Raddest Blog Circle: June Edition [scroll down for the next photog!]


Google: courageous and determined.

Urban: used to describe somebody who has attitude, who has a presence.

Dictionary: informal courage or spirit. 

Hmm, weird: touchwood or tinder, esp originally made from various spongy types of fungus.

and another interesting definition that may or may not be appropriate.

The images here contain 3 people I shot within the last month that are described as one or all of the above definitions. My nephew. My step-daughter. My cousin-in-law. Badabing. Badabang. Badaboom.

My initial intention was to post a Punky Brewster themed shoot with my youngest step-daughter, but alas, my mind changes faster than my fingers move sometimes, so here’s my eclectic post with my eclectic family.

Family is the best thing on earth. They all inspire me. Every. Single. Day.




Now please continue the circle to the fan-freaking-tabulous 

Felicia McTernan Photography !

One Response to “Spunky”

  1. beckie

    Love these Jules! I see so much personality in every one!

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Welcome to the Raddest Blog Circle. Ever.

Our theme this month is *Comfort* and at the bottom of my post, find out the fabulous photog you get to follow next in our circle!

If you know me, you know my very most favorite place on earth is the lake.  Seneca Lake, that is. It pretty much embodies the definition of comfort in my book.  I grew up in Glenora on Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes region of upstate NY over the summers and holidays and many times in-between.  I’ve even lived there a few times year round as well and have some of the happiest memories of my life there with my parents and brother and every other family member on my Papa’s side.  Brother and I have a lovely cottage there now that was once my Great Grandmother Mamie’s.  Family is the most important thing to me and Glenora is my home, my family, my comfort.  There is no other place in the world that makes me feel as comfortable and safe as Glenora.

My family has lived here for generations in the same cove, it’s pretty magical and incredible. Makes my heart skip a beat just thinking about it. Where many family members have married, including myself and the hubs under the most amazing Japanese Maple I’ve ever seen. My Great-Great Grand Pappy gave it to my Great-Great Nana when it was just a seedling and now it takes up 1/3 of my once Great Aunt Polly’s yard, now cousin Nancy’s. I was even married in my great-great aunt’s wedding gown that was also worn by my amazing grandmother and lovely cousin. I’m kind of obsessed with my family history if you can’t tell. <3

Here I am wearing my wedding flats on the boathouse roof, where I’ve spent my childhood and adult life jumping off with screaming delight. And no, I don’t jump onto the dock. That’d be totally unsafe. Duh.


“But Piglet is so small that he slips into a pocket,                                                                                                                             where it is very comfortable to feel him when you are not quite sure whether twice seven is twelve or twenty-two.”

― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

What else means comfort to me? It’s a who. That who is Brother’s son, the nephs, the most fan-freaking-tastic tiny human I know.


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Now please continue the circle to the awesome Forever Dear Photography !

5 Responses to “Comfort.”

  1. Felicia Mcternan

    The boys are so sweet and I love the BW conversions!

  2. Jules

    Thanks so much, Felicia! He’s my favorite tiny human ever. <3

  3. Darcy

    Love everything about this!

    • Jules

      Thanks so much, Bess. <3

  4. Beckie

    I love these Jules! I love the gorgeous blue of the lake as the background in the first image, The way you blurred it out goes perfectly with your words as you describe all your wonderful memories in the same place. And those black and whites of your nephew are A-Mazing! great work!!

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“…Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.” ~C. S. Lewis

I followed these two lovelies around for a day, and as you can imagine, we had a blast.

They’ve grown up together as besties and have continued to be so into adulthood. One lives on the west coast and the other on the east, but that doesn’t stop them from spending as much time as humanly possible together during holidays, vacations, and family functions.

These two are a little bit of the magic we read about, honest to goodness, through everything you can think of: Best. Friends.

MaryKristen3 (1 of 1)-3 M & K

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