This is the smaller wedding I did a couple of weeks ago. Kelsey is actually our sitter during the day, so the kids came with me. Interesting time trying to shoot and keep my kids safe and out of trouble at the same time. But we had a good time, and she is really happy with her gallery.
Here are a few of my favorites:
Ok, so that was more than just a few. Keep an eye out for some macros coming up!
I know I’ve been seriously slack on updating with new photographs. I second shot for a big wedding, and that knocked the wind out of me. Never again! I don’t know how you wedding photographers do it, but hats off to you. I will add that I don’t mind small weddings.
I’ve also been working on my website, which up until now, has been hurry up and wait. Finally starting to get it together, just as soon as I learn flash and CSS, then relearn HTML. Sheesh.
I really need to catch up, right? I’ll post the big wedding here, then over the next few days, I’ll post the smaller wedding, and lots of macros. I’ve been busy!
Here’s the wedding from the beginning of August. I’ve posted the ones I like, rather than what the bride and groom would like.
A few of my favorites from this past week.
This first one isn’t actually a macro, but I like it enough to post. This is out the kitchen window. You can even see the screen!
This one is my favorite:
The backside of a sunflower, backlit:
The inside of a sunflower. I did not add water, this is just what they look like:
I took this in my kitchen sink. It was kind of dark, but I do love the side lighting:
Just wanted to give a quick update. I’ve got an engagement session tonight, and I hope to have a sneak peek up tonight. I’m also trying something new with macros, and if it works out, I’ll share those as well.
I wanted to let you know that I read ALL the comments, I just haven’t had time to respond to them. I’ll try to catch up on those tomorrow evening, if I can.
And now here’s a picture of my kids just because they are cute!
This has been coming up all over the place lately, so I thought I’d take a few minutes to write my thoughts on it.
A week ago, I had no followers and just a couple posts. Since then, I’ve gained over 200 followers, and I’m closing in on 2000 site views.
A week ago, I didn’t think my work was all that special. I liked what I did, but I didn’t think anybody else thought much of it, other than the people I took the photos for. You all have certainly changed that!
Why are we all so hard on ourselves? How is it that we can take one tiny flaw, and somehow conclude that the whole thing sucks?
I have an engagement session this weekend. I’m so nervous I’m going to bomb it. Never mind that I have the time to get great shots, and I haven’t bombed a session (yet?), I still worry. Why do I do this to myself?
And I know I’m not the only one. I’ve seen photographers whose work leaves me in awe talk about how nervous they are. Again, why do we do this to ourselves?
So I spent some time thinking on it, and I think it’s because we care. We care that our work is good and makes other people happy. We care that what we offer is quality. I know I want my clients to love what I give them. I want it to be something they love so much they will keep it forever. I care.
This morning I had a few minutes to go outside and get some pictures of the dandelions in my yard. They are just weeds, but every morning when I get home from work, I think what a pretty picture they would make. So I slipped on my shoes, made sure the kids were safe, and went out for about 5 minutes. I was shooting for me. And they aren’t perfect. I could have taken the time to adjust my settings a little. Pay more attention to the light.
I like them. It’s okay if nobody else does. Thanks to you all, and your incredible reaction, I’m finding my confidence.
There are so many styles, passions, and types out there. I don’t have to master them all.