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Wednesday, July 21

I can't help myself.

It feels like it's been forever.
I haven't felt the heavy weight of my camera in my hand.
Haven't felt the rush of excitement pulsing through me,
as I get ready to shoot my subject.
I've truly missed the anticipation of downloading my
creative work, only to relish in the art that flows from my
head and transfers to my finger as I photograph
life through my eyes....through my lens......

And if you believe any of that crap,
I've got a bridge to sell. And besides, I just re-read that
and threw up in my mouth a little.....

I had some time that I'd put aside to take the kids pictures.
I knew I wanted to do it at the building where my studio is,
it was just the timing that I needed to figure out.

Hannah's birthday seemed appropriate since I wanted a recent picture of
her for THAT blog post.

So instead of the shit I wrote in the beginning of the post - here is the
real story. It took forever, or so it seemed, to get the kids motivated
to get up and out yesterday morning. I wanted to do the photos before it
got so stinkin' hot out. Since I enjoy my own "personal summer" all days
of the year - I knew with this humidity - I'd be pushing myself close to the edge.
So. The bribing with Garrin began before we left the house. I told him we
would be making a trip to Toys R Us once the photo session was finished
IF
he behaved
AND
looked at the camera when I asked him to.
To this - he quickly agreed.

Once there - the sun came out dammit....and wrecked my plan
for shots on the staircase, that I'd planned. So we moved to a different
spot. Hannah was a breeze. What 13 year old, gorgeous kid, doesn't
want their picture taken? Anyhoo. Connor smiled. STUPIDLY, that is.
Then he didn't smile. Then he put his hands on his hips....which pisses me off
usually. And Garrin - well - I yelled at him pretty much the whole entire time.
While offering a new, better bribe was hopefully going to "do it", I was wrong.
I shot quick in the hopes that the people that actually do business in the
building, did not have Child Protective Services on speed dial to report
my obvious verbal abuse.........

But the end results. Spectacular, if I do say so myself.
While I am a photoshop junkie for sure - I am so happy with how these came out.
I couldn't pick just a few. So sit back, grab a coffee, and check it out.


















Damn I need to learn how to use this camera.....
oh and I think my kids should be models.
They are too busy for that I guess.

3 comments:

Uncle Chris said...

great pictures! The light was perfect, and the kids are beautiful. Connor is a bad a$$.

Liz said...

GORGEOUS.
All 3 of them are absolutely perfect. :)

rwells said...

Amazing shots.. Which camera do you have?