Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Photoshoot Faves

This weekend, I got to put my photography hobby to good use! I offered to take a Christmas Card Photo for Mr. Fix-Its cousins. They are the sweetest kids, and it was so much fun to have such willing models.

We took photos outside their house just before sunset. It was pretty chilly, but they were great sports. Before our photoshoot, I poured over blogs for family session inspiration. This would be my greatest tip: have a vision of what you're hoping to achieve. Without direction, the session could have fallen really flat. I probably sounded like a drill sargent, "Walk! Stop! Turn! Sit with your legs crossed. Closer! Tilt your head! Look away - look back!" but it worked so well! I tried to channel my inner-imaginary-professional.

Here are some of my faves:




I really, really loved taking these photos. And it begs the question, now what? I'm not planning on leaving my job to pursue photography (I'm not that talented), but it would be an absolute dream if I could shoot a family/couple/newborn session from time to time. It allows me to connect with people in a totally different way than I do in therapy, and it's a creative outlet that I find wonderfully fulfilling.

I've set up a blog with highlights of my favorite photos. Another blog? I know, seriously. For now, it's a "just for me" type thing, but I hope it can evolve into more.

How do you pursue your hobbies?

14 comments:

  1. Oh! And I'd like your honest feedback if these look "too processed". I'm leaning maaaaaaybe.

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  2. They look a little over-processed, but the composition is great. LOVED the one of the three of them sitting.

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  3. @ Michelle: Thanks! I agree. They looked softer on my Mac last night. Today my office computer is telling me a different story.

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  4. Great shots, I think any of them would make an awesome christmas card!

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  5. I love these!! What great photos! You should be so proud of yourself for pursuing it and getting such beautiful results. I hope you do get more opportunities to photograph families-you're really good!

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  6. Loved the sitting and walking photos best. Particularly proud of your many diverse talents dear daughter. I love you.

    Mom
    xo

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  7. These are some wonderful photos! Nice work! :)

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  8. I've been thinking about starting a photography blog too... just to post fave photos I take. Thanks for starting my inspiration on it. We still need to do that photography safari sometime!

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  9. You take great photos! I think you'd be awesome doing family/couple/newborn shoots!

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