Quarterly Top 5 Photos | Quarter 1 of 2012

The time is here to share your Top 5 Photos (you’ve taken of your children or pets) from 2012 1st Quarter. Make sure you check out the posts from Ashley of Ramblings and Photos and  Amber of Click.Pray. Love.

Here are my favorite photos.

I just love this photo of Dustyn with the bubble wand.

I love how much Carsyn loves swinging. His smile is amazing!

Love seeing my boys together. They are so sweet.

Dustyn wearing his favorite shirt, hat and playing Angry Birds. Ha.

Love this silhouette of Carsyn and Kenny. Adorable!

Now it is your turn, link up your Top 5 photos you’ve taken of your children or pets.

Here are a few things you should know:

  • Linky begins Wednesday, March 28th and ends Tuesday, April 3rd
  • Go through the photos  from January, February, and March 2012
  • Choose 5 and post them on your blog or Flickr account beginning March 28th
  • PLEASE only use photos that include your CHILDREN and/or PETS 
  • Accompany each photo with a short explanation of why you chose it
  • Link up here at Naptime MomtogClick.Pray.Love., or Ramblings and Photos
  • Be sure to include the Quarterly Top 5 banner or button in your post and you will be entered to win one of these prizes

Shutter Buddy of your choice ($23 value)

I do not own one of these but I love the Owl.  They would work really well with children or pets, to get their attention. Be sure to click over and check out all of Leora’s products.


Camera Strap from Chic Homeschool Mama ($25 value)


Gina, like the rest of us, loves photography and does a wonderful job making the rest of us shoot in style.  I have one of her straps and I love it! It is so comfy. You can see my review on it here. Be sure to check out her camera straps and lens bags. She is also offering a coupon code to all of our readers it is: top5Q1 for 15% off your order!


A Spot in Natural Light-Creative Basics For Any Camera from Bella Pop ($60 value)

The next class begins Thursday, April 5th, the day after the winners are chosen.  You can begin that class immediately or Brandy said you could join when it is offered in May or June.  Be sure to check out Bella Pop.  Brandy offers a variety of classes, tutorials, fun photos, recipes, etc.

Here is what BellaPop.com says about the class, “With any camera… point & shoot, cell phone, DSLR… natural light can make a world of difference. This class is for beginner shooters with little or no photography experience who would like to understand the basics of natural light and how it can make or break a photograph. In just 2 weeks you’ll learn how to use natural light photography tips to take better pictures with any point and shoot camera.”


Remember THIS IS NOT A CONTEST.  Anyone can enter and you do not have to have the best photo to be considered for the giveaway.  It is a random giveaway, as we want to encourage people to share their memories.  One person will be chosen for each prize.

One last thing, please add our button to your side bar to help spread the word we would appreciate it. Thank you!

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I am so excited to see your photos this quarter!! It is always a blast seeing how much your kids have grown.

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30 Discussion to this post

  1. Sarah Scott says:

    can’t wait for June to join in. silly question – can you tell if i am following your blog? i can’t tell – and would like to make sure that i am! xoxo

  2. sarah says:

    oh no! i’m so disappointed that i narrowly missed this link up! what an amazingly good idea. darn! i will be sure to check back for next quarter’s link up. and…that photo with the bubble wand is just too clever for words! love it!!

  3. Sara says:

    Wonderful photos Sarah, your boys are so adorable and you’ve captured so many beautiful moments and smiles! I love the bubble wand idea, so cute!

  4. Melanie says:

    HOLY MOLY! WOWza… these are SO fabulous. The 1st shot is pretty genius, & LOOOOVE the silhouette! !

  5. deb duty says:

    Beautiful photos of your two boys! I love the silhouette of Carsyn and Kenny. Amazing!!

  6. Tezzie says:

    Oh, those are wonderful picks! I love how fun hat bubble wand one is, the Angry Birds is fabulous, and your boys are, indeed, adorable!

  7. Andrea says:

    These are ALL amazing! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the first one. And the last one is pretty amazing too. Posting my tomorrow. Picking 5 is hard.

  8. Mona says:

    Fantastic pictures! The last one is gorgeus ♥

  9. Nicolette says:

    The one of the sunset is amazing! I really need to practice more night shots. Thanks for the inspiration.

    BTW: The two boys together are just too cute. Their expressions are so sweet.

  10. So glad you picked one of the silhouette shots. Those are fabulous!

  11. misc.alaina says:

    Really great shots, Sarah! I love all of these!!

  12. Michele says:

    Hi Sarah,

    I found you through Amber and wanted to thank you for such a fun way to encourage others and meet new bloggers. Your photos are stunning!!

    xoxo michele

  13. Bethany says:

    Great photos! They are all so cute. I really LOVE the silhouette!

  14. Jodi Hall says:

    Totally love that last shot.. and im jealous of that angry birds hat 😛

  15. Elena says:

    I know I’ve commented on it before, but I love that first picture! These are all great shots! The last one is gorgeous too!

  16. Adeena says:

    That bubble wand shot is a riot!! 😀 And I love your silhouette shot, too. ♥

  17. Susan says:

    Such fun selections! Still loving the bubble glasses. 🙂

  18. Megan says:

    Love the last photo. Wonderful!

  19. Rachel says:

    My 2 year old already loves to play angry birds, so I’ll probably end up with a similar picture at some point! Your pictures are so nice. I love the shot in the swing!

  20. kristin says:

    these are so wonderful! i am so loving that first one! i love the moments you captured!!

  21. Kim C. says:

    These are wonderful! I love the second of C’s big smile. Such joy!

  22. Susan says:

    Wow Sarah!! All of these are amazing shots of your boys. I LOVE Carsyn’s smile and Dustyn in that hat is way too cute. Thanks for hosting!

  23. Buckeroomama says:

    I absolutely love that last silhouette shot!

    Sweet pics of your boys. 🙂

  24. Gina says:

    All fantastic Sarah. You know I just adore that last one!

  25. Ashley Sisk says:

    Oh goodness – these are all so wonderful – love each and every one of them.

  26. Satakieli says:

    These are great Sarah! That first one made me laugh out loud, too cute!

  27. Michelle says:

    These are all great, your boys have the cutest smiles!

  28. amber says:

    I, too, love the bubble wand shot. So creative and cute. I love that D is out of focus, but you can still see he was having a blast. Carsyn does have a smile that lights up a room…..adorable.

  29. Jaymi says:

    these are all great!! I think the 2nd and 4th shots are my favorite! Tho I love the silhouette too!

  30. ginger says:

    love the moments you captured my oldest son will want that angry bird hat!

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