with Courtney Slazinik
Welcome! Ultimate Blog Party

Hello to those of you visiting from the Ultimate Blog Party! I was so excited when I found this great way to get to meet many new bloggers! I tell you what, bloggers are a great group of people. I have been so surprised at the true friendships I have formed through this and previous blogs. While you are here be sure to subscribe by email, RSS Feed, or Google Friend so you can get the latest tips and tricks :O)

A little about me. I’m Courtney the girl behind the camera and this blog :O) I’m a wife to an amazing man I met in 8th grade. Don’t worry we didn’t start dating until we were both in college, myself in NC and he in CO. Long story short, we were married a year after we graduation! He is a pilot in the Air Force which has allowed us to live in some great places! Currently, we are stationed in Japan. Please don’t freak out yet, we are not on mainland and were not affected by the earthquake/tsunami that hit a few weeks ago. I love it here!! I’m also a mama to two crazy, sweet, and silly little girls – Kate 3.5 yrs and Emma 2yrs.

After learning how to shoot on manual mode, I had so many friends mention that “If you can do it, than I can do it.” I didn’t take offense to this because it’s true! If I can learn manual mode and all those crazy terms like aperture and ISO then I promise you can too. I had lots of friends ask me to teach them how to use manual mode. Hence, this blog started! I was shocked that strangers started to come around and let me know they were able to learn something. I was hooked!

I try to write a lesson of some sort on Monday. These aren’t always lessons on using your camera on manual mode sometimes they are tips on how to improve your photos you take of your kids – shooting from different angles, capturing the details, and how to have a quick mini photo shoot. Each Wednesday, I write “Why Didn’t I Think of That?” where I feature another blog that has a super idea/post and I only wish I had thought of it. :O)

I hope you are able to find some tips to take great photos of your kids, pets, friends, or your plant :O) If you would like to show off some of your photos of your kids/pets be sure to enter into the Quarterly Top 5 link away and giveaway going on right now. You could win a “Shutterbug” necklace from Vintage Pearl or a “Mom’s Gonna Snap” shirt from Clickin’ Moms.

  • April 1, 2011 at 7:08 PM

    Hello. I’m stopping in from UBP! It’s nice to meet you!

  • April 1, 2011 at 8:20 PM

    loved reading this and seeing a recent family shot of your beautiful family!!!!!


  • April 1, 2011 at 11:40 PM

    I’ve been reading your blog for a few months and I think this is the first I really got to see who was behind all the great tips! Beautiful picture of your family!

  • April 1, 2011 at 11:44 PM

    What a CUTE picture.

  • April 2, 2011 at 12:29 AM

    Good to “offically” meet you Courtney! :)

  • April 2, 2011 at 4:14 AM

    Found you on the UBP! Now following you! :)

  • April 2, 2011 at 6:42 AM

    I’m already a huge fan of your site, but I’m doing UBP and wanted to give you a shout out. Happy partying!!

  • April 4, 2011 at 5:53 AM

    Hello! Love your blog and will Facebook you as soon as I hit submit button. Find me at http://www.way2goodlife.com
    P.S. Also if you can find a minute and vote for me as elenka29 here http://www.mamavation.com/2011/03/vote-for-mamavation-mom-3.html
    (it’s a competition to get into fitness bootcamp for moms. There is no registration – just click and submit). Looking forward to reading more of your posts

  • Teresa
    April 8, 2011 at 8:57 AM

    What a great looking family

    What a fantastic party. I have am trying to read as many blogs as I can but think I am running out of time.
    I have already found some new blogs that are jewels.
    I wish there was time to read every single one….
    Hope you will stop by…I have some extra giveaways on my party post and all you have to do is comment.



  • April 8, 2011 at 1:29 PM

    stopping by the party! hope you’ll visit my blog and follow!

  • May 9, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    Hi Courtney, visiting you blog for the first time. Iwas searching on Google-how to take good pics at a party, and came across your blog, I hope to learn from here :-)
    That’s a great family pic.

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