Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Who's Excited!

Last week I submitted a photo to Pioneer Woman's photo contest, and it got picked as a 'favorite!' The theme was actually Your Favorite Photos, and I chose one from Lauren's maternity photoshoot a while back (yes, she has a cute little belly under that bowl of cherries!!). It's funny how you can have a hundred photo shoots, but still come back to one that may be your all time favorite. I had this session when I was FIRST starting out, was still learning the ins and outs of my camera, and didn't even have a professional camera yet.
But I think because there is so much love in this family, and Lauren is just so sweet, I always come back to this shoot as one of my favorites. I know my skill has improved LOADS, but no matter how much you learn and equipment you buy, nothing replaces creativity and heart.

Anyway, I was just super excited and wanted to share!!!! xoely


  1. Congrats!! This is so awesome! What an honor to be featured on Pioneer Woman's site. You are so talented:)

    Love you!

    Question: what kind of camera are you using now? And what kind of lens?

  2. Thanks! I was pretty excited! I'm using a nikon d700, and various lenses. Are you looking to get a new camera??

  3. Hey, congrats! That's great!

    I love the smirk on her face.

  4. Not a new camera, but a new lens. I'm using the Canon Rebel, and I really love it. But I just feel like I could get better pictures with a different lens. I'm really just dreaming b/c I can't afford a lens right now, but I still think about it all the time! I just need to do some more research into what kind of lens would be best for an upgrade.

    I still think it's so awesome that you were featured on PW's site:)

  5. You should look into getting a low aperture fixed lens, like a 50mm f/1.4. It's a great little lens, and isn't terrible expensive (in the spectrum of lenses anyway). That's one of the first lenses I got, and I still use it.