So excited for the month of March, thinking Spring was finally here. Too bad the warmer weather isn’t yet.
This can be a difficult pursuit, until you decide to do something different as a team. Inspired by a brilliant simple idea to build a fort up. Instead of crawling to enter, this ‘elephant’ fort of fellow photographer of real life and relationships Davina Fear made one with her family you can stand in! You can get instructions here: http://www.davinafear.com/…/how-to-build-an-elephant…/
We used a bunch of clothes pins. It was in our entry, so very tall. Everyone enjoyed it more when we swirled the sheets and clipped them together near the bottom. This made it almost like a cone shape, but gave a nice cocoon cozy feel. Working together, my oldest was so impressed with the outside the box thinking. I gave him a yes on every suggestion and was rewarded with “gosh mom, you’re like an architect”. Occupied for screen time and reading. They even slept in it. If you made a fort of your own, share it! Tag me in a photo on Facebook or send me a link below. Don’t forget to add lots of Xmas lights.
A 52 Project is purposely practicing photography on my family with one word prompts. Using words presented by Sarah Cornish of My 4 Hens Photography, I have one week or sometimes just a day to find a way to capture that word for me. I’m thrilled to participate and hope you enjoy the eye candy that happens at our house. Below is the month of January.
1/52 Imperfection – sometimes there are too many screens…
Glanced at this photo on a photography group this morning, smiled and started to scroll away. Then paused with the thought I barely know PhotoShop and I’ve shot weddings, families, HS seniors, babies, and models. This though was a realization that the thought is PS = perfection and you need to be ‘fixed’ to be beautiful. The reality is that is why you want an experienced photographer. Through posing, direction, lighting, clothing choices, emotion and experience, a good photographer can bring out your beauty/perfection right through the lens. My camera doesn’t make you look good or cry when you see the final image, my experience and passion do. So Photoshop, you ain’t got anything on me. My final images are always edited by me, typically through a different Adobe program that brings out light, removes blemishes and lets me change a crop. I’ve done the work to bring out your best. It’s not a program, it’s not my camera, it’s you and me interacting or witnessing your moments.
A people person with the ability to stay calm and roll with it. This translates to my shooting style. Relaxed and intended to be fun, but a trusted advisor to pose you to bring our your best bits. I know how to corral a group of kids, catch a great laugh without dirty dishes in the background and help you figure out what to do with all these photos.