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  • Glad You’re Here!

    Hi there! My name is Linsey Stuckey. I grew up in Southern California, but right now Houston, Texas is home for us. We bought our first SLR camera two years ago and I haven’t stopped taking pictures since. Everyone needs a creative outlet right?! I love capturing moments that people might otherwise miss and seeing beauty in everyday life. Our three kids are my inspiration and my adorable husband keeps me grounded. This blog is about our “little chicks” and their silly adventures. Thanks for stopping by!

    Linsey

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12 Portraits (7): Atmospheric Integration

This month’s Project 12 theme is Atmospheric Integration.  For me, it’s hard to imagine a cooler atmosphere than Southern California.  I grew up near Laguna Beach and each summer long to go back.  I love the bohemian feel, the beach vibe, the art culture, and the sun-kissed, laid-back lifestyle.  Plus, I want my kids to experience the ocean too and life outside of Texas.  We spent last week in California and here I grabbed a few shots of the kids exploring the tide pools Crystal Cove Beach.

(Having technical issues – Photo collage coming)

Next up in the blog circle is the talented Pamela Joye from Northshore, Boston.  Continue the circle to see her creative take on this week’s theme.

 

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12 Portraits (6): White

This month’s 12 Portraits theme is White!  And yes, this month’s theme may be a little “stretch,” but my dress is white and I’m going from there!  I’m excited and couldn’t hold it in any longer!  Actually, truth be told, I do need to hold this particular thing in four months longer.  Am I confusing everyone?!  Soon it’ll all make sense.

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Next up in the blog circle is the talented Susan Gietka from Hammonton, N.J.  Continue the circle to see what is White in her life!

 

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Susan Gietka - June 18, 2014 - 1:16 am

Aww, congratulations. I love your reveal story. Your family is adorable.

pamela - June 18, 2014 - 1:48 am

congratulations; very “you” way to share your news with everyone and i suspect your kids loved this little experience. :-)

pamela - June 18, 2014 - 1:49 am

and ps – i enjoyed the sequence – particularly the glee in your boys face on the last picture (and those hands twisted into his shirt). i get the sense he is very excited to have a brother to even things out!

Phyllis - June 18, 2014 - 11:49 am

Such a great way to make an announcement! Beautiful photographs and family! Congratulations!

Amanda - June 18, 2014 - 12:05 pm

How very exciting….congratulations!

Carrie - June 19, 2014 - 10:08 pm

WooHoo!! Such a fun way to announce your exciting news. Congratulations!

12 Portraits (5): Blur, Soft Focus, Shallow Depth of Field

You know it’s springtime in Texas when you start to see purple Texas bluebonnets lining the highways and covering random pockets of grass.  For about three to four weeks, they can be spotted just about anywhere and everywhere!  And they are beautiful!   Each year we sneak over to my mother-in-law’s front yard in Sugar Land to take pictures of the kids playing in the bluebonnets!  This week’s theme came particularly in handy because my mother-in-law lives in a typical suburban neighborhood (not in a field of bluebonnets – Ha)!  One slight move of the camera would capture multiple houses, cars parked in the driveway, cars whizzing by, a black paved street, people walking their dogs, and anything else you’d see in your typical neighborhood.  Creative angling and wide aperture to the rescue!!

P.S. I just now realized that my kids are wearing the same clothes as in the last post.  LOL.  Wanna know why?!  These photos were totally impromptu!  After Easter dinner I raced the kids outside for some quick Easter pics.  I got so busy the next two weeks, that these became our bluebonnet pictures this year, Easter outfits and all!

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Next up in the blog circle is Amanda Fraser from Brisbane, Australia.  Continue the circle to see her take on this week’s theme.

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Linda - May 19, 2014 - 9:12 pm

Linsey, as always so bright, cheery, and fun! I love the colors and the clothes go perfectly with frolicking in bluebonnets!! I love the shallow depth of field that isolates the subject just enough but not too much that you can still enjoy knowing there are bluebonnets around. And way to make it seem that they are in the middle of a giant field of them!!

Susan Gietka - May 20, 2014 - 2:52 am

I adore these photos. I love the bright cheery colors, the honest expressions and the last one…wow, the sisters will cherish this when they are older. Your kids are adorable.

Ginger Haddock - May 21, 2014 - 1:43 pm

Wow! What beautiful blue eyes your children have! Such beauties to match the lovely bluebonnets.

pamela - May 23, 2014 - 3:39 am

i love those flowers and all they symbolize in terms of the season. and it looks like everyone had a silly sensational time. there is one i keep going back to – the one of your oldest…fifth in line. that’s a portrait that hit really deep. the expression is exquisite. and your children do have amazing eyes.

Phyllis - May 23, 2014 - 11:50 am

I love the colors in these images! So pretty and cheerful! Your children are adorable! Great shoot!

12 Portraits (4): Point of View From a Different Vantage

This month’s Project 26 theme is Point of View From a Different Vantage.  And whether or not it was smart or foolish, I tried to capture our classic annual Easter Egg Hunt!  I was up, down, and all around trying to keep up with these kiddos.  So here goes nothing!

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Next up in the blog circle is the talented Pamela Joye from Northshore Boston.  Continue the circle to see her take on this week’s theme.

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pamela - April 22, 2014 - 11:25 pm

your color always makes me long for warmer days and this week, i don’t resent seeing it as we are so close to it here :-)

…your pictures are always breezy and lighthearted and this week does speak to your “up down and around”. if i had to choose one, i would pick the third picture as there’s something about the moment you caught there – little hands, big basket, finding eggs.

Ginger - April 30, 2014 - 1:13 pm

Your pictures are so springy!!!! and bright and fun. I would love to spend the day with your family. I bet there would be a lot of smiling.

12 Portraits (3): Negative Space

This month’s theme is Negative Space.  And oh how I’m loving monthly themes!  I feel like I can breathe again and soak up each moment rather than always trying to “capture” every moment.  This past week my mom and I took the kids on a surprise Disney vacation!  My mom and I are Disney fanatics and have gone on a Disney vacation with the kids each year for the past five years.

This time the kids earned gum balls for three months, one gum ball for each kind thing they did, 650 gum balls in all!  And then came the big surprise!  They were beyond excited!!  We spent a few days at Disney World and then hopped on three night Disney cruise to the Bahamas!  We spent the last day on my favorite island in the whole world, Disney’s Castaway Cay.  Pure paradise indeed!  At least our two year old thinks so!

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P.S. I know the last image is a little out-of-focus, but I loved it anyway!  My camera is having serious focusing issues right now, which is causing me major frustration.  LOL.

Next up in the blog circle is the talented Lili Love from Surrey, UK. Continue the circle to see her take on this month’s theme.

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pamela - March 19, 2014 - 2:47 pm

a little one with a bandaid on her forehead no less. you never disappoint with color, and frankly right now, this made my eyes very happy. all that rich vibrant bright color. i can smell the ocean. hear the laughter. feel the sand. the one i honed in on that spoke to it all was the second to last one. those tiny feet with pink toenails and a blue shovel. that friend tells me the story. xo

Grandpa Bobby - March 28, 2014 - 5:54 pm

Sydney has such a cute and ‘studied’ face, i.e. there’s a lot going on inside that pretty little head. Throw in some really cute feetsies and such blue, blue eyes. She is a keeper!! Can’t wait to see her.
Love, Grandpa Bobby