May Flower Challenge

I’m so happy I decided to challenge myself to 31 days of flower photos for the month of May. Every day I posted a photo on my personal Facebook page and my Instagram account of a lovely floral image, most of which were taken in my yard (thanks to my green thumbed hubby!) or the nearby Lake Harriet Peace Garden. The feedback I got was outstanding and really revived me, I’ve been in a bit of a photographic slump lately.05-21-1705-22-17-105-23-1705-24-17-105-25-17-105-26-17-105-27-17-28-Edit05-28-17-505-29-17-16-Edit05-30-17-5-Edit05-31-17-1

Every image was taken with my Lensbaby Velvet 56 lens, which I am now completely in love with. I was a bit sad when the challenge came to an end, I had developed a daily habit of photographing, editing, and posting that I enjoyed and so I began to think about new projects for the month of June. Unfortunately, promptly on June 1st I came down with a nasty summer cold and barely got out of bed for 2 days. Such is life, perhaps a July challenge, I have a few ideas in mind;-)

I’ve added some of my favorites to my esty shop, so if you need some art for your walls be sure to check it out. Thanks!

May Flowers Photo Challenge

I love spring! I love how quickly it all changes, one day it’s a frozen and gray landscape, the next the plants are sprouting up and flowers are blooming everywhere. I decided to challenge myself this year to a 31 day photo challenge during the month of May and capture the beauty of spring. I’ve been posting a photo a day to my personal Facebook page and my Instagram account. Here are the first 10 days.

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May 1st

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May 2nd

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May 3rd

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May 4th

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May 5th

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May 6th

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May 7th

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May 8th

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May 9th

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May 10th

All images were taken with a Lensbaby Velvet 56 lens.

Which one is your favorite?

Pancake Lifestyle Photo Session with Dogs, Rescue Dogs Eat Pancakes, MN Photography

 

Did someone say pancakes?!!

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The dogs at the Stephenson household know that when the griddle fires up and the sweet smell of maple syrup fills the house, they are in for a breakfast treat! Heather and Charlie have made a tradition of spoiling their dogs with pancakes on lazy Saturday mornings.

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“It actually started with my Grandma Thompson and Mike the dog,” said Charlie. For every fourth or fifth pancake she made, Mike would go sit next to the stove knowing that the next one off the griddle belonged in his belly. Grandma Thompson said that Mike the dog knew which pancakes were his because he could count !

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The tradition lives on with their 4 dogs, 2 rescued pit bulls, Emmett and Ivy, one foster pit bull rescued from the 367 fight bust named Evan (aka Toofers), and one cranky German, Penelope the dachshund.

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You can follow the hilarious antics of the Stephenson home on Facebook at Land Hippos.

Evan, aka Toofers, just found his forever home! Follow his adventures at Evan the Survivor. Learn more about the 367 dog fighting bust here.

Follow Emmett’s journey to adoption here and here.

And if you haven’t followed my photography page on Facebook yet, please do so here.

 

 

Lifestyle Newborn Session, Minneapolis Photography

Erin and Andy welcomed baby Penelope home in March, I was so lucky to visit with them and photograph this little peanut! I loved everything about this session, their beautiful home, the soft light streaming in, their fluffy little dog, and Penelope’s pouty little lips and big bright eyes. I’m so excited to watch this little girl grow!2016-04-20_00032016-04-20_00042016-04-20_00052016-04-20_00022016-04-20_0001

To see more of my work, visit http://www.kendellvictoriaphotography.com and follow on Facebook.