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I jumped ship! // Castle Rock family & birth videographer

Gah!!!! I can’t believe I did it. I made the BIG switch. Goodbye Nikon, Helloooo Canon!

CanonyellowI remember when I first even thought about getting a “nice” camera, the first one I researched was the Nikon d90. It looked cool, seemed to be okay for a starter and had all the features I wanted. At the time, the price tag was terrifying (lol to that now!) so I looked with the next best thing, the Nikon d60. The Canon T1i was also the popular entry level camera at the time. Decisions decisions. Everyone that I talked to said “Go hold Nikon and Canon and just go with whichever feels better in your hand. Then decide.” Off to Best Buy I went and as I stood there in the digital cameras section trying my best to avoid the sales guy, I just held each one. I had NO idea what I was really looking for. I thought, ummmmm this Nikon grip is pretty comfortable. So off I ran to Amazon and clicked purchase.

It wasn’t long before I had outgrown my sweet little d60 and ached for something that would really allow me the room to grow. The D700 seemed to be the camera¬†at the time. Wanting something I could have for years to come, I upgraded! That bad boy was my baby!!! I didn’t go to the grocery store without it. And it remained that way until 2 weeks ago.

You see, I have had this unbelievable desire to produce amazing video fusion movies ever since I first saw the Bui Brothers‘ fusion work here. Not long after, I stumbled across the amazing art of Tara Whitney and Michel Sandy-Borden and I thought “I HAVE to do that!!!” The only thing holding me back was hiring a videographer. Who could I trust? Did I really want to go into business with someone else? How would I know they could produce what was in my mind? I toyed with the idea for almost 2 years! The desire just grew stronger and stronger, but I still didn’t know what to do about it.

When we moved to Colorado, my business was put on hold for all of last year. I felt like a newbie all over again, portfolio building with new clients, making connections, networking, learning about our new surroundings. Then I met Laura from Crowned Photography and the epiphany sort of smacked me in the face. She was creating the most gorgeous birth videos I had ever seen. With one camera. By herself. Why hadn’t I thought of that?? Why was I still thinking I was going to need a separate videographer?

My brother Shane has been trying to get me to switch from the beginning. I’ll never forget when he told me, “Nikons are like PC’s, Canons are like Macs.” For this die hard Apple girl, that was like a stab to the heart! Then he set me up on FaceTime with Vu Bui to talk shop and my mind was officially made up. My Canon 6D was in the mail a few days later! Can’t thank you enough for all the advice Vu!

Saying goodbye to my d700 was sad. I got a little teary packing up all the pieces.

NikonpicSo here I am! New camera in hand and ready to do the darn thing! If you are interested in having your own Just Life movie, Birth or other life event recorded, contact me today! I would love to meet you!

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