happy birthday to me


I turned 30 in February. So far, I really like my 30s. My parents bought me a new camera for my day and it just took me a while to decide and then it took me a while to make the purchase. I consulted with my bff Paige because she knows everything about taking bring-you-to-your-knees photos and we landed on this camera that I still don’t know how to use but I am using it and I feel empowered and giddy and, well, like a total badass with my new friend. Thanks mom and dad.

12 Responses to happy birthday to me

  1. Kelle says:

    Love your comment comment…does that make sense? Comments are divine!
    Oh, dahling! My Canon rocks my world…can’t WAIT to see what mahvelous photos you take! So funny…Kelly got a new camera today too! What Canon did you get?
    …now off to see bff Paige’s pics!

  2. Katie says:

    I love this picture! And you’re right, Paige is an amazing photographer! I’m sure her present will be teaching you all you’ll ever need to know about the camera.

    Happy birthday!

  3. Beth says:

    Happy birthday! I just discovered your blog (which is adorable — I love your Love Coop!) and wanted to say “hi” from one Missoulian to another. Also, your Bug (and her blog) is just about the most beautiful human creature I’ve ever seen outside of real life, as it were. I am currently feeling baby fever, though, so I’m probably particularly vulnerable to her charms! :)

  4. lera says:

    We got our “nice” camera in January. I still don’t know how to do anything fancy or special with it. Some day I’ll have time to figure it out. Right???

  5. judybusy says:

    Hey, just wanted you to know I love your blog and will be following your garden and new camera antics!

  6. mrs chux says:

    well, what IS it? i have a canon xt and friggin love it. go canon go canon. your’s looks like the schmansy one!

  7. Kelle: You pictures are an inspiration so I hope I can take some photos that are remotely interesting to you!

    Katie: thanks!

    Beth: Always love to know more Montana bloggers…seems like there aren’t a ton of us!

    Lera: Woman, you have so much going on but you always seem to get an amazing amount done! So the camera figuring out will come some day, I am certain.

    judybusy: There will definitely be antics….

    Chux: It is great to hear from you! OK. The camera is a Canon Rebel XT 8MP SLR with EF-S 18-55mm, f3.5-5.6 Lens! yay. Now I just need to find time to dork out with it!

  8. Heather says:

    Oh my gosh, what a babe you are! Love the wedding food story and I am majorly impressed that you made food for that many people. Holy prep work, but what satisfaction!

  9. TRB Holt says:

    You are welcome…Happy shutterbugging!

    Lovies, Mom & Dad

  10. Kelly says:

    I just got a new mack daddy camera too!!!!!!!! Whatta quinky dink!! I’m actually a little scared of it!!

    I found these organized links for camera help on a message board and thought they may help u too!!

    getting comfortable with manual modes – posted 1/3/08


    aperture priority – posted 1/9/08


    focus and recompose – posted 1/17/08


    moving the focus points – posted 1/21/08


    shutter priority and kinetics – posted 1/24/08


    composition – posted 1/30/08

    auto focus modes and bbf – posted 2/14/08
    histograms – posted 2/27/08

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