Thursday, April 18, 2013

When I met Annie

I can't begin to tell you how many photos have been taken of Connor since his birth. I would say it's been easily over 500 in his short five and a half months. I use my iPhone a lot and I carry a camera with me daily. Needless to say, I can't get enough of Connor and his gummy grin.

Recently I mentioned to the Mister that I would like to upgrade my camera to a DSLR camera. I know they are expensive so I had it down as something I'd like to save for and get in 2014. Little did I know that James was actually listening to me and planned to get my one for our 5 year dating/2 year wedding anniversary.

Last week, James told me he got my gift and wanted to know if I wanted it early. If you know me at all, you know I don't do well with surprises so of course I wanted it. I was totally shocked when he came home and presented me with a brand new DSLR camera.

Isn't she is beauty? Yes, she. I give every important item in my life a sex and a name. She is Annie. (Short for anniversary. And you betcha, I'm that person). 

Anyway, as you can imagine I've spent lots of time with my girl. I can't believe how much I've already become so dependent on Annie to capture our family's memories. I adore her.

I've started practicing a bit with Connor. He is the best model. And I am planning on taking a photography classes at the University of Texas in June to help educate me on the basics of photography and how to use my camera.

Here are a few of my favorites I've snapped so far.

I certainly have one cute babe to practice with, right??

Any fellow photographers out there want to give me some tips?? I am open to any and all assistance! I am really excited to be able to get such good "every day" photos of our little man. 


  1. Connor is so adorable! I love that you named the DSLR! You can check my blog out at

    I found you through Jenn@Ripples and Waves


  2. So exciting! I'm sure the classes will be very helpful ;)


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