Wednesday, May 28, 2014

east side kids

i've lived in st. louis my whole life & had never been to the lookout on the other side of the river (east st. louis). this had to happen ASAP. jessica, mary kate, & i ventured on over to a safe part (a park) on sunday afternoon. it was hot, humid, and not the bluest of skies, but the arch was still absolutely stunning & the company was pretty great too. =)

what a wonderful adventure!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

people to post.

here are some pictures that i've been purposing to post of some pretty, pleasant people.
look at how cute abby's lil watermelon dress is? i had to snap some quick shots after church.
speaking of photos after church, may i present bow tie sunday? justin's favorite sunday! haha.
a serious kim face? gasp!
a picnic in the park backyard.

 aren't they positively precious? i actually have better ones of the picnic on my phone, but those will be saved for a different post.

Monday, May 19, 2014

smoky sunset

yesterday, we were cleaning up outside which included burning lots of leaves & sticks. this massive bonfire + golden hour resulted in some fun photos.

it seems like the Lord should be descending or my dad should be receiving super powers or something cool should be happening!
the last 4 are from my phone.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

disposable challenge

remember disposable cameras? you know, those convenient, little throw away cameras that were usually used for vacation. i usually had one for those ever crazy youth group trips. the pictures mainly consisted of washed-out, blurry selfies (although we sure didn't call them that then) or an attempt to get a really embarrassing photo of someone.  can you say quality photos? haha. fast forward to 2014 in the age of amazing phone pictures, point and shoot cameras, & high quality dslrs where disposable cameras are now all but forgotten. 
the point of all of this is i read a blog post over at skunkboy about how she was completing a disposable camera challenge just for fun. it sounded interesting to me, but it wasn't until i spotted a little fujifilm disposable camera in the clearance section at dollar general that i decided to complete the challenge. plus, i was almost out of my instax film so i determined this could take the place of that camera for a bit. 

here are the scanned images of some of my favorites. i love the perfect imperfections of these pictures. yes, you will spot a few bright white selfies, but i love those too as it brings back memories of my youth. yes, i am known to be a little nostaglic....

aren't those pictures fun? i'm thinking about doing it again later this summer as the results were a pleasant surprise, but first back to using my instax since the poor thing has been neglected for a few months. =)