I have been feeling very Christmasy lately and while I refuse to break the cardinal rule of decorating before Thanksgiving I am getting my fill of Christmas elsewhere. I thought it would be fun to post my yearly Holiday Christmas wish list. It’s fun to see how my wish list changes over the year because of new stuff coming out or my priorities changing as my skills develop further. I’d also like to apologize that I won’t be offering Holiday Mini Sessions this year. At 5 months pregnant and with a husband who just had surgery and cold season plaguing the family it was just not meant to be this year. I am still offering regular sessions at the Holiday discount rate of 20% off(although am taking this week and next week off due to this horrible cold and Thanksgiving). Hurry in because starting mid-December I am officially starting my Holiday/Maternity Leave and won’t be back until Spring of next year so this is your last chance to get a session from me for a while! Call or contact to book your session today, there are limited spots available: Now booking Nov. 26th – Dec. 14th.
The number one item on my Christmas list is the Nikon D800. There are many things I love about my 7D but many more things I miss about Nikon, #1 being lens quality and performance. After 2 years of loving my 7D I am also dying to go full frame. Although at a price tag of $2999 it’s not happening this year haha.
No camera is complete without lenses. This one is tricky and has no picture due to the volume of lenses I want. I am a prime shooter at heart but have come to learn there are some situations when you just need a zoom. Because of this I have settled on 4 lenses that I think would be the ultimate collection. First my beloved primes for portrait work the Nikon 50mm f.1.4G $439
and the Nikon 85mm f1.4G $1696.95
. For the zoom lenses for traveling and chasing toddlers I have carefully selected the Nikon 24-70 f2.8 $1,899
(although due to price the Sigma version would be tempting, and I do love Sigma and it would be a less used lens so price would come into play but since this is a “I’m just dreaming” list haha…) and a must have the Nikon 70-200mm f.2.8 VRII $2,399
. Sigh. Someday right?
For Flashes I’d love the Sigma EF610 for the 7D (the SB910 for when I get the Nikon) – $225 (with the oh so portable Creative Light 6′ collapsable stand $49.95
, and one of the very portable options of Lastolite 34″ umbrella $23.99
or the Lastolite Ezybox 24×24 $189.90