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Lisa_Holloway
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I haven’t had the option to do much shooting for myself lately, which is both good and bad. Good because it means I’ve been busy which I’m not complaining about one bit! Bad, because I miss documenting my own children. Anyone who follows my work probably remembers a picture I took of my little Millie 2 years ago picking orange flowers at sunset. The golden light, the sweet little girl just doing her own thing…it’s become a very recognizable image of mine.

We were on a road trip recently and my husband pointed out into the distance and asked if I saw what he saw. I was like “No…what are you looking at?” “Don’t you see the orange out there?” All I saw was dirt to be honest. We live in the middle of the desert and I really did not see anything. He pointed again and finally, squinting, I could see a patch of something orange miles out in the middle of nowhere. I blew it off thinking it was probably just another color of dirt (we were in the middle of the dust bowl lol), but decided that it would be worth checking out later. The next day, we drove out to this spot again, found a dirt road that led to this mysterious ‘orange’ in the desert, and low and behold, there was a HUGE field of beautiful orange flowers. Out in the middle of nowhere, for no apparent reason, but I was in photographer’s heaven. Not only that, but these were the very same type of flowers I had taken my favorite picture of Millie in two years prior. Finding a field of flowers near where we live is the proverbial needle in the haystack. Anyone who lives here KNOWS I am not kidding.

Later that evening, I scooped up my 2 little girls and told them we were going to go pick flowers. They were beyond excited! It was a 30 minute drive and the entire way: “Are we almost there yet?” “Where are the flowers?” Their eyes just LIT UP when we arrived and they saw the sea of orange. Instead of attempting to get them to LOOK at me (like last time), I just released them and let them do what little girls do. Pick flowers. I haven’t finished editing these yet, but they are some of my very favorite images of my 2 little sweeties. I love my girls so much!

As a side note, their bouquets sat in a vase in the kitchen for about a week after this trip. We couldn’t let this beauty go to waste!














May 10, 2013 at 07:49 AM
Chris Fawkes
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p.1 #2 · Picking Flowers {my 2 littlest girls}


Beautiful images.


May 10, 2013 at 08:27 AM
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p.1 #3 · Picking Flowers {my 2 littlest girls}


Perfect. Makes me want to pick flowers (and I don't pick flowers).


May 10, 2013 at 09:38 AM
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p.1 #4 · Picking Flowers {my 2 littlest girls}


Beautiful set!


May 10, 2013 at 11:14 AM
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p.1 #5 · Picking Flowers {my 2 littlest girls}


Beautiful emotional photos Lisa! Hope you pick your favorites and print these, they deserve to be displayed!



May 10, 2013 at 12:38 PM
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p.1 #6 · Picking Flowers {my 2 littlest girls}



They have flowers in Kingman, AZ, or did you photoshop those in?

These are nice.



May 10, 2013 at 01:38 PM
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p.1 #7 · Picking Flowers {my 2 littlest girls}


Thank you! Ron...no, it was truly a miracle. Not kidding. If you've ever been through Kingman, you would know I speak the truth. :P


May 10, 2013 at 01:54 PM
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p.1 #8 · Picking Flowers {my 2 littlest girls}


Very nice.



May 10, 2013 at 02:01 PM
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p.1 #9 · Picking Flowers {my 2 littlest girls}


#2 and the last are my favs.


May 10, 2013 at 02:18 PM
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p.1 #10 · Picking Flowers {my 2 littlest girls}


Lisa, these are lovely.


May 10, 2013 at 03:27 PM
 



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p.1 #11 · Picking Flowers {my 2 littlest girls}


Beautiful. You should enter one of these in the weekly assignment. You would be a definite contender...


May 10, 2013 at 03:35 PM
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p.1 #12 · Picking Flowers {my 2 littlest girls}


Been following you for a while now, Lisa. Your work is unfairly (is that even a word?) good. Beautiful!


May 10, 2013 at 04:25 PM
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p.1 #13 · Picking Flowers {my 2 littlest girls}


Very, very, very nice

Bob



May 11, 2013 at 12:52 AM
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p.1 #14 · Picking Flowers {my 2 littlest girls}


All are very nice - you have a lovely family I think. I especially like 2 and 6 where you can see them contemplating the beauty of the flowers they are holding.


May 11, 2013 at 05:52 AM
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p.1 #15 · Picking Flowers {my 2 littlest girls}


Stunning! Thank You!

Rich



May 11, 2013 at 02:06 PM
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p.1 #16 · Picking Flowers {my 2 littlest girls}


Beautiful!


May 11, 2013 at 10:58 PM
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p.1 #17 · Picking Flowers {my 2 littlest girls}


I just LOVE these! And lucky the hubbers saw this patch of color for you!


May 11, 2013 at 11:12 PM
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p.1 #18 · Picking Flowers {my 2 littlest girls}


Simply beautiful.


May 11, 2013 at 11:59 PM
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p.1 #19 · Picking Flowers {my 2 littlest girls}


Wonderful, going with #2 as my favorite in this set

--David



May 12, 2013 at 05:33 AM
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p.1 #20 · Picking Flowers {my 2 littlest girls}


Thank you! =)


May 14, 2013 at 09:21 PM
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