Saturday, February 14, 2009

My New Toy

The Canon 5D Mark II is probably one of the hottest tech toys on the market at the time of this blog post. You wouldn't know we're in the midst of a recession with the way this camera is flying off of store shelves. I waited impatiently for a month before mine would even ship. One of the cool new features is the ability to shoot HD video. Here's my chance to flex some weak video editing skills.

See embedded video below or HD version here.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

the pintner family

If you were to walk into the Pintner home you'd probably find a jam session in progress with Keith on the guitar, Camille ticklin' the ivory, little Jaden on the drums, and baby Karis belting out a rock ballad - your next American Idol. What a musical family!

This past weekend I had an opportunity to share a beautiful morning with the Pintner's in Fairfield, CA at Rockville Hills Regional Park. It was truly a family portrait session as Keith's mom, Patty, Camille's parents, Eve & Ramon, and sister Christine were in town and joined us for the shoot. With the blue skies, green grass, and tres cool rockband family I started humming Paradise City by Guns N' Roses as I started to blog:

Take me down to the paradise city
Where the grass is green
And the girls are pretty
Take me home (Oh, won't you please take me home)

nice to know there's no risk of fire today

such a gorgeous day

a tender moment with Keith and Karis

at one point Jaden cast a spell and froze everyone with his magic wand!

My daughter, Natalie made a new friend in Karis and will most certainly have a play date soon!

Eve & Ramon are medical missionaries who just returned from an awesome trip to the Philippines

Keith and mom Patty

sisters Camille and Christine. Christine teaches English in Taiwan

there's never a dull moment with these two

Thanks for such an awesome session!