My Everyday - New Lens

Buying new lenses is very exciting. It makes me feel like my world just got a whole lot bigger! I have more options for lenses to use during photo shoots and weddings and get even more creative than I could be with only one good lens!

I bought the Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 lens yesterday. My husband and I knew that this would be our next purchase, and soon. Ever since I got my 35mm 1.4 I haven't touched my 50mm 1.8 (my husband was the last one to use it at the wedding that he second shot for me). I like crisp focus in my pictures and the 1.8 never met my expectations. It was a great starter lens with a wider aperture and definitely fit my style and feel for my images that I wanted that the kit lenses couldn't produce.

So now I have two lenses that I will love! Aside from the softness of the images produced by the 1.8, I still do love the feel and closeness of the 50mm in general. I'm excited to do a photo shoot using both lenses!

I took these today with the new lens. It's gross and rainy outside so I couldn't take my daughter outside for more creative shots but I just had to test out the new 50mm!!

I'm trying to plow through my to-do list today. Start crossing off some tasks. I've got a busy week of work and coffee dates with some fellow photographers! I met with Jamie Delaine yesterday and we chatted over tea, and we hardly talked about photography at all! (Jamie was one of my biggest inspirations when I decided to start my own photography business and I still stalk her blog daily and love being inspired by her work and her faith in God. God is going to use her in BIG ways for his Kingdom.) When I meet with someone who is also a follower of Christ the conversation tends to revolve around Him and our relationships with Him. It was great. I have another coffee date tonight and hopefully I'll be able to schedule a few more in yet! If you're a photographer in the Lower Mainland and would like to meet for coffee send me an email!! I'd love to meet you and talk with you!! =)


  1. *lens envy over here!* Cheyenne looks super cute in those shots!
    I have the 50mm 1.8 but for me, as just a mom, its my fav and definitely sufficient!! Have fun with your new lens! ; )

  2. Yay for the new lens! I have yet to play with a 35mm, but I'm sure I would love it! My 50mm1.4 never leaves my camera!

    I have a question about the 35... How close can you get to your subject? With my 50mm, I think the minimum distance is like a foot and a half, and I always want to get a little bit closer!

  3. Good question... I don't know the specific number but I don't htink it's less than 1.5 feet. I know, I always want to get closer too, especially with babies and it won't focus then!


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