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A Very Camera Christmas

It's the first week of January, and I should be spending this time telling you about how I used Christmas break to re-prioritize my life, how I cherished the moments with family and friends, and how I have made a whole pack of New Year's resolutions that I have vowed to keep.

Instead, I am going to talk about presents.

Presents make me happy :)

I got two of the most wonderful presents this Christmas, and I can't keep it to myself any longer!

The first was from my brother (thank you, Chris!), and I just had all of my fingers and toes crossed, hoping I would get this gift... the Fujifilm Instax Mini Instant Film Camera!

I have always been a Polaroid lover, and this little instant camera is so much fun.  The pictures are adorable, and it is such a novelty to have the instant photo in your hands.  I cannot wait to use this on a shoot.  I have so many ideas!  I'll be sure to post some pics from it soon.

And the second gift...

Well, the second gift literally made me cry.  Ron had been teasing me for weeks about my Christmas present.  We weren't even supposed to exchange gifts this year, but he broke the rules and said he had a little gift for me.

That little gift turned out to be the Canon 5d Mark II.  I squealed.  I cried.  I basically lost my mind right there in front of the Christmas tree.

If you are a photographer, you probably get it.  The 5d Mark II is like the grand poobah of cameras.  It is the professional grade, super awesome, and way more than my business could afford for quite some time camera.  But my perfectly ador

able husband bought it for me early.

Sigh :)  I had a very merry Christmas.

P.S. Did any photography related items make it under the tree for you?  I want to hear all about them!


P.P.S. I haven't had much time to play with the Mark ii, and I can't wait to use it on a shoot.  If you have it, I would love to hear some of your advice.  What do you love about it?  What isn't so great?  Is that really loud shutter noise normal???