I posted this photo on our Kiwi Krossings missionary blog, but thought I'd post it here as well, since I rarely post family photos:
Here we are ready to go to a fancy dress ball put on by our stake. Missionaries, however, rarely bring ball gowns on a mission (haha), so the best we could do was for me to wear a black suit and for Jeff to wear what he wears every day, (although I thought the kiwi tie was a nice touch). I haven't taken many photos of us together so I thought I'd take a quick one before our guests, (fellow missionary couples), came to dinner prior to the dance.
For those of you interested: I set my camera on a tripod, (with a diffuser on my flash to soften the light), and we stood in front of a plain gray wall. I tweaked the white balance to make the color 'warmer' and then I added a textured background so it wasn't quite so boring. A few other tweaks and in 2-3 minutes I was done. I kinda like the color wash look.