Friday, November 28, 2008
I'm proud to announce the addition of the Nikon D90 to the Jason Lanier Photography family. I shoot with the D3, and have had my D2xs as a backup....but with the new line of cameras that Nikon has come out with I was planning on adding the D700 as my primary backup...that's until I found the D90.
The reason I went with the D90 is because of it's video capabilities. The camera shoots HD video....and let me tell you it works great. I'll be posting somewhat of a review of the camera with pics and video clips in the coming weeks, but from using it for 2 days I can tell you I love it. The video function is so easy to use and it is so great to have one camera for both photo and video when I don't need the break-neck speed, or super high ISO of the D3. Digital SLR's with video capability....watch out video cameras....you're about to be replaced....
Monday, November 24, 2008
Congratulations to Ryan and Morgan on their beautiful wedding in October!! It was a beautiful wedding...and the night in San Diego provided some of the most beautiful skies I've ever had the chance to shoot with a bride and groom. I have to thank my team of Don, Michael, and Cameron for helping make this such a great shoot..thanks guys!!!
This is another wedding that I really loved because I signed with them over 14 months ago...and I still remember getting chased and thrown out of Downtown Disney when we did their engagement shoot a earlier this year. Click here to see the pics (engagement). We had a great time and I'm so grateful we had the opportunity to shoot this wonderful event.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
This last week was an eventful one to say the least. My son Michael came in limping and complaining of his toe and foot really hurting. After looking at it Kara and her Mom took him to the ER late at night where they found out Michael had a sewing needle in his foot that went into the bone! They sent Kara home and told her he needed surgery to take it out.
For two days we searched for surgeons who could complete the surgery immediately. We found the children's hospital in San Diego and went down there for the night. We spent a night at a hotel on the beach (Michael said he wanted to see the ocean before surgery). Kevin and JJ stayed with Grandma so Kara and I could have some special time with him.
We got to the hospital in the morning and the surgery was done later that afternoon. Michael was so brave...it was really cute. He watched TV on my phone while waiting and when the nurse came to take him he said he was ready to get the needle out of his foot. We waited for an hour and then came to see him in Recovery. He was laying there sucking on an orange popsicle, still groggy from going under...it wasn't local anesthesia. When the nurse asked him how he felt he said, "Dizzy, really dizzy." I was so proud of him for being so brave and so grateful he is okay....
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Congratulations to Justin and Aliya on their absolutely stunning wedding!!! This is one of my all-time favorite weddings because everything was so beautiful, and I've never met a group of happier people in my life. I have to thank my team again of Don, Leslie, and Cameron. I am so proud of their efforts they gave that made this a success. I also have to thank the family again for being so hospitable.
This is a very rewarding experience for me because I shot the engagement (click to see) pictures for Justin and Aliya almost a year ago during winter time in Washington DC....and that was such a memorable experience as well. I not only shot a wedding, but we truly made great friends through this experience. May you both live a long, happy, and wonderful life together!!!!!