Do you find coffee shops inspiring?  I don’t know what it is about a coffee shop that makes me feel productive, creative, and inspired.  I love the atmosphere of others working around me.  I feel inspired to create surrounded by others seeking to create.

Today, on a whim, I gathered my kids and their work to head to a local coffee shop in our quaint downtown area.  Sometimes a change of venue is the right cure for apathy.

Or the-never-ending-winter-blues.

Espresso Lane

We ordered lattes…decaf, of course.  My kids think they are hot stuff drinking an occasional coffee.  Hello future coffee addicts.

Espresso Lane

We worked on a few school assignments.  And I found light, calling to be captured.  Inspired light.

Espresso Lane
Espresso Lane
Espresso Lane

Sometimes inspiration comes from stepping out of the ordinary.

You guys are all so inspiring! Let’s see what you’ve created.

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  1. Oh I love little coffee shops! My absolute favorite one is in a very little town nearby and when I am working at the library I love to go and get a delicious latte… And the inside of the shop is always so cute!
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  2. Gosh, I haven’t been to a coffee shop in ages — but I do like their atmosphere. These are lovely images of your children. Great idea. 🙂
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  3. I;m not a coffee drinker…yep, I’m the one. 🙂

    Sweet shots!

  4. My kids both like a cup of tea but neither of them have discovered a licking for coffee as yet.

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  5. Beautiful shots Kim!
    I feel the same way about coffee shops. Our kids are regulars at Starbucks and it’s a family treat. I do love a good mom and pop shop though. The quaint character can’t be beat.

  6. Your photos are beautiful! I’m not a coffee drinker, but there’s something about quaint little coffee shops that is so enticing to me.
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  7. Nothing beats a change in scenery! Sometimes I do that at work – move to the conference room or another area and suddenly I am so productive! recently posted..“I so cute!”My Profile

  8. Now girlfriend you are talking my language…the quainter the coffee shop the more in heaven I am and squeeling like a child♥
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  9. We lived in Paris (yes, the one in France) for 12 years when my kids were little. And to this day the thing I miss the most are the cafes. I’ve never found anything here that feels quite the same, but I love escaping to a good coffee shop…just have to travel a few towns over (at least) cause anonymity is part of the charm. These photos are lovely.
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  10. I hear you on that change of space. You found some beautiful light.
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  11. Really love these! The light was amazing. How great is it to be able to go to a coffeeshop on a whim for school?
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  12. Your photos are always amazing! I really admire your work :o) My favorites are that first one and second to last shot!
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  13. I was just reading an article on how to get out of the photography rut and one of the things it mentioned is to get out and explore. 🙂 I love coffee shops, even though I’m not much of a coffee drinker. I love the smell of coffee and I love the feel of small coffee houses.

    Great shots, all –but oh, I just LOVE that first one. 🙂
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  14. Wonderful portraits. I like, beautiful!
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  15. So cute and I’m pretty sure it’s the caffeine (even decaf has some) that makes you feel a little zing.
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  16. Yes, inspiration does come from stepping out of the ordinary. As usual, your photos are wonderful! And love that coffee mug! Have a wonderful Easter…
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