I took these photos on a very cold day in November. It was miserable weather for having your picture taken because all we wanted to do was bundle up and go back indoors. By the time we were done we had red noses and frozen fingers.
In my haste, I lament that I didn’t take the time to make sure the shots were turning out. Many pictures had a good idea going but I didn’t execute the way I should have. I think I really didn’t have a good idea of what I needed to get either, which led to many random shots that weren’t kept. I guess that’s part of learning from you mistakes.
In the end I did end up with some keepers. Here are a few…
A few weeks ago I met with this new family for a photo session. It was meant to be newborn photos but time had gotten away from us and this little guy was already a month old! Going into it I knew it was going to be more difficult to get him to cooperate, and it was.
I tried to do as much homework as possible to be ready with a plan and props, but most of that went out the window. Looking back I can see a lot of areas where I can improve… now having a better idea of what my camera and I can do.
It’s nice to look at all the beautiful newborn pictures out there and think, “Awe, I could do that.” But the truth is… it takes a lot of practice and patience.