‘Impressions‘ is a creative project by an eclectic group of female photographers from around the globe. We aim to share the inspiration behind what we do through our bi-monthly posts.

Every other month, we will be sharing 8 images that tell the story of what inspired us in the previous weeks: our families, nature, weather, or maybe even work itself! We are free to explore the meaning of ‘impressions’, and it is likely to change month to month.

 

Man! These past few winters have been rough with the lack of snow. I admit to feeling bitter about it lol! The break to the beach in San Diego was nice and so I was ready for more sun which we got very quickly! Our gorgeous early warm and sunny spring was perfect. As much as I love the beach there is something pretty spectacular about our mountains. Even quick snapshots during our day and weekend trips are pretty breathtaking. I love that no matter where we are we always have a scenic view and I certainly hope that my kiddo’s grow up knowing what a truly spectacular place they have for a backyard! We took a weekend trip to the quaint town of Valdez and the waterfall’s and stunning mountain views did not disappoint. Spotting a mama bear and her cubs along the way was definitely a highlight! Although, I do look forward to going back not during a shoulder season. I am sure summer, fall, and winter are stunning. Continually surrounded by wildlife, mountain passes, and epic beauty I love that I get to call Alaska home <3

Now head on over to Kim’s blog post and check out her gorgeous blog!

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  • Could it be more gorgeous there?! WOW!ReplyCancel

  • Blue skies and snow-capped mountains… soooo beautiful! It’s the scenery of dreams for me (it’s flat as a pancake here in The Netherlands! ;)) How cool to see moose and bear cubs!! Lovely to have a glimpse into your part of the world 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Such beautiful images!! Gorgeous nature and beautiful backdrops! Love them!ReplyCancel

‘Impressions‘ is a creative project by an eclectic group of female photographers from around the globe. We aim to share the inspiration behind what we do through our bi-monthly posts.

Every other month, we will be sharing 8 images that tell the story of what inspired us in the previous weeks: our families, nature, weather, or maybe even work itself! We are free to explore the meaning of ‘impressions’, and it is likely to change month to month.

I have really been slack about personal photo’s this year so this month I am documenting a few images from our recent trip to San Diego. San Diego was a favorite of mine growing up and also as an adult. I spent some time at UCSD for a summer studying Marine Biology. It was a special experience to be able to share a place I love so much with my little ones. It was really hard to narrow down to 8 images! The seals were a definite favorite and we able to view them right from our hotel. It was fun to see the seal pups and watch them nursing. Of course my own girls on the beach were my favorite <3 We had always called Homer the beach and beaches in Alaska are nothing like the sunny warm beaches of southern California 😉 We all are looking forward to our next beach getaway. There is something magical about the sound of the waves and warm sand on your toes  <3

Next go see the incredibly talented Susanne Ashby and follow along our circle!

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  • You make me want to visit California! Your images always make me so happy.ReplyCancel

  • I love San Diego! Such a gorgeous part of California. Especially love the pictures of your girls!!!ReplyCancel

  • Such gorgeousness! Love the images and like everyone above now I want to visit too!ReplyCancel

Wow 2015 went fast! It absolutely flew right by! I thought it would be fun to put together a top 15 of 2015 of my personal photo’s from the year. It started off proving difficult to find 15 then, well, the pendulum swung in the other direction and I am incredibly grateful for such a wonderful year. It was a year that honestly didn’t seem very remarkable until I slowed down and reflected back. It was a huge year of growth for my business and I want to say THANK YOU to all of my clients who have given me the honor of allowing me to document your lives and be a storyteller for your precious moments this year. I am grateful and truly honored <3 I have a post coming for my favorite client images from 2015 as well 😀

Putting this together allowed me to reflect on my year with my family and what an adventurous year we had filled with new experiences, lots of love, laughter with friends, and of course travel! There were tears and laughter going through this years images as I could tangibly see how much the girls have grown. This is exactly why I am a photographer to document these in between moments as life is flying by. They are able remember things more and more so as we look through photographs they are remembering our experiences as a family as well as their own adventures. The first few years are what I call the “mommy years”. They are my memories and as we look through pictures I can laugh and tell them stories about themselves as babies. Now as they are getting older they have their own stories so we are transitioning out of those mommy years and I am honored to share these wonderful memories with my little people and proud to be a part of their story <3 So enjoy my top…not 15…of 2015 😀 I am looking forward to an amazing 2016 with you all!

