Happy 2nd day of 2013! I hope you all had a wonderful New Years Eve and New Years Day. I had a rather relaxing couple of days, with a drive back to Seattle from Portland, hanging out at the apartment with a few friends to watch the countdown, and a day full of video-watching and kitten-cuddling. My hair decided to go to a bit of a side part yesterday when I snapped these photos, and it reminds me of high school and early college when I used to have a ridiculously deep side part and bangs in my hair. Oh, the good ol’ days.
These are the first photos on the blog with my new camera! I am so incredibly excited about this, quality is going to be amazing from here-on-out, and you can expect some videos from me too in much higher quality (one perhaps coming at the end of this week). The camera that I got for Christmas was the Canon T4i with the 18-135mm STM Kit Lens. I also got along with it the Canon 40mm EF f/2.8 STM Lens. These lenses are Canon’s new stepping motor line, which autofocus silently during video mode. I cannot wait to play around with these both for videos. The lens I purchased myself separately (and the lens that took these photos) was on recommendation from Laura of Buy Now Blog Later, and the lens is the Canon 85mm f/1.8 Lens. This lens is absolutely STUNNING and amazing. I am so incredibly excited about this, and when I saw Laura’s photos I knew that was the exact lens that I was looking for. It produces perfect background blur, but gets everything else in amazing clear focus. If you are looking for a great portrait lens for personal style blogging, I highly recommend this one. The boyfriend and I have been playing around with it for a few days now, and I am more than pleased with it. Of course, I still need to play around with it to learn more about it, but so far I love it.
Incase you were wondering, yes I was freezing. The boyfriend and I took these photos yesterday on New Years Day so of course I had to rep some sparkle, but it was about 36-40 degrees here in lovely Seattle, Washington. He was bundled up in a puffer jacket, while I’m standing there bare-legged and coatless. However, these photos are beautiful and totally worth me freezing for :)
I hope you enjoyed this post, and the higher-quality photos. Keep an eye out for a new post on Thursday, and a new video with some winter outfit pairings this weekend! Thanks so much for supporting me, let’s make amazing things happen in 2013. xoxo