a Photo a Day | May 6 – 12


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MONDAY  evening light

TUESDAY  *Black Bean Soup and **Cornbread Muffins for dinner with our new roomies, SUPER delicious!

WEDNESDAY  Rolling Green Country Club member’s portraits (full blog post coming soon)

THURSDAY  flowering trees smell wonderful

FRIDAY  Citizen Way at Cup O’ Joy in Green Bay, WI (full blog post coming soon… for more Citizen Way CLICK HERE)

SATURDAY  dramatic wedding weather

SUNDAY  spring flowers

To see other “a Photo a Day” blog posts CLICK HERE.

* There wasn’t nearly enough flavor for me so I doubled the Cumin, Chile Powder (though I only used one kind), and Cilantro and added some sea salt and fresh black pepper.

** I made them as muffins and didn’t toast them.  Bake time was 20 minutes.  I used Silk Almond Milk Original Flavor instead of milk and I added some honey to the batter mix

a Photo a Day | April 22 – 28

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Monday:  “Love is the Evidence” by Citizen Way

Tuesday:  my first tomato seedling – I was beginning to think I killed the seeds 😉

Wednesday:  a portrait session with Citizen Way at Judson University (full blog post coming soon)

Thursday:  Lindsay and David’s engagement session at Mitchell Park Domes in Milwaukee (full blog post coming soon)

Friday:  ladies’ night at Anna Shea

Saturday:  Coty and Chris held a beautiful spring wedding at the Columbus Park Refectory (full blog post coming soon)

Sunday:  I have a new nephew!  (full blog post of Aaron’s newborn session coming soon)

a Photo a Day | March 25 – 31

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Monday:  For a mid Redeemed Tour getaway the Calhoun clan made for the hilly countryside of Galena, IL.  Our first moonlit night.

Tuesday:  Burgers for dinner and Ava was a little hesitant to partake.  After one bite she was in love though 😉

Wednesday:  A family walk at dusk.

Thursday:  Savannah’s birthday breakfast!

The full blog post of the Calhoun’s in Galena, IL is coming soon.

Friday:  I stopped in at Acacia Organics for a press shot featuring the Passion Art Walk.  I posed with my piece, the store owners, and my hubs.  I snapped a shot of the piece while I was there (full blog post coming soon).

Saturday:  Josh and Ben from Citizen Way played the Catlow for the Passion Art Walk (full blog post coming soon).

Sunday:  A resurrection sort of sunrise on Easter Sunday 🙂

a Photo a Day | March 18 – 24

Aaaaalright!  I am back and gonna be on a roll!  With over a week of blog posts to catch up on buckle down and get ready for a whole slew of photographic blog posts!  First up, the long delayed “a Photo a Day” post.

Friday I will be posting last week’s images 🙂

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Monday:  a Sunshine Moment Studio Wedding Album | Liz + Phil

Tuesday:  “Hurting Hands” is a piece I was commissioned to do for the Passion Art Walk, please check out the full blog post (and a larger image) HERE

Wednesday:  I was given several bouquets of flowers for my Studio Grand Opening party and they are too much fun to photograph 🙂

Thursday:  Sunshine Wedding Album | Kathy + Ryan (full blog post coming soon)

Friday:  Citizen Way at Fort Wayne, IN (full blog post coming soon)

Saturday:  Citizen Way at Liberty Township, OH (full blog post coming soon)

Sunday:  VIP Passion Art Walk Formal Reception (full blog post coming soon)

Citizen Way is Recording

About a month ago I interviewed Joshua Calhoun while they boys were wrapping up the recording of their full length album coming out this spring.  The reason for the delay in posting is simply because I realized I had to introduce the band properly before I jumped headlong into the intimate details.  So, for those of you that have not been properly introduced yet read the CITIZEN WAY STORY and you’re all caught up! 🙂

Kaia Calhoun (Me):  What are you working on now?

Joshua Calhoun:  Our new album will consist of 11 songs:  two older songs (one we did for Father of Lights and Things I’ve Learned with Joel Hanson of PFR and Aaron Ankrum in Minneapolis, MN) and the rest are new songs, including Should’ve Been Me, that we are so excited for everyone to hear.  The album is basically just the best songs that we have right now.

KC:  What has your recording process been like?

JC:  You normally start with drums and bass together, which means David and Ben are tracking together.  Then we lay down guitars and keys and vocals and auxiliary later.

Everything happens really quick. Our stay in Nashville was 5 days.  David and Ben recorded five songs in the first day.  And then everything else was added during the next four days – vocals takes the last two days.

KC:  What are you looking forward to about this album?

JC:  Being able to play all the songs on it, having new songs to play live, and getting more of our music out there.

KC:  What is next for you guys?

JC:  We start on a January tour with MIKESCHAIR and then go with Big Daddy Weave and Chris August in February.  Our next single should be released in March, we’re not sure what that is yet but we are down to three options.

KC:  What is your favorite part about recording?

JC:  The collaboration of finalizing an idea.

KC:  What is the best tip you have to offer to aspiring musicians?

JC:  Whether you are on a label or not, practice and write your own music and listen to a lot of music.