"It's not bad at all, really. Maybe it just needs a little love."
- Linus, "A Charlie Brown Christmas"

He's always first.

The first to graduate. The first get his license. The first to get a job. The first to buy a car.

I could go on and on what he's been the first at...but then this would sound like a Hallmark card.

And that's not really my style.

I prefer the funny cards.

Not the sappy ones.

Sappy ones make me squirm.

Anywho, he's the first born, so he's going to be first at just about everything anyway, right?

This time, he's the first to buy a house. Not just any house. But a house. A ginormous, historic Victorian house. The price was right, it needs A LOT of TLC, and he's the guy to do it. He got the keys yesterday and we all - and I mean ALL...grandparents and aunt/uncle - trekked down to his new place to scope it out.

It's a treasure trove of awesomeness. The family left behind furniture, old records, lamps, books, serving dishes...it's quite something. My 5D wasn't charged, so I settled for the best camera that I had with me: my iPhone. I shot all of these on the iPhone using the Hipstamatic App, which rocks in a really big way. For those who want things a bit more detailed, I used the Helga Viking lens, Pistil film, and Lemon gel flash. Boom!

Oh, and congrats, big brother.

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John H. said... @ April 10, 2010 at 10:26 PM

that phone is AWESOME!

Erin Ashley Photography said... @ April 10, 2010 at 10:50 PM

Yes, indeedy, the iPhone rocks. It ain't just a phone. Cool thing is, it works the same as any other device...it does what the user tells it to do. The possibilities are endless.

Anonymous said... @ April 11, 2010 at 6:39 PM

This place is awesome!

Tasha Schalk said... @ April 11, 2010 at 8:48 PM

I want do a shoot in that house... and an iPhone... in that order.

Such fun pictures!

rachel said... @ April 18, 2010 at 12:39 PM

Wonderful blog, Erin. And thank you so much for the comment on my last post. :) Hope to see you around again sometime!

J. M. Richards said... @ September 15, 2010 at 1:49 AM

Oh, how I love old stuff. I would SO keep that old phone...

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