Monday, May 17, 2010

A Surprise...


You all know I got a new camera for Mother's Day! Well, you won't believe what happened to me.
First a little background info.
I don't know how many of you read Under the Sycamore, but a few years ago I met Ashley when she was in the full throws of her photography business and I was doing hair. We both worked the same wedding. Not too long after that she did some family photos for us, I have been a follower of her blog ever since. Admiring her photography talent. =) Last Wednesday I was patiently awaiting the arrival of my camera when I received the blast email from Ashley saying that she had an opening come available in her Saturday Snap Shop class! What an opportunity! I had been wanting to attend since the first class she had! I jumped at the chance to get to learn how to better use my new camera! 
What a blessing!
I thought I would share a few photos from the class and then a few I have taken since Saturday. 
If your not familiar with the class, Ashley teaches you to use your camera in manual and then you get a chance to use what you have learned in a photo shoot.

Onto the photos...
Could we have asked for a cuter subject to shoot?! I think not!
Ashley beautiful daughter!
The outdoor session...

And then a few I have taken since the class...
First we found a wild strawberry patch,

Then we cooked them up in the kitchen!
Jude and his bike helmet.
And our just for fun photo shoot =)
The plan is to keep practicing! 

13 comments:

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Great photos! I really need to learn how to use my camera.

Torres Family said...

Holy Moly! I cannot believe you get your camera and then a slot in her class. It was meant to be. I'm so excited for you. Ashley is one amazing mom, (and so are you)!

Sarah said...

What a fun class. You clearly learned a lot because your pictures look great. I love the one of your daughter with the brick back ground.
Job well done lady.

Dayka (Life +Style) said...

great photos, and beautiful kids!

Sharstin said...

how fun girly!! ashley is fab~ and great job on all of your picts:)

Emily said...

Wow, your pictures are incredible, you'd never know it was your first week with the camera! I'm thinking I might have to fly out for the next Snap Shots, I just love Ashley's photography and blog.

Haven and Home said...

Oh so cute! GREAT pictures!

waynette said...

Wow, I'm impressed Jesse...you took some beautiful pictues! Gosh your kiddos are so dang cute!!!

Erin said...

very cute!

sara said...

These are fantastic, Jesse! Congrats to you to for learning how to shoot in manual so early on - it took me months to brave that! :)

Jesse said...

Thank you girls for all of your encouraging words! You really know how to make a girl feel good! =)
Hugs!

AshleyAnn said...

Jesse! These are all so great. I am so glad you were able to attend, it was wonderful to see you again. I am looking forward to all the rockstar pictures you are going to be posting!

Freckles Chick said...

I am soooo envious of your new camera & the oportunity you got!! I can already tell you've got a knack for it!

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