2015 Competition Success!

As my boys get older and more active, finding time for competition is harder and harder.  I did manage to submit a few images in the professional photography competitions and two earned additional merits in the Professional Photographer’s of America (PPA) regional (SEPPA) and international competitions (IPC).  One also merited

Wilson Botanical Gardens | Children by KJ Bradley Photography

I have been blessed to photograph Bella for her birthday for the past 4 years.  This year we went to the beautiful Wilson Botanical Gardens.  The Master Gardners of the NC Cooperative Extension Service have prepared a lovely space with whimsy and serenity.  The colorful flowers are beautiful for photos.

International Photographic Competition – A First Timer’s Perspective

For the last few days, the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) has been hosting the highest print competition, the International Photographic Competition (IPC).  Photographers across the world have been clinging to their cell phones for the telling texts that are the first notification the fate of each image submitted as

Shooting the Supermoon

I read that this is the summer of the “supermoon.”   According to NASA, a supermoon occurs when a full moon appears at a time when the moon orbits closest to the earth.  The nearness makes the moon look bigger and brighter.  This summer the supermoon will appear several times

Snow Birds

My last post was about a rare snow we got here in NC.  As expected, we were back in the 60’s within a week, but then we got round two!  This time it was 5.5 inches and temps at 3 degrees!  I am not a wildlife photographer, but these birds

A Snow Day in the South

One of my favorite things about living in North Carolina is the weather.  We get to experience every season without extremes.  Winter can be cold for a few days and then we have mild temperatures again.  A dusting of snow can send us southerners running to the grocery store for

Clickin’ Chicks of Parkwood

Girls need girl time.  There is something cathartic about being around other women with similar interests and passions.  That is why the women of Parkwood Baptist Church created Girlfriends.  Girlfriends are small groups of women with common interests.  The Clickin’ Chicks group includes women who love taking pictures and have