Photography Fun

I'm a photography wanna be. I'll admit it. I read a gazillion blogs and they all have amazing pictures, and ultimately, I'm jealous inspired.

Last year I purchased myself a beautiful Nikon D5000 and up until now it's been the most amazing point & shoot camera. It takes GREAT pictures. But, I know that I'm holding this baby back. So Momma has to learn to take pictures like a grown up. No more "auto" for me. {And I'm also somewhat ashamed I have asked for a "push present": a new lens to take pictures of the new baby!}

I started taking a 5 week long photography class through a community art program at my local university. {Thankfully, I live within minutes of West Virginia University!} I'm so glad that I am doing this!!! If there is something  you want to do, like learn to sew, use photoshop, play the guitar, whatever: do this for yourself! What an amazing gift to give yourself/myself an hour and a half to not be mommy or housekeeper, or wife!

My eyes don't completely glaze over when the terms "aperture, shutter-speed, ISO, or the rule of thirds" get thrown out there. I've been trying to practice and take lots of pictures to share with my class...I figure since I'm in a "sharing" holding pattern until a baby is born, I'll share some photography:

My favorite models happen to mostly be of the 4 legged variety-Mason & Trekkie, featuring the adoring little brother, Callum.

Although I'm annoyed that she is destroying my sofa cushions, she is cute. 


I like that you can see my reflection taking his picture in his eyeball. Too artsy?

Sister needs a manicure. I know. If only it wasn't such a weekly battle. Yes, I cut them WEEKLY! 

My snuggle-bug Mason. If only he'd be happy snuggling with Trekkie through the night! 

Boy with his pups. Love. 

Nothing like a little "pillow" to watch tv on! 
 Onto other things:

If you are not familiar with Ree Drummond, better known as the Pioneer Woman, you need to be. As in right now. Make the steak salad & without a doubt MAKE THE ONION RINGS. They are heavenly!

I don't want to make anyone jealous, but I was able to purchase a HUGE bottle of Pumpkin Spice Syrup from Starbucks. It's going to expire soon, but our local Starbucks had way too much, so I scored a HUGE jug for $5. Ironically, the Pumpkin Spice Latte I ordered was like $4.05. My husband is going away camping next weekend, I decided I HAD to learn out to use the cappuccino maker. This is my first attempt {not bad...}

And finally, we woke up Sunday morning to this very strange foggy mist. This is the view from my front porch, taken within a few minutes of each other: 

I need to bring 2-3 pictures to share with my class on Thursday. What is your favorite?
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  1. Snuggle bug Mason for sure. Amazing shot.

  2. Gorgeous photos, Danielle. I'd bring a couple from the first four pictures... they're just incredible.

  3. Love them all!! But, I think the one of Mason's eye is amazing. And, I love the one of Callum laying on Mason...the last one. You are doing a great job!!!!!

  4. I ended up bringing most of the pictures, the one of Mason's eye seemed to bring up the most I just have to figure out a way to display them!


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