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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

joniburttphotographyJoni Burtt Photography

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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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privizzinipassionPrivizzini’s Passion Photography

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performerphotographyPerformer Photography

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reneebarthRenee Barth

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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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Freelensed Fridays | May 20th – May 26th

have you heard of the concept wabi sabi? wabi sabi is based on the concept of the discovery of beauty in the imperfection.  whenever i see a freelensed photo i think about this concept and how it relates to this concept and to us as artists. letting go of perfection, creating what our heart feels instead of what our mind or a client tells us to. shooting without thinking, just shooting with feeling from our soul. taking the time to breathe and to be present. i love this quote i recently came across:

sometimes i have to remind myself

that i don’t have to do

what everyone else

is doing.

-author unknown

every week the beautiful work that graces the page of The Freelensed facebook page  just reiterates that, that is what you’re doing. these are my favorites of the week. thank you for inspiring me. xo,

– celeste pavlik

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dominique maclellan

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LN photography

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applewood photography

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jendzen photography

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chaos & bliss photography

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hamilton creek photography

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three plus photography

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amanda lyn custer

Freelensed Fridays | March 4 – March 11

 There were so many beautiful submissions this past week! I loved seeing the little bits and glimpses of springtime in your work. I think (and hoping really hard!) that spring is finally here. Thank you for sharing your beauty and what inspires you.

enjoy

celeste pavlik

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Cynthia Dawson Photography

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Jessica Annalee Photography
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Freelensed Fridays | February 11- 19

‘photography is a way of feeling,

of touching

of loving.

what you have caught on film

is captured forever.

it remembers

little things, long after

you have forgotten

everything.

-aaron siskind

 

I look forward on a daily basis to see the gorgeous work shared to our page. I love to see how everyone uses the freelens technique to release their creative spirit and a part of their soul.  Here are some of my favorites among all the beauty that was posted to the Freelensed FB page. I see lots of new faces. It’s so nice to have you here. Everyone have a wonderful weekend!! ❤ Feel free to grab a badge over there on the side for your personal blogsite or social media site!

xoxo,

celeste

 

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Lyndsay Greenwood Photography

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Lotus Effect Photography

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Christine Singleton | Lady and The Lens Photography

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Privizzinis Passion Photography

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 Rainflower Photography

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soulthreading

Soul Threading

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