A new piece of equipment changed my family photography game a little over year ago and it’s time for a dedicated post on why I love it so much! I’m talking about the Canon RF 28-70mm f/2.0, aka the 3+ pound behemoth on the front of my camera. If you saw my post on the lenses I believe every family photographer should have, then you already know that I love it. However, I want to share some more because it’s just that good.
A few weeks ago, I traveled to Albuquerque to capture helicopter family photos for some dear friends. While we were there, I connected with another Huey family, the Cornells, and took flight line photos for them as well. I only used one lens for the entirety of their session: the Canon RF 28-70mm f/2.0.
Natalie actually reached out about me taking Cooper’s newborn photos last year, but it was just after we moved to DC. I was bummed to turn down that opportunity, so you can imagine my excitement when our schedules aligned during my trip to ABQ! As a fellow helicopter family, I was thrilled to document Kevin, Natalie and Cooper’s time at Kirtland AFB. We ventured from the squadron to the flight line where we were greeted by the ever-present New Mexico sun. It was bright and the position of the helicopter was going to be a challenge, but I knew my trusty 28-70mm was the lens for the job!
I frequently shoot entire sessions without taking this lens off my camera. However, it was particularly helpful during this session for a few reasons.
While it comes with a hefty price tag, the Canon RF 28-70mm f/2.0 makes family photography simpler. And, mostly importantly, it doesn’t simplify things by sacrificing quality. Instead, its top notch glass elevates family portraits so long as the photographer uses proper settings. (Need help with settings? I have you covered!) I cannot recommend this lens highly enough!
Do you have questions? I’m happy to chat either about my favorite lens or how I can document your family too. Just reach out to get things rolling!
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