Sunday, November 16, 2008

Photo Shoot

Since Averi is two months old today, I decided to try and set up a real photo shoot with Averi in our garage. I'm very pleased with how it turned out. We had to be creative: Aaron was very clever and used the sunshade for the van as a reflector to fill in; we used a white sheet for a backdrop; and we set up his work lights for additional lighting.

Here are some of my favorite photos:

These are straight out of the camera. I was too excited to share them and had to post them before I had a chance to play around with them in Lightroom. I love how they turned out and I can't wait until my--OUR--new Nikon D40 arrives!

ETA: I just wanted to show an example of what can be done in Adobe Lightroom.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Sweet Baby

Heather asked me if there were any new pictures on my blog, so I thought it was time to put some up of Averi. She's 7 weeks old--I can't believe how quickly time has gone. She's such a pretty baby and very good. Right now she's not as good of a sleeper as her brother and sister were/are (I don't know how kid can sleep as well as Katie does), but she has a little while to catch up. Here are a few photos I took today:

I love how smiley she's become lately! She will grin at the most random thing, and her whole body starts to wriggle. And she makes the cutest baby noise. I took several videos of her making those noises, but I don't know if they'd be interesting to anyone but me! Maybe her grandparents...

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Digital Scrapbooking Day

Today was one of the 2 main events for digital scrapbookers: Digital Scrapbooking Day. First, and most importantly, nearly all the stores have huge sales. There are also tons of ways to win free stuff and lots of games going on. It's really a lot more fun than you might think. I also set a new record today for the number of pages scrapped: 3. It doesn't sound that impressive, but it is. Trust me. Aaron scored tickets to the UNM/Utah football game, so I was able to scrap my heart out while he was gone. Now to show the fruits of my labors!