Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Try-It Tuesday

Family Photos (on a budget)...

I love photography...but I have no idea what I am doing. I don't have the patience to read books and when I try to get "technical" it doesn't work out so well. I know what I want the outcome of my shots to be, now I just have to figure out how to make it happen.

This year, I decided to try to take our family photos myself - by use of tri-pod and timer on my camera. I definitely got my workout running back and forth to set up the shot...then running back to be in the shot....then running back to see if it turned out. It actually was crazy and lots of fun!

On a side-note...if you bribe your 2 1/2 year old to pose nicely for the photos, make sure you get your information correct. We told him that if he was a good boy an cooperated, that we would take him to see Wow-Wow Wubzy, who was making an appearance at a local store. Well, I kind of just assumed that the commercial said Saturday...well, it was Friday and there was no Wubzy to be seen. I still feel like a bad Mommy! Has this ever happened to you?

Here are some of my faves...what do you think?

My husband told me to pick a hobby and stick with it. For a while I was trying too many things and was frustrated because I wasn't good at any of them. I really enjoy photography, so this is one thing I will stick with...then we will see what is next.


  1. Those turned out beautiful!! I personally the love black and white photos.

  2. They turned out really nice!

  3. I have comments!! I am so excited! Thank you so much Valencia and Jenn!

  4. I think these turned out great! Seriously. My favorite of the 3 of you is the closeup one on the bridge, and I REALLY love the one where your husband and little boy are walking away holding hands. It's just so sweet. I think you should stick with the photography, but I understand wanting to try out all kinds of different hobbies. Same problem here, and my husband says the same thing! :-)
    pk @ Room Remix

  5. Oh my goodness they turned out so well. I am really really impressed! And I love that profile picture of you with the red garage door - awesome

    How wonderful!


  6. wow! very nice! Looks like this might just be your hobby! :)

  7. They turned out very well! My cousin has four kids under 5 (at the time)and her prof. photographer gave her kids giant lollypops to keep them occupied. The pictures turned out so cute. I have filed that idea away for a one day diy photo shoot of my own.

  8. GREAT pictures!! This is definitely something to keep up!!!