Happy Thursday everyone! I’m beginning this morning with a post that feels a little different for me. It felt different to put this one together. It has words. And photographs. But it also shows where I am with my learning.
One of the hardest subjects for me to photograph has been people. They move. The lighting is tricky. You never know how someone will feel when their picture is taken. Will they like what I take? I’ve often shied away from portraits because they are tricky. One of my goals this year was for my attitude towards portraits to change. I wanted to challenge myself. To be brave and photograph out of my comfort zone.
With that being said, a few days ago I had the opportunity to shoot for some friends. I enjoy photography as a hobby, and I keep in mind that I’m in the learning stages. I am beyond humbled when I get the opportunity to shoot for others. It is always a privilege to capture those moments for others and for them to allow me “learn”.
Meet Miss Bailey who I captured on Memorial Day. She has a birthday coming soon and a little brother on the way. And before life changes for her, she needed a few photographs to remember these moments.
We chose to shoot at the Louisiana State Capitol where a background of 11,000 American flags surrounded the grounds. I love the background they provided. It was a great way to spend the afternoon to say the least.