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After the Sun Goes Down

This past May the hubby and I celebrated our 5 year wedding anniversary. Time has simply flown by. By the time we reached 5 years we had bought and sold a condo, bought a house, and had 2 children. For our anniversary we left said children with family and spent a night in NYC, staying at the Gansevoort Hotel. I brought along my camera, lenses and tripod because I knew there were some things I wanted to capture based on a previous night we spent there. We ended up playing around a lot with the camera. Nothing super dirty or anything!  😉

The Mighty Macro

This year my birthday and Mother’s Day fell on the same day. I know, I know – I’m an adult so it’s not a big deal, right? Except I got cheated out of an extra day to sleep in. I’m thinking maybe I should have gotten an I.O.U or something though. I would totally cash that in right about now. Fortunately, I have a wonderful hubby so I think I’ll be a-okay.

Anyway, this year for my birthday/Mother’s Day I got the new 85mm macro lens. I had never shot with a macro before but I’ve seen plenty of macro photos and WOW! So beautiful! Needless to say I was very excited about my new toy. There was a slight learning curve, mostly with the use of the tripod which you often need when shooting macro, especially indoors. But it is so worth it! There are endless possibilities. Some of my favorite photos that I’ve ever created have been taken with this lens and I am in love!

 

My Babies

My wonderful children who bring me so much joy, make me laugh, keep me moving and make me smile. M is four years old. G is two years old. They are the best of friends. Some of these images are just snapshots, but they capture their spirit and personalities. M and G are anxiously awaiting the arrival of their little brother, due in February, 2012.