Sunday, June 26, 2011

Say YES to V.B.S!!!

So last week my kiddos attended Vacation Bible School and had a blast! There was a team that came in from Missouri and did a fabulous job with all the kids! There was lots of fun. music, singing, dancing and great food! But most of all being able to hear the word of God! Here is a short glimpse into our long, but fun week! Enjoy!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Mary Gibson Photography Images Price Page

         Mary Gibson PHOTOGRAPHY Images
{ PRICING } For general pictures Family, Newborn, Children etc..

Package A :
Images on a CD sized 4x6, 5x7, 8x10 & 1 original              Package A Prints  
Package A Prints                                                                          1 8x10
$ 100.00                                                                                          2 5x7
                                                                                                      4 4x6
Package B:                                                                                   12wallets
Images on a CD sized 4x6, 5x7, 8x10 & 1 original
Package B Prints
$ 150.00
{ PRICING } For Senior Pictures                                             Package B Prints 
                                                                                                        2 8x10
Package A:                                                                                      4 5x7
Images on a CD sized 4x6, 5x7, 8x10 & 1 original                        8 4x6
Package A Prints                                                                             24 wallets
3 Changes of Clothing
$ 150.00

Package B:
Images on a CD sized 4x6, 5x7, 8x10 & 1 original
Package B Prints
Up to 5 Changes of Clothing
$ 250.00
{ PRICING } For Weddings
Package A :
Images on a CD sized 4x6, 5x7, 8x10 & 1 original
Package A Prints
1 Memory book 12x12
1 DVD slide show of your day
$ 1,500

Package B:
Images on a CD sized 4x6, 5x7, 8x10 & 1 original
Package B Prints
3 Memory books 1 12x12, 2 5x5
1 DVD slide show of your day
$ 2,000

* Prices are subject to change at anytime, but will be locked in at time of booking.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

What I am wanting to get Vs What do I need??

My list just keeps growing and growing.. When is it enough and when is it just going above and beyond? I don't ever feel you can have enough camera equipment! I am now wanting a speedlite or should I say NEED a speedlite.
This guy can be used in many shoots, but most important if your doing an indoor wedding where there is just not enough light or really deem. I would personally feel this would be a must have for the VERY neer future for me. Next on the list I would say a...
FishEye Lens
This one from Opteka is not very pricey and can be found on Amazon for under $50.00.

No a bad price at all and it adds some cool changes to your photos! Down side I don't think it would get used awhole lot maybe on a special occasion or just playing around!
The next item on the list for me would be labeled under just plain dreaming.

The AWESOME  100-400 Canon zoom Lens. This bad boy can run you over 1,600 bucks! But with a lot of carful looking you might be able to find it closer to 1,000 if  you look really hard!
Do I need this to take great pictures?? NO! Do I want this to take pictures with?? YES!! Will I be getting this anytime soon? NOPE! Maybe if I sell one of my kids or a organ of some type :). But that's never gonna happen so lets move forward shall we? I was at one point wanting the lovely canon 50mm 1.4 but now that I have the 1.8 I really don't see any use in it. The 50mm 1.8 gives me what I am going for and it is very inexpensive compared to the 50mm 1.4 and 50mm 1.2.
I really think I made the better choice here for myself and my wallet. What are some of the things you need or want Camera wise?

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Special for June and July

Mary Gibson Photography Images *SPECIAL* for JUNE & JULY 2011 Book a session and recieve a free 10x13 of your favorite Image form that session! If you have a session already scheduled with me for this month or next you do get the FREE 10x13! What a sweet deal! Please send me a message to inquire on my regular rates and I do offer cd and print packages as well.

What's in my Bag...

I have lots of Canon stuff! First off I have my new found love.. My Canon Rebel EOS XS with the kit lens the 18-55mm. I also Have a digital battery pack that hooks on the bottom of the camera.
Then I  have the Canon 75- 300mm zoom lens

Along with the Canon 50mm 1.8 lens

Also one of my newest finds the Tamaron 28- 75 Aspherical lens with the 2.8f
I LOVE this wide angle lens! So this is what is in my Canon bag along with some extra batteries and lens hoods and a pop up flash diffuser... What's in your's?

What I love best about my Canon Rebel XS....

Finished Image 

 Where to start?? I love EVERYTHING about my new camera. Being able to take awesome pictures of my loved ones is woth it's weight in gold! But I would have to say as far as "functions" go on a camera mine would hands down have to be the Back-Button Focusing or "Back- Button AF".  This feature lets you customize the camera so that focusing is performed by pressing a rear button with your right thumb. See the image of the camera at the top? It is the little button with the * above it. The shutter button still wakes up the camera with a half-press, and fires the shutter with a full press downward.  Talk about convenient. That's what I LOVE about taking pictures in AUTO! It is a very neat tool on my camera and it gets the job done quick with beautiful results. Being able to select the focus of what I am wanting to capture and it's as if the image comes alive off the picture. What a dramatic way to add drama to your images and letting the focus of the image be the most important thing in that picture. The rest of the image is blurred some and it adds a richness and depth as well. Also depending on which lens you use like a 50mm 1.8 you can achieve some awesome zoomed in focus with lots of lovely bokeh aswell, but that is for another subject.

Garrett Family

It was an awesome challenge to take pictures of this busy, loving, and caring  family. Little Raigan was as busy as a cat on a hot tin roof. Wanting to explore all around the park she had never been to before. So stoping long enough to take some pictures with mom and dad were hard to come by. But some of her images are simply breathtaking! Here is a small glimpse into our afternoon.

The Lovely O'Neal Family

It was my pleasure last month to take some family pictures for the lovely O'Neal family. It is always wonderful and refreshing to see a family who shows as much love and kindness toward one another. You saw it in every look, touch, and smile. Here is a short preview of our session.