You’re right, that’s not me and Mr. Wonderful, those are our friends who I decided to do a little impromptu fun session over a recent Sedona weekend.
For the record, since this is a mixture of personal and photography on this blog, images taken for this post were taken with my Sony NEX-5R – a mirrorless camera with DSLR quality. I don’t shoot with this professionally, but I think it’s absolutely worth taking note how amazing the image quality is with the right lenses. Plus, if you just know how to pose and find light, you can still secure some fantastic images.
Here’s a shot I took before a golf ball nearly whacked me a foot away and I darted back inside. I shouldn’t have been standing on the green, my bad.
I also figured you might be curious of the grounds, so I took a few pics.
The only photos I edited a wee bit were the ones I took of Jill and Ryan. I primarily used the E-mount (Sony) 50mm f1/.8 lens which is fantastic. I love the compression and the lens gives a pretty close feel to how I regularly shoot with my Canon 5D Mark III.
Yes I backlight for the most part, but when you have scenery like this, who cares if your subjects face the sun? So worth it.
After we all hopped in the car (4 couples total and a few babes and toddlers) and wanted to get some views.
What a fantastically fun weekend. Thanks JM for being one of my best girlfriends and inviting us along on this trip. So grateful for all you have been to me and how you’ve been there for me since I’ve met you. I love you.
On another side note, I’m really struggling with the idea of blogging every day, but then when I thought I wanted to quit/lay low for a bit, I received 3 sweet messages that very day out of the blue that really encouraged me. It’s amazing how a few nice words can really spur you on or put things in perspective even when you feel discouraged. It also reminds me to give more compliments and encouragement so that I could help others when they might feel they just need a little bit of a push.
Things I’ve learned/done this week:
- When I was in my early 20s, I dated a guy in his early 30s and hung around his friends and their gfs. I thought they were so boring. I caught myself having many of those seemingly boring conversations lately since I’m now grown up. I kinda laugh at how age can make you change your priorities and life conversations. They really aren’t that boring after all!
- We’ve started this year off with a shotgun says Mr. Wonderful. Time for me to put the brakes on commitments.
- Saw The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and fell in love with the closing credits song by Ed Sheeran, I See Fire. I also was incredibly entertained by the movie.
- This year has started off so well with people I crazy adore and it makes my heart so happy. I’m also thankful to be married to one heck of an incredible guy.
Diana Elizabeth will soon show you what equipment she packs for travel and professionally. She’s jotting down a list of blog post ideas, for those (many) times she wonders what to write about. Have a fantastic weekend!