Saint Marys GA - Fernandina Beach FL Photographer | Project 52: November-December
The final installment of my Project 52 is here! Next year (starting tomorrow!), I'm going to be doing a Project 365 instead of a Project 52 which will also better correlate with my 100 Days of 10 project that I'll be doing as well (starting with 100 days of black and white). I'm going to give myself some leeway though and not every image will be taken with my DSLR, there'll be iPhone captures as well. The important part for me is that I continue to document my own life and family and not get lost in just client work. My personal projects have always helped me grow and be creative, which in turn improves my client work as well. I'll post some of my favorites in monthly or bi-monthly blogs, but don't worry, I won't be spamming you all with every picture!
So now the final images of 2016...
46/52 - Beach Boy
We're so lucky to live in the south where we can play at the beach pretty much all year round. It does get chilly int he winter but that has yet to stop Connor from playing at the beach and splashing in the ocean. The Gulf Stream keeps the water here from getting super cold. It really is our favorite place to be!
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47/52 - Gingerbread House
We never built gingerbread houses as kids but always thought it'd be fun. My son and I have several allergies, however, making the classic gingerbread house making a bit of a challenge (unless we just didn't eat it, but where the fun in that?). So when we were at Michael's getting supplies to make ornaments and saw the foam ones, I knew this was just the thing we needed. My son had a blast putting it together and it kept him busy for a good bit too :).
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48/52 - Christmas Tree Lot
When I was a kid, we went every year the weekend after Thanksgiving to a tree farm to cut down our Christmas tree. Our adventure usually ended with hot cocoa and candy canes. I love the smell and look of a real tree. My husband and I had a real tree for our first Christmas together, which left him sneezing with watery eyes since of course he's allergic but didn't tell me. So the next year we bought an artificial tree and have used it ever since.
Now that we have a son, part of me wants to visit a tree farm just for the experience... and maybe we can dig up a little tree and plant it in the yard to decorate instead of putting it inside. We don't have many tree farms near us here in the south so we haven't ventured out to one yet. So instead, we went to a local tree lot to check out the trees this year.
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49/52 - Holiday Baking
One of my favorite memories as a kid was the holiday baking with my mom, especially decorating the spritz cookies with sprinkles. My son loves to bake/cook with me and I really wanted to capture this. Next time, maybe I'll set up a tripod and get myself in the frame too!
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50/52 - Dickens on Centre
For the past few years, the city of Fernandina Beach, FL puts on a holiday event downtown called Dickens on Centre. They have vendors, entertainment, and people walking around dressed like Dickens' characters. This was the second year we went and they have a kid zone this year that was pretty awesome. My son loved it and probably could have played there all day On our way back toward our car, I spotted this old red phone booth and knew it would make for a cool photo. It was a bit of a challenge trying to keep my son in it long enough to snap a picture, but I got one!
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51/52 - Making Ornaments
Each year since my son was born, I made ornaments to send to family that used my son's footprint or handprint. Now that he's old enough to make something himself, I gave him some options of what kind of ornament to make this year and let him choose. He chose snowflake ornaments and wanted to decorate them with glitter. He loves making messes... I mean doing art projects... especially when glitter is involved. It's a good thing we have a room just for this kind of stuff!
52/52 - Lego Building
My son is finally ready for "big kid legos" so he asked for those (and more cars) for Christmas. Naturally, he ended up with legos from several family members so he has a good start on his collection. He loves the city ones, because it's basically like having more cars and planes but he gets to build them first! I wanted to capture him building some of them for my final image, and of course had to include Daddy who was helping him (and maybe needed some legos of his own, haha!). And yes, if you haven't noticed, my son is not a fan of clothes in the house no matter how cold it might get outside. Though we've only had a couple of cold days so maybe he'll start wearing a little more during the winter months... maybe... Project 52 -52 /52Copyright Kimberly Tank Art & Photography
Thank you for following along with my project this year! I'm looking forward to stepping up my documentation of my own life and family with a 365 starting tomorrow. Happy New Year and may 2017 be full of love and laughter!
Keywords: Fernandina Beach, St Marys, beach, children, documentary, family, personal project, photography
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Kimberly Tank is an award winning professional photographer and artist in Saint Marys, Georgia, servicing Camden County in Southeast Georgia (including Kingsland & Woodbine) and Northeast Florida (including Yulee, Callahan, Fernandina Beach, & Jacksonville). Using natural light and custom on location sessions, Kimberly Tank specializes in the family and child photography; providing an exceptional customer experience and helping you turn your family memories into works of art.
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