8.08.2010

mama's little nestwork

Hello and welcome to The Bonnie 5! Today I'm being featured on Mama's Little Nestwork. I was so honored when Mama Hen asked if she could feature me as one of her "artistic bloggers." I am fairly new to photography, even newer to blogging, and I couldn't believe she chose me for her very first feature! Congratulations to Mama Hen on starting her Nestwork. She is such a sweet friend, an inspiration to so many, and a fantastic and FUN mommy to Little Chick!

Check out Mama Hen's Little Nestwork to read all about it.



And now for the introductions! :-) My name is Karli and I am a mom of three; two sweet boys and one wild baby girl. I love my family and I love photography, and I find great joy in combining the two. I am not a professional, I do not have my own photography business, it is just a wonderful and exciting hobby for me.

Mama Hen asked me to share a few favorite photos (although she didn't specify a number, and I might have gotten carried away)! :-)

First a few shots of my kiddos. Here's Collin, my oldest: thoughtful, sensitive and sweet.
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This is Drew, my middle child. He's goofy, silly, funny and loveable. I tell him he is the cream filling in my Oreo cookie.
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The wild senorita in a brief moment of calm.
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Now for some more artistic shots.
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Whew! Anyone still here? I hope you'll stop back by my blog. Come peek anytime. Three tidbits before you go (you can find more info about these in my menu bar):
I host a blog hop called Touch-up Tuesday where you can show off your editing skills in Photoshop, Lightroom or the editing program of your choice.



I have a blog button business and would love to help you set up a button to advertise your blog, etsy shop, etc.



I'm participating in Project 365, so feel free to click on my button and see my life in pictures.



A big thank you to Mama Hen for featuring me on her Little Nestwork. Please go show Mama Hen some love and congratulate her on her new venture! :-)

72 comments:

Mama Hen said...

Wow Karli! These pictures are phenomenal! I love this post and thank you for being the first featured blogger in Mama's Little Nestwork! You are an amazing photographer and I am proud to have you in the Nestwork! :)

Mama Hen

Hannah said...

Saw you featured on the nestwork and went to check you out, only to realize that I am already started following your blog last night LOL. You have amazing photos, they are going to be a real inspiration to improve my own photography! BTW you have a beautiful family! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

http://ourhappyhomeblog.blogspot.com

DASH Photography said...

I L.O.V.E. all of theses photos! They are all so amazing. The colors are so cheerful and bright in every single one of them! Have a great week!

Miss Szymanski said...

Wow! These pictures are great! I'm new to your blog, but I think you deserve the honor that Mama Hen gave to you! :D Keep up the good work!

Buckeroomama said...

Stopping over from Mama's Little Nestwork...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your work! You take such amazingly beautiful photographs! You foray into photography is very similar to mine (i.e., mainly to take pics of my tikesters, but has grown into a 'passion')... but I have to say that you are leaps and bounds better. Way out of my league. :)

I'm your newest follower!

Dio Selina said...

Congratulations on being the first featured blog in the Nestwork - well deserved! I absolutely LOVE your pictures, you have a great eye for photography. I'm your newest follower, and I look forward to seeing more of your amazing work.

Dio
www.paisleyinparis.blogspot.com

Sluiter Nation said...

Stopping by via the nestwork! LOVE LOVE your pictures! I think the marbles is my favorite! Sometimes I feel like that should be my blog header...because I feel like we are always looking for the rest of our marbles! Ha!

I agree that you DEFINITELY deserve being the artistic feature! Dang. I wish I could take photos like that!

Miss Szymanski said...

You're welcome, Karli, and thank you for stopping by my blog! You know, I’m no professional photographer, but I do like to carry my camera with me when I’m outside and take pictures (mostly scenic) of anything that it both beautiful and interesting. (In fact, I have a photography page on my blog, which is in the works right now, so there are only a few pictures, but I'd love to have your feedback on them.) Pictures like yours give me some new perspectives on how to take some good “shots"... but I do have to agree with Buckaroomama: You're WAY out of my league! LoL! You're definately artistic! Congratulations on being the first featured on the Nestwork! :D

Amy said...

LOVE your pictures! Beautiful! I love good photography. So excited to "meet" you through Mama's Little Nestwork. I'm a new follower!

Katharine said...

Wow! What amazing photos! I am just starting to learn what to do both with taking and touching up photos... but I have a long way to go!
Blessings on your day!

YayaOrchid said...

I myself am new to Mama'as little nestwork. I am so glad I stopped by. I love your blog and especially your photos! I simply must know what camera you use. Your pictures are amazing! I will be following your blog and hope you can visit mine as well. Thank you!

~Mo~ said...

Visiting from the Nestwork. Loved your photo's, they are so bright and clear!!

Jinnia Low said...

Wow, Karli! Those are AMAZING photos! What do you mean you're only a hobbyist? :) I love your shots, you have a way with capturing the life behind the objects. They're bright, beautiful and full of life. Congratulations on being featured on the Nestwork!

