April Nienhuis » Oklahoma hobbyist and lifestyle photographer

backlit tree leaves by April Nienhuis

A walk around downtown Tulsa

I think you officially hit bad blogger status when it takes you 18 months to blog something. But in honor of thisView full post »

neighborhood kids selling worms by April Nienhuis

Worm Circus

Technically it didn’t start out as a Worm Circus. It began as selling worms for 4 bucks a pop but after parentalView full post »

A lightning storm at Keystone Lake in Northeast Oklahoma photo by April Nienhuis

How to photograph lightning

I really love storms. You know how some people get excited for the first snow of the season? Well, I get excited forView full post »

A lightning storm at Keystone Lake in Northeast Oklahoma photo by April Nienhuis

Snap Crackle Pop: a beautiful lightning storm

What do you do when you’re a photographer and weather geek and your neighbor sends you a text at 8:30 at nightView full post »

goofy girl posing in silly ways for the camera by April Nienhuis

She always keeps it interesting

All I wanted was to play with the light a little. I didn’t even really need her to pose or even look at theView full post »

boy sitting on a coffee table reading an underwater animal book by April Nienhuis

book reading turned yoga session

Um, I don’t even know. He gets his need to wiggle from his father. I thought I was just photographing him readingView full post »

indoor and outdoor snowball fight photo by April Nienhuis

the unconventional snowball fight

We don’t get a lot of snow here in Oklahoma but this particular weekend we got almost 6 inches – perfect toView full post »

5 year old coloring photo by April Nienhuis

one for the coloring books

Of all my kids, none of them enjoys coloring as much as this one. The other two like it, but this girl loves it. SheView full post »

rolling dough by April Nienhuis

homemade apple pie

I just made myself hungry putting this post together. I love making apple pie. I don’t make it too often becauseView full post »

Canon lenses of April Nienhuis

all my photo gear in one spot

I love seeing what photography gear others use so I thought I’d put a little post together showing y’allView full post »

kids sliding down a hill on boxes photo by April Nienhuis

box sledding

A few days ago I heard some squealing from outside.  Taking a peek, I see half the neighborhood kids, mine included,View full post »

mom holding newborn daughter photo by Oklahoma photographer April Nienhuis

baby sarah: 1 of 21 grandkids

Yeah, you read that right, this beautiful little nugget is 1 of 21 grandkids (or grands as my mother-in-law calls them)View full post »

kids listening to dan and louie bible stories on the ipod photo by April Nienhuis

sharing memories

Swimming, tetherball, playing on the mustard and ketchup at the ball fields, hanging at Grandma Jan andView full post »

black and white photography with a scrim to filter light by April Nienhuis

black and white

Just a few new shots of each of the kids that I got last month.View full post »

our linus by April Nienhuis


We had another one down and out over here this week. I love how this one, our very own Linus, finds comfort in hisView full post »

Exploring Creative Photography online workshop by April Nienhuis for Clickin Moms

neutral density filter

Just a teeny tiny snippet of what you would learn in my online photography workshop which starts February 24th. View full post »

through the lensbaby | january 2014

A little Lensbaby love on a photo walk in Phoenix that we had while there for Imaging USA. Now follow the blog circleView full post »

an unkown hug by April Nienhuis

like a loving hug

People always talk about how important photography is and how their photos are the first thing they would save if aView full post »

through the lensbaby | december 2013

Merry Christmas everyone!  Just some pretties to look at this month Now go visit the lovely Heather Meyer.View full post »

black and white bed photography with lensbaby edge 80 by April Nienhuis

through the lensbaby | november 2013

Anyone else still suffering from the time change a few weeks ago?  I long for a decent sleep schedule rather thanView full post »