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If you follow me on facebook, then you know that I’ve had a very serious dilema…To stay with Canon…or switch to Nikon.


(Insert general commentary on what you think is the best brand blah blah blah!)



Well, after months of debating, seeking out others advice, and trying out both options, (The Canon 5d mark ii or the Nikon d700) I have finally bought a new camera. She arrived today and I did my little happy dance in my office!



So without further adue please welcome my new baby to the family!

Yes, I am sticking with my ever faithful Canon! There are several large factors that went into my decision. Here they are in no particular order:

1) Finances. Upgrading was going to cost me no matter what, but it would have cost me a great deal more to switch things over to Nikon.

2) My wrists: I’ve had wrist issues in the past with my 5d. Pile my 70-200 + my gip + my flash on there and you’ve got a hefty piece of equipment! The 5d ii is lighter than both the original 5d and the d700

3) Education: I’m already familiar with the Canon system. Switching over to Nikon would have somewhat of a learning curve since their controls are almost backwards from Canons. In the future I may take it on, but in my first year of a solo business I have A LOT of education on my plate.

4) Video: The d700 does not include the awesome video feature that the mark ii has. Granted I wont use it often, but it’s a nice thing to play with! This was more of a perk than a deciding factor.

So there you have it. Criticize me if you’d like, but I’ve made my choice and I’m 100% positive that this is the perfect fit. I’m sure some of you Nikon lovers are disappointed, but don’t count my conversion out. It may still happen…you never know!

New addition to the family! : Real Life: Syracuse, NY Wedding, Engagement, & Lifestyle Photography


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It’s officially New Years Eve. The last day of  2010!

The year was full of twists and turns for me personally. Some of the crazy events that occured in 2010 included; moving to a new apartment (in the middle of wedding season!), one of my best friends getting married in Nicaragua, and leaving Picture Infinity to start my own wedding business! Phew! And that’s just the tip of the ice burg!

I was so blessed with my clients this year. You all encouraged me to be the best photographer that I could be. I still talk  with most of you on a regular basis. It’s so wonderful to know that my clients have now turned into friends. I really am the luckiest girl alive! Who else can say that about their business?

At the beginning of every year, I set some goals for myself. Both personal & artistically. During 2010 I met all of my goals in both areas of my life! It wasn’t easy, but the process really helped me identify who I am as a person and as a photographer.

Here are some of my goals for 2011:

Read the Bible in a year (again)

Spend more quality time with God in prayer & devotions

Read more business books

Book 25 to 30 weddings

Re-start a gym routine

Reduce debt!

Re-brand & re-vamp my website & business

Find an office space

Take a knitting class

Connect with more photographers in the Central NY area & build relationships

That’s just the beginning. I don’t believe in New Years Resolutions because I feel like they can so easily be disregarded by the middle of January. So I am not resolving. Instead, I will attempt to achieve, and if I fail the first time around I will try again and again until I achieve my goals!

A few things that I’m looking forward to in 2011:

A New brand & website! It’s going to be soooooo amazing!

Meeting with and getting to know my new Brides & Grooms for the 2011 season

New equipment….I may be switching to Nikon this year…..

Blogging all about my new products! I have an album that you MUST see!

A new contest for my 2011 wedding clients!

And all of the joys that God will bring my way!

Thank you so much to everyone who helped shape 2010! It was definitely a year to be remembered!

I will leave you all with a slideshow of MY favorite engagment & wedding photos.





A 2010 Reflection : Real Life : Central, NY Wedding & Engagement Photographer


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Over the past few months, I’ve had the extreme privileged to document 23 weddings! Every single bride & groom had a beautiful and unique day! It was so wonderful to capture their stories and create memories that will last a lifetime. If you’re a consistant reader of my blog, then you know that for every wedding in the 2010 season you’ve had the ability to vote for your favorite photograph! Well here they are! Your top choice for every wedding in the 2010 season!
This is the final round. Each favorite photograph has a corresponding bubble at the bottom of the post. Choose your ABSOLUTE favorite from the season and VOTE! The couple that receive the most votes will win a free canvas of that image!!! Also, that image will featured as my new fanpage Facebook photo for the next 6 months!
Here are the rules, regulations, and suggestions:
1) You can only vote once, so choose wisely!
2) The more you Email,  Facebook, Twitter, or Blog about this contest, the better your chances of winning that canvas!
3) The contest will officially be over on Sunday December 19th at 11:59pm!
READY! SET! GO!!!!!!!!!
Sarah & Carl
Emily & Christian
Alyse & Dylan
Wendy & Dave
Laura & Peter
Erika & Justin
Stacy & Steven
Mary & Charlie
Jamie & Buddy
Kate & Paul
Christie & Matt
Ashley & Tony
Amanda & Jordan
Stephanie & David
Leah & Matt
Grace & Chad
Sally & Troy
Jen & Tony
Julia & Lee
Mackenzie & Kevin
Eileen & Mike
Kate & Brian
Denise & Roman
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Christmas Canvas Contest : Real Life : Central, NY Wedding Photographer


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This is it! Your last chance to vote for your favorite picture from my 2010 wedding season BEFORE they get entered into the final round!!! More to come on Monday night so stay tuned and make sure you send your favorite wedding to all of your family and friends!!!



LAST CHANCE! : Real Love : Central, NY Wedding & Engagement Photographer