October 22, 2014

Photo Update // Vol. 5


I realize its been quite a while since I have posted a photography post. On Friday, Sean took our camera on tour (for the whole weekend) which left me camera-less. This was not too good since I had been craving to shoot for like two weeks now. So I decided to rent a camera from a place we have in our town called Lens Rentals. Basically you can rent any lens, camera or whatever equipment you need for however many days you need it. My plan was to rent another Canon 5D Mark II since I am used to it and of course, I just love that camera.
 I go online to order...its gone until Monday.
Not cool.
So in order to save money, I decided to rent a Canon T5i and the incredible 50mm lens. I was also used to this type of camera because my first DSLR was a T3i.
By the way if you are just learning how to shoot manually, the T3i is a great starter!
On Friday after work, I asked my mom and dad to come be my models. Of course they agreed, well my mom agreed because she loves photos and photography...seriously, her house looks like a photo museum.
Anywho, I was so super excited to go shoot.
We get to the park, I turn on the camera and this thing is acting CRAZY yall. I am not sure if the camera was somewhat messed up or if I was just losing it, but it would not function properly. I tried everything I could imagine but it would not work at all.
Frustrated was such an understatement.  
Luckily my mom also brought her Canon 50D but I still wasn't completely relieved because I had never used it.
Finally, after some adjusting, we were ready to shoot and I was a happy girl again.
My mom saved the day on this one. I was about to throw a little girl fit in the middle of the park.
With photography these days, I feel like it is more natural than it used to be. When I was growing up, we had a ton of family photos done where we would have to sit and smile at the camera. So traditional, so boring. I love the natural shoots. Most the time, I don't want anyone looking at me directly. I asked them to act completely natural because it brings out the absolute best photos.
So without further ado, here are a few of my favorite shots I got of them.
Lesson learned: We highly need two cameras.
Thanks to the best parents for being the best models :)

39 comments:

  1. Aww, your parents are precious! It's super cool that you're able to rent cameras and lenses (unless they don't work), but so glad your mom saved the day! YAY! :) And yes, it sounds like you definitely need two cameras in your home!

    Brianna
    xobriannaleigh.com

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  2. I totally understand needing two cameras. The struggle is real! Haha. I've never used that rental company (which, I hope you got your money back since the camera acted up!) but I've used lens pro to go which I love! I almost rented the 35mm for the retreat this weekend but then I didn't have time to and I seriously regretted it. Your parents are ADORABLE!

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  3. i'm with you.
    i love natural looking photos - they just translate so much better and more brighter! :)
    i would have flipped out in the middle of the park if my camera (rented or not) was acting up before a session!

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  4. thanks for the info about the camera! I've been wanting to get a DSLR for a while now and never know what to look for when deciding which one to go with!

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  5. Beautiful photos! I'm also jealous of your camera rental place! I'd love to try out some new lenses before I fork over the money to buy them!

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  6. These pictures are beautiful + I love the gorgeous lighting! My boyfriend is in the process of learning how to better use my Nikon D5100 (I tried but have to admit, I like styling and such...being behind the camera isn't my favorite!) and it's a lot of hard work. I admire your skills!

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  7. Gorgeous pictures, I love the light. I really need a new camera, I only have a bridge at the moment.

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  8. Your parents look so young, and in love! These are such sweet photos - I love the one's of them laughing away to one another, such awesome shots I know they'll appreciate :)

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  9. The pictures look great! You look just like your mom, haha. I hope all is well with you and Sean.

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  10. These are such sweet pictures. I can't believe these are your parents, they look SO YOUNG! They also look really fun and in love! :)

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  11. These shots are excellent! I love the idea of renting a camera and lens!

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  12. wow...your parents look so young! the photos are beautiful!

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  13. so sweet and lovely! i love photos of people in love, and they are a beautiful couple!

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  14. These are such great pictures. So sweet and beautiful. Your parents look so great!

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  15. Your parents look so so young!!
    These are lovely photos, I'm sure they adore them. They would make such a cute present all together in one frame!

    Katie <3

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  16. Great photos!! I love the idea of being able to rent a camera and/ or equipment. Great idea!!

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  17. Beautiful photos! I love the ones that just look candid!

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  18. I definitely need to start with a DSLR but am so overwhelmed at which one to pick. The photos are beautiful and you are making me yearn for a proper camera! You parents are too cute btw.
    xoxo
    The Accidental Mama
    www.theaccidentalmama.com

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  19. A www your parents are so cute and looking so amazing. I like the little girl fit comment I feel like that sometimes

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  20. I love that first photo - lots of personality there! We have 4 bodies in the house right now! A Mark II and a Mark III and two Fuji X-E2s - we rent a lot of lenses as well to test out what we like or for lenses we don't use that often - my hubby is a really great photographer, me? Not so much, but I am learning!

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  21. Oh mann, I'd never let my camera go. And I totally understand the frustration between the 5D level and a T something, haha. I bought my mom a T3i for Mother's day awhile back and when I teach her stuff on it I am like herrr durrr where is this button?! Lol.

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  22. Adding little playful shots are so much fun in a shoot. It shows so much more emotion and real feeling. Love it and beautiful pictures.

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  23. Two cameras are definitely the way to go. Having said that, you have taken some incredibly shots! Really captured the moment.

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  24. You got some really awesome candids! I had some problems with my camera this week too. Must be a bad week for techy stuff!

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  25. These are such cute pictures! And that's really neat that there's a place close to you to rent cameras and lens.

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  26. aw, your parents are so cute! What a great photoshoot :) I love the one where their heads are cut off! hahaha. You all did a wonderful job!

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  27. You parents are so cute!! I have heard of these lens rental places, it's genius! Try before you buy :)

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  28. I really need to learn how to use my Canon T5 better! Just got it a couple months ago and still learning how to use it :)

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  29. These are such great and fun pictures of your parents.

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  30. Your parents seem so lovely and a lot of fun! How sweet. Your photos came out great!! ^_^

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  31. Those pictures are very nice. I've been trying to learn how to use my camera better lately even though I've had for a long time, but I really just need to invest in a new better quality camera.

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  32. Such adorable photos, I wish we had a place to rent photography equipment in my hometown.

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  33. Such wonderful photos of your parents! They're so lucky to have a talented daughter to capture such great memories of them!

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  34. I love the love, happiness, and silly that comes from these pictures! It really captures their relationship! Great job!

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  35. love the natural shots and smiles all round.
    Rosie x
    www.rosedogandco.blogspot.com.au

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  36. Cute! I have a Canon t2i. I definitely won't be able to afford anything bigger and better for a long time, but I really love my little Rebel!

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