Me and David LOVE camping - we both grew up camping and camped as newly weds. It was one of my absolute favorite things growing up (except when I got locked in a porta potty while my family was on a hike - not fun haha!) We always talked about how we want our kids to grow up camping too so it was fun to finally take them! I have to admit, we fully hoped/planned to go camping and stay the entire night, but with both kids, 1 crib, and 2 babies that won’t fall asleep unless they are in a crib , we were kind of setting ourselves up for failure, haha. Both babies are too routine oriented still so we had a feeling it might not work. BUT despite leaving in the middle of the night to go home, it was still the funnest thing ever! And now I can’t wait to go camping again! Even if it’s just a “late night”.
We chose somewhere close by our hotel in Utah so in the event that we had to leave, it wouldn’t be a big deal. We got there early and played for a long while, walked along the stream, explored, set up camp, had a fire, roasted s’mores, and laid down in the tent and watched a movie on a tablet. In the city you always have to be so vigilant next to busy streets so you always have to be at arm's reach or holding hands. Atticus is definitely a wide open spaces kind of boy! I loved watching him play in the dirt and run around so excitedly.
Believe it or not, we actually shot this entire post on the Canon EOS Rebel T6i again. You might remember my post from Atticus’ birthday last month where I talked about the camera gear we use. When we got home I was going through these images and I paused for a moment and asked David, “I thought you said we shot these on the T6i?” and David reassured me that he did to which I responded, “I honestly can’t tell.” We normally shoot with the EOS 5D Mark III but when we travel we always bring a backup, whether it’s the EOS Rebel T6i or the EOS 80D, with which we do all of our video. It’s definitely comforting knowing that our inexpensive backup camera will still give us great images.
We also shot this video from our “camping trip” that I’m in love with! Something I will cherish forever. David tried something new with his editing and I love how it turned out. Atticus was so fun that night. There’s a clip towards the end of him telling a story and I have probably watched that clip 50 times. There is also a clip of Rosie cracking up, Atticus was being silly and making her laugh during that, it was so hilarious in person. I love having these moments documented. We got so much more great footage of Atticus and Rosie that I’m so glad we’ll always have to reflect on and watch. So much of it we cut out, but we always like to keep some moments private for the family;) We filmed this video on the Canon EOS 80D with Canon EF 24-70mm f/ 2.8 L lens, which is like our go-to lens. Hope you guys like it!
Thank you to Canon for sponsoring this post! Xo