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Hello, and welcome to my blog. I'm a natural light photographer living in the Boise, Idaho area with my husband and 5 kids. I enjoy capturing images of all kinds, but I am truly in love with photographing newborn babies. The first days of life are precious and magical and so very fleeting. Feel free to email me with any questions you may have at Thank you for visiting my little corner of the web :)

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Saturday, October 10, 2009

My new favorite lens

The Canon 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS lens came a couple days ago and I'm loving it. It's supposed to be my Christmas present but there is absolutely no way I could wait another 2 months to play with this toy. I'm sure I'll wrap it up and put in under the tree on Christmas Eve so the kids don't wonder why Santa didn't bring me anything this year.

I love love love the shallow depth of field it gives on close-ups.

In honor of Halloween I trapped a really hairy, creep, yucky spider in a jar and snapped this little gem.

And no, I didn't have the heart to squish him after looking into all four of his eyes. He almost seemed to have a personality, ya know? After debating over what I should do with him for an hour or so, I finally let him go in the front far from the house as possible of course.

Bo's eye.

Right about now I wish I'd taken the effort to plant some flowers in the yard this year. But I didn't so I had to make do with what we've got. Kinda boring though, I know.

I really have no clue what I'm doing with macro photography yet, but I'm having so much fun trying to figure it out.


alison said...

Laura, these are amazing. That spider is unreal - you should frame him for halloween! I am in lens envy!! Love what you are doing!

Alli Blue said...

Eww on the spider! Awesome on the rest! You should call my sis in law Keri about the lens! She could give you some pointers!

Becky said...

Are you crazy!??!? I would have run so far from that freaky spider, you'd need binoculars to see it. Can't believe you let it go... it will come back in your house when it snows! Ick ugg... ew. Now I'm all itchy :)

Audrey said...

That spider is disgusting, I can't believe it's real! You're amazing no matter what type of photography you're doing. My favorite is the one of Stella sucking her thumb, so adorable! Now I've got another lens on my list of must haves.

Anonymous said...

Oh my heavens! My fave is that spider! I want one of those lenses! Oh so cool! Wouldn't it be so nice if money grew on trees! Love it! And I love how you share equiptment tips -helps us budding photographers! Love it!

williams family said...

I love macro photography! You are amazing! That spider picture is totally gross, but the detail is amazing!

Keri Blue said...

Ooooooo! How fun! I LOVE macro photography! I just did a big install at an investment firm of some macro flowers. They are toned B&W's on metallic paper. I really enjoyed the project. It's so fun to play with such shallow depth of field, isn't it!? Looks like you've got it down to me!!! Beautiful!