Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Mini session OVERLOAD... Take 1...

While I was on my "Vacation" in Michigan, I was so blessed to have over 20 mini sessions scheduled. This was my time to shoot a range of subjects, and build my portfolio while attempting to capture a few successful images. During my FIRST session, of my FIRST day, with my cousins... we received a call that my grandmother had unexpectedly passed away. This was not part of my plan for the week. My heart was broken, and sad. I was so blessed to have known her for almost 30 years. She was a tender, and stubborn spirit, that would never interfere with anyone, or their plans. So, I did my best, tried to keep my spirits up, and carried on like business as usual. My babysitter a.k.a. Lulu, a.k.a. Mom, was not able to do the same. She had daughterly business to take care of, and so my schedule needed to be rearranged. I am sorry to report that there were several sessions I had to cancel. I was bummed, but I was also blessed to have been in Michigan for the arrangements of my grandmother.

Now... lets talk pictures... The first session was like I said, of my cousins kids. There were 5 kids all 6 and under! YIKES! I had my work cut out for me. They arrived all darling, and I am sure... bribed. I did learn a few things from this session, and either you can agree with me, or learn from me... with kids, there are lots of things to keep in mind... run fast, click click click click click, check lighting often!, HIGH shutter speed! These are things that I learned after the session. Thank goodness for PHOTOSHOP... I generally don't like B&W pictures, but in situations, where I quit paying attention to silly things, it sure does make for a cute shot. I give you... The Hemmingways. (Doesn't that sound so classic? Mmmmm... I love it!)



Regarding future mini-session posts... I am posting in order that they were taken. I will process and post till my puinney little brain can't take it anymore, then I will play with my two year old, then take a nap, then cook dinner, then post some more. You will receive your digital images in 2-3 weeks. Up next.... The Hardies! =)


Laurel said...

Kirstynn you're rockin' this photography thing... way to go!

NatalieHemingway said...

THOSE ARE THE CUTEST KIDS EVER (if I do say so myself)!!! Thanks for an awesome day. Can't wait to get the rest of the images. You're GREAT! -p.s. "Hemingway" (notice only 1 M)