Thought I would spend this Memorial Day catching up on everything I've fallen behind on. I was super blessed in May with some super clients and great photo shoots. The month kicked off in April (yah that counts). I headed down to Amelia Island for the first time and shot a wedding. I was super nervous as weddings are a big deal and can't be redone. The wedding was a fairly small intimate affair and I ended up having a great time and was super happy with the end results. This does not mean I wasn't freaking out as I went through the photos because I was! I really wanted the photos to be beautiful and the family to be happy; plus I get nervous every time I do photos.
Following the wedding I was busy doing dance photos for the Moody AFB dance program. That was two long afternoons but totally worth it. The only thing cuter than a three year old in a tutu is a bunch of three year olds in tutu's. The girls ranged in age from three up to ten or eleven and were all so adorable in their beautiful costumes. I have taken a few gymnastics photos but this was my first take at ballet (dance) photos. All in all I was happy with the way they turned out. I was a bit upset that the two backdrops I ordered did not make it in time (they are still not here 4 weeks later) but was able to improvise. I added some great textures to everyone's photos and it worked out very well.
Because my plate just wasn't full enough I decided to add in a few sports teams. I was able to add in a couple soccer teams and some baseball teams. Sports photos is how I began in photography and I love taking them. The younger kids are so cute in their big baggy uniforms or t-shirts. Getting them to pose right is always a challenge and the facial expressions bring a smile to my face and a little laughter to my heart. The older kids are trained experts after season after season after season of photos which typically means a pretty quick in and out photo shoot. The sport seasons here are not quite what they were in Okinawa (no back to back to back) so I have to get used to the breaks in between, but am grateful for every team that comes my way. Of course in between sports, dance, and the wedding I was busy doing homework. Thank you to all my wonderful volunteers who gave up their time and loaned me their smiles so I can make it through two more courses at the Art Institute.
I have a super spectacular special in June $38 session fee and some insane print deals. I will also be headed out to Montana the end of June through the first week of July so schedule now to ensure a session.