i am impressed!

Lora Swinson - How cool is this! I am going to learn about interval timing lol! You have a beautiful family Krista.

Carey Pace - Awesome family image, Krista!!! You are rocking these full family shots for this project!!!

Jules - you nailed this!!! gail is totally the bombdiggity!! for reals!! love your light and your editing!! your family is gorgeous!

Allison Jacobs - I can’t believe you found such an amazing spot with gorgeous light on the way to church! Love this image of your family all together & I think I need to see if Canon has this interval timer thing too!

celeste jones - you all are so cute. lovely portrait!

hope - lovely krista. you are rocking this project.

lovely.lovely.lovely.

tamsen - yum, yum, yum! I ADORE this picture!!! LOVE the editing! I want to see this big in your house! And what is this interval timer business? Maybe I can find out so my family won’t hate me too!!! :D

Suzanne - AGAIN, gorgeous image of your family. First I love Gail and I love Damien so I think you and I would get a long nicely too Krista! I too am inspired to use the internal timer in my camera, maybe then my husband can actually be in them. Love everything about this image, just stunning! Thank you for sharing how hard it is to get 5 people perfectly in focus. It’s tricky! I like the stick idea!

Gail Pomare - woooooooohoooooooooooo… I so loved getting your text message (in the middle of sitting peacefully at church) saying you had got these.. it thrilled me to pieces I could share something to take the stress out of it for YOU and your family. I hope you are printing this BIG … and YAYAYAYAYAYAY.. love it.
And thanks for being my new best friend!!!! can I borrow a cup of sugar? lol xoxo

heidi - Oh wow!! the light and location is gorgeous-what a great one of you all!!!

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