This beauty came in the mail yesterday, right in time for Christmas. For birthdays, holidays and anniversaries, Ry and I never get gifts just to get them. If there's something either of us wants or needs throughout the year and we find a good deal on it, then we'll splurge for each other. This year we knew we wanted to get a really good camera and lens, so back in April, as a very belated Christmas gift to each other, we got the Canon T3 camera (and got a killer deal on it too!). And a few weeks back, right around cyber Monday, Ryan found this lens for a deal that I still can't believe we got. We paid HALF of what the sale price is for it online right now. I'm not sure what I was more excited about, the lens or the deal we got on it, haha!
I got a chance to play with it a bit yesterday and holy crap is this thing amazing. It even takes great photos inside and in dim lighting. I am still learniing all of the ins and outs of our camera, so I tweaked and readjusted some settings and was seriously impressed with some of the nighttime photos. I do think that investing in a tripod would be a good idea because my hand isn't the steadiest and I'm kind of anal about super sharp images. We invested in good equipment because we want to have great photos of our kids as they grow up. And also because it's a bit of a career investment for me. I am looking into a few different things right now and will definitely fill you in once I get started =)
Ry took the rest of these pics on his phone:
Stretching at Karate
He is doing so, so good and we are so proud of him
Baby girl and I had lots of fun coloring this week