Monday, June 22, 2009

Fathers Day photo shoot

On Saturday I took a photography class for moms, learning how very little I actually know about photography. Poor John got to spend Father's Day letting me practice my new photography skills on him and the kids. What a good sport he is! So this was my first attempt at using the manual setting! It is way harder than it looks but hopefully I'll get the hang of it before long. And before anybody asks......No, Ashley will not be hosting any more classes for awhile. She is due with her 4th child any minute now and will be taking a little bit of a break at least until the fall. Sorry!










19 comments:

Marlita said...

Oh my! I love all those pictures, especially the one of Ava smiling with the big flower on her head. It is so hard to get her to smile as it is!

Anonymous said...

Love 'em! You're a quick learner.

Jan

Amy L said...

These pictures are so good!!!!
I especially love the one of Ava on the steps smiling, she is so precious!!
Amy

Ssejors said...

I LOVE YOUR NEW HEADER!! <3 <3 <3!!

kirsten said...

So good Charissa! Really precious pictures!

Alicia said...

well I think those are great!!!!!! love your new banner/photo!

Oma Roberta said...

You will have a ball here in Mexico on the golf course taking the greatest pictures in the world. It is rainy season so everything is green and wonderful. Maybe you have a new at home mom career in the making! Simeon seems so grown up and tall! Cant wait til you all get here!!

Cammie Heflin said...

They are gorgeous! Good job!

Ashley Ann said...

Those are so great! I agree with the other comments - love the new header. I look forward to your many new posts with pictures! Glad you enjoyed it.

Larsen Family said...

Look really good. I love Ava's smile. Keep practicing, it has to get easier, right?

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Love the pictures...Enjoyed reading your blog tonight.....I love finding new blogs...Had a little time to blog hop tonight while waiting to go to the hospital and welcome a new grandson tomorrow. This month I am posting about our Disney trip, plus a great giveaway.

La Viajera Insaciable said...

Well, I am certainly impressed with your skills! Nice job, Charissa!

Molly said...

WOW, what a sweetie that Ashley is! You did a great job. I am amazed that you think you need more practice! You have an adorable family...sweet, sweet kiddos!

Jaime said...

No, I have not used PS Elements. I know regular Photoshop, but not elements! The only editing program I know/use is called Adobe Lightroom. Sorry I can't be of more help! : (

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Alicia said...

email me at ali_llanas @ hotmail.com

so I can pass on some Photoshop knowledge.

OH and If you go to Mexico, let me know, I dont know wich rute do you take but maybe if its near, we could meet, I would love to meet your precious family!

Anonymous said...

Just saw on RR the NEWS. Congrats. We adopted from ET and have a great fondness for that country and the people. Our little guy is 2 and the happiest, most loving child I've ever met. I know you'll have a great experience.

Jan

Melissa said...

Love, love, love the pics! You're hired for our next family pics!

Mary Beth said...

I love the all! Great pictures...