My camera is heavy. Its a beast. On the whole I’m so used to carrying two cameras around at weddings, so going out with one doesn’t bother me. But now that we are a pram free household and running around with two kids seems to be double the misadventure, I’ve found myself leaving the camera at home because I’m worried about smashing a lens, or worse, the whole body, whilst chasing the kids. The result? Somewhat patchy photographic coverage of Family Hall.

Cue an early Christmas present from David, in the shape of a little Olympus OMD-EM5 with a nifty 17mm lens, second hand, which is such a cost effective way to buy camera kit. So tiny it fits in my smallest hangbag or my coat pocket, but I can still work in manual and the images are really scrummy… And what’s more, that lens LOVES winter sunshine, which is good, because I’m a sucker for some flare!

The talk of snow seems to have encouraged the last leaves of the trees this week, but last week we spent one of our mornings at our favourite parks, jumping in crunchy leaves. It brings out the inner kid in me. And it was the perfect opportunity to test out the new addition. No more excuses for patchy coverage!



  1. Lowanda J

    Oh my gosh! Your pictures are stunning! I love them. Found you over at Charlie Farlie Photos! 🙂

    • Hannah

      Thankyou so much, Lowanda!

  2. Coombe Mill

    It can be difficult balancing tweens and a camera so I can’t imagine the difficulties having toddlers, I didn’t have a DSLR when I had them. It’s great that your husband treated you to a little camera that you can take out with the girls which isn’t as likely to get in the way or as easily broken. It really does take good photos in the autumnal sunshine, I bet you’re enjoying having the freedom again. Thanks for linking up with me on Country Kids.

  3. Cheryl @ ReimerandRuby

    Gorgeous quality photos… I’m jealous, think I need to invest one good camera soon.

  4. Elizabeth

    How exciting! I have the same problem, with the two little ones running around I hardly ever bring the DSLR with us. I’m using wearing the little one or chasing him around so even when I bring it, it ends up on the bottom of the bag. I’m so glad your going to be able to take some beautiful photos on the go!

  5. Let kids be kids

    Beautiful photographs. I love this season and capturing it in pics is wonderful. #CountryKids

  6. happyhomebird

    These are beautiful pictures, autumn captured perfectly.



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