The Traveling Dress

One Dress. . .

7 Photographers. . .

and a Trip Around the World

Earlier this year, I was fortunate enough to join an amazing project with several brilliant photographers we amply dubbed The Traveling Dress Project.

As creatives each of us were fascinated with one another's different points of view so we decided to see what would happen if we each had the opportunity to use the exact same dress to make our vision come to life.

 

 

 

 

 

The only stipulation what that nobody was allowed to share any of the images they had taken for the project with anyone until we had all had the opportunity to shoot with the dress and gather everything together. We wanted to make sure that non of us where creatively influenced by anyone else's vision.

We were each given one week to spend with the dress, shooting it with our specific style and creative vision in mind before we mailed it off to the next person in line.

 

 

 

The dress traveled nearly around the world between the seven of us. All of us very different in our shooting styles and voices. The one thing we all had in comment was our undying love for creative expression and to put as much of ourselves into one shoot as humanly possible.

I was the last person to receive the dress along with an amazing post card from Erin in Nova Scotia. Although we all only had a week with the dress the transit time between mailing and delivery kept us all on our toes eagerly waiting for our turn.

 

 

Instantly upon receiving the dress I knew my amazing niece would be the perfect model so I called her up and she graciously agreed to help me shoot my vision.

This has been such an amazing project and I truly can't wait to see everything come together and finally see what all the other girls in the project have come up with.

Thank you all for taking the time to look through my images and share in my enthusiasm for this brilliant project.

 

~ Kristey Fritz-Martin ~

10:10 Blog Circle - August 2016

Happy August Everyone! I must admit this month really snuck up on me. I am so thankful I have amazing friends to keep me on track by reminding me to stay on top of things. One of these amazing people is my dear friend Jessica Mason who is next up on this blog circle so please don't forget to follow the circle by clicking the link at the bottom to see some of her work! She just applied and was exempted this last week into the Clickin Mom's Pro program and she is just simply brilliant. LOVE YOU JESS.

So here are my top 10 from the past month. I have been in a bit of a slump so choosing was kind of easy for me this past month because I didn't have nearly as many as usual. I hope you enjoy my images and that your summer is going well.

Monsoons

He loves me, He loves me not

Forever chasing the light

Summer breeze through golden curls

Family Adventures

Daisies with a Twist

Lucky lucky me

My handsome sunshine at the lake. . . Missing my Bug already while he is back in Idaho

Kids these days. . . the struggle is real.

My beautiful Step Daughter Codie. . . LOVE HER TO PIECES

And those my dear friends are my top 10 images from the past month. Thank you so very much from the bottom of my heart for all your love and support. I truly appreciate each and every one of you. 

Don't forget to head over to Jess's blog to check out what she was been up to this month!!

10:10 Blog Circle - July 2016

Happy July!!! 

We are having a ton of fun playing out in the warm weather (after the sun goes down far enough for us to actually go out and play) and the monsoon storms have started rolling through as well which has been a happy relief from the triple digit weather. Here is a collection of my top images from the past month. I hope you enjoy them and please don't forget to click the link at the bottom to continue the blog circle and see what some of my amazing, talented friends have been up to.

The Bottom

No churlish moralist ever uttered a falser maxim than that “Beauty is but skin deep.” Why Beauty is so deep that nobody has ever got to the bottom of it.
— T.C. Henley, "Beauty," A Handful of Paper Shavings, 1861

What Might Be

Summertime is always the best of what might be.
— Charles Bowden

Acceptance 

I am my own biggest critic. Before anyone else has criticized me, I have already criticized myself. But for the rest of my life, I am going to be with me and I don’t want to spend my life with someone who is always critical. So I am going to stop being my own critic. It’s high time that I accept all the greta things about me.
— C. JoyBell C.

Be Brave

Maybe raindrops are the bravest thing created by God. Want to know why? It is because they are never afraid of falling.
— Unknown

I Totally Knew. . .

Day: “Hey mom, is this water on?”
Me: “Not sure buddy. . . “
Secret. . . I totally knew it was on bwahaha. It is the little things
— Conversation with my 12 year old

Memories of your Heart

. . . and you will hold me with your wondering eyes in the serenity of purest mind at the dreams edge of my quiet golden shores accompanied by the melodies of emerald blue rippling waves where I will always remain voicing harmony in the over the rainbow soothing memories of your heart. . .
— Oksana Rus

Dancing with a Princess

We didn’t realize we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun.
— unknown

See The Light

When you possess light within, you see it externally.
— Anais Nin

Family 

The homemaker has the ultimate career. All other careers exist for one purpose only - and that is to support the ultimate career.
— C.S. Lewis

Everything you Gave Me

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me.
— Erma Bombeck

Lost Boy

Neverland is home to lost boys like me. . . and lost boys like me are free.
— Ruth B

Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for looking through this collection of my favorites from the past month. I appreciate your love and support more than I can ever put into words.

