January 30, 2015

Stay Tuned...

Things have been slow around here.
For that I apologize. 

I am in the process of changing my blog over to WordPress.

As early as next week my blog and shop will be combined at www.chasingzoie.com

Stayed tuned and you will see some big changes around here!

Don't go away...

January 21, 2015

Shooting Manual

My husband got me a new DSLR Nikon for Christmas.

When I found out how much he paid for it, I figured I owed it to him (and myself) to learn how to properly use it. 

I just took a class with my good friend, Emily, 
You NEED to go check out her work.
She takes BEAUTIFUL pictures.

And if you are ever on the island of Oahu, 
do yourself a favor and book a session!
Emily was so patient in teaching me what I needed to know to switch from shooting 'auto' to 'manual'. 
I can't be more thankful to her. 
I am just starting out... and I know I need more practice.
But here's my first "OK" shot of the day.

Aside from needing more practice shooting, I need to also learn how to edit properly.
Anyone have any suggestions on editing software?
There are so many to choose from, I'm currently using the free version of Picassa, but I know there is WAY better out there.

How do you shoot?
I'd love some tips.

January 15, 2015

50 Dates in 2015 - Date 1

Not only are we two weeks behind on starting our #50datesin2015


We've been so busy that I didn't plan a single thing.

So last night,
because Zoie wanted to hang out with her Yaya,
and because I finally had an afternoon that wasn't packed full, 
and because I talked Zach into taking the afternoon off,

We went to dinner and a movie.
Our usually stand-by.

We did manage go to a different restaurant than our normal.
Here in Spokane we have this great Italian place called Tomato Street.
It is the only place I know of where I can quite literally stuff my face for 15 full minutes and still have a heaping plate of food.

Amazing Pasta!
I always have lots left over to take home.
Which is perfect, because good italian food is always better the next day.

I also have to give props to my husband for sitting through Into the Woods.
I thought it was spectacular...
he just heard singing.

I do already have some things up my sleeve for our next few dates.

Do you date your husband?
What kind of things do you like to do together?
Or are you stuck in a "Dinner and a Movie" rut like us?

I'd love to hear your ideas.