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.





It helps when your subject is so photogenic :)

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:





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




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.


Can we do it again tomorrow?


  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!

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

  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!!

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

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

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

  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...

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


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