My name is Angela and I'm the artist behind the images of Angela Smith Photography. I'm a wife, mother of two young children, and lover of all things photography.

I am located in Sherwood, Oregon and service the greater Portland Metro area. While I enjoy photographing subjects of all kinds, I have found that my passion lies in capturing life's most treasured moments - the miracle of a newborn, the confidence of a high school senior, a young couple in love, and a bride's tears of joy on her wedding day.

I want to thank you for visiting my blog. Please kick your feet up, grab a cup of coffee, and share my passion with me!

Sunday, May 24

The best of both worlds...

My children are so lucky. Not because they have great parents (which, of course they do), but because they get to experience the best of both worlds. We love living in Sherwood where friends and parks are a short walk away. However, on weekends such as this, they get to go back to Grandma & Grandpa's house. Well, a ranch actually. On the ranch, they get to shoot paintball guns, drive Grandpa's pickup, drive four wheelers & rangers, and get dirty. Real dirty.

I am lucky too. On Friday, while at ProPhoto Supply to pick up my new PocketWizards, my husband surprised me by telling me that I could make the purchase I've been waiting so patiently for - the new Canon 5D Mark II. After making my purchase, I had to go home, feed my son lunch and pack the car for our roadtrip to Grandma & Grandpa's house. Next, off to school to pick up Addi and again to pick up my husband from his office. And there my brand new camera sat.


Immediately upon arriving to my in-laws, I broke out the charger and waited the 2 1/2 hours it took for the battery to charge. I was dying to try it out. I quickly filled up my memory card and opened up the images in CS3. Or tried to... I quickly learned that my old software was not compatible with my new files. A not-so-quick upgrade and install and I believe I am finally up and running. I hope.

Finally, the first image from my new camera, paired with my Canon 70-200 2.8L IS lens (one of my favorites for sure). I just love how focused he looks sitting in the Ranger.

Brady & the Ranger - so serious!