Sunday, August 8, 2010

Getting the "shot"

This is one of my favorite shots, I took it shortly after I purchased my camera, it was shot on Auto and I love this picture! I thought I would try to recreate this shot with baby number 5, but not quite. When I first started taking group pictures of my kids years ago, before I fell in love with photograpy, I thought each picture had to have everyone looking right at the camera, with just the right smile and just the right expression. In fact back when we lived down South, I took 8 rolls of film just to get one Christmas card shot of the boys in a cotton field....thank goodness for digital! As I have aged and spent many hours trying to get the "perfect" picture, my opinion has changed. Don't get me wrong, I still like that just right Christmas card picture, but I appreciate the goofy smiles, the twisted bodies, and the realization that sometimes you just can't get "the shot".


Below are some of the outakes of our "Cabin Photoshoot"


The two below are the closest I could get to everyone looking at the camera!

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The hard thing for me is that as I said, I have fallen in love with photograpy. I would love to someday be able to take pictures for other families and capture just a piece of their daily lives as a memory for them to have......not being able to get everyone to look at the camera will not get me very far:)
Changing subjects....we spent a lovely day with my Aunt this past Saturday. We went to the zoo and walked around Old Towne. The baby was a trooper, not a peep out of her. We all had a great time and I have lots of pictures to edit, but here is a little sneek peek for you Aunt B. until I can get the rest ready to go. Thanks for the great day!

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Someday perhaps I will get back to my "week in review" posts, but for now this will have to do on a Sunday night after a long day at work. Also, there are more cabin shots in my GALLERY.

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Michelle said...

The photos are great and Kendall is growing very fast..Have a great week..

Hannah said...

Those are great! I love the outtakes too :)