Sunday, February 24, 2013

1 | 2013 Digital Scrapbook Pages

I decided to start trying to do some digital scrapbook pages with some of my 365 photos. It doesn't make a mess and is much quicker. I like how they turned out. However, I will never give up paper scrapbooking!

My Favorite Session of the 2013... So far

Here is just one of my favorites from my amazing session with my kiddos in a big overgrown field in Okinawa. I just loved the location and so many of the photos I took. To see the rest, click over to Shannon Hager Photography.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Presents & Cake- Cooper's 8th Birthday

There was no school on Cooper's birthday because of President's Day. After a lazy morning we got dressed and opened presents. He couldn't wait any longer. He loved everything he got and was very excited to get to his own camera and a huge dolphin. After we went to Climax Coffee for our traditional birthday muffins. We went for a walk along the river so Cooper could use his new camera. He picked to hang out at home the rest of the day playing the Wii with his new Skylanders. For dessert we got an ice cream cake and it was very yummy. While Cooper was pretty bummed Daddy wasn't here, he still had a great birthday!

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Cooper's birthday, huge stuffed animal dolphin
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Cooper's birthday

Monday, February 18, 2013

Happy 8th Birthday Cooper!!

Can you believe little Cooper turned 8 years old today? I know I can't believe it. He really is the sweetest little boy. He tends to be more on the quiet side compared to his brothers and sister. They loves all things in the ocean. He sleeps with about 20 ocean creature stuffed animals on his bed. He still loves to cuddle with me and I just love that. Happy 8th Birthday Cooper!

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8 Questions

1. What is your favorite color? Green

2. Who is your best friend? Carson

3. What is your favorite food? Cereal

4. What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to be to make video games.

5. What is your favorite movie or TV Show? Jaws

6. What is your favorite thing to do? Play Skylanders, hang out with my family

7. If you could meet someone famous, who would it be? Will Smith

8. What do you enjoy doing with your family? Going to the beach

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine's Day Through the Years

Happy Valentine's Day to all those in the States. Today I was looking back through older photos. Its amazing to me how fast my foursome are growing up. We have spent so many Valentine's days together and in so many places.

Little Rock, Yuba City, Lincoln, Portland, San Francisco, Disneyland, and Okinawa.

Happy Valentine's Day xoxo

Sneak Peek of our Sunshine & Fields Photoshoot

What an amazing photo session we had yesterday. We finally had a sunny day and we took the chance to explore a huge field we have wanted to stop at. More to come this evening and this weekend.

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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Week 1- 6 Project 365 2013

I am so proud of myself for finishing the first 6 weeks of my Project 365. I haven't missed a day. Here are the first 42 days of 365.

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Friday, February 8, 2013

Project 365 2013 Update

I am happy to say I taken a photo everyday so far this year. I have completed all 40 days out of 365. It has been great practice and fun coming up with ideas. There have been a few days that were difficult to come up with, mainly because the weather was bad. I prefer to shoot outdoors rather than in the house. Anyway, if you want to check out my progress, you can visit my 365 page here: Shannon Hager Photography Project 365 2013

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Cherry Blossom Portraits at the Park

After school we tried to take a few more portraits at the park. The sun just would not come out for us. Still, I got this cute one of Emma. There were a few other pretty cute ones. To see more, visit: Shannon Hager Photography
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More Cherry Blossom Portraits

My little man all dressed up for more Valentine's Day portraits. These cherry blossoms are so in bloom and right by our house!

To see more from the morning session visit: Shannon Hager Photography
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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Butterfly Landings

We have driven past the butterfly garden so many times. Yesterday we finally made it a point to stop. It was small but very cool. The butterflies were everywhere. They would land on you and in your hand. The boys just loved this and thought it was so cool. Emma was terrified and wanted nothing to do with the butterflies.
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Cherry Blossoms and Valentine Hearts

We headed up North again to search for more cherry blossoms. This week we went to the Nago castle site to see how in bloom the trees were. They were a little disappointing. But we all got a great workout walking up the 100's of stairs. At the top is a great spot for photos. I took the opportunity to get a few Valentine's Day photos taken. I love all the unique and fun places in Okinawa. Always somewhere new and different for photo shoots, even on a very tiny island.

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shannon hager photography, okinawa children's photographer

Friday, February 1, 2013

Low Tide Exploring at the Beach

After school today it was nice and warm. We stopped by "Dolphin Park" to walk around the beach. It was low tide and the search for sea creatures began. There were some nice Japanese men fishing. If they caught a smaller fish they would put them in one of the little pool for the kids. The kids were so excited. They laughed and laughed. We also found a few crabs. We enjoyed a nice hour exploring then it was home for dinner.