Monday, June 8, 2015

Weekly Summer Link Up: An Accomplishment I am Proud of

Well I am about to say it.... I am more than a teacher, folks! Wow, it is hard to say that sometimes, because so much of my heart and soul revolves around everything elementary! I really wanted to link up with I Heart Grade 3 because this week I am sharing an accomplishment that I am proud of! And, it has nothing to do with my second grade day job!

One of my hobbies is taking photos. I have always loved photos. I mean L.O.V.E.D. them! I have photos from 15+ years ago stored in shoe boxes under my bed. My love of photos started of just being obsessed with capturing the good ol' times on film. As I got older, and my bank account grew, that translated into actually learning how to take a good photo! Now I don't just love photos, I love photography.

I have to be honest, my love of actually taking good quality photos came after I was a home owner. I really wanted to frame photos that looked like a professional took them. My husband, who is a review junky, researched the best kind of camera and the types of lenses that we should get. That birthed our interchangable lense camera and we went from there! 

Want to see a few photos that I am super proud of?
{My friend at the beach a few weekends ago. I love spur of the moment type photos}

{I love taking photos in my classroom for my blog!!}
{I was really proud to capture the lights on the tree with my little girl, Shilah!}

These are just a few photos but you can see more on my blog! I have made a commitment to myself to only post photos that I am super proud of on my blog. I want you to love my photos just as much as I do! 


  1. Hi Melissa!

    Thanks for sharing your post in my linky party! It's great to have you join in!

    I, too, am in love with photography... but I am at the point where my natural talent as a photographer has plateaued and I need to REALLY start learning the fine art of picture taking. I know my camera can do so much more than what I am doing with it - it's time for me to take some lessons!

    Thanks again for joining in my linky party! I hope to read more from you throughout the summer!


  2. I love photography too! I am a little obsessed to be honest. Whenever I travel I take about a million pictures and now that I have a baby I'm always snapping shots of her. Nice shots and blog:)
    Amanda Werner

  3. Girl, I love love love your photos! I am super jealous that you can take such fabulous ones and here I come with my cellphone shots ;) LOL The one of Shilah... melts my heart. She is such a beauty! I am so glad you linked up this week and am so proud of your accomplishment. I can't wait to see what other pictures you have in store for us the next few weeks, months etc. Keep it up sweet friend xoxo

  4. You have a ton of photos on this blog to be proud of! I love your classroom pics with your students!