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Guest Blog Post, Starring Emily!

For the first time ever, I have a guest blogger. And to make it extra special, this is her first blog post, too! So I’d like to introduce you to my favorite daughter, Emily!

Hi everyone! I am Jessica’s daughter, Emily! I also love photography, and in October my Mom and I went on this thing called a Clickin’ Walk in San Francisco. After the Walk, I entered myself in Clickin’ Moms photo contest for kids, and I was so excited to be one of the winners! Here was my entry; I hope you like it!

That day was really fun and I loved hanging out with my Mom. After the official Walk, for lunch we decided to go to this place we remembered going to with one of my Mom’s old friends and so we started walking there, but when arrived we looked at the menu and we didn’t really want the food. So we looked up this other place we knew on my Mom’s iPhone and found one we knew we liked and it said like 0.4 miles, so we started walking. About 0.3 miles in, we checked my Mom’s GPS on her phone again and guess what? It wasn’t about 0.4 miles, it was like two, if you plug in “walking”! I convinced my Mom to keep on walking, after all how far was two miles after already walking a quarter of it? So once we got about halfway there we were so tired (because we’d already walked the Clickin’ Walk), but we just thought, we’re almost there why stop now? By the time we arrived, we were both very whiney and hungry, but we got to have amazing food and a fun story to tell. We had an awesome time together, but just remember, folks, double check the phone!

This was my first picture of the day! I know there are probably 1,001 versions of this photo, but this is mine, so, I hope you love it !

For this one, I just loved the angles and light in this photo, I thought it would make such a great B&W; I just couldn’t pass it up!

This one was really fun to mess with in Photoshop; I really love all the blues!

This one I just love because of the memory. And, I loved walking over from this awesome little Mexican place where my Mom and I had lunch. That day was SO fun!

I just thought that the flower in the middle of this picture was really cute.

For this one I liked the flare combined with the pretty building (this one is my Mom’s favorite of mine!)…

For this one I wish I had made it a little sharper, but I still love it!

This one I just liked and it was cool because we got to go inside the firehouse and see the fire truck. They are SO big!!!!

This picture I had totally overexposed, but I am not sure whether or not I should have kept it color or not so please tell me what you think!

This one was fun to play with in Photoshop, and cool because I took it right outside the firehouse.

If you want to see my Mom’s photos from our special day, you can look here!

  • April Nienhuis - November 21, 2011 - 5:43 pm

    Congratulations on winning one of the prizes Emily! Your pictures are beautiful and I love that you had such a wonderful day with your mom. I know she had just as much of a fantastic day as you did!ReplyCancel

  • Anita Chevres - November 21, 2011 - 5:44 pm

    Such a cool way to share a passion and bond! I am totally inspired to teach my daughter a little about photography. And the overexposed building shot? I think it is my favorite. It is just perfect in B&W. Emily, I hope you come back to visit often. I can’t wait to see some more of what’s catching your eye.ReplyCancel

  • Laura A - November 21, 2011 - 5:46 pm

    Wow! You did an excellent job with those photos (and the guest post!) I wish I had your talent at your age! Fantastic!ReplyCancel

  • Susan - November 21, 2011 - 6:21 pm

    You are very talented! Your pictures are very unique and you captured the scenes really well 🙂ReplyCancel

  • joyce - November 21, 2011 - 6:34 pm

    Wow! These images are fantastic! You are definitely good at photography. My son loves it too, I think it runs in the family, just like yours 😉 I hope you post your photo often. What a treat!!ReplyCancel

  • Kim Gasper - November 21, 2011 - 7:23 pm

    Emily, you did such a fantastic job on these pictures! I think black and white is a good choice for the picture you overexposed. It looks pretty cool the way you processed it, almost like a pencil sketch of the building. I’m impressed with your photography and photoshop skills. Looks like you had a great day with your mom and other CMs. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Annie Ogoshi - November 21, 2011 - 7:50 pm

    Hi Emily! Wow sounds like you had a wonderful day with your mom. I grew up in this same area, so your photos have really made me homesick! It is so wonderful that you and your mom are able to share such a wonderful hobby. All of your photos are beautiful. I especially love the gorgeous blue skies over the Bay Bridge and your overexposed shot, which looks quite lovely and artistic the way you’ve processed it in black and white. Great job Emily!ReplyCancel

  • sharon kain - November 21, 2011 - 8:25 pm

    Emily!!! Beautiful work! You have such an amazing eye and are very creative! I’m sure this is a day with your mom you’ll remember for a long time. Congratulations on your winning image!ReplyCancel

  • Marisa - November 21, 2011 - 9:17 pm

    Emily, these are awesome! I was on the Photowalk with you, and I was so excited to see that you were one of the winners!ReplyCancel

  • angela king - November 22, 2011 - 3:48 am

    hi emily!

    you took some amazing photos! i love the flare one and the first bridge one. it looks like you and your mom had a great day! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Julie Anders - November 22, 2011 - 4:33 am

    You did a WONDERFUL job!! You should be so proud of yourself! Congrats on winning 🙂 It sure looks like you and your mom had a special time.ReplyCancel

  • Emma - November 22, 2011 - 4:35 am

    Emily!! I can see you’re going to be just as talented as your Mom, you’re pictures are wonderful – I love all those lines. I really hope we see you featured again on the blog xReplyCancel

  • Anne - November 22, 2011 - 8:18 am

    Emily, I am SO impressed with your photos ! On another hand, I’m not so suprised… as talent seems to run in your family ! ;))
    You really have a great eye and a unique perspective on things. I think it’s wonderful that your Mom is teaching you photography now; I wish I had started as early as you. I’m really looking forward to seeing more of your work !ReplyCancel

  • Jenny Cruger - November 22, 2011 - 5:29 pm

    These are so awesome Emily!!! What an amazing passion and experience to share with your mom. Great job!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica - November 22, 2011 - 9:10 pm

    Emily, you are not only a great photographer, but a great writer. Your story about lunch made me smile! Your bridge pictures are beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • kelly garvey - November 23, 2011 - 7:57 pm

    wow…GORGEOUS images. so impressedReplyCancel

  • Lisa (Tout Petit Pixel) - December 2, 2011 - 12:49 pm

    Wow Emily, congrats!!! There is some serious talent here!ReplyCancel

  • Leah Cook - December 2, 2011 - 6:49 pm

    gorgeous, Emily…you have quite the eye!!ReplyCancel

  • Elle - December 13, 2011 - 12:39 am

    These are beautiful, Emily! Thank you for sharing your words and your images with us – and congratulations on the prize!!!
    I love the sun flare on the buildings too, and the fire truck is also a favourite 🙂ReplyCancel

  • […] and do the Sacramento ClickinWalk instead of the San Francisco one like we did last year (mine, and Emily’s). We knew a couple of women who would be there already, and one in particular I was excited to meet […]ReplyCancel