It finally happened...

After 5 years of continuous use my faithful Canon 30d finally decided she was ready to retire.  Starting to have some aches and pains we decided it was in both of our best interest if she went to visit Canon for a small operation.  She should only be under for a little while and when she wakes up she'll be ready to click, snap and shoot again.  But before she left she told me how tired she was and that even though she really enjoyed working with me every day, that she felt she really needed a rest.  She was adamant though, that if I ever needed her in the future, she should be the first I call.  So, I agreed. After sending her off UPS I made my way into town to purchase her replacement, the Canon 7d.  I had had high hopes of getting the Canon 5d Mark II, but being a full-time stay-at-home-mama, pregnant, and currently working part-time as a photographer and doula meant that those hopes had to be dashed, but only temporarily.  I have a plan in place and hope to buy that baby in 2012.  So, for now, I'm learning all the new stuff about my 7d and how different it actually is from my 30d.  The concept is basically the same, just updated I guess.  I've only had it for about 24 hours now so I'm still fresh and completely giddy with my new 'toy'.

I've had one heck of a good luck streak these past 5 years with my 30d, I've pushed her to her limits and she's always made me proud.  And I know how lucky I am.  Working with the same camera for so many years without one single issue or malfunction... well it's practically unheard-of.  I knew that luck was going to run out, I just didn't know when.  Bu at this point I'm happy to retire her to her new position as 'back-up' camera.  It's a well deserved break.  So now it's up to me and Miss 7d to build a strong relationship and work together to create images my clients love and keep coming back for...

A flower for you Mama...

 

she loves me...

 

Cooper loves to pick flowers.  As his Mama, I like to think it's because he likes to give them to me.  As a parent, I know he just loves to destroy them!  Either way, I love how curious he is about all the different kinds of flowers, how he picks them, smells them and then finally after careful inspection, proceeds to tear them apart.  Today he gave me the perfect chance to play around with my new camera.  I'm pretty happy with the results.  Memories I'll cherish for a lifetime...