Sunday, May 25, 2014

This Week

We went to the duck pond. I caught the boys reading. They helped me with sessions. They both get seriously giddy when I bribe them with a single gummy bear (vitamin) to sit and smile for a few pictures before church.


Yes, we fed the ducks fruit loops. I bought them about 2 years ago for crafts and we didn't have old bread at the time.


Reading together! This week after this photo was taken, I finally replaced the staked diaper boxes with a proper bookshelf.
They LOVE to help me take photos and will through temper tantrums if they don't get to tag along. I was so glad to take them with me to session one morning this week.
I had a newborn over for photos during nap time and Caleb took a shorter nap and got to meet him. He loves babies! Oh and there has been all this talk of Amazon's patent on using white backdrops, clam down there are 26 other factors into the specific patent...




This is what their hair looks like right after a bath.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Our Week

It's been a busy week and I have taken sooooo many photos I had several sessions and I took some fun ones of my boys.
 
Before church today.





I randomly caught him reading and right after I took this picture he said in his most dramatic voice, "I don't want any pictures right now!!!" Notice Caleb has a camera... we had just come back from the library and they had had a photographer there taking picture for the 505 project. We may have our face in a book and we even got out photo in the paper.
 We went hiking this week to scout out new locations and I took the following photos. I love how my boys laugh together and how silly Archie can be.
This was taken on my new 50mm 1.4 at 1.4.















This might be my new favorite photo of them.



as always, playing in the dirt

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day!

It's been a great day so far! Jacob cooked me breakfast and had the boys bring me my gifts, so sweet. Church was wonderful. Motherhood is an amazing, miraculous journey. 

Here are the boys after church. Love their outfits today!





Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Archie Reads A Book

So a recently bought a couple of new lenses and I got a few photos of Archie with one this afternoon. These were taken with the 24-105mm L IS USM f4. It says Marco on it and it's got the ability for fairly wide angled photos with the 24mm. I'm not sure how it compares to the 100mm macro that I've had my eye on but I got it used for an excellent price and I love how smooth it is. I was also able to buy the 50mm 1.4. I haven't tested it out yet but I have a session on Friday so I will use it by then for sure. I'm excited to see how it compares to my current go to 50mm1.8! 

Anyway... here is Archie reading a book! I really just wanted him to hold still long enough so that I could get a shot of his freckles (#1 reason I've wanted a macro lens). He has 2 on one cheek and they are adorable!! 
 
I had to crop this to really see the freckles... maybe I still need that macro.


This boy really loves his books!





This was shot at 24mm when I was just in front of the couch. This is great compared to my usual 50mm.



This was just before his nap. I think he was ready for it.