boho boy, canon 50D
When I found out that K really enjoys photography and has always wanted to get into it, I just felt like I was supposed to give her a camera and lens. The passion to capture the world as we see it was something beautiful to have in common and share. The Canon Digital Rebel XT that I first used was broken but I thought it would be easy to fix, so when we went out to meet T & K for the first time, I brought it along so we could take it to a local camera shop. Then I could give it to her and that would just make my heart burst.
Our first morning there, while I was getting ready for the big day, Boho Boy left to take the camera to the shop. He was told that it wasn't an easy fix. We'd have to send it away and it might take a while and be too costly to fix. He came back to the hotel to tell me and we were so bummed. I wanted so badly to give her this gift.
Then Boho Boy said..."I'll be right back, I have an idea...". Twenty minutes later, he arrived with a brand new Canon box. He said "this is your Christmas gift" and there it was...my dream camera...a Canon 50D!!! So how cool is it that I could give K an even better camera than I had imagined? She got my precious XTi and Tamron Zoom lens.
I pretty much squealed with joy. Later that night, we played with it a bit. Above is a photo of him reading the manual. That's just so him. I play with all the gadgets and learn as I go and he actually READS the manual. ; )
Giving K my camera was one of my favorites parts of the weekend. Especially when I saw her face light up so beautifully. Knowing that when the baby is born, she will have somewhere to wander and explore and heal with her new toy. I am also hoping she will discover parts of herself through this medium that she never realized lived inside of her. I know that is what photography has done for me. It means so much that she will carry with her something that changed my life in such a miraculous way. Becoming a photographer was like a rebirth for me and my XTi was the camera I used when the path to photographing artists opened up for me.
It all comes full circle in that we both continue to bless one another with parts of ourselves.