The Creativity Project {The Men in Our Lives}

I knew right away what I wanted to do for this month's theme with the Creativity Project. ~ The Men in Our Lives My son Gene is turning out to be quite the young man and I couldn't be more proud or happier.

He's wrapping up his freshman year in the AP Academy in high school, and going out with a the senior prom with his girlfriend, Kristen.

I think these two are mature and wise beyond their years, and well I'm in love with their chemistry and the way they look at each other.

Please click HERE to see what Singwa from Buckeroo Mama has done with our theme. We always enjoy having others participate on our Facebook page, so post away!

Until next month!




The Creativity Project ~ Street Photography

I had so much fun with this month's theme for The Creativity Project. Street Photography.

I wanted to do something unique to my corner of the world. I'm close to NYC which was my original choice, but then I thought of the boardwalk. The boardwalk and Jersey go hand in hand.

Atlantic City, NJ.

Please click HERE to see what Singwa from Buckeroo Mama has done with our theme. She resides in Hong Kong so you won't want to miss her post! Also, we have a new photographer in our group. Joseph is so talented so be sure you make it to the end of the circle! We always enjoy having others participate on our Facebook page, so post away!

Until next month!


The Creativity Project {One Year Anniversary}

It's hard to believe that the Creativity Project has been around for an entire year now. I can still remember the excitement I felt when Becky from Life With Kaishon asked me to join. In honor of our one year anniversary we each decided to revisit a past theme we did over the past 12 months so be sure to click through the entire circle to see each theme. We also asked one of our fans, Joseph Davis to do a guest post for the theme "Lines". Please click HERE and show him some love. He's very talented! Oh, did I mention we'll be having a giveaway? Someone will win a $25.00 Photojojo gift card! Click HERE to enter. My theme?


It's hard to imagine summer here when we have had such a cold, snowy winter and spring in New Jersey, but I thought I would share the first two images from my original "Summer" post and then some images of what the Jersey Shore looks like now after Hurricane Sandy. I have a feeling summer will be forever changed around here.

The plan to rebuild the Jersey Shore is in full effect...

To see what theme Singwa from buckeroomama chose click HERE and then be sure to continue clicking through the rest of the circle. We love it when our fans participate on our Creativity Project Facebook Fan Page also!

Don't forget to enter our giveaway for a $25.00 gift card to Photojojo !

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See you next month!


The Creativity Project {Lines}

Lines... the theme this month for the Creativity Project.

To make your way though our circle click HERE to see what lines Marvett has in store for us over at Savoring the Simple. Once you are there you can continue clicking through the rest of our talented group. If you would like to join in with us you can post your images on our Facebook fan page. We'd love to see them!

I can't wait for next month's theme. It's a good one!


The Creativity Project{Resolutions}

The theme this month over at the Creativity Project is Resolutions. I'm sure we all have at least a handful of resolutions we should be making, but for this year in regards to my photography I'm resolving to be more consistent with my style and editing. I tend to get caught up in other's websites and ooh and ahh over different actions, presets and props. All of that is beautiful eye candy, but in reality it's not me. I'm more simple and tend to be drawn to black & white more than color most times. If you come to my house you will see more black & white portraits and canvases on my walls than color, and they all speak to me...No distractions from color or an over abundance of props. They tell who I am as a photographer and they show the true raw beauty of the subject.

Please join us this month on our Facebook page and share your resolutions whether they be photography related or not by clicking HERE...

To continue through our circle of talented photographers and to see what Marvett's resolutions are from Savoring the Simple click HERE

Until next month!


The Creativity Project~ Bokeh

Our theme this month was bokeh, and I have always wanted to try it with a Christmas tree. Since we didn't have a tree to call our own at the time, I headed out to Pier Village in Long Branch to use theirs.

If you click HERE you'll be taken to Marvett's blog, Savoring The Simple. After you see her lovely work you'll be prompted to click on another talented photographer's blog until you make your way through our whole circle. Don't forget you can join in and post your own bokeh shots on our FaceBook fan page by clicking HERE.

Until next month! Happy Holidays!


The Creativity Project- Thankful

This month's theme at the Creativity Project is about being thankful, and while I have so very much in my life to be thankful about there is always one thing that stands out the most. The first time I laid eyes on her...


And all that she has world, my heart, my joy, my muse..

And at a time for thankfulness, I couldn't be more thankful for anything else...

Head on over to Marvett's site by clicking HERE and be sure to continue through the circle. I believe there are 9 of this month. Be sure to like our Facebook page and share your own photos there!

Happy Thanksgiving to all....


The Creativity Project~ The Dark Side...

The Dark Side is this month's theme at the Creativity Project. I thought I would do a little ghostly fun since Halloween is right around the corner!

There are so many different ways to interpret this theme. You won't want to miss out on all of the rest. Click HERE to be taken to Marvett's site, Savoring the Simple, and be sure to continue clicking through the circle. Be sure to check out our Facebook page HERE and like us there too and join in the fun each month by submitting your own images.


The Creativity Project- Life at my House

This month's theme is Life at my House and well lately, life has been here:



and here:


Cheer and marching band have taken over our lives 6 days a week. Most of the time I don't know if I'm coming or going, but the little time that is left looks a little like this....

I do hope you will continue through our circle by clicking on Marvett's blog Savoring the Simple right HERE . Also, this month we have a guest photographer and she is absolutely amazing. Susan Keller from Short on Words . Click HERE to be wow'ed!

Until next month!


The Creativity Project~ Sun Flare

This month's theme for our Creativity Project is sun flare. Anyone that knows me knows I love sun flare.

I look for it so much that even Linhsey is trained to find it and point it out to me.

I find myself watching a movie and calling out " Oooh! look at that sun flare!"

Sunday night the family got together and we all met at a lake my cousin and I used to fish at as children.

Here is a lightbox of some old favorites.

Again our circle has grown so please click through everyone for some amazing images and inspiration.

Please click HERE to continue our circle! Marvette from Savoring the Simple will surely WOW you! Also, check out our new Facebook page HERE !


The Creativity Project

Hello Summer! is this month's theme for our Creativity Project. Our circle is growing so be sure to click through us all so you don't miss out! In the summer we are busy and on the go! Here is a sample of what summer fun is to us.

Beaches in the evenings...Swimming with crazy Uncle Bill...Restaurants at the beach... Asbury Park boardwalk...The racetrack!Vacations to magical places...Stepping off line at the Farmer's Market to watch the train go by...

Every. Time.

Sparklers, fireworks, catching fireflies, and s'mores in the evenings...

Please click on Marvett Smith's BLOG to continue through our circle. I just know there will be something special waiting on each and every one.


The Creativity Project

Last month a small group of talented photographers started a monthly project on the 10th of each month called " The Creativity Project". When Becky from Life with Kaishon asked to me to join in their circle for this month I was thrilled! And slightly nervous.

Each month one of the photographers will pick a theme. Their first theme was " The Girl____" . They each filled in the blank beautifully. I figured, yeah, I could do this.

When I found out the theme for this month my first reaction was RUN! I'm just being honest : )

The theme is "Double Exposure".

What the heck is that?! Wait, I need to use Photoshop?!

Once I learned what it was, I had a vision of what I wanted to do. I knew the 2 images I wanted to use.

But how?

Oh Gene! Will you please help me?

Thanks to Gene, I got through the first month.

I love how it looks like she has her arm around herself, and how both L's are gazing up at something.

Please be sure to keep the circle going and click HERE to head on over Becky's post. It should be interesting to see each photographer's take on " Double Exposure".