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my dirty little instagram secret.


I’ve been getting a few questions on Instagram about my pictures lately. Here’s my little secret…

Let me start by saying that I love pictures. Love taking them, sharing them, printing them and covering our walls with them. With the addition of lex to our little family my obsession has majorly intensified and I find myself wanting to capture every moment. I also noticed I got lazy and started using my iphone for everything- I was uber lame and started coming up with every excuse not to bring my big camera everywhere- “it’s too heavy”, “it doesn’t fit in my diaper bag”, “I’m afraid I’ll break it”, “it doesn’t have a built in flash”.

I love my phone. It’s small compact- got the job done, and was always with me. But the quality- it’s just not the same. Especially when printed.

I knew I needed something more than a phone but less than my 5d so when I stumbled across the Sony nex 6 a few months ago I was smitten. I LOVE THIS CAMERA. It’s seriously da bomb .com. Paired with sony’s 35mm 1.8 prime lens and I am one happy camper. This camera is basically the canon 50d in a sleek slender lightweight body (we also have a 50d running around in our house- so I can compare with confidence).

So why is it my dirty little secret? Well friends- this camera is equipped with wifi and a handy app. Making uploading pictures to your phone a breeze. I can honestly say I don’t really use my iphone camera anymore- it just doesn’t compare quality wise (especially since an iphone can’t shoot on raw). So if my Instagram and Facebook pictures look a little better than the average bear- you all officially know why! I love that I can take quality pictures AND use quality pictures in the same time span it would take me to use an iphone picture. No #latergrams for this girl!

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  • October 24, 2013 - 5:35 am

    Jenny - You just shared my favorite trick!!! I still use the iphone camera a lot because I worry less about my daughter, dog, cat, etc breaking my phone! In all seriousness I love this camera because it is so lightweight and still takes awesome photos! I just need to convince the hubby I need the prime lens for Christmas and this will be the only camera I own!

  • October 24, 2013 - 6:40 am

    Sara - Oh the shame!!! #istillneedone love all the beautiful pictures you capture of Lex this way!!

  • October 24, 2013 - 7:19 am

    Whitney - A secret no more! Thanks for the insider.

  • October 24, 2013 - 7:56 am

    Sara McCarty - Awesome! What a great idea. My husband would murder me if I bought yet another camera though, so I’ll probably just continue posting bad iPhone photos. πŸ™‚

  • October 24, 2013 - 10:26 am

    Megan @ HNL - You have the best IG pictures around, no joke! I always knew you were hiding a dirty little secret! πŸ˜‰

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  • October 24, 2013 - 12:40 pm

    Jamie || Hello Little Scout - Love this!! Thanks for sharing, I’ll have to check into that camera!! And you totally need to enter our Fairy Birds giveaway for your sweet baby girl!

  • October 24, 2013 - 4:32 pm

    EHayes - Cheater Cheater Pumpkin Spice everything Eater!!

    Seriously though, definitely looking into this! I always make excuses too for not bringing out my DSLR and when I do, I always have my hands full with a baby/toddler (finally now its easier). This would be such a better solution

  • October 24, 2013 - 6:09 pm

    Jenny Collier - Oh you sneaky little friend. Totally bought this tonight because of you. Happy Anniversary to me (and Court too, I guess). πŸ™‚

  • October 24, 2013 - 9:28 pm

    Colleen Sullivan - AH-HA! That’s how your IG photos always are of the highest photo quality!! What a lovely size that camera is too!! Adding it to my Xmas list! My husband would be so mad if he knew you were telling us about this!!

  • October 25, 2013 - 5:05 am

    Courtney B - Your pictures are always SO beautiful!! I don’t think it only has to do with the camera… I have no clue how to shoot raw or in manual mode (are those the same?? You see my problem?) so even if I had the right equipment, it just wouldn’t be the same.
    So I’ve decided I just need to hire a photographer to just follow my baby around 24/7. Better yet, we should just be on a reality show. I’m sure we would make great tv PLUS I’d be the one getting paid πŸ˜‰ HA!

  • October 28, 2013 - 4:45 am

    Alexandra - I have no camera and photography experience! Do you think this camera would be a good option for a beginner like me? I saw that the camera also can come with a certain lens already on it… Would it make a big difference if I was using it in auto most of the time?

  • October 28, 2013 - 8:15 pm

    michelle - A camera with wifi and an app, genius! Love your blog πŸ™‚

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