I’ve loved photography for many years. It started with high school and disposable cameras. I just loved capturing fun moments with friends, and I have hundreds of printed photos from over the years in albums that bring me joy. When I moved back home to Austin in 2009 after four years in New York City, I was inspired by a friend to get into jewelry making. While designing handmade jewelry was exciting and challenging, the part I enjoyed even more was photographing my pieces for my Etsy website. That’s when I purchased my first DSLR camera, the Canon 20D, along with a 50mm 1.8f lens, nicknamed the “nifty fifty” as it is a great, inexpensive lens. That and a crash course in Adobe Lightroom, and I was hooked!
Fast forward to this Spring. My husband and I had just had our third and last baby, and I knew it was time to upgrade my camera gear. I wanted to capture those special moments with our family with images that were frame-worthy. While I’d read over and over again that upgrading your lens was the best place to start, a local photographer told me her photography improved dramatically when she started using a full frame sensor camera. I’d never even heard of this before, but after some research I realized that the Canon 6D was what I needed. I found a great deal on a gently used one on Amazon, and right away was amazed by the improvement in image quality! My interest in photography has been completely renewed, and I am so excited to capture my family and friends and share my images with others!!
Below are images from my 20D (2012):
Below are images from the Canon 6D (paired with the 50mm 1.8f lens, 2017)