Photo of the day: Day 17 [ my own personal photo challenge ] Oh! MG Photography |South Phoenix Family & Children’s Lifestyle and Portrait Photographer

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day 17 : simplicity

Ever notice when you quiet the hustle and bustle around you and just look at what you’ve been given in life – the simple things in life are sometimes the most amazing and rewarding?  This is an image taken in the waiting area of Grimaldi’s Pizzeria. There’s so much love in my heart for her.

Photo of the day: Day 15 [ my own personal photo challenge ] Oh! MG Photography |South Phoenix Family & Children’s Lifestyle and Portrait Photographer

Photo of the day: Day 15 [ my own personal photo challenge ] Oh! MG Photography |South Phoenix Family & Children’s Lifestyle and Portrait Photographer

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day 15: glitter

This is my favorite backdrop of all time because it photographs so gorgeously and it’s SO FUN and girly!

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Photo of the day: Day 14 [ my own personal photo challenge ] Oh! MG Photography |South Phoenix Family & Children’s Lifestyle and Portrait Photographer

day 14: nature

while hiking in Sedona, this happened.Sedona, AZ Artistic Photo

Photo of the day: Day 13 [ my own personal photo challenge ] Oh! MG Photography |South Phoenix Family & Children’s Lifestyle and Portrait Photographer

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Day 13: Papago Park, AZ

Papago Park here in Phoenix, AZ tries really hard to pretend like it’s not in the middle of an incredibly busy city and the desert.  it was one of the first places our family visited while visiting Phoenix and it will always be a super cool park in my eyes.
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Photo of the day: Day 11 [ my own personal photo challenge ] Oh! MG Photography |South Phoenix Family & Children’s Lifestyle and Portrait Photographer

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Day 11 : Every day is a gift

I use to do these christmas minis  when i first started out. I would book up real fast, tons of parents who wanted their kids dressed in green and red for Christmas before the holidays.

Now I’m too busy to run these, and most definitely wouldn’t have the same set ups or booking schedule as I did back then.

But these small shoots are what got me on my feet and got me clientele. They got a profit flow going for me to improve my gear all while working and practicing every day.

Don’t forget where you came from! Every day is a sweet little gift and it’s up to you what you do with it.

(hit the ground running!)

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Photo of the day: Day 10 [ my own personal photo challenge ] Oh! MG Photography |South Phoenix Family & Children’s Lifestyle and Portrait Photographer

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Day 10: more than just a photograph

These are more than just photos to some. These are days that they got to be in the moment and just enjoy the occasion that I was hired for. This image is from a baptism I was hired to capture. Such a well behaved baby for just a special occasion (and that dress!!) Mom & dad didn’t have to worry about pictures and got to be in the moment. whether its a birthday or a baptism I think it’s wise to hire help in the photo department to take stress and pressure off the hosts or main party to better enjoy the memories!

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Photo of the day: Day 9 [ my own personal photo challenge ] Oh! MG Photography |South Phoenix Family & Children’s Lifestyle and Portrait Photographer

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Day 9: My favorite age to photograph

This little guy is not only one of my favorite past present and future clients but he’s also the son of one of my best friends. He’s 5 months in this picture which just so happens to be one of my favorite ages to photograph. The 5 to 7 month window of Happy-Tummy-Time, Toe-sucking, controlled-neck-movements is my favorite.

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Photo of the day: Day 7 [ my own personal photo challenge ] Oh! MG Photography |South Phoenix Family & Children’s Lifestyle and Portrait Photographer

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Day 7 : Negative Space

 

Sometimes, less is more. Sometimes, you don’t want to clutter a moment with insignificant things and focus on what is the real focus. There’s something about negative space that I love, and for that, I have extra love for this image!

 

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Photo of the day: Day 6 [ my own personal photo challenge ] Oh! MG Photography |South Phoenix Family & Children’s Lifestyle and Portrait Photographer

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Day 6 : Old stomping grounds

 

I use to live in the middle of a different desert where the creative natural backdrops were HARD to come by. This line of trees, and this type specifically photographed SO well for me for the time I spent in Twentynine Palms, CA. I always used this location and it really took a while for others to find. I didn’t hide it, but at the same time no one asked about it. I love how the trees catch the light and look so smooth. A lot of memories when I think back at these pictures, and this couple seriously was a hoot. Their first baby and the soon to be parents were so excited. Wish I could have stuck around to follow their family with photography, I’m sure their baby was a true blessing.

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Photo of the day: Day 5 [ my own personal photo challenge ] Oh! MG Photography |South Phoenix Family & Children’s Lifestyle and Portrait Photographer

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Day 5 : Adventure Is Out There!

with a small family, (and by that I mean a 4 year old that talks your ear off and eats her weight in food by the hour) it’s hard to point to the map with your eyes closed and say, “lets go there!” So instead my husband throws us in the car and is like, “we’re going somewhere today.”  We are almost always ill prepared for these trips, but without them I wouldn’t have have the photos I do of random Arizona scenery. Like this gem, at a state park station across from Roosevelt Lake. The perspective, the clouds, the rocks.. it all snowballs into something I want to put on a canvas some day.

