Tuesday, March 31, 2009


So my renting lights experience wasn't what I thought it was going to be.  I thought it was going to be so easy and that I was going to get to take all these cool shoots that I wanted to try out.  Yeah that was not the case.  I thought that I was going to be able to set up these lights and start shooting.....nope!  It took me all friday night and sat morning to get my camera and lights adjusted so I could at least see what I was taking a picture of.  Here are some examples of what they looked like...plus they were blurry.   

Here's Cayden getting tired of me saying just a couple of more.   
Then it finally resorted to me taking pictures of Elmo!!!   Yeah it was pretty fun!  I had to keep adjusting my camera settings to fine the one that would work and Cayden did not want to sit that long, so Elmo became my model!
And poor Elsa....I had so many plans for pictures with Elsa that we weren't able to get to because I still didn't have the lights working.  I had even bought these great hats and a tutu to put her in...and totally forgot to use them.  Oh well I'll have to do it another time. 
So yeah my weekend with the lights did not go as planned.  But it was still fun to try and I did get some good photos even though it took me forever to figure this stuff out.  I'll post some of those photos here the next time I get a chance too!  

Nap Time is My Favorite Time!!

Family Photo

Thought we could use and updated Family Picture.  Even though this is from November!  Why is it that you take so many pictures of your kids and none of all of you with them.  Honestly this is most updated family photo we have...I don't think we took one at xmas.  And I can't remember the last time I had my picture with the boys!  I need to get on that!  


I took my chance and a paint craft with the boys.  Surprisingly it went smooth!  We painted there hands and feet and made V-day cards for the grandparents!  They loved it and Cayden thought it was so cool to paint Blake's feet, as you can see he even did the top of the feet and legs!!!


The joys of having boys is we have lots of accidents!!   In Feb Blake was seen for his first stitches!!  And i'm not even sure how it really happened but he's a tough one!  Now that each of them have had stitches...I'm hoping the broken bones don't come next...I'm not sure how I'll handle that!   

Reading Time!!

Here my boys are reading!!  Of course I love to see them read to each other!!!   Cayden actually reads the story to Blake and it's so fun to hear him retell it!!

Monday, March 2, 2009

This Weekend!!

I'm getting so excited for this weekend as I'm going to be renting some photography equipment!  
I've been wanting to do this for sometime now.  It will be so fun to play around with lighting and backdrops!  I just hope I know what I'm doing....but it will be fun to play and try some different shots.  Hopefully this will give me a chance to get some pictures of my boys as well!  I have such a hard time getting them together for a picture.

I have 4 photo shoots already planned for this weekend to experiment with!  Mostly babies!  

I'm getting really excited to start getting a little more involved with my photography!  I joined a photography club and will be going to a one-day seminar in April.  I just have so much to learn and wish I could learn it all now!  I need to find a someone to mentor me so that i can learn more....I always have so many questions and no where to turn!  

So wish me luck and I'll post pictures once I get them done!