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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Calling All Bloggers! Help!

I consider myself a new-be when it comes to the blogger world.  I love writing about my experiences as a new mom, and I love getting feedback from readers (Please keep those comments coming).  Despite my initial hesitation of posting pics of my baby girl, I now have to restrain myself from overloading my blog with pics of her.  Here are some snapshots I recently took.

Clearly I'm not a professional photog.  I just try to capture as many candid moments as possible with my digital camera.  I have been contemplating investing in one of those expensive cameras.  My little Princess moves around so much that it's hard to snap the picture in time.  I've been researching different cameras and while it could be pricey, I think it's well worth it.  I've also searched far and wide for photogs in my area, but they're hard to find and way too expensive.  If anyone has any advice, I'm all eyes!

P.S.  I can also use some advice about my header too.  I've been playing around in photoshop and with the help of a co-worker, this is what we came up with.  It's not the best picture in the world, but it's one of the few pics I have with my little one that my hubby took.  Your advice would be greatly appreciated.

Weather Anchor Mama



At July 1, 2011 at 6:54 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG! First of all, your baby girl is ADORBSSSS!!!!! Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Secondly,why not capture a picture of the both of you in four different scenarios: The Four Seasons! You can take a funny pic of the both of you in rain gear, snow gear, at the beach and in a pile of leaves. Then take the four pics and add them to a banner. Maybe even take each pic and add a color tint effect to them. Maybe the winter pic can be blue, the fall sepia, the summer yellow and the fall orange. That way you capture the moment of your child and the weather for every season. Just an idea - keep up the great work! ~Laura ;)

At July 1, 2011 at 6:56 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh sorry, mentioned fall twice. I forgot Spring: Green! I need my morning coffee. LOL!

At July 1, 2011 at 9:38 AM , Blogger t.p. said...

You clearly ARE a photographer. Your photos are getting better with each post. Great lighting, composition and color! Kudos.

I like the banner too :) Great work Stacy-Ann!!!

At July 1, 2011 at 9:43 AM , Blogger This Cookn' Mom said...

Girl, you need to go to the canon direct website. They have refurbished cameras for great deals. Their deals are way better than ebay or amazon. At least from canon you know that your camera was worked on by a specialist and you get a short warranty. Camera stores or so overpriced. Look into getting the canon xsi, T1i, or T2i. They come with or without the kit lens. The xsi is $499 with lens and $419 without, the T1i is $599 with lens and $519 without lens, T2i $639 with lens and $559 without lens.A great(cheap) extra lens to use/start with is the 50mm 1.8($80-$90). There stuff goes pretty quick though. Have fun shopping!

At July 2, 2011 at 2:03 AM , Blogger TOLIVER FAMILY said...

1) Gah!!! she is so cute. so yes, of course you want to share her and all of her adorableness (LOL) :) i was the same way...but i realized that i was never going to get to that baby book so my blog (s) are essentially my baby books. i'm still careful about what and how much i share.

what camera are you using now? i started out with the rebel xsi that the previous poster mentioned. LOVE that fact i still use it OFTEN...most recently here:

you are so right! cameras aren't cheap but they are an investment in the documentation of your family's i say get the best camera you can at an amount you feel comfortable spending.

on the header - i think it's a cute pic.

if you send it to me and the measurements...i'd be happy to play with it too :) i'm definitely not an expert though!

thanks for being willing to closed that afternoon...but totally appreciate it!

have a happy 4th!

At July 5, 2011 at 12:10 AM , Blogger Weather Anchor Mama said...

Thanks so much for the tips and compliments. This blog is definitely a work in progress and I'm having so much learning. Laura, thanks for the tip about taking season pics. T.P, I'm working on being an even better photog.

Thanks for the camera info Cookin' Mom and ToliverFamily! I'm making it my goal to invest in one of those cameras you all mentioned.

At July 6, 2011 at 11:53 PM , Blogger Lil Man and Mommy said...

She is just too cute for words! Love her smiles. These days Lil Man spends more time looking down and eating grass than anything. LOL

At July 12, 2011 at 6:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...


At July 14, 2011 at 11:00 AM , Blogger De Su Mama said...

I know I am way late, but just wanted to say: get the camera! I stressed over the cost, waiting for nearly a year, and now that I have it, I wonder why I waited as long as I did. You will love it!

We got the T2i, which I recommend because the ISO goes up to 3200 and its fantastic in low light. I never heard of the refurbished Canon camera site, but got a decent deal for the camera and the kit lens for $750. BUT, I would say to skip the kit lens and go straight with the 50mm 1.8. It has not come off my camera since I got it :)

Doing a post on photo composition today...come check it out!


At July 15, 2011 at 12:39 AM , Blogger Weather Anchor Mama said...

I will definitely stop by and check out the photo composition and I so want that camera! My hubby is giving me a hard time at the moment, but it is a goal of mine by the end of the year. I want to get one soon. I see all your pics of Alina! I love them! I also know that it takes skill. You're a great photog (not just the camera doing all the work) Thanks so much for the tips and advice!

At August 5, 2011 at 6:23 AM , Anonymous Shanida said...

OMG Stacy! She is so adorable. I can't take it! Beautiful! We need to have a playdate.

At August 5, 2011 at 8:38 PM , Blogger Weather Anchor Mama said...

Thanks Shanida! Please don't forget to follow me! I'm also on twitter.!/WeatherAnchorMa
Also, like me on facebook.


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