Paw-jamma Pants!!!!

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I have neglected one of our most popular posts, the annual jammie pants photos!!!! If you are new then let me explain.  Every year my amazing mother makes matching pajama pants for my entire family.  We all put them on for a photo and them wear them Christmas morning.  That way even if we aren’t together we sort of are.

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This year had a special theme, Paw-Jammas.  My dad goes by the moniker of Paw to his grandkids, yes Paw vs. Pa.  My mom came up with a great idea to celebrate his year of winning some big car shows.  The pants are made from paw print fabric and the shirts we are wearing are from a show my father’s Fairlane took a trophy at in 2013 and was featured on the 2014 shirt.

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Always Improving

I am very lucky to be friends some amazing photographers and they are all very generous with advise.  Taking pictures is part of my job, a near daily activity; my images are used for a wide spectrum of things for the company.  Honestly they all look the same, excluding a few great locations.  It’s easy to get complacent and just document the event instead of trying something new.  Shooting events all the time I have a hard time switching to taking a simple portrait.  Not something I’m terribly good at.

Some recent conversations and well, just time playing my camera have led to a real breakthrough for me.  Not only have I figured out a few things with the equipment but also I’ve figured out a few things with software.  I wanted to take a look back at where I was last year and where I am now.  So enjoy and don’t stop trying.

Last Year

The Volks

Such a lovely family, too back it’s framed funny.

This Year

She's just so easy to take a good photo of

She’s just so easy to take a good photo of

Say Cheese


This year we very unsuccessfully took family pictures, twice.


Not just botching my photos but also my brothers. Still can’t figure out what I was thinking.


 I’m hoping that there will be some time for one more attempt when we’re home for the holidays.  Our saving grace what this shot that my aunt got.  It will do, for now.