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52 Week Challenge – ‘Letting Go of Perfect’


So this weeks theme is ‘Letting Go of Perfect’.  I love this theme.  So freeing and these images are pretty far from perfect!

I’m taking a wonderful workshop from Deb Schwedhelm -  I am seeing life and the way I take images so differently right now.  Are these snapshot or Art?   It may be just me, but I see art.

A beautiful day in the park.  I am so grateful that we have nice friends and often beautiful weather so the kids can do what they are supposed to do – be kids!

I did a different processing than I normally do.  Just playing around.


After looking at these, please head on over to Dana Cubbage | Charleston SC Pet Photographer to see what she came up with!





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  • heidi - Oh amazing!!!! Love all the swing pics-I am a sucker for those, especially, but these are all amazing. 🙂

  • Cara Harrison, Cincinnati Photographer - Mary, these are awesome! The pictures look so free, and almost dreamlike. Very inspiring! I love the imperfections here.

  • misty setzler - Oh fantastic lifestyle shots! love the blur’ing

  • Lucy - These are so amazing Mary! I thank god everyday that you are apart of our circle just so I get inspiration like that every week!

  • Deanna - Simply gorgeous!

  • Holly - LOVE the processing on these! It is so perfectly fitting for the action and carefree play that is taking place. Well done!

  • denean - Beautiful photos! I can feel the fun they are having!

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  • Melinda - These are beautiful Mary! I knew you would rock the lensbaby!

  • Sabrina - Mary your work (even your self-proclaimed “snapshots”) have always been art! These are stinkin’ AMAZING! The pink shoe climbing and the kids swinging are my favorites. I gasped when I saw the pink croc! Love the processing. Love the motion. These are incredible!! Thanks for sharing!!

  • Susan - Wonderful, makes you feel like you are at the playground with them!

  • ginny - Such a sense of place. These are intimate and so full of movement.

  • Malisa - beautiful Mary!

  • melissa - Oh Mary, I love the free feeling of all of these. So lovely!

  • Linsey - Definitely art! Mary, I so love your work. It’s beautiful!

  • Gigi - These are wonderful!

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