As a photographer, it is so easy to just say, I can just take the pictures and never really get out from behind the camera. But I think every photographer should be part of a photo shoot.
Not only can you actually get good pictures with yourself in it, without having to set the timer and run and jump in, but it is good just to feel what it is like on the other end.
To feel those nerves, those moments of wondering are my kids actually smiling? I don't dare look as that is when she will snap so I won't be looking.... Does my hair look okay? Oh shoot, I think I am getting that cheesy smile.
All the thoughts that go through your head while getting your picture taken.
But if you have a good photographer, as I did with my friend Angie, (her website here) then you don't need to worry, she will take care of it. Not only did she make us look good but we all had a great time doing it. I also learned a few things along the way, little things like having the boys spread their feet apart a little more, just little hints and tips. So thank you Angie for shooting my family, even if she does shoot with a Nikon.
A few of my favorites from our photo shoot.
|And the picture that is now my lock screen on my phone|
When is the last time you got family photos?