About Danielle Huddleston Photography:

I am a wife, homeschool mom, a hiker, and a photographer living in Oklahoma. I love beautiful light and being in the woods. I share what I love on this blog, be they trails, pictures, or homschooling curriculum. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Archive: October, 2012

    Watching the sunrise and listening to stories

    Thursday, October 25th, 2012

    I set up my tripod a little bit too late on this morning so I was afraid he would not want in any shots.

    He sits with me every morning right when he wakes up.

    It is pretty much the only time he is still all day…

    I knew I could get lots of light in his face if I pointed out the sun rising over the trees.

    We watched it peeking out of the clouds together.

    I thought I would be able to get a shot with my oldest when he got up but he wanted to tell me a story instead.

    It required acting it out.

    He apparently got up just like a transformer this morning.

    This is the reality of most of my shots.

    Waiting for the boys to want to join me.

    I do not force it, I just try to make it fun.

    “Come here, I want to show you to see the sunrise peeking through the clouds!”

    They see the camera so they know what I really want but thankfully they still indulge me.

    Check out Emily at the Anderson crew for more inspiration to get in the shot.

    Our Days

    Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

    Our days have been filled with:

    Park visits (we make them walk!)

    muffin eating (when we are short on easy foods so I have to make something)


    pretty flowers from outside

    digging in the mud


    and of course lots of school!

    What have your days been filled with?

    Ft. Gibson & Sequoyah State Park

    Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

    This is the second time I have been to Fort Gibson in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma.

    It is such an interesting place!

    I would advise going during one of their events.

    They have a spring and fall encampment where re-enactments are going on the whole weekend.

    We missed the fall encampment by a week…

    I looked at the city website and it was wrong.


    A lot of the rooms are set up so you can see what they would have looked like.

    The boys wanted to look in every single one.

    There are several things to do in the area.

    When we went in the spring we also went to the Azalea Festival at Muskogee.

    This time we went to Sequoyah State Park & Lodge.

    They have an amazing nature center!

    When we got to the nature center it was closed for the day but there were a bunch of deer just hanging out!

    Caden played with the coyote.

    It was so funny, they were following each other!

    I want to go back again when we can go inside the center.

    We went a long time ago but I think the boys would like it even more now!

    They do have some hiking trails also.

    We only went on a short one because it was getting late in the day.

    Check out these two awesome places in North East Oklahoma!