Friday, April 20, 2012

a NEW baby

Derrick has this way..
This way of talking me into buying things.
Things that I really want.
Things that I really need.
Things that I think I can "get by" without.

Every time I book a wedding and begin preparing for it, he asks me a question that cuts me to the heart: "What are you going to do for a back-up camera?"
I have borrowed cameras and more often than not I have simply gambled and gone without a back-up.
It makes me nervous - like chewing my nails until they bleed nervous - and it makes me anxious the whole day that something might happen to my camera. Nothing ever has, thank you God! But I still have that fear.

So, I have a wedding or two quickly approaching and he asked me: What did I want to do to invest in my business this year? And is there anything I wanted to do before my first wedding of the year rolls around?
And of course, he brought up the question of back-up gear.

Okay, I know I know, shooting without a back-up is extremely dangerous - like climbing a rock-wall without ropes & gear. But I haven't had the money or resources to buy a "back-up". And besides, if I was going to buy another camera, it wasn't going to be a lesser quality one, I wanted to upgrade and let my current camera become my back-up.

Well, we took the leap.
We made the investment.
And I am soo proud to be the new owner of a Canon 5D MarkII.

This camera is heaven in a little black box :) I'm totally in love.
And I cannot wait to test it and stretch it and play with it this weekend as we go away on our anniversary adventure :D
Yes, our anniversary is right around the corner!! More on that to come :D

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

adventure is out there!

We were driving down Route 6.
We were on our way to Lancaster, Pennsylvania for a little weekend get-away.
We were going to eat Amish food, see Jonah at Sight & Sound Theater, do some shopping, oh and eat more Amish food :)

We left early in the morning and had already stopped to get breakfast- so D & I were settled into the backseat of his parent's car, content to watch the scenery go by and so grateful that we didn't have to drive, when we felt the car slowing down, pulling over to the side of the road, and heard D's Mom say some scary words: "Are you getting pulled over?"

To which we all immediately turned around and looked behind us.
No police car.

And suddenly we were pulling a gigantic U-turn in the middle of the road.
We weren't getting pulled over, but if an officer had seen that move we probably would have been.

We turned off the main road and started down a dirt road that felt more like a well-worn path than a road. There were houses here and there, and then we turned down another "road" - and this one was even worse that the first one!

It was loud in the car, we were all asking questions and trying not to have our fillings rattled out of our heads. Finally, we realized that we were riding along the edge of a river, and when we found a place to "pull off" the one-lane "road" we all got out to explore.

And this is what we found:

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

[I Heart Faces] Happy!

totally in love with this picture i took of my nephew a few weeks ago when we had a burst of springtime weather :D he was rolling on the blanket with his Easter bunny just giggling up a storm :D

can't you hear it? :D
the birds singing, the sun landing warmly on your back, and a little boy giggling because he just ran all thru the yard feeling the fresh grass on his bare feet :D
ahh summertime- i love you :)

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