My New Favorite Toy

So. The camera story. I've had lots of people emailing me asking about my new camera so I guess I should just spill it.

Ironically enough, the decision to purchase this full-frame camera (it's the Nikon D610, by the way) came from a place of feeling content in this new phase of our life. You know, the one in which I've been out of treatment for 2 years, working a job, starting to have a little extra money, etc. etc. etc. So I saved my pennies (thank you, job!) and 4 days before my CT scan that would reveal my cancer is active again, I pressed "buy" on a very expensive toy.

Hello, irony.

Anyway, I'm not sorry I bought it. This camera helps me take beautiful pictures and will bring me much joy. These photos are from the first little outing with the camera (and before I really had it all figured out). It was the Monday after my appointment/scan. Over the years, we've started picking the kids up from school after those appointments and heading to a local park for a hike. It keeps us distracted from waiting on the phone to ring.

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Completely out of focus, but the only evidence I was on this trip. And I like Brian's photobomb.
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Check out this shoe/sock combo.
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Why, yes, they *are* in a difficult stage when it comes to taking their picture. Maybe that's why I still haven't taken Christmas card photos. I didn't do it last year either, so I feel big pressure to actually do it this year.
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More evidence as to why there has been no official photo shoot.
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Comments

Amanda said…
Congrats on the new camera!! Beautiful photos. You are rocking it already!!
I'm really so very excited for your new toy!!! You are already rocking it! I found when I went to the FF camera, I was happier with my SOOC shots, and it inspired me to shoot more. Warn your kids. ;-)

As for the holiday photos... tell them your friend would gladly design a card around the picture you posted above so they should smile pretty for a *nice* holiday card. ;-)
Yeah for the new camera! Great photos

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