So here was what "work" looked like for me today....enjoy!
|We'll start with one of my favs from the day hehe|
|squeals of delight|
Then we did some carseat pictures because frankly, Brielle doesn't usually leave hats on and this is one of our favs.
And then we made it to the park! I was schocked that it was dead there---I mean, beautiful weather, where were all the little kids?!
|Raya continues to be scared of the swings this year too haha. She wants to go |
really, really SLOW.
|Brielle likes fast!|
|Brielle did much better walking on rocks than Raya did her first time.|
|Leaning backwards while swinging!|
|also leaning backwards while swinging LOL|
And now switching gears, help me pick a DSLR camera! I've decided that one of the things I'd like to treat myself to with my Etsy shop money is a "fancy camera" :-) Now the camera I have now is actually very nice. It was like $400, so it's more than a basic point and shoot. However it doesn't have changeable lenses or anything like that. I'd like to move up the camera food chain and get something more "professional". I'm hoping to stay around $1,000 with the camera and at least 1 lens.
So right now I've got it narrowed down to 2 I think, but I welcome your opinions if you have one!!! I've gotten some good feedback on facebook and the internet and that's how I got to the 2 I have right now....I just get so overwhelmed with the options!
First, when I did my own research I was drawn to the Canon Rebel T3i ....it's a comfortable price point for me and I know of a couple people who have this camera and it takes nice pictures. I've had Canon point and shoots in the past and always been happy with them.
The other one I really like is the Nikon D90 . This one is at the top of the price range I had set for myself, so part of me really wants to like the Canon better and save myself a few hundred dollars lol. But I know of a couple other people who have this Nikon and it takes excellent pictures. And from the people I've talked to today I get the impression that the Nikon's are known to be top of the line and a lot of the professionals gravitate to Nikons. But then that makes me nervous because I'm a complete amatuer, so will the Nikon D90 be impossible for me to learn???? I am not against taking a class eventually, but I'd like to be able to use it "right out of the box" so to say as well. I don't want to spend months learning how to turn it on haha.
So any input about DSLRs from my readers is appreciated!!! I'm really hoping that the new DSLR (compared to my current camera) will do better taking pictures of active little girls, because while mine right now does awesome outdoors, it struggles inside and it has a hard time keeping up with active moving subjects ;-) I am also hoping that maybe if I practice this summer with my new camera then perhaps whenever baby #3 comes along I will be happy enough with my pictures that I won't have to pay for a professional photo baby package like I have always done in the past.
I'm excited to pick one!!! Now if I could just decide......