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!