Last night I just got my wife a Nikon d3000. It was on sale at best buy and figured why not. She takes pretty good photos with our point and shoot mostly closeups of flowers. Two weeks ago she took her cousin out for a senor photo shot and I must say they looked pretty good. So I figured with a basic slr she should get to that next level. I would like to know if aperture is worth it. We would like to keep our personal library and have a separate one for some of these photoshoots. It seems like aperture can do this for us. Also we have a MBpro and HDD space is small. Most people seem to use RAW files. I tried a RAW file import in iPhoto last night and it saves a RAW and JPEG. In aperture can you save only the RAW and just burn JPEG's to discs when handing them off?