Call me narcissist if you must but this blog is all about ME. I have another blog about my kids, whom I love and adore writing about. But I was Nicole a long time before I was mom and I don't intend to give up being Nicole overnight.

You can read all about my kids at Naptime Optional.
Or you can follow along on our Arizona adventure on my 365 project blog.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Practice! Practice! and then Practice some more!!!!


I always leave the house for a shoot feeling like it's going to be the BEST SHOOT EVER!!!!

Usually I just read a new photography book, or watched a creativeLIVE workshop and I feel like I now know everything I need to know to rock the shoot.

But then I get there and the baby is in a bad mood.


Or the sun is in the exact wrong place and everybody has to squint. (Okay, or maybe the photographer is just in the wrong place.....)


Or I take a picture that I love, only to get home and find that it is woefully blurry!!!!!


There are just so many stinking variables to account for all the time. The professionals make it all look so very easy! But I, at times, find it all so overwhelming.

Yet-the only way to get better is to practice, practice, practice!!!!

So, as always, a big thanks to all my guinea pigs who let me practice on them. Like the lovely Burton Family.


Sometimes the key is to just sit back and wait for the moment....






And let's be honest...sometimes I just take a ton and pray for one to turn out just right.




But at the end of the day I'm just so happy to be out doing something I love. (And I don't mean that in a cliché way. I mean it in the I really have fun doing it even if my pictures don't turn out 100% the way I had hoped kind of way.)



Andria said...

Sounds, and looks, like you're following your bliss! These are so great. So many beautiful pics.

orangemily said...

Great pictures!!
We want to be your guinea pigs!

HeidiPie said...

Practice, practice, practice. You're doing fantastic. I like them all a lot. I really like the last one.

Holly said...

You can practice on my family anytime. Of course, summer isn't exactly the right time to visit Florida....