best of 2009: gift

What's a gift you gave yourself this year that has kept on giving?

That's easy, our Canon Rebel XSi Digital SLR. In my post on my best rush of 2009 I talk about what a thrill taking photographs gives me. What I didn't mention (because it didn't apply to that post) is how it allows M and I to give to our friends and family. We've been able to take photographs of some of our favorite people and we've met some new people along the way. We have taken family pictures, senior pictures, engagement photos, anniversary photos, and head shots. The experience as well as the finished products become gifts we're able to give. We have charged little to nothing for the photo shoots as we learn about lighting, posing, and photoshop.

It's been a wonderful experience that I feel lucky to share with M. I love that we've been able to capture great moments in people's lives for them. There's nothing better than helping to create a moment in time that people will look back on with fondness.