Thursday, August 18, 2011

And when it rains...

Being a farmer's daughter and all... when it doesn't rain for more than a month at a time, I get concerned. NO, I'm not your typical farmer's daughter who spends her time milking the cows and out in the fields, but I still genuinely care about it (some might argue that, but it's the truth).

Anyway, so a couple weeks ago when it F.I.N.A.L.L.Y. decided to rain (even for just a few minutes) I celebrated by taking my sister out for a photo shoot. Okay, I had to beg and plead for a few minutes, but it gave her a great excuse to dress up and look all cutesie for a night.

Part of me just simply wanted to take pictures, but another part of me also wanted to try out this bad boy. Is it mine, you ask? DID YOU SEE THAT PRICE TAG?! Of course it isn't mine. And how am I taking pictures with it? By renting it, of course! I owe a lot of my photography credit to a wonderful little gem of a business called They are great to work with and I've even worked with them so much that they have started giving me free extra days when I rent lenses! This is the second time I rented this particular lens for a wedding. The first time, I realized that even though it gives some of the MOST incredible pictures on earth, it's not very practical for anything other than portrait shots. However, I decided to give it another try and fell in love with it again. (I was kicking and screaming when I had to send it back today... note to self, stop wasting money on RENTING when you could just save up for a while and BUY one...easier said than done).

Little Lou.
Funny, gorgeous, thoughtful, caring... all-around fabulous.

And I get to call her my sister.
Reason #2654 why I'm blessed. 


Betsy said...

your mad photography skillz are reason #2435 why I love you.

... said...

oh, and reason #2436 why I love you is because I get to see you tonight!! :D