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The 4th annual CMteam favorite things list

The 4th annual CMteam favorite things list

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and time for our most favorite post of the year, the CMteam favorite things list. Perhaps not the most favorite post for our spouses or wallets though.

Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G ED AF-S Nikkor Wide Angle Zoom Lens: I’ve had and loved this lens for years, but in the past few months, it’s been on my camera more often than any other. Fast, versatile, and close focusing, it’s the perfect storytelling lens.
Cold Brewed Coffee(…)

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Jo Lien’s favorite things

Jo Lien’s favorite things

Lock up your wallets because we’ve got a fun, and tempting, series for you to get to know the CMpros a little better! What better way to learn about them than to ask them what their favorite things are, photography related or not? Next up is Jo Lien sharing what she loves!
jo lien’s favorite things

1. My coffee cup:  It’s big, it has my initial, and it has a flat base so it doesn’t easily spill, which is good because I(…)

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photo of young girl in evening light by Arizona photographer Katie Woodard

Katie Woodard’s favorite things

Lock up your wallets because we’ve got a fun, and tempting, series for you to get to know the CMpros a little better! What better way to learn about them than to ask them what their favorite things are, photography related or not? Next up is Katie Woodard sharing what she loves!
katie woodard’s favorite things

1. I’m going to start with Lake Powell! It is one of our family’s favorite places to spend time. All 4 of us love it so(…)

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anita martin’s favorite things

anita martin’s favorite things

Lock up your wallets because we’ve got a fun, and tempting, series for you to get to know the CMpros a little better! What better way to learn about them than to ask them what their favorite things are, photography related or not? Next up is Anita Martin sharing what she loves!
anita martin’s favorite things
Hi all! Welcome to my favorite things. These are some of my most loved and most used items.

1. Vitamix: Seriously, go out right now and buy(…)

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laurie yuenger’s favorite things

laurie yuenger’s favorite things

Lock up your wallets because we’ve got a fun, and tempting, series for you to get to know the CMpros a little better! What better way to learn about them than to ask them what their favorite things are, photography related or not? Next up is Laurie Yuenger sharing what she loves!
laurie yuenger’s favorite things

1. Nikkor 70-200 f/2.8:  My go to lens.  This beast rarely leaves my camera.  I love stepping back and giving people space, plus I love the(…)

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elena blair’s favorite things

elena blair’s favorite things

Lock up your wallets because we’ve got a fun, and tempting, series for you to get to know the CMpros a little better! What better way to learn about them than to ask them what their favorite things are, photography related or not? Next up is Elena Blair sharing what she loves!
elena blair’s favorite things

1.  Artifact Uprising soft cover books:  I am currently obsessed with these.  I have an app on my iPhone that makes making these out of my(…)

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petzval lens

beth wade’s favorite things

Lock up your wallets because we’ve got a fun, and tempting, series for you to get to know the CMpros a little better! What better way to learn about them than to ask them what their favorite things are, photography related or not? Next up is Beth Wade sharing what she loves!
beth wade’s favorite things

1. The Lake: My home in Lake Wylie, SC (right outside Charlotte, NC) also happens to be my favorite place in the world. There is something(…)

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sunrise over the water pic by Amy Ames

amy ames’ favorite things

Lock up your wallets because we’ve got a fun, and tempting, series for you to get to know the CMpros a little better! What better way to learn about them than to ask them what their favorite things are, photography related or not? Next up is Amy Ames sharing what she loves!
amy ames’s favorite things

1. Sunrise photos: My favorite type of photo.  It takes an act of God to get me up and moving early enough to catch these great(…)

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kelly rodriguez’s favorite things

kelly rodriguez’s favorite things

Lock up your wallets because we’ve got a fun, and tempting, series for you to get to know the CMpros a little better! What better way to learn about them than to ask them what their favorite things are, photography related or not? Next up is Kelly Rodriguez sharing what she loves!
kelly rodriguez’s favorite things

1. Fresh’s Sugar Lemon Parfum: I have LOVED this scent for years. It is perfectly fresh, clean and crisp… light and airy. I just love it.(…)

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danielle hatcher’s favorite things

danielle hatcher’s favorite things

Lock up your wallets because we’ve got a fun, and tempting, series for you to get to know the CMpros a little better! What better way to learn about them than to ask them what their favorite things are, photography related or not? Next up is Danielle Hatcher sharing what she loves!
danielle hatcher’s favorite things
I am so excited to be on the CM Blog today sharing my favorite things!  I think it goes without saying that my most precious “things”(…)