I'm a full-time mummy said...

Congrats on being featured in the Nestwork! Your photos are so so so so so so beautiful! LOVE it!!!!

I'm a full-time mummy said...

Oh btw, I'm following you! :) Keep up the awesome photography!

Sandra said...

Congrats on being featured at Nestwork! Ok, I know I'm only repeating what others have said, but you truly are a gifted artist. The pictures (especially the one of your little girl sitting on the step!) are so beautiful!

a little bit of everything said...

Visiting from Nestwork and loving your photos!

Leslie Limon said...

Your photographs are absolutely breath taking! WOW! :)

Visiting (and following) from Mama's Little Nestwork.

Jessica Guthrie said...

Amazing work! I wish I had gotten more into photography but my 14 year old daughter is amazing at it and wishes to go to college to study photography. I am stopping over from Mamas nestwork too and I can't wait to see more! Have a wonderful week! www.miamamiah.com

Lolo @ Crazy About My Baybah said...

Wow!! Your photos are amazing! I too am doing a 365. My photos are of my little guy:) I hope to someday get the focus and lighting as good as you!
I am here from Mama's Little Nestwork
Lolo
http://crazyaboutmybaybah.com

Jen said...

Stopping by from the Nestwork! Congrats on being featured! It is well-deserved - you have a beautiful blog! Your kiddos are too cute. Following you and looking forward to reading more!

Ms. Mayra said...

Your photos are amazing. & you have such cute kiddos.

I love the picture of your little girl trying to open the door. It reminds me of the curiosity at this stage. Love it!!

I read in your about me that you took some classes, but is that where you learned everything or are you self-taught as well??

I love photography..bu not quite good..yet.lol

Have a lovely week!!
-from the nestwork/

Maxabella said...

Visiting from the Nestwork and so glad I did. Your photography is amazing.

I'm hopeless at the RSS thing so I don't know how I can 'follow' you, but I'm going to bookmark your page and pop back when I remember. Seriously talented!

Rachel Cotterill said...

I came across from the Nestwork - delighted to meet you. I love your photos, and your daughter is a natural model, isn't she? Fabulous.

Ruth said...

wow these are great pictures!! SO awesome!!

Terri said...

Your family is beautiful and your pictures are amazing! I just asked my husband for my first "professional" camera and hope to get it in the next week. I am a new follower! I can't wait to start attempting pictures like yours. I am looking forward to reading more and getting some tips on how to get started!

Gina said...

AWESOME pics! I'm visiting from the Nestwork - just added you to my feed - can't wait to see more!

Katie said...

Mama Hen couldn't have picked a better blog to kick off her new Nestwork! I am SO inspired by your photography, and hope you'll continue to share some tips on how you've become so amazing at it. Your children are absolutely adorable, and make the perfect subjects for your photos.

Happily your newest follower!

cooperl788 said...

I know exactly why Mama Hen chose your blog to be the featured Artistic blog - you're very talented! I started following you last night, and I'm so excited to see what photos you're going to post next! Congrats!

Danielle said...

Congrats on being the first featured blogger. I love you photography. It is a new hobby for me, just upgraded by camera and I'm still learning how it functions. Love your blog! Can't wait to check out more. I'm your new follower!

~Lisa~ said...

You're a very talented photographer! What type of camera do you use? I'm also a mama that loves to take photos. I think I can learn a few things from you (= Looking froward to sharing ideas!

Ashley Sisk said...

Congratulations on being featured - you deserve it my friend.

seriouslykimbo.com said...

Gorgeous pictures, miss! Your kids are adorable! :)

Anna said...

Wow, this is cool! Congrats on that...your pics always amaze me. You have a great eye!

Jessica said...

WOW! You have some FANTASTIC photography skills, and your babies are darling! Congrats on being featured!!

Adeena said...

I'm so excited for you! :D

I *heart* your pics - and Drew's eyes. ;)

Eastlyn and co. said...

Hi, Karli-I'm visitng from Mama Hen's Nestwork. Ditto all of the above "great photo" comments--who knew fruit loops were so photogenic? I expecially love the pic of Collin (?) hanging from the basketball rim. Drew has striking eyes. And surely you must be mistaken about innocent-looking Little Miss!

Eastlyn and co. said...

Oh yeah, looks as if your photography could turn into big business! Put your passion to work for you! -EW http://eastlynandcompany.blogspot.com

Melanie said...

I had to laugh at the photo with the LEGO dude in it. That pretty much is what it's like at my house all the time :)! You are an amazing photographer and really should have your own business ;)..

JIll said...

I am visiting from Moma's little nestwork. These pictures are great! It makes me want to dig in more to my pictures. I am a new follower.

http://mastersandamom.blogspot.com/

Brandy said...

WOW! What beautiful pictures! I'm visiting for the Nestwork and am excited to now be following you!

Discovering the Me in Mommy said...

Love your pictures, and I especially like the creativity of the fruit loops! =)

Natalie said...

