there may have been tequila

My darling husband gave me a new Canon 5Diii and a 35mm 1.4Lii for my birthday.  Like every good photographer, I read the manual, charged the battery, and carefully thought of my very first shot.

No, I am kidding.  I did not do that.

I am away on vacation with my family.  We are enjoying none of us having homework or any work of any kind.  It has been awesome.  We have also had a few sips of tequila.  Maybe.  So, the first time I picked up my magical camera and dream lens, it was after a night of drinking, singing, and dancing.  As we cleaned up from our night of fun, we were listening to some happy tunes.  Tequila… plus happy tunes… plus my family… equals karaoke in the kitchen.

Luckily, I had the tools to capture it.

Here are my handsome husband and darling daughter singing, dancing, and doing dishes… like we do.




I know, this one is a little blurry. I blame the tequila.


This is my husband trying to tease about my “hands holding stuff” series.  This is also my daughter eating a cookie at 2am. No really, I am a great mom.


The song suddenly got very serious.  It was a good night. A very good night.





19 Comments Add yours

  1. nessavay says:

    I love this! happy birthday! partying with my dad is one of my favorite things. your daughter is lucky to have TWO cool parents. 🙂

    1. Staci Lee says:

      Thank you! I love how he loves the girls. They are so lucky!

  2. dang I love you guys. super fun family and I always fall in love with my blurry moments somehow they often are the best moments. I really love your blurry tequila moment so much.

    1. Staci Lee says:

      Thank you! I am thankful there is someone out there that loves the blurry moments too!

  3. Love this post. Big smiles here. 🙂 Oh, and so jealous about your camera and lens.

    1. Staci Lee says:

      Thank you! I am so excited to get to know it.

  4. Sloan says:

    Wow! Amazing photos! You are so much fun and such an inspiration!

    1. Staci Lee says:

      Thank you, Sloan!

  5. Alison Bents says:

    Blurry, black and white, chocolate chip, singing in the kitchen, tequila photos are the absolute best ones.

    1. Staci Lee says:

      Ya, you’re awesome like that.

  6. Susan says:

    Will you adopt me? 🙂

    1. Staci Lee says:

      Yes! Come on over!

  7. Chinwe says:

    You inspire me to capture more moments with the people I love.
    Also, I want to come along on your family vacations 🙂
    Also, that 3rd photograph played tricks on my mind – “why is her daughter’s leg so very hairy?” 😉
    Enjoy the camera/lens and happy summer!

    1. Staci Lee says:

      I think I want to try and capture more of real life too! Thank you!

  8. Meg says:

    Completely awesome!!!

  9. says:

    oh my gosh, that is beyond awesome — and that you shared it too. Awesome in the true meaning of that word.

Thank you for your kind words.

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