Saturday, August 01, 2009

New Toys!!

Jon and I have decided that we really want to be more active and to find fun ways to do that, so we recently bought roller blades and have been having a great time skating around the area! It's amazing how much it works your body in so little time and is still fun, and it doesn't even take that much effort! It's like the ultimate workout package! I highly recommend it!

When Jon hit 100 sales he earned a camera by doing so!! So yesterday we went out and bought a fantastic camera! It is a digital SLR Canon Rebel T1i and it is AMAZING!! I am having so much fun with it! One of the girls out here during the summer is actually getting her degree in photography so I have been able to ask her all sorts of questions, she is fabulous and it is so wonderful to be able to have an actual person to ask who knows that they are doing! The camera is really going to last us for a long time, which is great! And it has HD video so we don't have to take our camcorder to Italy this winter, which will be fantastic!! I am SO EXCITED about it!

This afternoon I got together with Misty and Rochele and we took newborn pictures of Zariah! Now, I'm definitely not the best photographer but it was so much fun and I think we got some really good shots! It was great and it really makes me want to learn more and get better! Luckily, Jon's uncle in Michigan also is really good at photography, so hopefully I'll be able to get some advice from him as well! Fun stuff!!

If anyone else has tips or advice on taking good pictures, let me know! ;)

Here are some of the pictures that we took today! You can click on them to make them bigger. It's hard to capture the quality on the computer, but you'll get the idea.


  1. awww those pictures came out great! I love them. You did such a good job. I bet Misty loves them too!

  2. The pictures are way cute love! but goodness! inapropriate! Naked bum pictures!?! (that was sarcasm;)) They really are lovely! And it so easy to get cut pictures when they're that tiny cause they're sleeping all the time!

  3. I totally love the pictures! Definitely the first one. I really like that one. That's really fun you got a new camera though. :D