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  • Welcome to my blog!

    Hello! My name is Kim. I created this blog as a place for me to compile all of my, well, everything. I have been trying to separate "work" and "personal" in the blogging world for way too long. So here at tickledpink studios, you will be sure to find a little bit of everything. The reason I picked up my first "real" camera to begin with was so I could learn to capture the moments in my every day life that, unfortunately will not last forever. You will mostly see pictures on this blog, but don't be surprised if you happen upon some fun adventures, family journaling, graphic design, crafting, cooking, baking, organizing, chaos, funny kid quotes, and anything else I feel like doing, saying or creating at the moment. Years from now, I hope to look back and be "tickled pink" because I did such a good job documenting the things in my life that make me enjoy it.

Our Family 2013

The kids and I went on a hike to scope out a new photo location and also to play around with my new tripod/remote. So fun!

This was my first time attempting to take pictures of Lola Ru in her new glasses. UGH! Lesson learned. Anti-Reflective coating is definitely worth the investment! I tried to read up on any tips/tricks. Some photographers suggested having the lenses taken out (um, what a hassle! And this wouldn’t work with Lola and MANY other children who have strabismus, amblyopia or a variety of other medical related eye problems.) Other suggested even having kids take off their glasses all together. Again, this would not work for kids with medical eye problems. And I want REAL images of what my kids look like now. She wears glasses every waking hour, I don’t want a photo of her without him,  it wouldn’t feel right. It wouldn’t look like her.  So I worked hard to play around with the angles. I snap when there isn’t a glare, but it really takes a lot of the fun out of my candid shots when I’m telling her to tilt her head or to wait just a minute while I find the right angle.. The moment is usually lost. So… in my humble opinion. Spend the money on anti-reflective coating if at all possible. Not only will you get better pictures, but the glasses become less of a barrier to see your child’s eyes.

Hudson spends so much time talking that I feel like I know a lot of what goes on inside his little head. But sometimes, I catch him having moments like these and I wish I could know what he was thinking so hard about.. Love my contemplative little boy.

Poor Faye Faye, being baby #3, this is the only attempt I made at getting her 1 year photos. Where does the time go?! I will spare you the proof (I can’t look at the images without gagging), but while trying to capture her exploring in the leaves, she got her sweet little hands on a piece of poop and took a big nasty bite. The look on her face after was priceless. I honestly thought it was a stick, until she bit off a chunk. Funny now, not so funny in the moment… Here is our sweet little Faye Faye. 13 months old.

This is my attempt at trying out the remote and tripod. I LOVE this picture. I need to print it BIG for my house. I only wish Brandon were in it too.. But that’s ok, it’s good to have a MAMA picture, right!? I may not be the best mom out there, I definitely have a lot to work on.. But I do LOVE these little ones with all of my heart. I feel so blessed to be given the opportunity to be their Mama!

My sweet boy! (5 1/2 years old)

And here is the ONE family photo we captured with my handy new remote and the help of a tissue box!

This man I married is sure adored by his kids.

{I’m so blessed…Sigh}

And of course we can’t go explore anything without bringing home a stick for our “collection!”