February 9, 2012

Photog Day

It’s been a long, long time since I picked up my camera and shot anything other than my puppies.

I guess you people know that as well as anyone :)

So I was very excited to be able to help a friend of mine in our squadron get some maternity shots in before her little man made his grand entrance (next week!!!)

And I have to say, for being terribly out of practice, I’m pretty pleased with how these turned out.

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It helps when your subject is so photogenic :)

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FTR, the child’s name is not Pythagoras. It’s an inside joke we have. 

That lovely background is actually a mutual friend’s living room accent wall. There were four of us - not in diapers - altogether, including the mommy to be, all millies. We had some great helpers, too:

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And since my fellow shooter was there with her little fella, we had a mini-photo shoot before we left:

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I had such a great time. I haven’t worked behind the camera in so long. Chasing puppies doesn’t really count. And I got to use my new fancy-schmancy studio equipment! (I wish I had taken a picture)

I had been in a funk the last few days. Well, I was feeling funk-ish, but I didn’t realize it until someone on twitter asked me if everything was okay, that I sounded “down.” Which, by the way, I do appreciate. It was thoughtful. I immediately thought, “Gee, no, just fine, thanks.” Of course, in retrospect, I realized that yeah, I had been a bit droopy for various reasons. And I guess it had seeped onto twitter.

Droop kills my motivation. You can tell my mood by my house.

A day of photographing beautiful ladies and gorgeous babies was just what I needed. I don’t see my professional self resurfacing at this point in time, but I really need to do this more often.

I have difficulty finding the words to describe how shooting makes me feel. I guess it’s what other people mean when they get a high after exercise (which I still believe is pure fiction). I’m exhausted and amped-up and walking on air all at the same time.

Alive. That’s the word I’m looking for.

Alive

Can we do it again tomorrow?

9 comments:

  1. Gosh - You and your friends.. and their babies.. are just so gorgeous. I wish I had a group of friends like that! Oh wait..

    I'm sorry you have been in a little funk. I have been too and we could have been comiserating(?) over ice cream together somewhere. Next time!

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  2. You are more than welcome to come shoot our lil family the next time you are here! I love your eye. Great photos!

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  3. Awesome job on the shoot!!!! Let's just call it the February Funk. It's my least favorite time of the year...the weather gets me down!!

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  4. Love them! You got some really great shots!

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  5. The pictures are fabulous, you are very talented with that camera!

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  6. Love them all! You really did a great job with the lighting!

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  7. You did a great job on these photos, J. I really love all of them! As you said, it helps to have such photogenic subjects.

    This sort of things makes me miss you all something crazy...

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  8. They turned out so great!!! If only you could fly to Hawaii to do my maternity photos... =)

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