Life Love Lens - March Blog Circle

Rochester, Michigan Photographer

Who’s ready for spring? I know I am. We have had a major case of cabin fever the last couple weeks, but we finally dragged our butts out of the house a couple weekends ago to hit the DIA (Detroit Institute of Arts, for you non-locals). It was Violet’s first time…I wasn’t sure how she would do, but she absolutely loved it. I think her favorite part was talking loud and hearing her voice echo. Due to my complete lack of planning skills, we got there an hour before closing, so we didn’t get to stay too long, therefore, I didn't get a ton of pictures.  We will be back, DIA....me and my loud, echoing kid!

Below are a few photos from our little outing. And today is Blog Circle day, so be sure to follow the links to all my photographer friends who are sharing, starting with Laura Acton!  In the year I've known Laura through this blog circle, she's taken so many great trips...I am so envious of her travels!  This month she is sharing images from her Paris trip, so be sure to check it out!

But first, here are photos from my exciting trip down to Detroit.  :)  First stop....we were hungry so we stopped for a bite at Green Dot Stables.  The light was non-existent inside the actual restaurant, but I captured these shots in the waiting area, where Violet slammed this lemonade in about 30 seconds.

 On to the DIA!  This was right after we walked in and she was testing the acoustics.  :)

Not my favorite lighting situation for shooting (low light, artificial light), but I loved having all the beautiful art as my backdrop ...

And then I found the dreamiest light in this stairwell!  (Cue singing angels....)

 Closing time.

 And then my favorite shot of the day happened right outside as we were walking to the car...

 She's into non-matching gloves right now.  (And if I remember correctly, the socks she is wearing under those boots are non-matching as well.)

You guys don't see 90% of my photos where she is making faces like the one below.  She's such a goof.  #photographerschildsyndrome

Thanks for stopping by!  Don't forget to check out Laura's amazing Paris images and then click through the entire Blog Circle to see some fantastic photography!