Saturday, September 18, 2010


Karen and I have a VERY busy day today! We have to be up early to help our friend decorate the reception hall. I'll have about an hour and a half to eat and change my clothes while Karen (who has some other work obligations) will only have about 45 minutes before we will meet the bride for her hair appointment and then go to the wedding site to begin helping her get ready and take pictures before the wedding. After the wedding we'll take a few pics at the reception before we are able to take off our photographer hats and simply enjoy the evening with our friends. :-)

It should be a full but wonderful day and we're both excited for our friend but will be too busy to post pics on the blog. Rest assured we will be taking HUNDREDS of pictures on Saturday and will hopefully have some beautiful pics to post on Sunday.

I came home from the rehearsal dinner for the wedding Karen and I are shooting tomorrow to find this. <3

The room was completely dark except for the glow of the tv so I had to use my flash (which I HATE to do!) but it did give me a chance to see how my on camera flash diffuser works on people in dark rooms. Plus I HAD to have a picture of this.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Tonight was the dress rehearsal for our friend's wedding, so here's a shot I took but I won't be posting tomorrow at all! Wedding stuff all day long and the reception won't be over until midnight or later. I promise you'll get lots of shots on Sunday though! :o)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Hmmm, to RAW or not to RAW

I need to do some reading and see what my choices are here. Today I thought I would shoot in raw and see if there was a difference in my editing, I'm thinking I should shoot in raw for the wedding so I can edit easier...
I'm not sure there's a difference? The things I did to edit didn't seem to be much different than when I shoot in jpeg...Argh! I'm just not sure. Here's my shot for the day. BTW Hope, I was doing this at the same time you were posting a pic of Carrie's daughter! She's a good subject! LOL

I took this earlier in the evening and didn't care for it AT ALL. I was going to take another pic to post but got distracted by kids. (They both wanted me to play a board game but couldn't agree so I had to play two, lol.) I was about to go to bed when I remembered I hadn't posted today so you get this yucky shot. *shrug*

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Let the gaming begin!

The new Halo Reach (video game) has arrived in our house, Dylan went and got it at midnight when they released it and payed for a special edition box with a statue and other collector items. Great thing about homeschooling, we just take a week off to enjoy something they love. Since it's after midnight, this is my pic for the day! I'm off to watch them play...I'm not good enough to play myself! LOL

Monday, September 13, 2010

You sank my battleship!

Home is where the tree is...


Had the whole day home today, this is a big deal as I've been uberbusy lately. I took a pic of one of my favorite things, my tree in the back yard. The moment I saw this tree (it was the middle of winter, btw) I told them I wanted the house!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

I was out very late last night and then Robbie woke me up very early. I was annoyed with him until I realized he'd woken me so I could see the visitors outside our bedroom window.

These shots are taken through the screen and in auto mode. I was half alseep and afraid I'd miss the shot if I took the time to worry about my settings. As a result the focus is on the tree instead of the fawn and the screen makes everything a bit blurry. But I still wanted to share our morning guests. :-)

Here comes the bride...

Today's pic was actually taken last night, but I'm gonna cheat and I'll do it again next weekend with the wedding! Summer's bachelorette party was last night, we had a great time and she looked stunning.