The Freelensed Summer Slacker Saturday

Oh what a slacker I have been!

July melted into August, and August is slowly turning into September. Children are packing up bags and books, and we are dusting off forgotten corners of autumn. The sun still beats down on our backs, but there amongst the trees there is a soft scent that smells like Fall: oak trees and acorns, fires on the hearth, crushed leaves underfoot.

So forgive me as I slacked away these last bits of summer and left our wonderful contributors to our page behind! So here is just a fraction of the fabulousness that has been left on the doorstep of our Freelensed page.    Thank you for blessing us with your talent and beautiful images! We feel so incredibly lucky!

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Renee Barth Photography

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JLB Photography

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Sonia Epple Photography

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Sharon Washington Photographer

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Momentologie Photography

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Greenscapes Photography

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Watch Them Grow Photography

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Privizzini’s Passion

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Tiffany Erb Photography

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Jennifer Georgette Photography

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Sherida Rae Photography

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Oobaloos Photography

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Joni Burtt Photography

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Salty Air Creations

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Kate Cuenoud Photography

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Erica Mulford Photography {Raleigh, NC Photographer}

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My Three Sons Images

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Jess Rassmussen Photography

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we love you all! xoxo

Freelensed Fridays July 1st thru July 7th

“When I discover who I am, I’ll be free.” Ralph Ellison

Freelensing really helped me discover who I am as a photographer and set me free from the bondage of perfection. Life isn’t perfect; it’s messy, passionate, chaotic, moody, full of love and loss, overwhelming, exciting,  and so many other imperfect things. But it is AMAZING!

I am moved by the lovely work that is submitted here. Thank you everyone for sharing!

Katie Woodard Photography

Katie Woodard Photography

Point Blank Photography

Point Blank Photography

Meghann Chapman Photography

Meghann Chapman Photography

JenDzen Photography

JenDzen Photography

Greenscapes Photography

Greenscapes Photography

From the Heart Images

From the Heart Images

Dana Lauder Photography

Dana Lauder Photography

Summer Hoffmann Photography

Somer Hoffman Photography

My sharp eye photography Toni Dockery

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Freelensed Fridays | June 17th – June 23rd 2015

it’s that time again. time to showcase a few of my very, very favorite freelensed photos that these lovely artists shared on The Freelensed facebook page. Thank you so much for sharing a little glimpse in to your daily lives. Every single one of these make me feel as though I am there… thank you for allowing that feeling of escape for a few moments ❤

– celeste pavlik

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melissaclemonsMelissa Clemons

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stephaniestachowiakphotographyStephanie Tilmann-Stachowiak Photography

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kelliebrindleyphotographyKellie Brindley Photography

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soniaepplefotografieSonia Epple Fotografie

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Freelensed Fridays | June 3rd-9th

All of the gorgeous photos that were chosen this week make me think of enjoying the simple pleasures of summer-playing outside until dark, cooling off in a little water, the smell of fragrant flowers in the warm evening air.

What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer, the fulfillment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade.  -Gertrude Jekyll

Thank all of you for sharing your beautiful art with us!

SoniaEppleFotografie

Sonia Epple Fotografie

Priviini's Passion

 

Privizzini’s Passion Photography

PerformerPhotography

Performer Photography

MyThreeSons

My Three Sons Images

MelissaClemons

 

Melissa Clemons

LynziBergPhotography

 

Lynzi Berg Photography

Liz Odom Photography

 

Liz Odom Photography

Lady And The Lens Photography

 

Lady and the Lens Photography

JulieMalonePhotography

 

Julie Malone Photography

Erica Mulford Photography

 

Erica Mulford Photography

Applewood PhotographyAubryDettmer

 

Applewood Photography

The Freelensed Monthly Edition: June 2015

first born of a first born. born in a whitewashed blizzard deep in the dark of night. in the heart of december, from the cold paned windows I blew my first breath.

there in the first buds of a life not yet lived, the mountains met me and somewhere across the winter white plains, they grabbed my heart.  those mountains, purple bones in the setting sun, strung together my first sentence, held me up as i learned to first walk, dried my tears with their blankets of aspen, held my hand when i first felt fear.  from them, i learned that there are gifts in this world that can be at once so beautiful and so cruel. they stamped onto my skin something intangible. made me into an artist, a picture taker, lover of words, a keeper of memories, a mother of children: a desire to be all these things, melded together, holding together, the shape of this soul of mine. i rise at first light. in one hand i hold my coffee, swirling steam of the roasted beans; in my other hand i hold the bucket that fills heavy with these things: the camera capture, the books, the beans, the words, the oils, the boys, my children, my life.

the list goes forever on.

yet, however the rivers run through the mountains of my heart, my children are always first, and i know they always will be. they sit upon the great divide, high above all else; they run their course, ever faster and stronger; and me, running along side of them, just for now; trying to hold onto the the knowledge that, one day, I will not always be their first. those first apron strings that once wrapped them up, will unfold and fly into the wind as a child’s first lost balloon.

so i wake each day, walking a path that is a constant unknown, one that is always misshapen, cracked in the crooks of the road from the wheels of our travel and the bare boned love I have for them, that is always first.

rebecca

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Kelly Akers

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Sherri Davis freelensed monthly

Sherri Davis 

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Anna Larson | Anna Christine Photography

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Cate Wnek

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Amanda O’Donoughue

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Rebecca Coursey-Rugh

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Celeste Pavlik

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weekly favorites | May 27-June 2

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Erica Mulford Photography {Raleigh, NC Photographer}

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you would not believe how much my heart is bursting with these images. the colors, the tenderness, the love – these made me long for slow summer days, the sweet giggle of children, the soft touch of love, the exhaustion from a day well spent.  thank you to everyone who contributed this week -it is always a joy and a great pleasure to go through the images, watch individuals grow in their technique and just be surrounded by joy-filled art. keep doing what you are doing.

much, much love and happiness this summer! xo,  rebecca

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Applewood Photography

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Christine Hurla Photography

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Huckleberry Baby Photography

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Danielle Jansen Photography

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My Three Sons Images

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Sonia Epple Fotographie

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Privizzini’s Passion Photography

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Robin Greer Troxell

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Performer Photography

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Salty Air Creations

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Nicki Bosch Photography

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Love Bee Photography

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Kristin B Photography

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