The McBride's

The McBride's

Saturday, April 18, 2009


Travis and I got a new camera when he was home on R&R and I've been using it a ton. I LOVE it! I decided I should learn to do a little bit more with it since I really do love taking pictures of the girls. I took the class from Shauna Maness and she is so talented!! Her pictures are AMAZING. I learned a lot and she did the class so well I feel like I got a lot out of it. At the end of the day we went out to practice what we had just learned. Our model, Billy, was so patient with the cold and drizzle of rain (after 4 straight days of BEAUTIFUL weather it has a taken a little turn for the worse.) She was a great model and perfect for what I was trying to learn about kids and little strawberry blonde fair skinned girls! :) So here are a couple of my favorite. Now I would like for you to remember I shot these completely on manual NO AUTO settings allowed! I was pretty proud to figure out the right shutter speed, ISO, and Apature. Photography is so interesting and fun for me!! I had a BLAST!!! The first one I didn't do anything to and the second one my friend Erica helped edit a little bit for me. She is also one talented girl. An extra special thanks to Cristine for taking Alexis ALL day and Erica for taking Ryan ALL day so I could do something fun for myself!! :)


Cristine said...

Way cute!!!! Great job! I'm glad you had a good time! :) Now I need to go out and get a better camera so I can keep up! HA HA HA!

Brad and Erica said...

Nice work! You'll be pro in no time! Also, I am happy to watch Ryan for you anytime you want to do something for yourself. We had a blast. I'll have to post pictures of our day together later.

P.S. Thanks for the shout out!

Millers! said...

AWESOME! I would love to have a new camera like day!!!! Great job... glad you got some time to yourself for something fun!

The Grows said...

Your pictures look great. Now I have two friends that can take great pictures sweet!!!! Plus, I am sure glad you got to do something for yourself.

shauna maness said...

these are awesome monica!!
i am so glad you had fun!