...or, in my case, practice makes incredibly gradual incremental improvement!
When I was pregnant, I decided that I needed to improve my photography skills (or, I guess more accurately, find some photography skills). It hasn't come as naturally as I would have hoped, but I have tried to stick with it and I feel like it is finally paying off.
For practice, I have been begging people to let me take their pictures. A few weekends ago, my pleadings paid off and I got to photograph some of my favorite people!
I have never seen a more perfect blend of 2 people than this family! Justin and Tina make them some CUTE babies! They were SOOO well behaved and followed directions so well! I feel like the pictures turned out really well.
As always, Megan and Braden made for a good time! Can you believe a child is coming out of her in like 3 months??? I can't wait for Phoebe to get here (fear not...that is not actually her name, it is what I call her while she is in fetus form). My favorite spot was on the bench, reminds me of the movie Notting Hill!
One of my favorite things about taking pictures is how much you learn each time you to it. I can look at these pictures and say to myself, "Looks great, but next time I need to be aware of where the branches are or this would be a more flattering body position!" It's so exciting to be able to constantly improve something.
I also learned that I am addicted to editing...probably a little too much! I love all the different things you can do with pictures, but I need to find a balance between manipulation overboard and fine tuning. I guess that will come with time as well.
Any input you have regarding these is much appreciated. Can't reach my full potential without feedback!
Finally, Braden snapped some shots of my family, and I am basically in love with them. How jealous are you of the East Coast fall colors? And this is even after most of the brightest colors had fallen off...INCREDIBLE!!!!
BEWARE Jones and Dillingham families...I have got my eye on you as my next victims!