Sunday, September 19, 2010

9.18.10 Shawn and Melissa's Wedding

It was a beautiful day for a wedding, and I was honored to be a part of this one!

I don't know how photographers who are strictly wedding photographers do it... There is a lot of responsibility on the shoulders of the one taking the photos.  They are creating the images that will be hanging on the wall and cherished in albums, helping to recreate the memories of this special day for years- even generations- to come.  The thought of it can be a bit overwhelming, which is why I don't choose to shoot too many of them!  I learned a lot, and really had a great time capturing these moments for Melissa and Shawn.  Congrats to you two, and to your future together :)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Liz and Elwood

I had the pleasure of doing my first pet photo shoot today.  I must say, trying to photograph Mr. Elwood was very similar to trying to photograph a toddler.  A very ornery toddler who doesn't listen!  He is one very special doggy- lively and energetic, definitely one who has his own ideas of how things should happen.  Because he can be a bit unpredictable in new or controlled environments, we just hung out in my parent's fenced-in yard and just let him do his thing.  Seriously, I think this dog has ADD.  It was all we could do to get him to sit still long enough for the shutter to release!  Most of our time was spent just following him around the yard- he wanted pretty much nothing to do with me or the camera!  But with lots of treats and lots of loving, we had a good time this afternoon capturing some really fun photos.