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Archive for January, 2009

With rock star looks and a readiness to live, Austin is ready to take on the world.  Just a few short months and High School will be a thing of the past.  But before the memories are cemented into the walls of Time, I was given the awesome privilege of capturing Austin’s Senior Pictures.  Here’s a few from the shoot…

Austin, it was great to get to know you and your fam a bit this weekend.  Congratulations on your graduation!  Whether it’s cars or guitars, I know you’ll do excellent!

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Sunday’s shoot wasn’t just a celebration of Baby Grace, it was a celebration of family.  Grandma and Grandpa, Aunts and Uncles, Brothers and Sisters and one beautiful Granddaughter.  And the sense of family, not just the word, abounded between and within them.

And her’s the lil’ lady that brought us all together that day-Grace.

You can’t have Grandbabies without Grandparents-and what good looking Grandparents!

Now we can’t forget Aunts and Uncles!  Grace has got some great genes!

Thanks to all of you for a wonderful day!  You are a beautiful family inside and out and I love working with you!

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Although it seems like a lifetime ago, I shall fulfill my promise of putting up pictures taken with the Nikon Coolpix P6000.  Better late than never, or something like that…

I think I had mentioned that we had the opportunity to go and visit Mike’s parents in Chi-town.  We had a great time just hanging out, watching movies, playing games and eating lots of food!  Below is a picture taken in low light at a close range.  Using the counter to steady my hand, I got a pretty clear shot.  Not too bad for a point and shoot! 

Another low light shot taken at Chicago’s Fourth Presbyterian Church.  The pew helped to steady my hand, but again, pretty clear for a little camera.

Okay, slight detour.  There are a few things that I get giddy about in life.  Wine and cheese are some of them.  My in-laws took us to an awesome fondue place in Lincoln Park called Geja’s.  Because of my love affair with cheese and wine, I had to throw in a couple of pictures._0004-2

(This was the chocolate dessert fondue which comes flambe.  Not the best picture, but I thought the flame was pretty cool)

Okay, back to the camera.  This picture is taken at midday, so fairly good light.  I’m also handholding the camera.  I feel that this is a sharp picture, and the camera did well for what my needs were.  Not a shot to blow up and use in a gallery, but for a vacation shot it’s good.

Here’s another architecture picture taken at the Cultural Center.  Gotta love the Tiffany ceiling’s, right?  Again, I feel that the camera did well with the detail and gave a sharp image.

Overall, I feel the the P6000 did a good job.  Some of the pictures required a flash, which I am not a fan of, but at the same time, it’s not an SLR.  I liked being able to control the ISO, apeture and shutter speed, which you don’t get on a ton of little cameras.  So if you are in the market for a point and shoot, I think the Nikon P6000 is a good choice.

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I figured I should put something up just so you know I’m still alive!  We’ve been all over the country and county with Christmas, New Years, and Friends from out of town.  The time and company are wonderful, and it’s been hard to sit down to a computer and actually get some business done.  So don’t worry, give me a day or two and I’ll get some new photos up.  I’m not forgetting I need to show you the pics we got with the new Nikon P6000, and then you also need to see the new pictures of Grace (check her out at 7 days on the Amazing Grace post).  Arrivederci!

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