Thursday, August 28, 2008

picture time

I had a great, busy day photographing 2 different sessions. The first session was my friend Penny's daughter's play group. There are 4 girls all about 4 years old. The girls were all adopted by different families and the moms get together once a week and the little girls play.

I seriously should not get paid for this job -- it is such a pleasure for me. It was so much fun! The girls were all wearing white and were lovely, yet unique. Their different personalities burst through my camera lens; they were serious, shy, playful, and sweet. I took 250 pictures in less than an hour. I'll admit I was a little snap happy, but I couldn't help myself. The girls were so lovely in white and were willing to try anything as long as it was silly and fun.

I am currently working on editing the pictures from their session this morning while Mandy naps and Emma watches a movie. Except I no longer hear the movie, only banging and yelling. Sorry, Penny, the pictures will have to wait.

The other session I photographed was for a friend of a friend. We had never met, but she contacted me via email and we set up a time and place. The children were ages 10, 7, and 7 months and were a delight. I haven't photographed too many older kids, but every time I do, I love it even more. They are fresh and innocent, yet are compliant and fun. And they did great holding their baby sister in the pictures. The baby was also sweet and fun to photograph. 7 months old is a great age, especially when they are not able to crawl out of the picture yet. I have some of their images edited and already posted them to my photography blog. 

I feel extremely blessed that my photography business is growing. I've done 1-2 sessions per week (except for the week of rain) all summer. Every session I learn something new about my technique and I have such a good time capturing the beauty God created. Part of me really wishes I would have realized my passion for photography earlier when I was floundering through majors like music and psychology. But perhaps if I had started doing photography sooner, I would not have appreciated what a gift it is to do what I love.


april said...

You're very professional with your pictures. I hope I get to use you, when I need a photographer.

Shawna said...

What is your travel distance limit? (Big Grin) I have had nothing but bad photographer experience and your pictures just warm my heart. I can't wait to capture Madison like you capture the essence of childhood in yours. As to finding your passion earlier, I too had a passion for photography and chose psychology instead, of course that was way before digital and 'editing'. What fun.

Andee said...

I'm glad you didn't discover it sooner or you might have become a photography snob and decided not to take pictures of 2 year olds :)

simplykersh said...

I am so glad to hear that your business is growing, your work is beautiful!

pennyf said...

I'm so excited to see the pictures! The little teaser of the girls playing brought tears to my eyes! You described their personalities so well....It was a fun day! Your the best!!