Tuesday, September 28, 2010

i heart....

a love worth fighting for

abundant blessings

choosing hope

swept off her feet

an attraction of opposites

2 peas in a pod

more from the 
sneak peek of 
our family photo shoot

I saw the rest of them 
this morning...

They melted my heart.

Can't wait to show you!

my camera situation...I've been doing my research
and am leaning towards the Canon Rebel XS...but if I'm going to jump to a dslr I have to commit to learning things...things like aperture and iso...those things scare me.  
Any Rebel users out there?
Do you like it?


jAne said...

oodles of delightful images of hearts showing on the outside.
oh, how sweetly blessed!


www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Capers of the vintage vixens

cindy @ cottage instincts said...

STUNNING. You have a beautiful family Rene'. Can't wait to see the rest of the shoot.

I'm looking at Rebels too....but, I'm skeered for the same reasons as you! I'll be watching the comments to see what your readers say. Carol Spinski had a great post about cameras here:

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

~*Beautiful images!!~* You are very talented!~* :)Rachel

Busy As Can Be said...

I just love your blog! Your pictures are always beautiful!

Southern Belle said...

These photos are darling!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Gorgeous images!

When I was DSLR shopping, I had it narrowed down to the Canon and a Nikon, and I went with the Nikon. So I can't help you there, except to say that you really can't go wrong with either.

Doesn't she just have the most darling things?
She's also one of the absolute nicest glas I've met in blogging, too. :-)

Have a fabulous rest of the week!


Sandi said...

GORGEOUS photos Rene!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the feet one. I need to take a photography class so I can take pictures like that!

I have a Canon and I love it (the power shot S5 IS)the only thing I know about it is that I love it!! LOL
That being said my son has had a Canon XTI for several years and loves it too. He took photography classes in college so he knows wayyyy more than I do and I wish he lived close enough to help me. *sniff*sniff*

In my humble opinion you can't go wrong with a Canon camera. My pick always!

June said...

Rene' these are gorgeous. They melted my heart too. Ember called me and asked if I had seen your pictures, because she is coming this weekend for me to take their family pics. Well I can see that her's will look nothing as beautiful as these. But they certainly inspired me to do better.
I am thinking of buying an DSLR too, but don't know yet which camera I want and when I will cough up the money for one. I do know about ISO and F-stop and aperture settings, but I know that I will still need to practice a lot.
You have such a darling family Rene' and I know that you know you are so blessed.

FlowerLady said...

These are wonderful photos. I love seeing your whole family, but my favorite shot is of you and your DH.


podso said...

Your photos are plain fun and show such warmth in your family! You are blessed.

podso said...


this blog friend just got the same camera after a lot of research...you could contact her ...

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Oh Rene, what a lovely family you have, your pictures or just gorgeous!!! Good luck with the camera thing, I don't know much about them, all I do know is that I sometimes have a really hard time getting a decent picture, and then other times they turn out just fine, and I'll be doing the exact same thing, I just can't figure it out! Blessings~~~ Daphne

Dianne said...

Hi Rene

You have a BEAUTIFUL family. I love seeing pictures of you and your hubby. I can just see the love you have for each other. In today's society of it is something to be TREASURED!

Dorthe said...

Beautifull,beautifull photoes, all so full of love and joy----all situations so worth to save -and remember.

A Cottage Muse said...

Oh Rene...they are wonderful! My son will be graduating next year from high school and I am saving to get some family photos done at the same time!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Love my Rebel...my first real camera...and I shoot on auto...I've had mine for almost two years and I'm still excited about using it!!!


Such a beautiful family and the pictures are so sweet!

Serendipity Woman said...

What a gorgeous post. It's a wonderful gift from God to find a love that endures. Looks like you got it...I love your photography method..but I do miss your lace.

Mrs. MK said...

me, too!

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

What absolutely GORGEOUS photos !!
Wowww !! Precious treasures ~


Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

What an abundantly BEAUTIFUL family you have...so happy, such spirit and love abounds.


Olivia said...

Oh wow, these pictures are breathtaking. I am so sad to report I know very little about cameras, except how to click.

Pauline said...

Dear Rene, these are beautiful, thank you for sharing. I am so please for an automatic camera, these days I just want to point and shoot, lol!

Have a blessed weekend.

Liz said...

Hi Rene! I was over here yesterday and thought that I left you a note... oops! Looks like it didn't stick! :P

I just wanted to tell you your family is so handsome! And these pictures are wonderful!!

I have a rebel and LOVE it. I would recommend that you go ahead and get the 35mm F2 wide angle lens with it while you are at it. This is the BEST all around lens for rooms and close ups!!! I love it! It would be perfect for you! :)

Have a lovely weekend!

Just a little something from Judy said...

What a beautiful family and what amazing photography. I truly do look forward to seeing the rest of the pictures. I like your captions too.

I heard many good things about the Canon Rebels although I do not own one. I like my Sony.

Alicia ~ time worn style said...

These photos are just beautiful, you must be so happy with them!

Donna Lynn said...

My BFF has the rebel and loves it! Love all your family pictures Rene, so beautiful!!!!

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

What beautiful family and such pretty photos. You have a very nice blog and I'm now following. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Best wishes for a wonderful day :)

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

The image of you and your husband is one of the sweetest portraits I have ever seen...such love you have for each other...it's wonderful to see that.

Regarding your new camera thoughts...you may wish to go to
and read all the reviews about them.