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Dragonfly, Up Close and Personal #WW

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 26, 2015 | Categories: Photography, Wordless Wednesday

My husband took a few photos of a dragonfly that we found in our home today. Sadly, it was dead, but I loved the pictures and thought I’d put up a last minute Wordless (okay, not so wordless) Wednesday post.

Preserving Outdoor Family Time With The DROID Turbo Gray by @DROIDbyMotorola #DROIDTurboGray

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 18, 2015 | Categories: Family, Gadgets, Photography, Technology

I am fortunate to live in Knoxville, Tennessee, near the Great Smoky Mountains. We are avid hikers and go to the mountains as often as possible… especially during the fall and spring months. In fact, we will be going on a hike there this Sunday. It’s what we do every Father’s Day because it is […]

I’m Obsessed With The New Internet Sensation Anchr.co #sponsored

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 3, 2013 | Categories: Favorites, Images, Internet, Photographs, Photography, Reviews, Social Media, Web Sites

This visually thought-provoking, and slightly addictive post has been brought to you by anchr.co…. If you use the Internet any at all  you know how huge images/photos are on the web. It’s the reason sites like Instagram and Pinterest do so well. In fact, I see more images in my Facebook stream then ever before. […]

Happy Hammock Day

Hammock Day

Did you know that July 22 was Hammock Day? It is! This offbeat holiday is right up my alley. In fact, I think there should be several Hammock Days a year. Don’t you? Even if you don’t have two trees to tie a hammock between they make great stand alone hammocks, now. So in celebration […]

Reminds me of Peter Pan – WW

My husband said this photo of our son on the beach made him think of Peter Pan… I agree. “So come with me, where dreams are born, and time is never planned. Just think of happy things, and your heart will fly on wings, forever, in Never Never Land!” ~J.M. Barrie

Say Class! Wedding Photography That’s Classy Not Cheesy!

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 15, 2013 | Categories: Guest Posts, Photography

Guest Post Image Source Planning a wedding is a full time job in itself. We don’t have to tell you all the things you need to think about – you’ll already have a list as long as your arm. No doubt somewhere on that list will be a photographer. Don’t underestimate the importance of this […]

Most Common Mistakes You Can Make While Photographing Babies

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 19, 2013 | Categories: Guest Posts, How To, Photographs, Photography, Tips

Guest Post Image Source Photographing little babies is a task as challenging as walking into Mordor. It takes a whole different brand of patience, perseverance and resilience to shoot the planet’s most restless beings. Or course, it is a given that the end result is a lifetime of smiley moments. But, in a bid to […]

What would you attempt to do… Motivational Monday

what would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?

What would you attempt if you knew you could not fail? My answer – EVERYTHING!

Spring Time Fun with the Snaps! App #ad @SnapsApp #SnapsApp

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 6, 2013 | Categories: Apps, Fun, iPhone, Photography, Reviews, Technology
Snaps app

This fun, addictive, look at all the cool things I can do to my photos post, has been brought to you by Snaps! and Sverve… I’ve mentioned how we had snow on the first day of Spring, while my son was on “Spring” break, in previous posts… very un-Spring weather. Just this past Monday it […]

Wishing You a Happy Easter

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 31, 2013 | Categories: Health and Fitness, Photographs, Photography, Silent Sunday

I wish each of you a very Happy Easter and Passover!