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melissa stottmann’s favorite things

melissa stottmann’s favorite things

Lock up your wallets because we’ve got a fun, and tempting, series for you to get to know the CMpros a little better! What better way to learn about them than to ask them what their favorite things are, photography related or not? Next up is Melissa Stottmann sharing what she loves!
melissa stottmann’s favorite things

10.  Spring blooms: If there is one feature that I wish every image I took had, it would be pretty, fluffy spring-time colors and flowers.  I(…)

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sarah morris’ favorite things

sarah morris’ favorite things

Lock up your wallets because we’ve got a fun, and tempting, series for you to get to know the CMpros a little better! What better way to learn about them than to ask them what their favorite things are, photography related or not? Next up is Sarah Morris sharing what she loves!
sarah morris’ favorite things

1.  Our pound puppy Pippa:  We rescued her from the pound two years ago this fall.  She is actually a miracle dog!  She was resuscitated twice(…)

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megan dill’s favorite things

megan dill’s favorite things

Lock up your wallets because we’ve got a fun, and tempting, series for you to get to know the CMpros a little better! What better way to learn about them than to ask them what their favorite things are, photography related or not? Next up is Megan Dill sharing what she loves!
megan dill’s favorite things

1. Fuji X-Series cameras: The Fuji X-E2 has changed my photography.  The image quality is outstanding, and it is just a blast to shoot with in(…)

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bethney backhaus favorite things

bethney backhaus favorite things

Lock up your wallets because we’ve got a fun, and tempting, series for you to get to know the CMpros a little better! What better way to learn about them than to ask them what their favorite things are, photography related or not? Next up is Bethney Backhaus sharing what she loves!
bethney backhaus’s favorite things

1. Canon 135mm L: This lens has given my outdoor photos such beautiful creamy bokeh. It’s always tack sharp and gives me perfect color. I don’t(…)

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beira brown’s favorite things

beira brown’s favorite things

Lock up your wallets because we’ve got a fun, and tempting, series for you to get to know the CMpros a little better! What better way to learn about them than to ask them what their favorite things are, photography related or not? Next up is Beira Brown sharing what she loves!
beira brown’s favorite things

1. Gardening: There’s nothing like the fullness of flavor and satisfaction from a homegrown tomato (or any other garden vegetable).  My mom has gardened since I(…)

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jennifer dell’s favorite things

jennifer dell’s favorite things

Lock up your wallets because we’ve got a fun, and tempting, series for you to get to know the CMpros a little better! What better way to learn about them than to ask them what their favorite things are, photography related or not? Next up is Jennifer Dell sharing what she loves!
jennifer dell’s favorite things

Shoes. The sassier and higher the heel the better. I am relatively short, so I love to wear heels for some added height. I also love(…)

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heather lazarks favorite things

heather lazarks favorite things

Lock up your wallets because we’ve got a fun, and tempting, series for you to get to know the CMpros a little better! What better way to learn about them than to ask them what their favorite things are, photography related or not? Next up is Heather Lazark sharing what she loves!
heather lazark’s favorite things
My true favorite things are the people I love and the time we spend together. But let’s face it, beyond that we all have those tangible(…)

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jennifer jabbour’s favorite things

jennifer jabbour’s favorite things

Lock up your wallets because we’ve got a fun, and tempting, series for you to get to know the CMpros a little better! What better way to learn about them than to ask them what their favorite things are, photography related or not? Next up is Jennifer Jabbour sharing what she loves!
jennifer jabbour’s favorite things

1.  Arizona:  Yes, it’s true that I’m a San Diego girl through and through, but a couple years ago, we started talking about getting some land(…)

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marissa gifford’s favorite things

marissa gifford’s favorite things

Lock up your wallets because we’ve got a fun, and tempting, series for you to get to know the CMpros a little better! What better way to learn about them than to ask them what their favorite things are, photography related or not? Next up is Marissa Gifford sharing what she loves!
marissa gifford’s favorite things

1. Scentsy: My husband will tell you I have an addiction. I just call it a wise investment. But really, we have so much that if(…)

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tarah sweeney’s favorite things

tarah sweeney’s favorite things

Lock up your wallets because we’ve got a fun, and tempting, series for you to get to know the CMpros a little better! What better way to learn about them than to ask them what their favorite things are, photography related or not? Next up is Tarah Sweeney sharing what she loves!
tarah sweeney’s favorite things

1. Tripod! Being behind the camera is my career and passion, but being in front of it is so important too! It’s so hard to remember(…)

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