Sunday, August 28, 2011

couple of cuties~ fargo outdoor photography

Ok, so I can't believe I didn't already post this one! If it has already been up here and I double posted it, please someone let me know.  But these kiddos were so fantastic!  Super cute, easy to work with, and of course a fun mom!  

Monday, August 22, 2011

adorable little ones ~ hillsburo photography

This family was really fun to work with.  Their CD is going out this week and while I did put one quick peek up on the Facebook site, I thought I'd also get a little preview up here as well.  I'm so glad I was able to get connected to this family, I look forward to watching these little ones grow!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Oh Olivia! ~ Fargo Newborn Photography

I feel like I've been waiting for this little gal to come almost as long as her parents.  I've been photographing her big brother since he was a newborn, did maternity pictures for her, and now she's finally here! 

I have to say, I have a super hard time getting these cute sleeping folded up pictures.  I guess you wouldn't really notice it much because I really TRY at every session.  But a newborn session usually takes hours, not just a quick in and out session over a lunch break.  I've discovered that having a heated blanket on and warming the other blankets baby will lay on has made a big difference.  Most people do have their house nice and warm for baby, but there's just something about helping baby feel warm and secure, even when they are laid down, that helps them relax. 

Another hat from SM Little Creations.

New camera recommendations

I am often asked about recommendations for a new camera.  I personally own two Canon SLRs and a Sony Cybershot.  Here's a reply I recently sent a friend after she asked me what suggestions I have....

I tell everyone the same thing, buy the best one you can afford :)  Its like a laptop computer, they usually are out of date before you can even take it out of the store and they are all basically the same but with extra bells and whistles.  I prefer a point and shoot that does video, I find I use video more than still images quite often.   I have had a Canon Elf in the past as well as a Sony Cybershot (currently) and really like both. The Sony has pretty dang good video.  They are both super small (just a little bigger than a cell phone) so I keep mine in my purse most of the time. Some people prefer one that is a bit bigger so they can hold it more steady, but I already have a big SLR so I don't want a big point & shoot. I've never really looked at or compared those middle size cameras.  If you want to be able to get fast shots, indoor sports/events, etc then I'd go with an SLR its really the only way to truely snap a picture and what you see is what you get without a delay. The downfall is they are bulky/heavy and usually cost quite a bit more. To get the most out of an SLR you will want to take the time to learn how to use manual settings as well.  So, its all about what you want to invest, both in money and time.  Check out the website to read reviews and once you narrow down a couple choices you can compare them side-by-side. Good luck!