Sunday, October 2, 2011


collecting leaves for school

Lilah got her first school homework assignment from her teacher on Friday, and that assignment was to collect a big bag of colourful Fall leaves to bring into school!

So today, after Lilah's nap, we grabbed her last-years-halloween-candy-bucket and went searching for colourful leaves. Thankfully it wasn't too difficult a task, however with Lilah checking every one of them with a microscope to make sure it passed the "It's SO Beautiful" test, it took a bit longer than it probably should have!

Not to worry though, I kinda needed Lilah to take it slow today as I had a bit of homework to do myself! I bought a new camera (and lens) yesterday, it's the Canon 5D Mark ll along with an 85mm F1.8 lens. It's certainly a huge learning curve and I need lots of practice, but so far I'm loving the camera. Hopefully during this beautiful Fall weather I'll get a bit more practice fitted in - it's definitely my favourite time of the year for taking pictures!

One of the things I'm noticing already is that I don't seem to need to edit my photos as much, or at all really, with this camera. It's making my job a whole lot easier!


  1. I love that last photo where she is studying the leaf so intently. Adorable!!

    I'm so glad to read you are enjoying your time back at work! Em and I were exactly the same way... we have spent all of our time together since she has been home -and while I found it hard to watch her go off to school- I do enjoy the time it allows me to work and accomplish my own goals.

    And I love, love, love your family photographs!!

  2. well, that's about the cutest thing I have seen. Oh my goodness!


  3. OH MY, she is so cute inspecting her leaves!!! Love her outfit too...... looks like Fall has officially arrived in your area too!!

    SO EXCITED FOR YOU!! Aren't you just loving the new camera? It does make the editing easier. Everything is so sharp and crisp straight out of the camera!

    Happy Clickin'~




  5. I would say the camera is working, the photos are beautiful and clear. And that is my favorite lens!

    I love Fall, it is my favourite time of year, the colors are so beautiful, and it looks like Lilah loves it too.

  6. Beautiful pictures exciting that you got a new took beautiful pictures before so I am excited to see what you do with this one! I have to say I am so jealous at how cute Lilah is always dressed...Emma has so many nice things in her closet but she won't wear half of them. I don't even want to buy her clothes anymore because she is so picky and mostly likes jeans and tee's and even then I pick something out for her and she usually puts the top back and picks a different one. I keep telling her I am going to donate her clothes because she never wears 3/4 of them:( Sorry for the Lilah looks so cute!

  7. Beautiful Photos! Can't wait to hear more about your new camera. Fall is my absolute favorite!!!
    Sara :)

  8. I hope she has a wonderful time at school using all her "so beautiful leaves" for different learning projects!

  9. Oh my goodness I LOVE these shots of your adorable girl. That outfit, that hat, and her expressions when she's really examining something just make me smile.

    Gin =)