28 March 2006

Dedicated to: Phread and My Sister

Alright. Here I am posting 2 days in a row! I still don't know what I'm doing and am nervous about typo's and prepositional phrases but I'll take a stab at it. 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.


compulsive writer said...

Hey Sis! I'm "sew" glad I found you (for some reason there is not a link to your blog at the bottom of your profile, so I just guessed at imsewfunny.blogspot.com and here you are)!

About the photos: Gorgeous! Who needs words when you can snap a picture like that? Forty weeks never looked so good--and with her 4th baby? I would love to hate her but I won't. And the bridal shot reminded me of one of my favorite movies "Ladyhawk."

Nice work!

~j. said...

yay, you're a blogger!

Yeah, I want to look like that when I'm pregnant...

And I want you to teach me about diamonds. You know everything.

Bek said...

You are what I want to be in 2 years. I am learning the photography business...I just need a friend with a studio now.... You have a great eye and I am in awe of you talent.

Keep blogging! I found you from Phread.

LuckyRedHen said...

CW: I don't know about that whole link to my blog thing. I've added a link in my profile write-up so hopefully that'll help? I'd love to get more traffic through my page. Thanks for the kudos on the pics; I LOVE hearing it --- a little pridefull that way. Cute easter quilt ;o) I'm supposed to be working on an all white (different textures) blessing blanket for a friend - but I have a purse that I want to make myself first. Too many projects, too little time!

~j.: I can make you look like that when you're pregnant again. We'll take your head and photoshop it on the body ;o) Diamonds, anytime.

bek: Don't wait 2 yrs with your photos, do it NOW! I do have a knack, yes, but you do too so just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming, swimming, swimming. I don't have a studio, prefer doing it in the persons home - the subjects are more relaxed. The fur pic was taken outside at the wedding location but the 2 maternity pics were taken at the mom's house! I brought the black fabric ($1/yd at Walmart) and clamped it onto her curtain rod and used a portable, plug-in, soft box that I borrowed from my friend (although it was less than $200 so I'll invest in one after I pay off my camera). The white background silhouette pic was taken in her son's room because his window was getting great light (it was 3 and coming from the east) and had sheer curtains. I just turned off my flash then upped the contrast in Photoshop CS2. Voila! Just do it girl!


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