Monday, December 29, 2008

the best gift EVER

I GOT MY 5D, I GOT MY 5D, I GOT MY 5D Mark II!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My husband surprised me for Christmas. I have no idea how he even got one as they are backordered! I had asked for it, but it was so much money I never thought I would get this so soon!!!!

I've been playing around, but PS3 is not updated for the RAW from the 5D and it won't let me convert to JPG's! Grrrr, I think Canon and Adobe are up to something for sure. So now I have to plunk down $200 for the PS upgrade.

Hopefully I'll make up for all this spending with clients this year! Starting business plan and website this month - it's getting official! In the meantime, here is a preview of a possible new logo. Still working on it, but like where my friend is headed with it.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Snow Day

Sometimes you have to not worry about the photography and just capture the fun going on in your life.
J saw snow for the first time today. It was pretty amazing. He probably would have liked it much more if he didn't HATE his snowsuit!!
I didn't get a clear shot of him screaming about 1 minute later - that would blackmail sometime around age 16...

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Had a mini session with my cousin and his wife for their (very late) holiday card. I know they will go with a more traditional one, but this was my favorite...
I've been so crazy with getting all this stuff out to people I haven't taken any shots all week before today. It was nice to get out behind my camera for a few minutes. It was REALLY cold though!

christmas craziness!

Oh boy, I've been nuts over here! I've been decorating, baking, shopping, partying, and editing!! All those -ings make me a very tired girl.
We had a birthday party for my best friend's son this saturday - his first and little J's first birthday party. It was a blast! M had a Sesame Street theme and I made cookies - I am NOT a baker, but I think these came out pretty good and they tasted great! The kids loved theme so I was thrilled.

p.s. - you can see I'm no product photographer!!! LOL.

Thursday, December 4, 2008


This is Isabelle, who I had the pleasure of working with yesterday. She is six going on 30, and I just fell in love with her. Isa's brother Max wasn't into the picture taking so much and she was so patient while her mother tried to wrangle him for me.
Her nickname is Birdie and I thought this pic kind of summed that up!


So I'm adding this to *fingers crossed* win a new blog from MCP Actions and Into the Darkroom. I picked the images, but I didn't have time to really pick out images that fit into the board.
That being said MCP is AMAZING and I use their actions constantly, especially Eye Doctor which kicks A**!! The magic board above is really cool too, I might have to invest in it...