Tuesday, April 24, 2012


This is baby Natlie. She is 4 days old and arrived 3 weeks early!! Thanks to Janella for letting me practice.

This is baby Addison. She is 5 days old and also arrived early. Thanks to Tiffany for letting me practice.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

My lil sis got married yesterday. She is now Mrs. Danette Haddix and is somewhere in Mississippi on her honeymoon with her best friend. 


Sunday, April 15, 2012

Justin + Kristen | Wedding

Learning everything I can about photography. Here are a couple from the wedding I photographed yesterday :)

Friday, April 13, 2012

Apparently watching Daddy hold the reflector was much more interesting that her Curious George book :) 

Jayden looking spiffy!
Playing with the blooms

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Happy Easter from the Bakers!

So it's really impossible to get a decent Easter photo after church, but Jay didn't have time beforehand. Sigh...

This is Rylee saying to hi folks before the service.

Saturday, April 07, 2012

New-to-me lens

I received a new-to-me lens today. At this point I am not sure how far I am going to pursue this photography, but I am loving what I am learning. However, instead of buying new (and thus expensive) glass for my cameras, I am looking for quality lenses that are used and at good prices. I follow several lenses on ebay and watch for how much certain lens are going for, both new and used. Lenses surprisingly hold their value quite well which bodes well for me down the road should I choose to upgrade to more heavy duty and faster lenses. But at this point I keep watch for sellers with 100% positive feedback first and then second for a good deal. I got this lens for less than half of the new retail. I have taken several test shots with it and by several, I mean a couple hundred (yeah, i got it today!) Here are a few of my favorite. This lens is called a macro lens meaning it is capable of focusing on something extremely close. 
These flowers are less than an inch wide from petal to petal.

 As if that isn't impressive enough, I blew up this same photo to 100% magnification and cropped around the center flower. Check out all the fuzz on those petals. Love how this lens captures these minute details!!!
 My neighbor wasn't home but he has some beautiful tulips so I went over and 'borrowed' a photograph. 
 This last picture is sure to get a reaction. I told Jay about a fun memory I have of lying on the brown sculptured 70's carpet in our small home in Pleasant Hill, Ohio when I was a small gal. I have my coloring book and crayons and I am listening to Odyssey on the radio. This seemed to be something I did often and I LOVE to color. The next day Jay came home with a coloring book and 120 Crayola crayons just for me. I am a bad mommy and haven't shared a single crayon with Rylee. I just don't want them getting messed up or chewed on. Weird I know. Anyway, here is proof that I have already used them :) 

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Easter Drama: In the Shadow of the Cross

Tonight was our dress rehearsal. I took this image during the crucifixion scene. We would love to have you join us. This is our first time to ever do a drama of this magnitude. Over 95% of our church is or has been involved in this drama. We are not professional actors or singers but we hope you will overlook our mistakes and enjoy the true story of Jesus' death and resurrection.
Friday, April 6 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 7 at 4:00 p.m.
Sunday , April 8 at 6:00 p.m.

You may email me for directions if you plan to attend. :)

Monday, April 02, 2012

the infamous desk!

Alas, after hours of searching and finally ordering the DREAM desk it is now no more! I called JCPenney today and cancelled the order. It is backordered until July. Sigh!

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Ho hum..what to do at 1 in the morning?

Edit pictures of course :)

April Fools Day = Rylee's 2nd Birthday! (no words necessary)