A Slice of Boyhood


After a weekend visit to the Air Zoo in Michigan with Nana and a favorite Auntie, it was time to try their little hands at flight. Ready, Mom? If you look closely you can see the sunset in his eyes there...and mom.  I'm there too.  We have lift off! Brother's turn. Ready, set? Let 'er fly, boys.  Let 'er fly. Thankful for their memories of this weekend with Nana, and for mine. … [Read more...]

Shadow Play


We found something today. Something we weren't quite sure whether it had gone away for a season or for good.  But the sun came out, and with it, some warmth.  And we found it. And it was cause for dancing. And jumping. And all-around celebrating. {Superhero style.} We topped 50 degrees here today in the Midwest.  And it was good.  So good. To find it once again. … [Read more...]

Project 365 – February, Week IV


A quick weekend visit to see my brother and sister-in-law helped to break up the monotony of being cooped up inside.  Plus, what four-year-old doesn't love an afternoon sledding with your Aunt and Uncle? 2.19.2015 - Breakfast Light, Breaking Through 2.20.2015 - A Toddler's Muse 2.21.2015 - Joy of Winter 2.22.2015 - Sunday Sunset 2.23.2015 - Puppy Love 2.24.2015 - Oh, can I take another one, mom?  I'll smile this time. 2.25.2015 - Little … [Read more...]

Project 365 – February, Week III


It's February.  It's cold.  And we're inside.  Still... (2.12.2015) - Tickle Break (2.13.2015) - City Farmin' with Papaw (2.14.2015) - Valentines Still (2.15.2015) - Post "Weekend-with-Grammie" Sleep In (2.16.2015) - President's Day Lego Build (2.17.2015) - Maestro  {See more from his concert here.}   Equipment and Settings i.  Canon 6D, 35 mm 1.4 | ISO 1600 | f/2.0 | 1/250 ii. Canon 6D, 35 mm 1.4 | ISO 1600 | f/1.6 | 1/320 iii. Canon 6D, … [Read more...]

Twinkle, Twinkle


This winter has been one of puzzles and PBS.  Of coloring books and Lego Trains.  Of Paw Patrol and piano tunes.   And lately, this one lights up when he sits down to his new favorite spot in the whole house. Bravissimo, little buddy. … [Read more...]

Project 365 – February, Week II


As you can see, we have plenty of snow around here still despite some warmer temps.  This combination made for the perfect weekend morning of hiking and sledding at a new hill.  (And only one twin crash event...which was totally...ehem...the parents' fault.)  Later in the week, Little Brother had the honor of the filling the sound bag for preschool  (can you guess what letter he had?) and  both boys enjoyed their school "Friendship Party" and passing out Valentine Cards. (2.5.2015) - Snow … [Read more...]

Project 365 – February, Week I


This week, the sun came out for a moment.  It was lovely, and it was sort of the calm before the storm as the weekend brought a 14-inch blanket of snow.  Thankfully, the week also included a weekend trip to find some warmth - of the indoor, water park variety - with some dear friends.  Not a bad place and company with which to find one stranded... (1.29.2015) - Shopping with Leo Canon 6D, 35 mm 1.4, ISO 1000, f/1.6, 1/160   (1.30.2015) - Tiny Sun Dancer Canon 6D, 35 mm 1.4, ISO … [Read more...]

Project 365 – January, Week IV


Week IV included more time inside (thanks to cold temps without much snow), a quick weekend trip to Grammie's and a shower for "Baby Cousin."  Oh, and of course, a hunt for Letter "K" for Sound Bag Day. (1.22.15) - The Tongue Helps (1.23.15) - Gram's Cookies (1.23.15) - Helping, Always Helping (1.24.15) - And Why Do they Call it a Shower, Mom? (1.25.15) - Coveted Time (1.26.15) - Flurries are Awesome  (As seen on Toddler Tuesday on the MPix … [Read more...]

New Arrival – {Plainfield, IL Lifestyle Newborn Photographer}


Holli Long Photography is excited to announce the addition of Lifestyle Newborn Sessions to our package offerings.  What is a "lifestyle" session?  Think more family interaction and natural posing for the wee little one.  {Or, just hang around here and see below. :) }  Lifestyle sessions take place in the comfort of your own home and can incorporate some of your baby's personal items (nursery, favorite blanket, stuffed animal, etc.) Tip-toe on in and take a peek at what's new... … [Read more...]

Project 356 – January, Week III


As I look over my Project 365 and as I think about continuing the project into this year, I hope to find a style emerging.  I don't think I'm there yet, and I imagine it could take some time.  I'm currently taking a great editing course over at CMU and learning so much...and though sometimes I feel like the more I learn, the more I have to learn, I'm trying to keep from being overwhelmed.  It's only January after all, so here's to the goal of finding my personal style in 2015. (1.15.2015) - … [Read more...]