Friday, January 30, 2009

SHE rocks...I'm giddy in my sister-in-law, Kim! She got a new camera (Canon Rebel DSL) a few months ago. I'm sure you've "heard" me raving about it, and how insanely jealous I was! Well, she ROCKS because she let me borrow it for like three whole days! I'm Giddy!! Not that you have to have a DSLR to take great pictures...but it sure is fun!

I told her about a week ago that I wanted to try and take some twelve month pictures of Barrett myself. Just for fun, to see what I could do...and because paying for portraits and getting a bunch of prints I don't need isn't in our budget right now. So, she tells me I can borrow her camera anytime I want! She came over this morning for a much needed visit with Barrett and I. We hadn't seen her in a week and we were both missin' our Aunt Kimmy! As if it wasn't enough for her to bring me her precious camera, manuals and cords...she also brought me a tiger spice chia tea from the coffee shop! See...she ROCKS! {Sorry Kim, you're probably blushing severely by now} She wouldn't even accept my wedding ring as collateral for the camera's safe return!

I was beyond excited to get it out of the bag and take some pictures of my baby boy. Ahh...he's such a beautiful and squirmy subject! Our schedules were a bit hectic today, so I didn't get to play around with it too much. But, after weeding through the few shots I got, I fell in love with this innocent little face.

Help me Rhonda...those little eyes melt my heart!
I was getting his attention with goldfish crackers :)

So, tomorrow I'm going to attempt my own little twelve month photo shoot! Depending on how it goes, you may or may not see what comes of it! I'm also hoping to get my lens on some other pint-sized cuties {Norah Kate & Lydia} in the next couple days, if their mommies will let me! In the past couple days, I have become obsessed with photography. As I've been working on my ej designs passion to learn more about photography is growing. One of my good friends is having a baby in March and she's agreed to let me come over and photograph her little bundle. I told her I was doing it completely free, because I have no idea what I'm doing, and I have no idea if I will come away with anything halfway decent! But it will be fun to experiment with such a sweet little subject! I hope it doesn't give me baby fever!! I am doing the stationary for several spring and summer weddings, so I hope to save up some profits from those and maybe buy my own fancy-dancy camera! We'll see.

Okay...enough rambling for now! I must get to bed before Justin wakes up, realizes it 12:55 a.m., and notices I'm not in bed! Happy Friday!


  1. You crack me up! Well, it is now 1:13 AM and I am not in bed either! OOPS! But, Chris isn't here and the kids are both sound asleep so I don't think anyone will ever even notice that I am still wide awake at this crazy time of night!

    I am telling ya, photography is some FUN stuff sister!! And like you said, you can get great images with any camera, but a SLR really makes all the difference in the world!

    Love the pic of your little man! Look how big and bright his eyes are!

    Have fun "playing" with that camera this weekend! And now I am off to check out your EJ site! I mean, it is just 1:18 after all!

  2. That pic is precious! Isn't amazing how we can bribe our little ones with food!?!?

    I am curious about this camera...sounds very cool. Going to have to get with SuperStar Kim and check it out!!! I totally agree, photography is addictive! I love it, my boys do not. prepared, as the boy gets older, it gets harder to get pics. My boys are at the age of, leaving the area, pulling the hat down, begging"mom, please stop" NEVER! ha ha ha ha ha
    Can't wait to see the pics! Have FUN!!!!

  3. What a great photo of Barrett - so cute. Good luck with your photo shoot today!

    You'll have to let me know how you like the Canon Rebel - I've been looking to upgrade from my basic snap-n-shoot and have been hesitant as I don't know much about manuals. From Barrett's photo it looks like it does an awesome job, but is it easy enough to learn quickly? :)

  4. I'm so excited that you are so excited!!! Love that picture of Barrett. I think you really have a good eye for photography & I think you ROCK too..... you'll probably be able to teach ME about that camera when your through with it!
    Have fun, can't wait to see all the pics! love you, K


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