I'm slowing coming out of my Christmas coma - so much good food and lots of traveling and visiting can really tire ya out! We had such a nice holiday though and I can't believe it's all over, why does it always seem to go so fast?! Christmas Eve through the 26th was spent with Nick's family on the east side of Michigan and then on Sunday, we headed west to see my family. We were all properly spoiled with gifts (my favorite being this one!) and stuffed full of good food - it doesn't get much better than that.
We're back home now and actually literally stuck at home, after an ice storm hit our area all day yesterday. I can't say I mind though - Nick is taking a few days off of work and we're just hanging out watching Netflix, eating all of the leftovers, and taking naps. Oh, and online shopping because hellloooo, Christmas money!
Speaking of Christmas money, this is where I need your help: I'm going to use my money to invest in a nice camera (finally), but all of the different options out there are so overwhelming! I solely use my cell phone to take pictures and that has been fine, but now that there is going to a baby around, I really don't want all of our pictures to be phone pictures. You can't beat the convenience, but the quality just isn't the same. I'm currently debating between these two: a Canon EOS Rebel T5 or an Olympus E-PL7... but am totally open to other options, too.
My main requirements are that it be lightweight and portable, have a fast shutter speed (like iPhone fast, if possible), be easy to use (major beginner status over here), and takes great pictures, duh.
Any recommendations? Also, I'd love to hear how you guys store your photos. One of my 2015 resolutions was to organize my pictures and I haven't touched them yet because again, talk about overwhelming. I did some searching online and found Mix and Match Mama's 'how to' organize photos if anyone else is in the same boat as me, but otherwise I'm taking any and all tips or tricks!
Ps. sorry this was such a boring post, I'll be back tomorrow with some baby FAQs!