Some of these babies I know better than others.
This is Eli and he’s such a beautiful and happy little boy. His mom was kind enough to let me snap some pictures of him while I was visiting their home. I love portrait photography but still need some practice. While I find it easy to say ‘do this’ and ‘move that way’ to my family, I lack a little confidence to do so with others. What better way to learn than to JGTFOI and try.
People have asked many times to hire me to take photos (portraits, family, events) but I can’t help wanting to know I can offer a quality final product before jumping into taking a “job” and charging a fee.
Eli is a perfect little baby to work with because he’s so easy going and approachable. He easily smiles and makes eye contact. I learned a lot from the few photos I took of him. I can’t wait for the next time I can practice on him!
Baby Lucy. Oh, how I love this little baby. I was honoured to be with my friend Erin as she laboured with her second born, just over a year ago. Lucy is so dear to me and I’ve taken many many many photos of her in the past year- often when she has food in her mouth!
This is Sam. I don’t see Sam nearly enough since she and her family moved away. She’s not as easy to photography since she’s always busy and on the move. This difficulty makes me want to try even more to photograph her since she’s like most kids out there. I could use the kind of practice she would provide.
I took these next shots when we were setting up a community art display in the local gallery. I literally went from nailing frames to the wall to dropping on the floor to snap these quick pictures. Tyde is so beautiful! I wish I’d taken a bit more care in the photos but again, the experience offered me some much needed practice and I love the light in the gallery.
Now if only I could JGTFOI and ask some more local folks to let me take some photos of them, I’m sure I’d get all kinds of great experience. It would be so much handier if there was a local professional photographer doing a similar style of photography that I could work with temporarily for some experience working with clients, but there doesn’t seem to be anyone in my small town.