Way to go, Karli. Well deserved!

AliLilly said...

CONGRATS!!!! You truly are amazing! You should celebrate with some Rocky Road Cupcakes!! *giggles* Just remember who congratulated you first!! I still feel "nosy" for seeing that post!! Like it was some special secret I stumbled upon!! LOL

Julie @ My Life...Inspired said...

Wow, your pictures are amazing!!! I can't believe you just do that as a hobby. What talent!

Amy Sullivan said...

Can't believe you just started last year! Truly beautiful shots. Especially love the one of your "tornado in a tutu" against the blue door!

Mommy Spirit said...

Congratulations. All I can say is ditto, ditto, ditto. I agree with everyone about your gorgeous photos. I am so happy to find your blog and so happy to now follow. What an inspiration. Have a great day! http:mommyspirit.blogspot.com

Jen@BigBinder said...

Over here from Mama Hen. I love your photography!! It's so interesting to see artistic shots of ordinary life - my absolute favorite. Just signed up for your RSS feed. I'm not a photographer AT ALL - maybe I will get some inspiration from you :)

elizabeth said...

awesome photos you choose to post !!! I am heading over to Mama's Nest to check it out - hope you had a great weekend - and congrats on being featured today

Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

Hi. I found you from the Nestwork page. Great blog. I love the photos. I love to take pictures too, but just for fun.

ThisMamaRAZZI said...

um - Looks like you hit blogging stardom lady! Wow - congrats on your feature! Love your shots as always!

Natasha said...

Great photos! Your children are beautiful and I love the shot of the fruit loops lined up. Fun! (I'm here from Mama's Little Nestwork).

Colleen (Shibley Smiles) said...

Stopping over from Nestwork. I love your photos. I'm so jealous I would love to learn how to take photos like that! Congrats on being the first featured.

Cari said...

Visiting from Nestwork, you have a great eye! LOVED the fruit loops:)

Tree said...

OMG, girl....you SERIOUSLY need to get into professional photography! What awesome photos...I had to show my hubby. LOL Stopping by from Mama's Little Nestwork to visit...great feature! I'm a follower now too! :)

Kathryn said...

I'm comment #56? Yowza! Way to go, girl! I best get your autograph next time I see ya at church so I can say "I knew her when...." :) Great pics of all your sweet kiddos!

Rachel @ The Cupcake Sprinkles In Life said...

Such great shots! I love the fruit loops and the baseball picture- great work!

JoJo said...

Wow visiting from the neswork! I would have never thought you were a newbie to photography. The pictures are incredible and you have a beautiful family!!!!

adriel, from the mommyhood memos said...

visiting from mama's little nestwork! congrats on your feature. your photos are really amazing - truly! just beautiful!!

Asashia said...

Stopping by from the Nestwork!
You have a great eye, which of course makes beautiful pictures! I look foward to joining Touch Up Tuesday and following you as I try to expand in photography as well.

Cameron said...

Wow your pictures are so amazing! I love them! I'm here from the nestwork! I'm now following you & look forward to seeing more great pictures on your blog!

Emily said...

Following from the Nestwork. Your pictures are absolutely amazing!! Such a wonderful eye you have for capturing the essence of a child's spirit. Beautiful family!
Emily
www.familyandlifeinlv.com

"Twingle Gal" Stephanie said...

Stopping by from Mama's Little Nestwork.

Karli, your work is simply AMAZING. You should definitely consider starting up a professional photography business. Your children are lovely and look so happy.

I hope to chat more with you.
Stephanie
http://www.lifeofatwinglegal.com

Carol said...

Saw you were featured on the Nestwork, although I've been following you for awhile. Fantastic photos, especially the one of wild one infront of the blue door and the jungle gym....amazing! You have a gift!

Jeremi said...

saying hi from nestwork -- you have BEAUTIFUL children and your photography is gorgeous too!!

what a nice blog : )

CALIFORNIA MOMMA said...

Those are some really great photos. The compositions are so simple, yet they capture something that makes you just want to be IN the picture too! Congrats on your featured day!!1

annokiddos said...

Congratulations!! That is so exciting to know that your art has such fans!!! It's pretty obvious why...your photography is beautiful and you have the cutest little models!!!

WAH Adventures! said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful children and inspiring artwork! Amazing!

HRH Mommy said...

Wow what amazing photography! My hubby is a photographer as well, so I can tell good from bad. Yours are amazing!!!!

Congrats on being featured and I also wanted to say, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the flash banner you have on your blog.

I'm your newest follower.

HRH Mommy
http://mformommy.blogspot.com

Jill said...

I found you through the nestwork. Your blog is amazing and so are your pictures! I'm into photography myself, although it's just a hobby. I'm your newest follower.

http://meetthedubiens.blogspot.com

Amanda said...

Found your blog through nestwork...great pics!

Glynis said...

Congratulations on being a feature blog. I found you on the Nestwork
and became a follower.Love your photography and your family. I will visit often.

http://momsinvent.blogspot.com/