 

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  • Leslie!!! It is on my bucket list to visit Alaska and have you photograph my family. Your pictures are simply breathtaking and that backdrop combined with your skills is just Ah-May-Zing!ReplyCancel

HELLO and welcome back to to the final day of 2015’s 12 days of Christmas! We have TWO bonus gifts today, woo hoo!!!! I want to say THANK YOU  to all of those playing along and to my clients for an amazing 4 years! Also, THANK YOU to all the incredible local businesses that have gifted this year and in the past. This is such a fun tradition! I LOVE the opportunity to support small business and shop local and we have a wonderful community of small local businesses here! So thank you for your support! I truly am fortunate to be able to work with so many amazing family’s and capture your special milestones and moments. It is an opportunity I treasure and I LOVE that I get to call it my job. Thank you for letting me be a part of your lives! Today we have TWO gifts for TWO very lucky winner. First is a gift certificate towards a session fee with me, Leslie Meadow Photography (subject to standard session requirements) AND an 8×10 Lewis Organic Bloom Frame is espresso.

So here are the rules to enter! Comment here to enter and for a bonus entry comment and share on Facebook at, Make sure you are a fan of my page, then go leave a comment on Leslie Meadow Photography!  Then just come back and leave a second comment that you shared it on your FB page (extra entry for sharing 😀 ). If you do NOT have Facebook feel free to just comment on the blog 😀 Comments close at 10 PM and I will I will randomly draw the TWO winners from the comments. Unfortunately comments after 10 can’t be counted. If you don’t see your comment right away, don’t worry, there is a spam filter and all comments must be approved 😀 Good Luck and have fun!

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  • Thank you for the awesome opportunity to get to know all the super fun local artisans and businesses that support one another! Merry Christmas!ReplyCancel

  • Erin Johnson

    Excited! Fingers & toes crossed!ReplyCancel

  • Erin Johnson

    Commented and shared!ReplyCancel

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    sharedReplyCancel

  • Kara Pennington

    Done!! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Brittany Swanson

    It’s time for new family photos! Fingers crossed!ReplyCancel

  • Brittany Swanson

    Shared to FB as well!ReplyCancel

  • Christi Rykaczewski

    How awesome would this be 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Christi Rykaczewski

    Liked, shared and commented on FB.ReplyCancel

  • Tonya Jones

    Pick me!!! Shared!ReplyCancel

  • Tonya Jones

    Commented!ReplyCancel

  • Mayerly Fischer

    Would love this! 🙂ReplyCancel

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  • Rhonda Hala

    I would LOVE to win this!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Rhonda

    Commented and shared 🙂
    I’m keeping my fingers crossed!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jamie Staats

    No pick me!! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Tessie Gustin

    Such an awesome prize. You’re so good to your fans!ReplyCancel

  • Jamie Staats

    Shared!! I’m excited! The pictures you did with our newborn and family were amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Tessie Gustin

    Liked, commented and shared!ReplyCancel

  • Jenny Carlson

    So much fun! Posted, left comments and shared!ReplyCancel

HELLO and welcome back to day 13 of 2015’s 12 days of Christmas! We have TWO bonus days, woo hoo!!!! I want to say THANK YOU  to all of those playing along and to my clients for an amazing 4 years! Also, THANK YOU to all the incredible local businesses that have gifted this year and in the past. This is such a fun tradition! I LOVE the opportunity to support small business and shop local and we have a wonderful community of small local businesses here! So thank you for your support! Today I am featuring the sweet and talented Krazy Kidlets! Her creations are among some of my favorites and both my girls have been wearing them for YEARS! They are adorable and so well made that they last and last! She has generously gifted one lucky winner a custom animazing skirt! There is a wait list for these darling pieces so please keep that in mind that the winner will be put on January’s custom wait list and the only animal unavailable is the unicorn 😀 These skirts are sooooooo well worth the wait!

