Since we got a DSLR a few years back I've put some time into learning how to use it, about both the technicalities and composition, how sunlight works in a lens, how to engage people so you don't get those canned awkward smiles we all pull out when someone tells us to say "cheese." I'm not a photographer by trade but I really enjoy it as a hobby. :) And I've gotten to take some fun pictures over the last couple of years, of other people's families and kiddos. I love taking pictures of kids, especially when Mom & Dad can step back and relax--that's when the good personality stuff comes out!
These are some of my favorites. :)