Saturday, April 19, 2008

Wedding - Christy and Jim!

I can't stress enough how wonderful this wedding was! Everyone was so nice and really took to us like we were part of their circle of friends.

Christy and Jim got married a couple weeks ago (they just got back from their honeymoon a few days ago!) in sunny, but COLD Portsmouth, NH. The ceremony and reception were indoors in the Grand Ballroom of the Sheraton Harborside Hotel. It was so pretty out that day, but very cold and windy. So we all opted to stay indoors for all the images. Which worked out well, since the Sherton has a great grand staircase that just made for great formals.

Congratulations, again, Christy and Jim and thanks SOOOOOOOOOOOO much for letting us share your day with you!

So, without further ado, I'm embedding a slideshow here on my blog so you can see some of my favorite images from the day. Just click on the Play button in the middle to start it.


Saturday, April 5, 2008

New Canon!

I've been wanting a point and shoot camera for a while now. I seem to find myself at different occasions wanting my camera, but not wanting to bring my whole DSLR kit everywhere. For example, we are leaving for Disney in 55 days (or so I've been told!) and I really want to be able to get some images of the kids at the parks, but I REALLY don't want to have all my gear with me.

So I think I finally have the answer! Today we bought a Canon Powershot Digital Elph. This thing is soooooo cute. And at 7.1 megapixels, it's got some good-sized files. Plus, it fits in my pocket!!!!

We just bought it today, so I haven't had too much time to play with it, but it seems pretty good. It can actually capture these cute little videos, too. I mean, I can't compete with MGM or anything, but I can capture videos and share them with family who can't see the kids everyday.

I took the following image with it set on fully automatic. I take this time to also introduce our new living room set up....we moved the couches and added in a huge white bookcase. I love it!!
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Notice RJ hamming it up for the new camera?!

The auto flash went off - I'm not crazy about that, but I'll read the manual and figure out how to get a little more control over it.

Now, I'm not sure if this will work, but I'm going to try to post a 12 second video of the kids fooling around for the camera. They are sooo cute!

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We have our first little league baseball practice tomorrow (weather permitting), so I think I'll bring it with me and test it out some more.

Until then, have a great night!