So here are the rules to enter! Make sure you are a fan of my page, then go leave a comment on Krazy Kidlets and and just show her a little love!  Then come back here and leave a comment on this post that you visited the other page. Please spread the love and support local by sharing this post on your page! Just come back and leave a second comment that you shared it on your FB page (extra entry for sharing 😀 ). If you do NOT have Facebook feel free to just comment on the blog 😀 Comments close at 10 PM and I will I will randomly draw the winner from the comments. Unfortunately comments after 10 can’t be counted. If you don’t see your comment right away, don’t worry, there is a spam filter and all comments must be approved 😀 Good Luck and have fun!

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  • Mandy McConnell

    Omg what cute skirts!! Id love one for my daughter!!ReplyCancel

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    Shared!!ReplyCancel

  • Love Krazy Kidlets! Liked shared and drooled!ReplyCancel

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    Commented!ReplyCancel

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    Shared!ReplyCancel

  • Left a comment on your page and Krazy Kidlets. Thanks for the giveaway. Your mobile site, is covering everything with a skinny raven ad.ReplyCancel

  • Karen Braquet

    Liked and commented and shared. Love the giveaway!ReplyCancel

    • admin

      Karen! You are tonights lucky winer via random.org! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Nicole Billiter

    LOVE these skirts!!! How adorable! We would love to win!!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly Loscalzo

    Love these skirts!! <3ReplyCancel

  • Jasmine Coloton

    Love Krazy Kidlets! Would love to win!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly Loscalzo

    Shares the post and am Already following KrazyKidlets page, but missed the animazing skirts 🙁 Would love to winReplyCancel

  • Danielle Weaver

    Liked and commented, super cute designs!ReplyCancel

  • Danielle Weavee

    Shared.ReplyCancel

  • Kara Pennington

    So cute! Commented!ReplyCancel

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  • Kayla Beasley

    Liked and shared!! Love these! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Christina Wyatt

    Liked and commented! Fabulous giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Kayla Steltenkamp

    I love those krazy designs!! So so cute and unique.ReplyCancel

  • Jan Hanser

    I would love to win this for my granddaughter:) best grandma ever award for me!ReplyCancel

  • Theresa Lakin

    Liked and shared. Kraft kid lets is adorableReplyCancel

  • Christina

    We love krazykidlets!!ReplyCancel

  • Tracy Cooling

    These skirts are absolutely adorable & so creative! My daughter loves them! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Tracy Cooling

    Shared! ❤️ReplyCancel

  • Dawn Shea

    Liked, commented, and shared!! So cute!ReplyCancel

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    Commented! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Brittany Swanson

    Love KrazyKidlets! We have several dresses and would love another!ReplyCancel

  • Brittany Swanson

    Shared to FB too!ReplyCancel

  • Erin Johnson

    Shared!! Via link in email. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Erin Johnson

    Commented!ReplyCancel

  • Kristen Borko

    Michele is amazing! We have 2 animazing skirts and my daughter would wear them every day if I’d let her!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Racheal Louviere

    love her creations!!ReplyCancel

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    Commented!ReplyCancel

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    Shared!ReplyCancel

  • Sara Brewer

    Beautiful!ReplyCancel

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    Shared!ReplyCancel

  • Terri Block

    Would love to win one of Krazy Kidlett’s animal skirts!ReplyCancel

  • lacie

    Done !!!ReplyCancel