Saturday, July 30, 2011


I was sitting on the couch in my living room, staring at the front door. It was silent and all the windows were open, giving me a great view of anyone approaching the house.  My cat Kylie was sitting up on the windowsill, watching and waiting as well, as if she knew something exciting was about to arrive. 

Let’s back up a bit.  Last week, I got a phone call from my parents saying they wanted to invest in my photography business.  I think part of it had to do with the fact that I was constantly “borrowing” my dad’s new Nikon D7000 to go on photo shoots, but they swore it was because they believed in me. 

For weeks I had been talking about my DREAM CAMERA.  I had told everyone in my family and my sweet husband Matt’s family, no Christmas presents this year, I was starting a fund for the Canon 5D Mark II.

For those of you who don’t know, the Canon 5D Mark II is a 21.1 megapixel, full frame digital camera.  It is famous among wedding photographers for its ability to shoot in low light situations due to its amazing ISO capabilities (100-6,400).

Back to the story.  After what felt like an ETERNITY, the doorbell rang three quick times, DING, DING, DING.  I jumped off the couch and flung open the door, finding a UPS man holding a large, brown, B&H photo box, just for me.  I brought the box inside and tore it open as fast as I could, revealing the camera of my dreams, the Canon 5D Mark II.

Mom and Dad, thank you for believing in me.  Your endless love and support is a true blessing and I appreciate it more than you will ever know.

My new love, the Canon 5D Mark II
50 mm 1.4  Canon Lens
24-105mm Canon L Series Lens
580 EX II Speedlite Flash
Tenba Mini Messenger

I wanted to end the post with a picture of my sweet cat Kylie.  Here she is helping me watch for the UPS man, isn't she the best?!


  1. adorable kylie boo! i love all the pictures of your new camera and i can't wait to see your photoshoots this weekend with it!

  2. What a great way to "invest" in your business!!! Keep doing what you love, cuz! Love you!

  3. Amy,
    We do believe in you. You started taking photos when you were 6 or 7. Thanks Andrew! You have always had a great eye and are a creative monster. You have a passion for capturing great photos. You see it in your face and hear it in your voice every time we discuss photography. Trust your instincts and capabilities. You are a GREAT photographer and now you have the equipment to take your photography to a whole new level. I also wanted to get my Nikon D7000 back! I love you. Good luck!