You guys, adventure is out there. It’s not going to invite itself over. Go find it.

Vacation in Arizona Roosevelt Lake

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Photo of the day: Day 4 [ my own personal photo challenge ] Oh! MG Photography |South Phoenix Family & Children’s Lifestyle and Portrait Photographer

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Day 4 : Memories

I had the honor of capturing these memories (others call them photographs) for a mother and father of a son who was being commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. The dad himself is Marine.

What a sense of achievement they both must have felt, and continue to feel!

I still wish the best for this family. :)

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Photo of the day: Day 3 [ my own personal photo challenge ] Oh! MG Photography |South Phoenix Family & Children’s Lifestyle and Portrait Photographer

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Day 3 : New Life

 

Before I decided to take newborn photography off my of repertoire, one type of shoot that I jumped for joy over were Fresh-48 sessions, otherwise known as First-48 or Hospital Newborn. The happiness the new baby brought to the new family before chaos ensued was so great to see. The babies were always so fresh, and so clean, and for the most part happy little bundles of sleepiness.  I still absolutely adore all the images i’ve taken for my baby-toting clients. Even though I don’t offer the posed newborn sessions anymore I’d still be open to visiting hospital guests!

 

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A Day In The Life of Oh! MG Photography – South Phoenix Family & Children’s Lifestyle and Portrait Photographer

My life is pretty ordinary. I mean I’ve got one kid, my husbands got a full time 9-5 (sorta) job, and I sorta work from home & act like a housewife.

We don’t have anything spectacular to share when it comes to day to day activities so I decided I’d spice up my boring day with my olloclip.

True story: this post was going to have REAL DSLR images on it. hi res. gorgeous edits. then I thought: thats not real life. What’s real life is raw, and noisy and not glorified. (and because I deleted the images I started on my camera from the morning.)

So here I present you some killer Olloimages.
My images start as I make my way to the school to pick up my baby girl. Welcome to my August 21st.

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It looked like a it’d be a pretty gloomy day – it being monsoon season.

 #Rainyday

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It makes for a perfect day to free-lens on an olloclip right?

#notpossible

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You’re completely right, I need more coffee. So I stopped into Safeway for some Starbucks.

I was waiting for my coffee when a woman looked at my phone and was like- “Oh isn’t that cool, is that a lens?”

Yes, yes it is. Now let me tell you all about it in 1.4 minutes while we wait for my iced coffee.

#OlloclipShouldPayMe

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Sat in the car, sipped coffee. and then it happened …

 the rain was only going to hold off for so long.

the sprinkles they came down and they came down hard, but I’ll tell you we braved that sprinkling like it was no body’s business.

#EvenIcouldMakeItRainHarderThanThat

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Brought my baby doll home and popped in some Fish sticks for lunch, MMM.

#TrustTheGordonsFishermen

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I was then held at my will to play a game with my child, where she later threw a fit that I was winning and threw a pillow at the game.

During her time out, I did some editing.

#MommyWon

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When she cooled off, we played Legos.

#notsurewhatthatis

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I once again ran away, sanity in hand, to edit quickly between being a mom and slave to my daughter.

#TheStrugglesReal

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I decided letting her rollerblade outside could get out some energy she has pent up,

so we all but roped a pillow to her hind quarters and headed outside.

#SafteyFirst

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When she’s red in the face like that, it means the energy is escaping her.

#MomsStillWinning

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Then it was off to teach her what belly muscles are and why we need them to balance.

#MyBellyMusclesAreOnNow

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 The reality hit me.

I was actually a grown up.

Not a playmate, or a Photoshop junkie.

Time for the household chores – PM edition.

#DirtyDirtyDishes

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One of my best friends has 4 legs and purrs, so what?

#CrazyCatLady

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Those dishes got done, and I had to show you so you didn’t

pass judgment on me too quickly.

#BecauseYouKnowYouDid

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Made some Sodium-filled Velveta Mac n Cheese to go with

whatever I made – It was a very “whatever” dinner night.

#IHateCooking

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I sat with my daughter at her kids table and talked crap about the stuffed the uncool stuffed animals

and raved about all the hottest trends in a 4 year olds life.

#SheDidntEatHerPeas

I am omitting the picture I have of my amazing husband passed out in bed, which he’s not aware I have

but I am so so so lucky and thankful to have him as someone to share my bed with and settle in for the night with, every night.

My life ain’t glam, it’s not perfect. But it’s sure a heck of a lot cooler through an #olloclip.


HAY! lets see what Nicole Marie Gulick-Causey of Nicole Gulick Photography in San Clemente CA is up to in her “A DAY IN THE LIFE” entry in this months blog circle!


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