I am a professional Musician/Photographer. I'm not necessarily "new" to Photography, but it has definitely become a new priority recently. In the past, I shot ambient and environmental photography for the entertainment company I was working for; when I left their employ, I left the camera behind as well.
I love the fact that this is a hobby I can share with Kerry, and that we work so well together; the stage tends to separate us while I'm normally at work. Even though prior to Smith Artisan Kerry had no experience with a camera, she has a natural, amazing ability to frame a subject, and her understanding of lines and curves is unparalleled. Her photos are great, her oil painting and sketches are even better. I should shoot those some time and share them.
This is probably the "geek" in me, but I love the idea of "capturing light". I can't wait until we get home to load the SD card into the reader and see if the shots come out the way I intended.