…and another season ends as my personal Christmas season begins. Whew! What a great 2009. Thank you to all of my wonderful clients who gave me the great pleasure and honor of photographing. I am one very blessed and fulfilled photographer as I am able to implement a passion of mine into my life.
And now I am devoted to fulfilling my three other little passions and one big passion…my loving children and husband! I love this time of year when we are just “us” and celebrate our life, and the life of Christ. Our tree sparkles, the elf on the shelf keeps a careful watch, and evenings are spent wrapping gifts and making Christmas plans. Upcoming Christmas parties, lots of eggnog and a little family vacation are on the horizon and I couldn’t be more energized! I love this time of year and its magic. Re-living the childhood magic again through my children’s childhood is a merry pleasure. I sincerely hope my friends, family and clients are enjoying this cheery season as much as I am.
With all of that said, I’ve officially closed my 2009 books and have exclusively opened my books to 2010 appointments. 2009 was a memorable year for me with opening the new studio and meeting many new clients. I am sincerely thankful for everything I am blessed with and have a very great feeling about 2010.
I’ve recently had several inquiries from clients and friends about purchasing a camera. I am tossing my biased opinion out there for you to take with a grain of salt, so please use this advice loosely as it is mostly my opinion!
Off the top of my head, ease of use, recovery time, and 7-10 megapixels are the most important things to me in looking for a camera. We recently took a trip to Rock City and I did take my big camera. My husband, my mom, and I took turns lugging that thing around (and we were all complaining about it!). I honestly use my point and shoot for about 90% of my family images. I have a Panasonic Lumix 10X optical zoom, and it works nicely for me. It recovers quickly, is very small, and is 10 megapixels. Unless you are blowing up all of your images to a 16×20, a camera like this may be a very simple way to fill your needs.
I am a Canon girl at heart, so my recommendations for an SLR would naturally be a Canon Rebel. Be sure not to buy too much camera for your needs. You need to devote yourself to learning about your camera and its capabilities before you purchase one. I’ve had many friends and clients tell me they invested way too much money into their camera and use only the features that come equipped on a less expensive camera.
With much passion I will end with this: whatever you are using to capture your family’s memories—capture them, download them, print them, and enjoy them. That will offer many moments of joy, remembrance, and pleasure…whether it is a quick glimpse at the images adorning your walls, or an afternoon devoted to shuffling through all of your photo albums with your children when they are older.
Can’t wait to share some personal posts with you as we now approach my most favorite time of the year.