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February Heart Challenge

It has come to an end…the Joyful Reflections February Heart Challenge which was held on Instagram.  It was definitely a challenge for me in regards to forcing myself to photograph a heart every day.  I want to thank all of you participated and I hope you really enjoyed it too. Perhaps we’ll have another contest soon!

Here are some of my favorites from the challenge. Please take a moment and enjoy the variety of creativity from all levels of  photographers from amateurs to the pros!
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Icy HeartThis heart was created and taken by Bethany Bahler of Ellington Connecticut.  Great job Bethany!
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 Here’s the cutest little heart image from Keli Jennings of Keli Jennings Photography.
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Bonnie - March 2, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Loved seeing all your beautiful “heart” images this month and loved the idea of your contest! So sorry that I didn’t get a chance to participate…but definitely will try to in your next challenge!

My favorite picture above is the one of the heart shaped cookie cutters. I especially “hearted” (loved) the one of the blue handled and raised handled 40s/50s era cookie cutters with the scalloped edges. I remember using the same or a similar one baking Valentine’s cookies with my mom.

As always, your pictures give such lovely and warm memories for me, as the pictures evoke such powerful emotions. Thank you for sharing your talent.

Ara Spellman - March 2, 2014 - 12:28 pm

Great shots! This collection really made me smile :)

Jessie - March 2, 2014 - 8:46 pm

Love that upside-down snowman!

Renee - March 3, 2014 - 12:40 pm

I love the upside down snowman!!

Sharon - March 3, 2014 - 7:15 pm

Catherine, what a fun project. I loved looking at all the hearts from everyone. I would dsay one of my favorite was the cookie cutters because I to love baking.

Keli Jennings - March 3, 2014 - 7:49 pm

Great photos! Thank you for sharing one of mine! :)

Julie Mankin - March 5, 2014 - 6:21 pm

Thanks for sharing the hearts Catherine!

Cathy Testa - March 7, 2014 - 10:01 am

Thanks for sharing my photo of the ice sculpture heart. The event was in Putnam by the way, every winter it is held in town, called “Fire and Ice”. Fun way to spend a winter day, lots of little shops and excellent restaurants there too, Cathy T

Happy Valentine’s Day 2014!

Happy Valentine’s Day to you!  I hope you receive lots of love from your those close to you today. It is the month of love and so I decided to run a little photography challenge on Instagram.  Every day you take a photo with a heart.  It’s funny how sometimes we create out heart and others we find by surprise as a few people have.

We would love you to join in the fun with us.  Please follow Joyful Reflections Photography on Instagram and add your photos to #jrpfebheartchallenge.  I will be featuring more of your images later in the month.  Thanks to all you are participating.  Enjoy this special day!
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The following two images are from Keli Jenning of Keli Jenning Photography .  Keli love your creativity!
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This beautiful heart was found while Cathy of Cathy T’s Landscape Design while shoveling all the snow off her porch  yesterday! Love it Cathy!photo2014-02-14_0011

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Cathy Testa - February 15, 2014 - 9:44 am

Enjoying seeing all the hearts, and glad you liked my photo. It was a spontaneous moment when I spotted the heart shape in the wrought iron door mat I keep outside on my steps. Thanks for including it in your series! Cathy Testa

Bonnie - February 15, 2014 - 10:55 am

Love this pictures! There are hearts everywhere – we just have to find them!
Favorite picture the buttons and the sheet music. Something about using sheet music as art gets me every time!

2014 Valentine’s Mini Session

I can’t believe it’s already the month of love…February! That means Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Have you thought about what your going to give those special loved ones in your life?  Valentine’s is a wonderful time to take those perfect images of your little ones to share with family and friends.  You’re in luck  because I’m running a VERY specially priced Valentine’s Day mini sessions.  They will be held in my studio and I have a wonderful backdrop with lots of great props for the kiddos to have fun with.  If the weather is nice I would love to take your images outside.  Consider bringing some of your own personal props…they always add a personal touch.

With this special you will receive two fully edited digital images to create personalized Valentines to give to family and friends…what fun! This year make your cards extra special including images of your little ones and  give truly from the heart.

Please contact as soon as possible, there are limited spaces available and I wouldn’t want you to miss out on the incredible special.   Happy Valentine’s Day!

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