Chandler Day 356: Christmas at the Zoo

zooTonight I went with Hannah, Hillary and Josh to Christmas at the Zoo. I hadn’t ever been so it was really cool to go see. The lights were beautiful and it was impressive how many of them there were. The whole zoo was lit up and decorated. I had a lot of fun and I was with great people. It’s definitely something I’d do again.

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Chandler Day 353: Look at the Lights

DSC00092While this picture is an old photo, it helps put me in the mood for Christmas. I absolutely love the lights this time of year. Everything is lit up so beautifully, especially when people use white lights. These lights were draped along our old fence line and they happened to be snow covered when I took the photo. They made for a perfect winter scene.

Chandler Day 326: Long Overdue

DSC00055So I know this photo probably makes zero sense to those of you who are actually still around and still reading this. I have gotten far behind on posts and I have to be honest, I have not been taking photos every day like I should. That being said it has been incredibly busy lately with school, work, and trying to help Mom move to a new house. But I promise I will do better and I will finish this challenge. Some of the posts will be using old photos. But back to this photo, which is a year old, out of place and not my best. When I saw this photo tonight it meant a lot to me. This tree was a little pine tree that me and Abbie bought for Mom on Mother’s day for the house, because she so badly wanted a pine tree. One day it would get big enough to decorate. Well, it is still little but that year she decorated it and it looked really pretty, though small, out in the yard covered in snow. This tree made the house even more of a home. Today we moved out of that house, or at least started to, and moved elsewhere. And it was kinda hard. That place was our home for some six years or so. It was beautiful and it was full of so many memories, like this little tree. And it was not easy packing things up and moving out. But nothing is permanent in this life and things change. We move on and hold the memories of past homes with us. And this home was a great one.

Chandler Day 314: A Week of Night

DSC06373This week we were told to shoot some night photos. I wasn’t really looking forward to this assignment, I honestly haven’t enjoyed very many of them. But I ended up getting some nice shots and Professor Foley was pleased for once. This photo is of 30th street which is at the south end of Marian.

Chandler Day 299: Carving Pumpkins

DSC06073Last night we carved pumpkins for Abbie’s birthday and this year we took a different approach. Hannah found some really cool patterns for us to use and then we started carving. It included a lot of drilling and intense knife work but they turned out really cool. They are probably some of the better pumpkins we have done over the years.

Brandy Day263: I Do

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It’s funny how things work out. After waking to shoot what was a non existent sunrise, due to the rain that was moving in, I headed back home to spend time with Boston. Shortly after being back home I received a phone call from a local requesting me to assist him in a wedding that he was set to shoot in just a couple hours. What?!?! Things like this don’t happen….do they?! I looked into him and the venue and the wedding party and it was all legit.
It was a beautiful wedding, the sweetest couple and such a fun evening with the chance to meet some awesome people.
This photo was shot on the pier where the reception was held just after the sun had set. So many beautiful colors brought in from the rain earlier in the day. What a beautiful day <3!

Chandler Day 263: 3..2..1..Click

DSC05193This is a typical evening in my room. We hang out almost every night, doing homework, reading, playing on Tumblr, talking, napping, eating and whatever else has to be done. I had fun taking this picture. Setting a timer and running back to the other side of the room, hopping up on my bed, grabbing my book and trying to act normal. I think I pulled it off. I’m glad she puts up with me and my camera. It’s interesting how not even a year ago we were strangers. I’ll admit I had a crush on her and she had no interest in me. But we gradually started talking, which looking back on it is a near miracle because I’m so shy and hardly talk to anyone. And even when we spent time together I barely talked. And here we are now. Completely comfortable with each other, side by side. We are best friends and can talk about anything.