Archive for February, 2012

Calm Before the Storm

Monday, February 27th, 2012

All week I’ve been watching forecasts calling for Seattle snowpacalypse v2.0.  Then possible snowpacalypse.  Then potential flurries.  Then rain.  Then… eh, I think they gave up and went outside.  Because it was radio silent and deceivingly sunny all weekend (though we did get a fleeting flake or two that vanished as quick as it came).

There’s a lot of excitement, panic, and excited panic before a storm.  And as we gear up for our 2012 photo-season, we’re happy to report we have much more excitement than panic.  We’re excited to step out of 2011 and into the flurries of 2012.  Last year was such a blast, with so much OMGYEEHOO!, that this year can’t come fast enough.  We’re ready to start snapping out pix we just can’t wait to share with you all, and eager to help you make your perfect moments perfect.

We’re kicking off this year’s wedding season next weekend with the first in a string of super-awesome couples.  As we dust off our gear, tune up our setups, and get hyped for 2012, we’re making sure we also slow down a bit and enjoy this calm, relaxing stretch.  Because there’s so much more OMGWOO on the way.

The 20 and Me

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

I’ve always been a pretty decisive person.  Most of the time, the decisions I make turn out well.  And there are some times where those decisions turn out GREAT.  For instance, the decision to adopt a dog on a Saturday, and going out and getting the first one I ever saw on that following Monday.  Or the decision to say “yes” when Chris asked me out on our first date (best one ever!!!).  Or the decision to become serious at wedding photography on a Monday, and going out to buy a camera on a Wednesday.

That camera I decided to buy was a used Canon 20D from famous camera store Glazers in Seattle.  I drove into town one rainy day after work, saw the camera body in the glass case, asked the sales person to hold it, and the rest was history.  For the first time in a long time, I felt like I was home.  The camera and my hand molded together as if this black piece of metal had always been meant for my hand.  Without hesitation, I spent the $275 and the rest was history.

I went home with the 20D body in hand and one of the first things I did was buy the Canon 50mm 1.8 prime lens and start shooting away.  And although I’ve since moved on from the 20D, I still love this camera and use it as my primary backup body for weddings.  Some of my favorite pictures were taken with my old love, and I will never forget that moment when I first realized I’ve taken a great photo.  Below are some oldies from the archives of Cindi+Chris Photography.  Enjoy!