Sunday, May 31, 2009

Family Portrait...Literally


50 mm lens, shutter - 50, Ap f 4.0, ISO 100, with flash & umbrella lighting


Today is my birthday. "All" I asked for was a home photography studio....you know, complete with a backdrop stand and umbrella lighting. Even though I really really wanted it, I didn't think I would get it...BUT...I DID! I love my husband! He is so supportive of me and my dreams!

As if that weren't enough, my dad also got me a 50 mm lens! Talk about SPOILED!

So...this weekend's challenge word was so appropriate for me, because all I've done today is take portrait pictures of my family. I love my life! As you can see, there are a LOT of things that I have to work on, such as light setup, but, I was so excited about my gifts, I didn't have the patience to get it perfect...I just wanted to play! It can only go UP from here!

12 comments:

{Alynn} said...

Happy Birthday!!! ...and dare I say, spoiled?!? Congrats on all your new gear, you must be having a hay day! Your family looks so happy in this shot!

Mindy said...

Happy BIRTHDAY!!! I'm so excited for you! Your family picture is great, and I'm looking forward to more pictures with your new toys. :)

Breezi said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

WHAT COOL BEANS Presents you got!!

Nice picture! I can't wait to see what else you've got up your sleeves. :)

Blake said...

Happy birthday to you and congrats on the present! I love the shot it is a good one. You all are smiling so nice and look good and happy!

Rachel H. said...

happy birthday! YOU GOT THE BEST, BEST gifts! WOO HOO FOR YOU!

Katy said...

Wow!!! What an AWESOME birthday!!!! You SCORED, lady! Happy Birthday to you... you've got a beautiful family, I love this picture, everyone's got such a pretty happy smile!

Teryn said...

What a birthday! I am so jealous. I don't know what you are talking about needing to work on. I think this was great. I'm excited to see what you shoot next with your new toys.

Brittney said...

Happy Birthday!!! Your family is beautiful. What a great family portrait!

Teri said...

Congrats on all your new photography equipment..that is awsome. I love you family portrait, it turned out great. Have fun with all your new stuff.

princess jen said...

What a great and supportive family you have! Happy Birthday and congrats on a great portrait!

Shelby said...

Happy B day!
Great family portrait, can we say cheese.....

AprilF said...

Happy Birthday!! Congrats on all of your new stuff! You have a beautiful family- and you have them all looking at the camera which is huge!!