Sunday Snapshot: {Shamian Island}

For my last Sunday Snapshot here in China, I figured I should take advantage of the scenery here on Shamian Island.

And get some pictures of my kiddos.

Some more pictures of my kiddos.


This afternoon Miss Tallula made it clear that she is getting more and more comfortable with us.

Which is truly a beautiful thing to see.

It’s just not so great for pictures.


This girl is pretty much a wildcat.

And when the camera comes out, all bets are off.

So, instead of going out for some leisurely pictures as I had hoped…

it was more like me trying to squeeze a few photos in while chasing down a two year old.

When she wasn’t running off, she was asking me to hold her.

And of course, I was happy to oblige.

Tallula has also decided she’s not really interested in having her picture taken.

And she’s comfortable showing her disinterest.

So when she’s not running off or asking me to carry her… she’s pretty much ignoring me.

Oh baby girl. You’re going to fit right in at home.

My camera is a Nikon D90 and my lone lens is a 50mm 1.4. My settings were: ISO 640, aperture f/3.2 and my shutter speed varied between 1/1250 and 1/4000.

Wanna play along?

Here are the Sunday Snapshot rules – in a nutshell.

1. Sunday Snapshot will begin with my Snapshot post each Sunday (or Saturday night) and will close Tuesday AM.
2. It is open to anyone who wants to become a better photographer and have fun in the process.
3. Snapshot posts should have the photo to be considered AT THE TOP of the Sunday Snapshot post, and should include the Sunday Snapshot button as well as a link back here to encourage others to play along.
4. Share any photography tips and/or settings on your posts for others (like me!) who are learning – this is encouraged but definitely not required.
5. Each Snapshot entry will be considered by moi. I will review all the linked posts, then select a favorite photo to be announced on Wednesday.
6. The winning Snapshot will be selected based on composition, color, emotion, creativity and post-processing.
7. Weekly winners will be featured in a monthly Sunday Snapshot post which will be judged by y’all, the readers.
8. The winner of the monthly Sunday Snapshot will receive a photography related goodie donated by the Sunday Snapshot monthly sponsor. April’s sponsor is One Willow Presets.
9. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
9. Rules subject to change, as necessary, to keep this fun and fruitful for everyone.

Ni Hao Yall

If you’re ready to link up this week with your Sunday Snapshot, just copy the code under the Snapshot button and paste it into the body of your post where you’d like the button to be displayed.

When you hit ‘publish’ it should show up just fine. Then add your link below.

Happy Sunday, y’all.



  1. What an amazing adventure. She is so very adorable & I can’t wait to see more & more of her here!

  2. I am just glad she is feeling comfortable with y’all. That is ALL that matters. And from the shots you got, she is as darling as she could possibly be. I showed Dave her photos yesterday. He agreed…cute as can be!!!!

  3. Fabulous captures and she is just a doll!

  4. ALL of my kids reach the “I’m tired of getting my picture taken” mode very, very quickly. I’m impressed with people who can manage long photo shoots with their children. I usually have to move onto the dog…….the old dog who doesn’t move around much! Or even better, I get garden shots. The flowers pretty much stay put.

    Have a great and safe journey home! Can’t wait to see all of your kids together!

  5. Nice shots all!!!

    It’s so lovely to read and watch these happy posts!!! <3

    I'm already waiting for your posts at home when you'll get there and Tallula is meeting the rest of your family! :)

  6. I love your photos!!! Great composition – great eye!! Just beautiful… that little girl

  7. I can’t wait to see what all your other little ones think of this little ball of fire. Especially Poppy, and Vivi. Beautiful pictures.


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