Posts from the ‘Photography’ category

When you think about a park with more than 7 million tulips, (more than 800 varieties of it) and other varieties of gerberas, daffodils and roses, this is the place. It’s only open seven weeks a year. It’s beautiful, it’s colourful.

Quando você pensa num parque com mais de 7 milhões de tulipas, (mais de 800 espécies) e ainda outras variedades como gérberas, narcisos e rosas, este é o lugar. Aberto somente 7 semanas no ano, o parque é lindo e colorido.

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Neste domingo fomos para um “colha seu próprio produto da fazenda”. Ja havíamos ouvido falar de fazendas como esta ao redor de Paris onde produtores abrem suas portas para a colheita em uma determinada temporada, mas foi uma amiga que deu a dica desta fazenda específica, La Ferme de Viltain. Se trata de um grupo de fazendas com o nome de “Chapeau de Paille” (Chapéu de Palha). Esta fazenda específica que fomos não é orgânica.

Chegando lá, não precisa falar francês tão bem para perceber o que tem que ser feito. Logo na entrada podemos pegar tesouras, um carrinho de mão e um punhado de sacos plásticos ou uma cesta de papel para as frutas. Muitos já levam sacolas de casa. Alguns locais são cercados por uma fita branca que diz para não colher nada naquele local. Isso faz com que haja rotatividade e que a produção continue fluindo por todo o verão.

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Não fui preparada para fazer uma sessão de fotos com a minha família (podem notar o McLaren e a sacola de fraldas que meu marido está carregando), mas deu para documentar o nosso dia que foi para lá de legal!

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Colhemos primeiro vagens, depois passamos pelas abobrinhas, cenouras, morangos, alfaces, tomates e maças. Tem flores para colher também! Na saída pesamos nossas sacolas e pagamos. Com tudo o que pegamos e mais uma garrafa de suco de maças pagamos 10,45 Euros!!! Definitivamente um lugar bem bacana para passar uma tarde com as crianças. Elas aprendem, tem contato com a natureza, se divertem e no final rende até uma bela sopa de legumes para o jantar sem que haja nenhuma reclamação! :)

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Last Sunday we went to a “pick-it-yourself farm”. We’ve already had heard of farms like this around Paris where producers open their doors for the harvest in a specific season, but it was a friend who told about this particular farm, La Ferme de Viltain. It is a group of farms with the name “Chapeau de Paille” (Straw Hat). This particular farm that we were was not a organic one.

Once there, we don’t really need to speak French so well to realize what has to be done. At the entrance we can grab scissors, a wheelbarrow and a handful of plastic bags or paper basket for fruit. Many people bring some bags from home. Some areas are surrounded by a white plastic tape that says to don’t pick anything from there.

I wasn’t prepared to do any photo session with my family ( you can notice the McLaren and the diaper bag that my husband is carrying), but I was able to document our day that was beyond cool!

We passed on green beans,  zucchini, carrots, strawberries, lettuce, tomatoes and apples. There were flowers too! By the checkout, our takings were weighted and we payed, with a big bottle of apple juice, just 10,45 Euros. Definitely a very nice place to spend an afternoon with the kids. They learn, have contact with the nature, have fun and at the end we can have a nice vegetable soup for dinner without any complaints! :)

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I’m sharing two of my projects that I did recently.  Some months before my daughter was born, inspired by Pinterest I decided to make a cloud. This was my first project ever since I bought my Singer. Fine if you don’t look too close! lol

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Then, when my daughter was around 8 months I decided to transform a boring green pillow into something else and I made one of the 21 projects from the book “Scandinavian Stitches” (Kajsa Wikman).

You probably imagine how it was to work with my sewing machine while my baby was already crawling and showing her personality everywhere. Well, I’ve finished it now when she completed 12 months!

Not so sure about the patterns I used but I guess I have improved a bit…  :)

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“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. ” Norman Vincent Peale

 

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Last Weekend I had a special session by a friends house who is going to have a baby boy very, very soon!

Her little girl, Miss G, was supposed to have a nap before we start the session but she refused it, so we started anyway the photo shooting and for our big surprise she decided deliberated to join the session.

The nicest thing about having a session with a friend is that we don’t really see the time passing by. Guess why? We talk all the time! Imagine a pregnant photographer (but I’m still not really showing it) and a pregnant model having talks about baby room decoration ideas, better baby cream in France, etc until the natural light finishes and we don’t have any other option then to stop the session and go to the dining table and eat some orange cake. :)

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Last Friday I had a great experience. It was my first Cake Smash session! I knew it was going to happen some weeks ago, so I started preparing everything. Am I the only one that thinks that props for kids photography are expensive? Looking at the beautiful items on Etzy and how expensive they would be for them to be sent from the USA I decided that it was time to use my creativity and make my own props for this session.

I baked the Cake and decorated it. For the topping I used mascarponi, food colorant and icing sugar. It was delicious!! The fact is that I’ve tried to make icing one day and on the next day it was hard. I don’t know if I did it wrong but I needed something soft for the baby. Oh, please if you have some nice recipes, give me the link! I’d appreciate it a lot!!! :)

I knitted the tie! This one I really don’t know how I did it. If at least my mother could be here for me to ask how to do this… but I believe that it’s not so bad… at least in the picture. :)

Third thing, I painted the frame of the blackboard in a way that seems aged using petroleum jelly. I will come back with this instruction one day. Look at the photo below:

Hope you like it! ;)

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