Recent Doings | Photography

Like I mentioned earlier, I like to play around in photography.  There are so many great photographers out there with incredible talent and I just love drooling over their photos.  I think I like photography because it captures a whole story in just one moment.  There are beautiful things that happen around us all the time…but they are only there for an instant and, if you’re not paying attention, are easy to miss.  If that moment is captured on camera, though, it can be enjoyed forever.

My sweet niece was born a few months ago and my sister-in-law wanted some updated family photos–here are a few shots from their session.

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If you’re interested in seeing more of my photography ramblings, I’ve added a Photography tab to the blog with full sessions.  I’d love for you to check it out!  This full session is here.

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Things I Like | Photography

When I started this blog, one of my main hobbies was stalking.

Huh?!

Yep. Truth.  I was basically stalking other blogs to see how they did things…drooling mostly and having complete blog envy… But one thing that I noticed consistently during my stalking phase was that all the good blogs had good photography.

Now obviously, this isn’t a new idea.  Having good photos has been important for a long time, and not just on the internet.  But it made me realize that photography was an area I struggled with.  My phone took better pictures than my point-and-shoot…and not to mention the fact that I don’t have a ton of natural light in my house.   Using a sub-par camera in insufficient lighting…not pretty. [REALLY not pretty for an “over-analyzer”]

After months of frustration, I finally broke down and got a nice camera.

Woooohooo!

Ok. Now what?

I quickly learned that having a nice camera was only half of the battle.  Learning how to use it…well, that’s another story.

So!  I’ve been practicing.  Lucky for me I have lots of friends and family with cute kids to use as subjects.  But, while I really enjoy using my camera, I would never call myself a photographer.  I’m a total amateur, but I am a little proud of how my photography has developed, so I thought I’d share it with you.  Here’s are snippets of some of the sessions I’ve done.

M Roebke Collage

Elena Collage

Donovan Boys Collage

Olivia Collage

Thank goodness for cute babies!

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If you’re looking for some Spring reading, Sweet Paul magazine has published it’s latest 2012 Spring issue and it’s available online for FREE!

It pretty much has everything you’d want to read about in it–recipes, crafts, travel…If you’re a blog reader, this is definitely your kindof magazine.  Beyond that, the photography is is awesome:

Download the full issue for free HERE 

Have a great weekend!