The photography of Roland Bello

On my wish list this year is an SLR camera. Now that I'm a mama and a home owner, I'd like to be able to better document the goings on in our family life. It's a real crap shoot when I take a photo - it may turn out great or it may be blurry with bad light and weird composition. Maybe a photography class is in order. How about those of you with photo blogs? Did you just pick up a camera and BAM - you were genius? Or did you have to fiddle around and take classes?

The photos below are by the very talented Roland Bello.