It’s been a busy summer but we found time to relax last week.  🙂

Just some random

pictures of the boys.  For some reason they seem to think they need goggles.  They have gotten several pairs this summer but I’m pretty sure they have rarely been used.

The sport changes daily with this kid.  This day was football.


I bought a new lens.  Somehow the UPS guy keeps dropping stuff off here.

I should have gotten this lens right from the start.  Actually, I should have just gotten all my lenses right from the start.  It seems that after every wedding I order a new one.  I like prime lenses which means that you end up with quite a few of them to cover all your focal lengths.  My shortest focal lenth was a 50mm which is actually about 75mm on my crop sensor camera.

So this 28mm was much needed!  I think I’m going to really like this one.  It will be a great snapshot lens and probably the one that will be on my camera for our upcoming vacation.

I can finally get pull back shots like my (messy) porch:

But…. it is not a great portrait lens…lol.  I think I’ll stick to my 50mm for that.
(Wider lenses tend to have a lot of distortion towards the edges.)

She turned 8!

And just like that I have an 8 year old!  Hard for me to believe and apparently others too…  I’ve been mistaken for an 18 year old twice lately.  Once by someone older than me and once by someone younger than me.  It’s been a while since that has happened so I take it as a compliment 😉

Her new Mariner’s jersey that she will be able to wear when we watch them play in about a week.

Her birthday is close to her Papa’s so they usually share a party.  🙂

The Nerdy Library Shoot

I walked through this library for the first time a few weeks back and knew I wanted to do a shoot in it.  Kaitlin is usually up for any of my ideas plus she is a true library nerd herself so it worked out great!

We laughed during this shoot and wondered if the people watching the security cameras were laughing at us too.  Someone may or may not have jumped off a table at one point.  Enjoy:

Thanks Kaitlin!  You are the best!!