Next up on our circle is my amazingly dear friend Cicely from Rusted Van Photography. Head over and check out her blog, this month she took her family to the Seattle Japanese Garden to attend the Ranabata Festival and as always her images are simply breathe taking!

10:10 Blog Circle - June 2016

Yet another month here in paradise. . . although the Arizona temps are finally starting to live up to their warnings. 115 the other day!! YIKES!! Still loving my amazing little life though but I must say I am missing Idaho more and more every day.

Another month has come and gone and here are my top 10 images. I hope you enjoy them! Don't forget to click the clink and follower the circle all the way around to view some more extraordinary images from some of my dear friends!

Calm

many a calm river begins as a turbulent waterfall, yet none hurtles and foams all the way to the sea/
— Mikhail Lermontov

My baby

When we are children we seldom think of the future. This innocence leaves us free to enjoy ourselves as few adults can. The day we fret about the future is the day we leave our childhood behind.
— Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

Free

You will find that it is necessary to let things do; simply for the reason that they are heavy. So let them go, let go of them. I tie no weights to my ankles.
— C. JoyBell C.

Nature's Child

Every child is born a naturalist. His eyes are, by nature, open to the glories of the stars, the beauty of the flowers, and the mystery of life.
— R. Search

Frances A. Geico

And I shall name him Frances A. Geico. . .
— A Kristey Fritz-Martin original
Summer

Summer

Summer afternoon - summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language
— Henry James

Listen Softly

The earth has music for those who listen.
— George Santayana

Taking it In

The small things in life are sometimes the most precious gifts we are given, and when you recognize them when they arrive, then you are truly blessed.
— Raine Miller, Eyes Wide Open

George

And I shall name him George. . .
— A Kristey Fritz-Martin Original

Dance

You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, Love like you’ll never be hurt, Sing like there’s nobody listening, And live like it’s heaven on earth.
— William W. Purkey

Pockets of Light

The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter.
— Paulo Coelho, Veronika Decides to Die

And that my dear friends concludes my top 10 image picks for June. Thank you SO much for taking the time to look through my work and for your encouragement and support. It truly means the world to me!! 

Please head over to my brilliant fiend Ashley's blog to catch up on what she and her adorable little family have been up to this past month! See you all in July.

10:10 Blog Circle - May 2016

May already?!? This year is flying right by!! What a fun, yet busy last month this has been, tons of smiles, thousands of photos (literally) and a mixture of crazy weather! I thought Idaho was random when it came to weather but Arizona is proving to be just as unpredictable (other than the lack of snow which I am still loving!) Lots of sunshine mixed with rain and CRAZY wind storms! We literally had a shed completely blow over due to the strength of a wind storm that blew through teehee.

Anywho. . . Without further ado here are my top 10 images from the past month I hope you enjoy them and please don't forget to follow the circle all the way around by clicking the link to my dear friend Cecily's blog to see what she has been up to this month!

Drip. . . drip

Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet
— Bob Marley

Break in the Weather

Light gives of itself freely, filling all available space. It does not seek anything in return; it asks not whether you are friend or foe. It gives of itself and is not thereby diminished
— Michael Strassfeld

Bare Foot Babies

And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
— Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

Frozen in Time

And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about
— Haruki Murakami

Shy Moments

Sometimes it’s the same moments that take your breathe away that breathe purpose and love back into your life
— Steve Maraboli

Forever Chasing Rainbows

We are all broken, that’s how the light gets in
— Ernest Hemingway

My Little Adventurer

I don’t know where I’m going from here but I promise it won’t be boring
— David Bowie

Calm

We are not going to change the whole world, but we can change ourselves and feel free as birds. We can be serene even in the midst of calamities and, by our serenity, make others more tranquil. Serenity is contagious. If we smile at someone, he or she will smile back. And a smile costs nothing. We should plague everyone with joy. If we are to die in a minute, why not die happily, laughing?
— Swami Satchidananda

12 years old. . . When did that happen?

Parents can only give good advise or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.
— Anne Frank

Beautifully Different

People can waste a large amount of thier time trying to be accepted by people. Sometimes, God meant for you not to fit. You never know, you may hold the unique perspective that when voiced or demonstrated will change generations.
— Shannon L. Alder

And there you have it my dear friends, my top 10 from the past month. Please don't forget to follow the link and complete the circle to see some amazing work from some of my brilliant friends.

Next up is one of the sweetest people I know on this planet, my amazing friend Cicely Williams from Rusted Van Photography. Head over to check out some amazing images from her California vacation this past month.