her first birthday

It's been FAR too long since my last blog post! My apologies....

Image captured hand-held 5/30/11, 4:16pm • Canon 5D, Canon EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM • 43mm, f/2.8, 1/2000sec, ISO 250 • minor adjustments & effects made in Adobe Lightroom 2

Image captured hand-held 5/30/11, 4:16pm • Canon 5D, Canon EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM • 43mm, f/2.8, 1/2000sec, ISO 250 • minor adjustments & effects made in Adobe Lightroom 2

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I've been biiiiizy, busy lately with lots of graphic design work and photography events. The last couple weeks have been spent on some in-depth photography studying/practicing. I'm reading books and watching training videos like it's my job (well, I suppose that's partly true) and testing techniques to get myself ready for this summer's schedule of photography. I'm SO excited & motivated to bump it up a level!

There have been a couple days of rest though, thankfully. A couple weeks ago, Chad and I went to a Memorial Day party at our friends' house. They were also celebrating the 1st birthday of their [ADORABLE] daughter, Liesl. The weather was perfect—one of our first hot days!

I didn't end up getting my camera out until later in the party, but I really wanted to share these cute pictures of Liesl as she was gingerly traveling around the driveway in this little, white summer dress. I love the way the sunlight is kissing the side of her and casting shadows on the pavement.

More casual pics of kids & friends at the party »