Sweet Sixteen


In my excitement I posted this to my other blog … Here is my 1st. “Real” photo shoot! The family was very happy with the album of edits and enjoyed the SOOC shots, particularly the candid shots. As always I am grateful for the gift I have and that with it I am able to bring much beauty and joy to people. =)

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Originally posted on HOPEannFAITH:

“Sixteen is a milestone, your life is just beginning.”


“At 16, set your goals, turn your dreams into reality, you have you whole life ahead of you.”


“Sixteen candles make a lovely light but not as bright as your eyes tonight.”

-  Author: Luther Dixon.


“The old believe everything; the middle-aged suspect everything; the young know everything.”

– Oscar Wilde

“May you build a ladder to the stars, And climb on every rung, May you stay forever young” – Bob Dylan
“We’re never gonna be as young as we are tonight.” – The Summer Set
Happy Sweet Sixteen, Presley!
May the sun always warm your shoulders and the rain only come when you want to dance.
Love, Andrea and Don Hutchinson
All photos are property of the Cannella Family and A.Hutchinson Photography.
Copyright © AHutchinsonPhotography™ 2007 – 2014- All rights reserved. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material and/or photographs…

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A Boy and His Dog

I talk to him when I’m lonesome like; and I’m sure he understands.  When he looks at me so attentively, and gently licks my hands; then he rubs his nose on my tailored clothes, but I never say naught thereat.  For the good Lord knows I can buy more clothes, but never a friend like that. 

~W. Dayton Wedgefarth

A Boy and his Dog

A Boy and his Dog

Properly trained, a man can be dog’s best friend.  ~Corey Ford




In His Arms

In His Arms

Our dogs will love and admire the meanest of us, and feed our colossal vanity with their uncritical homage.  ~Agnes Repplier



Hoodies – The first 5 of 101 — Mike Sumsion Photography

Professional Photographer, Mike Sumsion, edited one of my SOOC pics of my son #101 Limited with Lightroom preset: “Sassy Hotel”
So cool!

Thanks Mike.

Hoodies – The first 5 of 101 — Mike Sumsion Photography.

via Hoodies – The first 5 of 101 — Mike Sumsion Photography.

Light in the Dark … Portraits

“One day at a time, sweet Jesus. Whoever wrote that one hadn’t a clue. A day is an eternity” ― Roddy Doyle

“One day at a time, sweet Jesus. Whoever wrote that one hadn’t a clue. A day is an eternity”
― Roddy Doyle

It isn’t a lot, or often, that he allows me into his world, his space; but tonight he allowed me to photograph him.

He has my heart, but doesn’t believe that he does. He is loved but doesn’t think it is true.

I would give my life to him if he asked, I would lay it down for him.

I heard a quote the other day and it saddened me that it was true … “A parent is only as happy as their unhappiest child” ~ Barbara Boyer

“Mothers yielding Bibles, contemplating smearing the blood of lamb chops over her doorway. Anything to keep her son alive another day.” ― Antonia Perdu

“Mothers yielding Bibles, contemplating smearing the blood of lamb chops over her doorway. Anything to keep her son alive another day.” ― Antonia Perdu



Originally posted on PicMonkey Blog:

Did you know a kid, when you were growing up, who had those perfect little labels sewn into her shirts when she went to sleep-away camp: “Susie Nitworth”?  Those shirts were not going to show up in someone else’s cabin!  Watermarking your photos is kinda like that.

A watermark is your first line of defense when it comes to unauthorized use of the photo by someone who discovers it on the web. It also offers a way to market your organization: the more times a viewer comes across your logo over a great photo, the more it will positively reflect and build your brand.

Following are three ways to create and place watermarks on your photos.


If you already have a logo, here’s how to go about plopping it onto your photos in PicMonkey.

Step 1. Open your photo and logo in the…

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Butterfly @ Dusk

Went on an errand run (feeding Dad’s cat) with my love and asked to stop by an old childhood haunt, the Club House in Pinelake Park. Those who live in Manchester, New Jersey will know exactly where I am talking about!

