Thursday, September 24, 2009

S Girls

I've known these two little girlies since before they were born.
I used to watch my friend's belly in horror as the little aliens inside squirmed and rolled
around in there (this was obviously before I had my own kids).

They really are turning out quite nicely - and I think you can see what beautiful women they're going to be someday.

Aside from a few normal sibling "Stop touching me"s, they did fantastic.

Thanks for being my models S Girls!!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Here Goes Nothin'

I got my first nice camera about eight years ago. It used film. Someday when I tell that to my kids they'll ask me to sit down lest my ancient dinosaur bones break while I stand. My grandkids probably won't believe it. About a year ago my husband bought me a really nice camera. It's digital. My children started crying and hiding from me when they saw the lens cap come off. Recently I bought myself an even nicer second camera. Now I have to take pictures of other people. There is so much to learn! I'm excited and nervous about the possibilities - but I hope to look back on this post a year from now and see that I've grown and that my creative skills have expanded. I never imagined that I would be a photographer, or that I would learn how to use Photoshop. All those buttons are frightening! I couldn't have known that I'd stay up late at night watching nerdy videos and tutorials. I certainly didn't think that I'd make a career out of taking other people's pictures. But honestly, the idea of capturing someone's best self, or the perfect shot of the one they love most is exhilarating. I feel like I can do a job and give a gift all at once. How much better does it get than that?