Sunday, February 24, 2008

My First Photography Job...Solo, that is


I had a slightly nerve-wracking yet very fun experience yesterday. My friend Stacy had her second baby girl, Aubrey, a few weeks ago, and she called to ask Steve to do newborn portraits for her birth announcement. Steve is really busy right now, so he had to decline, but he told me to offer to do it. Who me? The one who is the "poser" but not the "shooter"? The one who always sets the big fancy camera to "auto" when I have to use it? The one who can listen to about 30 seconds of technical camera instructions before my brain turns to a different channel and I can no longer take in more new information? Yes, me.

Soooo...I offered my services to my friend who gladly said, "Yes!, I'm sure your pictures are just as good as Steve's." Ummm...no. But thanks for the blind faith!

So I am really glad that my first solo job was with a dear friend who knew exactly what she was getting herself into. And I have to say that I had a lot of fun, and I think the pictures turned out better than I expected! Of course, I was nervous to show them to my photographer husband when I got home. I wanted to throw them on the computer and weed out all the bad ones first. It WAS difficult to get a shot of her 2 1/2 year old and the baby together, because Alyssa is constantly moving, jumping, twirling, etc. I was trying to use all natural window light and no flash, so your subject needs to be relatively still to avoid blur. Relatively still is a relatively unknown term to a 2 1/2 year old.

Here is a link to the pictures if you would like to check them out: CLICK HERE

My friend Stacy is gorgeous 14 days after giving birth naturally (no drugs) to a 9lb 7oz baby girl. Welcome to the world Aubrey!

10 comments:

Steve said...

Nice work babe! You are the future of the photo business! See you don't need to do it after all.

Amy said...

I think the pictures look great Courts! You have a talent... and don't you think for a second that you don't.

I hope Seth was not too traumatized that you were a few minutes late getting him. :)
Love you!

Steve said...

ooops....I meant to say you don't need ME to do it after all, you're good to go solo!

sarah p said...

Nice work, girlie! You have a great eye for these things...don't you sell yourself short! What a precious little one...

Miss you!

Katie said...

Amazing pictures! I would not have doubted for a second that you would get great pics!

Amy said...

You updated this with even more fantastic pictures... They really are so good Courtts. I am sure that the mama was pleased!
loves.

Karah said...

Those look awesome!!! I'm sure she will ADORE them.

The one thing I've learned is that we (the photographers) are SO MUCH MORE CRITICAL of the photos than the customer is. LOL.

Keep it up - you should go solo more often! hehehe Give Steve a run for his money. *wink wink*

Kritter Krit said...

Oh my gosh, such great pictures. I'm so impressed!

And, aww, what cute little subjects.

Anonymous said...

So does this mean you are open for business? Still need to get some pics of the boys done one day.

Tiff W.

Elisa said...

Hi Courtney! These are such sweet photos. Don't suppose you'd care to come to Egypt to take some pics of my little ones? ;)