6 on the 6th (May)

I am really looking forward to the fantastic work of my fellow photographers in this months Blog Circle.

May is always a busy month in our house – we start off with my husband’s birthday, then Mothers Day… then that week my Mother would have turned 69 on her birthday.  This year we had a bit of a hiccup — my little Miss broke her collarbone on the 11th!  But we recovered and she is fully back on her feet!  We even had the opportunity to participate in a Batizado for the kids Capoeira – and they both got new belts!  You can see that post here if you missed it.

At the end of the month, it was my birthday – combined with Memorial Day!  We had a wonderful weekend with time in NYC and at the Zoo and then with friends.  The kids even got to see The Jungle Book!  So when I looked back at the photos from May, it was a perfect walk down memory lane and a good time was had by all — I hope you enjoy some of the memories as I do.  Don’t forget to click through the blog circle!  Next up is Desert Bloom Photography.

 

6 on the 6th (April)

I loved seeing the beautiful work of the photographers that participated in the 6 on the 6th  Blog Circle last month!  The different perspectives, the interesting subjects and the talent combined to make great ‘reading’!  I hope you enjoyed them as well.

April was a month of highs and lows — and a for me a reminder of the power of artistry in life!

My family had such an amazing time in Arizona… the kids enjoyed the time with Mommie and Daddy — and Scottsdale, Phoenix and Sedona provide a great variety of things to do and see!  We had an amazing time learning about art and culture through museums, tours and bumming around!

Then I had a date with my husband and we were able to ‘run away’ to New Orleans for the weekend — so much fun.  A great city, with wonderful music and quality time, can’t be beat!

On the flip side, the world lost an amazing artist… Prince Rogers Nelson was from my hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota and created a massive part of the playlist that makes up my life.  I don’t think I’ve been as shaken about the loss of any music icon as I was about Prince.  As I’ve listened to his music over the past few weeks, I’ve been amazed all over again at the phenomenal talent and gift he shared with the world.  A striking reminder of 1) the role that art and music play as foundational elements to life  and 2) to live live to the fullest, being authentic and pursuing your dreams!

All the more inspiration to invest the time to develop my passion…

Here are some of my favorites from the month of April!  From Arizona to New Orleans to New York and some good family time, it was fully of art, history and wonderful experiences!

I hope you enjoy and don’t forget to browse around and look at some of my other posts (and my website); then click on over to see the fantastic work of Jenna Donato Photography and the other photographers in our Blog Circle.

 

 

 

 

 

6 on the 6

I am excited to join the 6 on the 6 Blog Circle.  It’s made up of a fantastic global group of photographers who share the same camera and same love for Photography!!  Each month we will be posting some of our favorites and I hope you enjoy!  When you finish my post, don’t forget to follow the link to continue through the circle and see some amazing work from my fellow bloggers.

By way of introduction to those who don’t know me, I am Melani Wilson Smith.  I’ve made photos my whole life, but since getting my first DSLR in 2011, I’ve spent a lot of time and paid a great deal of attention to improving my craft.  I love candid storytelling through pictures and I love the feelings they evoke.

I try not to have the camera focused on my kids too much, but they certainly end up in most of my photos.  I am developing my style, but usually spend time documenting life with an occasional opportunity for glamour.

Please let me know what you think – comments are welcome and I’d love your feedback on my story.

Don’t forget to head on over to see the artistry of Elaina B from Bucks County, Pennsylvania — the next up in our blog circle for this month…

Elaina B Photography