We had summer camp there … and swam in the creek, like fish on a hot day!

Today, I think, they restrict swimming … why? I don’t know, probably because in today’s world it seems dangerous somehow. It’s terribly sad, for decades children played and swam there, unharmed and frankly better for the fresh air and sunshine! 

Oh what a fearful world we live in. 

But today I enjoyed (carefully) descending the steep, sandy slop to the creek, which was fraught with thorny vines and green-head flies, just like when I was a kid; taking pictures of my childhood, somehow, from the future.

I realized that if I’m going to go on these treks I best wear sneakers; my flip flops were not exactly the greatest footwear for this. But the stop was spontaneous! :)

So here are just a few of the shots I got this evening at the beginning of dusk. There are more to edit and post … soon. I promise.


Club House Bridge, Upstream



Oh, the summer night
Has a smile of light
And she sits on a sapphire throne.
~Barry Cornwall

Club House Creek

Divine Inspiration …

You know it is said that God speaks to us … he speaks to us primarily through His Word the Bible. 
Yet … oftentimes he speaks to us through others. Yes those people who join us on this journey of life. And sometimes when he speaks it is profound.
Through some very hard circumstances this week I have been spoken to by God through the people in my life. With that I was inspired to either work artistically through my photography and design gifts with their inspiring encouragement, words and faith …
This is the result of God using boldly those I love in my life … I thank them and God for the inspiration.

“I do all things through Him who infuses inner strength into me, I am self sufficient in Christ‘s sufficiency.”

———– Philippians 4:13————


Be Strong


“… and hope does not disappoint.”

I honestly hope you enjoyed my therapeutic works today. Blessings my friends.

Night Sky …

Been forcing myself to blog today … Luckily I am attached to some awesome bloggers who offer up prompts for those of us who are failing in our calling…

My very favorite photo prompt is Foto Friday over at Lori’s Photograph Life.

Today’s Prompt is: “Taken at Night”

Winter Night

Hope you enjoy it … Join Lori and all of her photographically talented friends! Show us what you’ve got in your lens’ sight!

Blessings Friends!

3 From Here and There … O’My Have I Been Gone Too Long

Our prompt this week comes from beautiful Sarah: “her.

“The real ornament of woman is her character, her purity.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

“The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.”

~ Audrey Hepburn


Her true beauty is not in her image … rather, it is the image of Whose Spirit she holds within radiates her glow. ~ A.Hutchinson


The young lady in these photos I love very much. Her heart and spirit are true and her love of  God glows in her! Do you see it?

Blessings Loves, Thank you for stopping by. Leave me a comment, I’d love to know what you think.

** Quotes obtained on BrainyQuote.com **

Still Life in Spring

 Yaaayyyyy! It’s Friday and beautiful out! And … it’s Foto Friday over on Lori‘s Blog! Photography Life … Pop on over to check out the guidelines for this fun photo prompt!

Today’s Prompt …

“Still Life”

All still lifes are actually paintings of the world on the sixth day of creation, when God and the world were alone together, without man!

Robert Musil 

Morning on the Sun Porch ~ Spring!

My friends and I had our Meeting of Likeminds on Julie’s Sun Porch this morning …

Taken with my iPhone :) with my Instagram App; this is SOOC, so to speak.

 It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: 

when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.  ~Charles Dickens

A true depiction of today … so warm, almost hot in the sun … and a chill breeze in the shade. Simply lovely today. :)

Also taken with the iPhone … SOOC.

Both photos considered “Still Life” … neither of the first two have been edited or processed.

I did play with the first in PicMonkey. Yaaayyyy for PicMonkey!

Exposure … Clarity, Unmasking … Color and Sepia and Vibrance and of course the Mock Polaroid Framing!

Still Life

Hope you’ve enjoyed my iPhone and Instagram play!

I certainly did!

There are always two people in every picture:  the photographer and the viewer. 

~Ansel Adams

Blessings Loves <3

Quotes found @ QuoteGarden.com


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