10 on 10

Birthday Photo | Ten on Ten | Sara Tegman

We had a hard time deciding on what to do for our birthday bash extravaganza this year. We have three of our birthdays within four days of each other every August. This year we opted out of traditional birthday parties with friends and chose to do a number of activities as a family. We took the kids to Six Flags. Our kids have never been to Six Flags. They don’t even really know what going on a roller coaster, eating a funnel cake or downing an Icee means. Once we pulled up to the parking lot it all became clear. We went on nearly every roller coaster, ate in between while walking, hit every arcade, game, misting station and food stand. My feet were swollen, pruned up and in pain, but I wouldn’t trade that day for anything. We reconnected, laughed until our belly hurt and had so much fun. I don’t remember the last time we did this. I love my camera, but this day my pro camera just wouldn’t have made it through the Tidal Wave dry. I opted for our point and shoot Nikon CoolPix. I have to say, I was just as excited viewing and editing these images as any images I take. And this morning my oldest says “Can we go back to Six Flags again today, mom?” Happy Birthday to my family.

Please click through to the fabulous Mary Collier of MKC Photography in Washington State.

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St Louis Photographer | Sara Tegman Photography | 10 on 10

10 on 10 is a project where 10 photographers will post 10 images on the 10th of every month. We will be posting and linking to each other so you can click through our tour every month on the 10th. This is an incredibly talented group of ladies and I am very humbled and grateful to be in such company. Please join me.

Over the last week I came home for the July 4th holiday. My family is small and close knit. My sister and brother and I are all very close in age and are great friends. Our children are also close in age. They love to be together. My brother loves building memories and camping is one of his favorite activities. There is a campsite in the Kettle Moraine State Forest he loves to go to. The Kettle Moraine is made up of about 30,000 acres across Wisconsin. It is a lone campsite and the hike to get to the site is about 3/4 of a mile into the forest. Idyllic and dreamy doesn’t even describe our night in the woods. I am not a camper. I love my starbucks and running hot water, but something about the stillness, campfire and closeness of being with my family will forever become a warm, loving memory.

Now please click through to my dear friend, Kristy Lane | K. Lane Photography | Allen Child Photographer and see what brilliant images she captured for 10 on 10.

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