I’ve been wanting to take pictures of someone other than my niece for a long time. Not that anything is wrong with taking her photos, but I need to practice on someone else! My opportunity was with one of my bff’s, Michelle and her daughter Kylen. Today I finally got my chance and even though I was not taking money or was it even a ‘professional’ gig, I was nervous as hell as totally screwing up. For one, I don’t have kids. I have no idea how to entertain them very much and two year olds certainly have the audacity to be bored and uninterested one minute and screaming the next. Luckily Michelle stepped in and guided Kylen along and gave me some very important ideas along the way. I certainly have a long way to go before I can even call myself professional with portraits, but I am learning and having a lot of fun! I do know that I am trying to make my own style. I am not fond of some of the styles I see online, styles I see repeated over and over again.
Here are my favorites:
My next opportunity is with The Whitlock’s, aka: my brother, SIL and the Zoester. This time we’ll update the ones I did back in March of ’08 which was my first real time doing portraits. After that, who knows! I’m kinda shy about getting people I know to come out, mostly because I’m afraid I’ll look like an idiot. I really just want to practice and then maybe start taking money for it. Who knows…just having fun for now!