I’m participating in a 52 week project with 16 other photographers. We have a theme each week, and post a picture every Friday at 9AM Est.

Our theme this week is independence.

If you are interested in reading more about our themes each week click here.


The evening before the 4th of July, we went for a drive with just our family. It is when I took the pinwheel photos.

I love $ pinwheels, and hope to make it a tradition every year to take a picture of my boys with their pinwheels. At least until they are too old, and will no longer play with a pinwheel.

Thanks to Grandma Susie for letting me borrow this pinwheel.

I ended up getting that silly pinwheel stuck in my hair before the mini photoshoot with my boys. I had to walk around the car WITH A PINWHEEL STUCK IN MY HAIR so that my husband could help me get it out! There were several mountain climbers pulled over as well enjoying the scenic view, and mountain climbing for the 4th of July holiday. I’m sure they were wondering about my new hair style.  

I had so much fun playing with light, and texture in these photos.  

Then on the 4th, we went to the town parade.

The boys nabbed the glasses you see below at the parade. I love them.

I can’t think of anything more American than eating watermelon with liberty sunglasses on in your skivvies.

I thought my newphew said it best when he said “Mom, I love our country. There aren’t any wars in it. Thanks to our American soldiers.”

He happens to be six. I couldn’t have said it any better.

Happy 4th of July!

Now head over to Chrissy’s blog to check out her take on the theme this week! I can’t wait to see it.

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Lisa Turner - July 28, 2011 - 11:48 pm

Great captures of your holiday. Always so crisp and clean with nice tones!

Chrissy - July 22, 2011 - 8:53 am

Ha! Hopefully the pinwheel came out of your hair easily! Love every single one of these images. Such beautiful light and handsome little men 🙂

Tami Tripp - July 12, 2011 - 10:43 pm

LOVE the pinwheel! The one with the pinwheel in the bright light is fantastic! You do beautiful work.

tabitha - July 9, 2011 - 8:17 am

so cute!!!!! i love the light in these

Amy - July 9, 2011 - 7:00 am

Some of my favorite 4th of July shots. Great job.

Jobrina Hofleit - July 8, 2011 - 8:48 pm

Those first images are so beautiful with the light……such yummy sunlit images! And those 4th of July sunglasses are great!!!!!! Ha! 😉

Kristen - July 8, 2011 - 7:30 pm

Love these photos!!!! The lighting is so awesome!!!! Well done!!!!

Jessidee - July 8, 2011 - 1:56 pm

I get a great mental picture of you with a pinwheel stuck in your hair! How great! The pictures are awesome as always! The lighting is gorgeous!

Emily Horton - July 8, 2011 - 8:38 am

Your photos are always so beautiful. love these, as usual! 🙂

hope - July 8, 2011 - 8:23 am

oh so cute. love the pinwheels and the light!

Debbie - July 8, 2011 - 6:40 am

love all the pics, Kate! The sunflares, watermelon, beautiful boys and a perfect pair of sunglasses! 🙂

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