Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Photography Blogsite is Up!

Hey Y'all!

Just wanted to let everybody know that my photography blogsite is up and running! I'm so excited, I think it does a great job of showing who I am. Look for more photos once I get settled in Oregon, which by the way, I do not advize packing your entire house right before you spouse leaves for a 8+ month deployement.

So please head on over and let me know what you think!

Happy Thanksgiving Y'all!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

It's Go Time

So I'm probably going to be very M.I.A. in the blog posting world for the next few weeks. We're super smart kids and are trying to move out of our rental right before Jordan leaves for his 8 month deployment to Africa. So most of my spare time is going to be spent packing boxes(again!)and spending time as a family. I told Jordan last night that I'm not all emotional about it right now because in our first six months here in Gulfport he was gone for training a total of 3 months. So he's been gone so much that it just feels like another training is around the corner. But I think about week three I'm going to realize that this is MUCH longer than any training. I'm really proud of him though, they are doing a lot of humanitarian work over there which I think is going to be super rewarding for him.

So hang in there and when I'm back I hope to make this blogging thing a priority again :) And look for my photography blog to be up and running soon!!

Have a great weekend y'all!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

What I learned

During my visit to meet the Little Man I learned to embrace higher ISO levels. I'm so happy that I can shoot above 200 and not start to get noise! This one here is at ISO 500 1/50ss and f2.5 thankfully there wasn't too much movement because my shutter speed was still a little slower that I would have liked.

I also learned that I need to consider an additional lens. My 50mm isn't the best choice in a small room like that, group shots are pretty much impossible. Any suggestions?

This is Auntie Jen with the Little Man :)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

The 4am Call That Changed Everything!

It was early Friday morning when my phone startled me awake, it was Jen. What could she be wanting at this hour? I answer the phone groggy and the first words out of her mouth, "Oh my gosh Marissa, I just realized what time it is!" Not really what I was expecting to hear :) After I ask her what's up she informs me that our dear friends Toni and Travis were heading to the hospital to have their first baby, Will. I was in SHOCK! I had just talked to Toni Thursday night and she was completely fine and her doc appointment that day showed she still hadn't dilated. Well, things changed a few hours later!

So this was at 4am central time and an hour later Jordan rolls over and informs me that I need to either go back to sleep, or go in the living room, oops :) Needless to say I head to the living room and wait to get the confirmation call that Toni was admitted to the hospital. As you can assume, I got that call and I was instantly on searching for the next flight out to meet my Godson!

William Alexander Ramme was born on Friday, October 29th at 12:14 pm and 8 hours later, Auntie Rissa got to meet him :) Of course I burst into tears the second I saw Toni holding that little man. I am so thankful I was able to hop on that plane and spend the weekend with my extended family. It was just meant to be, Jordan already had a four day weekend, so Brooklyn stayed with Daddy.

So here are some photo's from the weekend, enjoy!

The beautiful momma and her little man :)

I just couldn't get over how much he looks like his momma!

I think we all look a little disheveled but here are the happy aunties with baby Will!

Monday afternoon we did a quick (20 min.) newborn session with Will. I must say I'm pretty proud of myself for my first shoot. I only have a couple finished so far, but I can't wait to get the others done!

Daddy and baby, just before the shower ;) It was hilarious, Will doesn't pee the entire time and then we get him into Trav's arms and he's spraying within the first minute. I about died, you would have thought Trav was being sprayed with poison. Don't worry I got a picture of his reaction, it's a little blurry but it's still priceless :)
I will definitely be getting props to get myself set up to do more newborn shoots, I loved it!!