The love of photography is something that is oftentimes shared and passed down through the generations of a family. Ask a photographer where they first caught the photo bug, and there’s a good chance that a father, uncle, aunt or mother originally sparked that interest.
For nine year old Bailey Bryant of Orlando, Florida, he can look to both his parents, Matt and Cindy, as his source of inspiration. In fact, Matt and Cindy Bryant are, to date, the only husband and wife pair to both be featured as Sigma’s Fan of the Week. And even cooler, both made their winning shots with their pair of Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM lenses. These days, they are having to share their favorite supertelephoto zoom lens with their son more and more!
Cindy bought her first DSLR camera nearly three years ago. Her goal was to take wonderful photos of the Bryant family adventures and her two boys growing up.
Quickly it was discovered they could achieve two completely different point of views, therefore a second camera setup was necessary. This also accelerated the learning process as Matt and Cindy shared each others progress. Cindy’s creativity coupled with Matt’s technical aptitude is a recipe for success as their photos show!
The adventures soon expanded from themes parks to birding in the wild. Now, they can often be found at the local National Wildlife Area or at the beach photographing shore birds. Wherever the road may take them, it’s an adventure shared (and now documented) by the whole family. When not tracking wildlife with the supertele zooms, they switch over to the Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM for family candids and portraits.
More family adventures are on the horizon, both around their Florida home and farther afield. Cindy is hoping to make photos of Atlantic Puffins and Matt is on the prowl for gray wolves. Their younger son, seven year old, Jordan, is also asking to get his hands on one of the cameras, too, so there’s always talk of expanding the overall photo kit! Wherever they are headed, it is sure to result in fantastic photos from the whole family.
Cindy Bryant is hosting a Nature Walk for the 2nd Annual Nature Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival on March 22nd near Spring Hill, Florida. Check it out!
Does Photography Run in Your Family, too? Let us know!