Monday, April 25, 2016


So, next week I graduate from ASU with my Master's. Prett-ay exciting. This week I'm finishing the final touches on my big project and it feels good.

Greg's family does graduation presents, and since we were kinda poor when I graduated with my undergrad from BYU four years ago, he went all out on my present this time.

I got a camera.

A nice, digital Canon Rebel.

It's something I've wanted for a long time, but since I don't really know very much about photography and cameras are expensive, I could never justify it. So I've never actually owned a camera in my entire life. But Greg figured that now we have Brynn and we're about to move back to paradise (read: Florida), it was the right time.


I definitely have a lot of learning to do, but I'm really happy to do it. I love creative stuff like this. Greg has always been a strong believer that hobbies are important, but since I tend to be a little bit of a cheapskate, there tends to be something holding me back when it comes to stuff like this. But now that the camera is here, I'm just ready to learn.

Here are some of my favorite pictures Greg and I have taken over the past week.

And, my personal favorite...

Time to bury myself in photoshop and digital photography blogs this summer. Hey, I have an idea. Why don't Greg and I move to the beach with our beautiful daughter in a few weeks and document it all with a nice camera? 



  1. blogs:
    Digital photography school
    Clickin Moms
    Improve Photography

    And I've never gotten into Photoshop, but I love Lightroom.

    It's addicting!

    1. I also love Lightroom, though it's pricey! Used it when helping someone organize their family history and there is no better organization tool for photos - their tagging system is great!

  2. I love the black and white one where Brynn is sitting on the table turning to look at you. Such a pretty girl! I can't wait to see all of the pictures you take with your new camera!

  3. Your photos already look great Heather! Congratulations on the masters! There's a digital photography class in BYU's independent study, but it's in their high school catalog and I don't know how that works when you're not a high school student needing credit... I'm sure there are tons of free classes online too though :-)