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Saturday Snapshots

I hope everyone had a Happy 4th of July! It was actually sunny here in Florida so we got to enjoy the lake. Last July it rained almost every single day.

Friday was a busy day for snapping candid shots.  I don't know why everyone tries to hide from the camera. *wink wink*I guess my blog title fits me just perfectly. My family thinks I'm a little crazy especially my sisters. I know they **secretly** love it! The photography tip I have for this week is to wait patiently for a good shot. If kids or adults aren't feeling it then don't make them pose. I actually don't love posed pictures. Instead I try to capture real expressions.  With little ones I'm usually playing some sort of game to get them to smile. Red Light/ Green Light works great at getting a real smile as well as acting goofy.

Before I share my snapshots this week I want to announce the Saturday Snapshot winner for June. It was extremely difficult because all of entries were outstanding!!!This month the winner goes to Courtney at Polka Dot Lesson Plans. Her post really caught my eye. You should see all of her sweet animals. Congrats Courtney! I'll be emailing you. A new challenge starts now!

Remember to link up for the month of July. Instagram link ups work as well... use the hashtag #Saturdaysnapshots #Saturdaysnapshotswithmissnelson

This is sweet Blakely enjoying the lake

Christian loves attention

Jax loves the lake!

My sweet mom also known as Gigi

Sweet Friends

Boys will be boys

Oysters - Just not for me! I can't stand any kind of seafood

Jello Shots for the adults


  1. Looks like it was a perfect day! Will have to make sure to come back in the morning and link up!
    Learning to be awesome

  2. I love your pictures, the way you capture the people and the lake!
    Frampton's FUNdamentals

  3. Your pictures really reflect how much fun and love there is amongst your family and friends! I instantly was reminded of my own fond memories of 4th of July weekends at the lake!
    Short and Sassy Teacher

  4. Looks like you all had a great time! Love the shots of the sky! They are beautiful. Have a great week!

  5. I love all of the beautiful pictures! Looks like a fun time!!


  6. The action shots are awesome! Catching the guys in midair! Love it! I also agree that candid shots are the best!!! It paints a picture of the events that took place versus only relying on posed photos. Jax is seriously adorable!! My pooches won't get near any form of water. I hear ya- seafood is not my cup of tea either. I'm glad you had such a wonderful 4th!
    Fifth Grade Wit and

  7. You take amazing photos!!! Looks like you guys had a blast!

  8. Your photos are always the BEST. I look forward to Saturday Snapshots to share mine, but also to look at you GREAT shots! It looks like you had a wonderful fourth. I also loved Courtney's photos of her animals. I think you picked a great winner for June!

    Get Your Science on in Room 701

  9. Y'all looked like you had so much FUN at the lake! You got some super awesome shots! I wish I would've been home...I would've invited myself to go with you! Less than a week until I'm back...are you gettin' EXCITED????? XO
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  10. Beautiful Pictures Michele! You have a great eye! You'll want to check out my post to see why I've been snappin' pictures all day long....and will be all month! :)

    Thriving in 3rd

  11. It looks like your having so much fun! I've always wanted to ride on a jet ski...maybe this summer.


  12. Your pictures are absolutely beautiful! And thanks for hosting such a fun linky! I loved putting all my pics up!


    Drop By...
    Life As I Know It

  13. This looks SO fun! I love all the beautiful pictures!

    Livin’ the Third Grade Dream

  14. These pictures are gorgeous, as always! I love the action shots on the rope swing. Jax is adorable!! The lighting in this pictures is just stunning. Thanks for the great link up!!
    Polka Dot Lesson Plans


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