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Nathan is 1

Mr. Nathan turned 1 yesterday!
Happy Birthday to the most adorable little man in the world.
With the best hair EVER!
(Justin Bieber…eat your heart out)

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Betheny and Jacob - March 18, 2011 - 6:41 pm

oh…my…CUTENESS!! Seriously, you do have the cutest subject ever but really, simply, you just have a gift.

The Essence of Newport..In Love

I planned a relaxing weekend for my hubby as a belated Valentine’s surprise.
We went down to Newport and stayed at a cute bed and breakfast right on the beach.
I just got my new camera from my hubby for Valentines Day so we had a lot of fun trying it out on the gorgeous day at the beach.

I have always loved his smile…what a cutie I have for a husband.
My husband actually really loves the camera and loves to try his hand at photography every now and then…and I am afraid he is better than me sometimes….or I’m just a really good model šŸ˜‰

I love little details

I am so mad that my husband gets to claim this shot. I mean, I did tell him the details of what I wanted the shot to look like… and then I posed the right way…so I should get some credit, right?
But, technically, he was holding the this (my favorite shot of the day) goes to my husband.

Pictures under the pier.

I really loved feeling Newport’s vibe. It was so relaxing yet it had a great energy about it that makes you want to just break out in a hip hop dance or stop to do yoga. We did not do either one but were very tempted to.

yes…It must be that I am just that good of a model…I think I will be in another life.

At the end of the day we went on a romantic, sunset gondola ride. We have never been on one before and it ended up being really great! They had old romantic song playing in the background and we boated around the Newport harbor and envied all the amazing homes and great big boats.

I love you babe….you know I do!

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Jeremy and Whitney - March 6, 2011 - 12:47 am

I think your a model in this life!! YOur one hot mama!! I love that James and I made it on your blog title photo!!

Baby Drew

I got to do a quick little photo session for this sweat boy. His Mamma brought his adorable blessing outfit along. So we made some memories for him in it.
You gotta have “blessing outfit” pictures.
I tend to go over board with narrowing down my favorites…so I made sure to pick JUST my very very favorites.

He was just too comfy in the little basket!

He could have stayed there all day.

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Team Anderson - March 4, 2011 - 7:03 pm

I'm in tears. His eyes! Oh my gosh, they sparkle!

Coming Soon!

I am still here. I have been having so much fun with my camera that I can’t keep up with edits.
So until I can steal enough time away to edit….
Here are some Sneak Peeks of what is to come.

Beautiful Laura and her princess chair! She was WORK-ing my camera!

My sweet heart getaway to Newport with my hubby.

Baby Pierce in his blessing outfit. What a smiley little boy.

…And this beautiful bride and groom.
Can’t wait to show you all!!!

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Betheny and Jacob - March 4, 2011 - 7:21 am

The pic of you and your bike is my FAV pic EVER! Love the shirt, love the shoes, love the bike. Love your insane talent. I want you to do my pics! For some reason, I've been wanting to do pics of me while I'm 30…don't know why. I guess it's because I've heard that your 30's are the most wonderful time of your life and I wanna capture it.

My Canon vs. Nikon Project

I have had a major decision to make. I am moving up to a big girl full frame camera.
The question has been Canon 5D MarkII or Nikon D700?

The left photo was taken with a Nikon D700 and the right photo was taken with a Canon 5D Mark II. They were both take with the 24-70mm lens @ 1000 shutter and 2.8F. There was no post processing done to these photos. They are straight out of camera RAW.

I have made my decision. Iā€™m staying with my NIKON D700! I honestly thought I would end up with the Canon 5D Mark II. I have been researching and studying both cameras and I also had the chance to shoot with both and decided that the Nikon was a better fit for me.
So in my OPINIONā€¦
Both Cameras are superb pieces of equipment; but, there were certain things about the Nikon that just won me over. I love the menu and button system on the Nikon D700. It seems easier to me and more natural. I do wish that Nikon had a wheel on it like the Canon 5D MarkII . But, I did not like that every time I wanted to move my focal point I had to push a different button before I could do so. With the D700 you just arrow over and you can change your focus point. Other than that they were both pretty easy to use.
I also noticed that the Auto Focus was much faster on the Nikon than the Canon. That really is a plus for me. And, if set correctly, the camera can predict the subject next move. So when I had a fast moving child it would focus according to where it thought that child was movingā€¦which was AWESOME!
When I was editing the full resolution pictures the Nikon was sharper; but I did like how the Canon had a little more depth to it.
I also noticed when I compared shots in low light the Nikon worked much better with less noise at the same settings than the Canon. There was a noticeable difference. At the same settings, the Nikon was always brighter and seems to have better sensitivity to light.
After comparing the pictures, it was hard to tell which picture came from which camera. So obviously, they both take amazing shot. This was a hard decision; but, if I was going to invest in a full frame I wanted to be happy with my decision. For my specific preferencesā€¦ I choose the Nikon D700. šŸ™‚

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Betheny and Jacob - March 4, 2011 - 7:18 am

Cool! What are you gonna do with your old camera??

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