So, what shall I blog? Well, I’ve been getting a lot of mileage off of the recent maternity pics I took of my gorgeous friend (she’ll have her 4th baby this week) so I think I’ll post another and see how long I can go getting all the compliments. The top picture is her (that should be obvious).
My newfound passion for photography began in December with a call from a neighbor I HATED but now LOVE (that’s a whole ‘nother post). She worked at a portrait studio and they had overlapped her Saturday for 2 weddings and she was desperate for help at the 1st one during the last 1/2 (so she was there for the 1st 1/2 of the appointment when we took pictures of the couple). She HAD called everyone she knew that took pictures then settled with me because she didn’t have any luck. It was the night before, about 7:30 pm. We went to the studio so she could show me other wedding pictures so I knew what pictures to take and the standard poses. She showed me how to use a fancy Nikon; the flash, focusing, zoom, etc. My job was to meet her there and act like I’ve done this hundreds of times before while we took pictures of the bride and groom outside before the ceremony/reception. Well, needless to say I ROCKED THE CASBA and have found a new creative outlet!
The 2nd picture up there (look, up) is my first bride and is still my most favorite picture from a wedding. I call it my “fur” picture – a little perverted but that’s only to people who think dirty. By biggest boost came about a week later when the brides mom called wanting an Open House invitation. She was told to pick 4 or 5 of their favorite pictures to add to the invite. Well, 4 out of the 5 were the pictures YOURS TRULY took ;o) I was stoked and have been hooked ever since.