I know I always wonder what other photographers use. So in case you are curious, these are the cameras I've been using up to this point.My main shooting camera is the Canon 40D and the newest addition to my collection (and a very happy surprise at that).
Perhaps another time I will post some of the other gear I use.
My secondary camera (and very first SLR) which I have used for 5 years is the Canon Rebel XT. It has been wonderfully faithful, even if it is not my go to camera anymore. I have kept it partly for sentimental reasons, and also because I look forward to photographing more events like weddings that almost require a second camera.
I am super excited to show off these pictures. This is my first "engagement" session (besides awkwardly trying to take my own), and everything worked together nicely to make it a very fun experience.
I must say though, going into the pictures I was a little discouraged. Just the day before the fall colors were at their peak, but it seemed to me that on this day the wind was on a mission to rob me of every last vibrant leaf. Not to mention it was also very cloudy. Now clouds are normally a photographer's friend, but I had some very specific pictures in mind where I wanted that special golden glow that only a sunny evening provides. Then to make matters worse as I stepped out of my car to go meet the couple, I was just about carried away by the wind with my reflector as a sail (that reflector ended up being the challenge of the afternoon by escaping my assistant's grip on various occasions, once hitting me square in the face).
In the end all my worries were nullified, and the wind I was so afraid of ended up being a beautiful addition to the images. The wind added a sense of energy and humor throughout the evening that I couldn't have planned for. Then, at just the right moment, exactly when I needed it, the sun peeked out to give me that yummy golden glow I was hoping for. Thanks Austin and Erin for letting me celebrate, capture and remember these special memories with you! I can't wait for your wedding in December.
By the way, this session marks the completion of one of my photography goals (read about them here)
. I did not know them before they asked me to take their wedding pictures. Photographing their wedding in December will complete one of the goals that I thought might have been the most far fetched, and have been looking forward to since the day I got my first digital SLR camera.*For some reason the colors in these pictures are looking slightly muted compared to the way they look in other programs and on facebook. If you want to fully appreciate the awesome golden light you might want to check out the album on my facebook page.*