I am a wedding and lifestyle photographer based in Alberta, Canada. My focus is on telling a story, whether it's a wedding day, an adventure in the Rocky Mountains, or just two people in love. I strive to document real life in my work. I love to travel, and am fortunate that my work takes me places.
The X-E2 is the perfect camera for me. I don't think I could love it more.
I want to take photos all the time. Of everything. But the last thing I want to do when I'm traveling or hanging out at home with my kids, is bring out my massive DSLR and huge prime lenses. I love that gear, too. But it's cumbersome and just not very subtle.
The X-E2 is small and takes incredible images. Street photography with this camera is magic, and since I've started using it I've been inspired again to document the everyday world around me.
On a recent trip to Paris with my family, I used the X-E2 almost exclusively for street photography, which is one of my passions. It was a dream. I was able to be non-intrusive on the people and environments I was shooting, and the images I created are some of the best work I've ever done. I'm not a pixel peeper by any means. I just want to create photographs with beautiful tones, and that I'm happy with. I was blown away by this camera's ability.
The one worry I had was the speed of actually using this camera. But I was surprised at how quickly I was able to figure it out and get comfortable. The biggest reason for this was the electronic viewfinder, and being able to see my exposure adjustments as I made them. That's probably my favourite feature of this camera.
I'm really happy with the X-E2 and what I've been able to do with it. I'm sure it'll be with me for many more adventures.