Saturday, March 20, 2010


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Sunday, March 14, 2010


This family had me cruisin down memory lane. My first child is nearly three, but seeing these friends - brand new parents of thier first baby girl - I felt like I was watching my own little family at the begining again. Three little years, it doesn't seem so long ago, and then again, it seems like an eternity. I loved watching them with thier newborn daughter - so proud, so happy, so in awe of this new life they have created...

Friday, March 12, 2010

Blog Giveaway

I have been making some great discoveries in the Blog world of late. One of my favorites is The Maternal Lens. They are officially one year old and doing a huge giveaway in celebration. I love the idea of giving away presents to celebrate your birthday - I think I need to adopt that practice.

Manual Mode!

I did it! I took great photos all in manual (in a setting where the auto mode gave me poor photos)! This may not sound like a big deal to many, but it's a big step for me. I am realizing that I have been holding myself back out of fear. I don't enjoy numbers and rules, but that is how I was taught to deal with exposure and aperture. So my response? Just don't deal with it. The composition of photography - that catching an ordinary scene at an angle that produces a great photo - has always come easy for me. But when I have tried to learn (or rather, memorize) the rules for the camera settings I would get scared and go back to what was easy for me. The big epiphany for me this week is that my way was actually harder!

Here are a couple of favorites from my first all manual photo shoot (ok, it was bathtime with my almost 3 year old, but wow was it fun!)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


What a priveledge to shoot my very first maternity session. I loved being pregnant. The anticipation was amazing. What will he look like (I have two boys), will I be a good mom, how fast will he grow, what will be his first word, will it be love at first sight? It was such a joy to photograph this beautiful couple in this stage of life - the anticipation of their first child. Thank you for sharing this time with me. And now, I can't wait to get my hands (well, camera) on your little one in a few weeks!

Girly Girls

I live in a house of boys - and I adore them, hands down, no questions asked, adore them. But every once in a while, a girls gotta have a little pink to play with! Sweet Baby A was so much fun this weekend. She has a big brother, so he fell right in with my big boy and I got to chase this little 9 1/2 month old darling around while they crashed some trucks and stuff. Have to say, I was actually sad when her mom took the tutu off, but all good things must come to an end, I guess.

Monday, March 1, 2010


Oooohhhh Mama had fun today!! My little Baby J and I had fun playing with the camera (and my new 50mm 1.4 lens!) while big brother took a nice long nap. Happy almost 5 months Baby J!

I also need to thank all the photographers who post photos on their own blogs. I have been browsing a lot lately and getting lots of new ideas and inspiration. Funny, I often find a photo that I love and focus on getting the same shot with my own subject. But somewhere in the process I end up with something totally different and love it. So I guess rather than finding a template to copy from other photographers, I am actually finding inspiration to create. So thank you to my many wonderful Inspirationists!!!