I've been super inspired by our beautiful fall weather, the changing colors, and the 1000 Words: Capture More photography class I'm taking right now over at Studio Calico so I decided I would do a little "photo shoot" with my kids...first one ever with me behind the camera...
Now let me tell you that I am NOT (obviously!) by any way a professional photographer. I just purchased my first DSLR back in April and I knew when I bought it that I wanted to really learn how to use it to it's full extent (no auto-mode for this girl) and I wanted to capture great photos of my kids. I have NEVER, ever, taken a photography class before this one and I know I have A LOT to learn! With that being said, please be gentle...I'm really proud of myself and I believe these photos really captured my three children wonderfully...even if all the technical stuff is a little insufficient! The shoot itself is it's own little story that will be documented. I will never forget the great day we had when "mommy made us walk all over the field in our good clothes and smile till our faces hurt"!
We started our photo adventure around 2:00 p.m., not the optimum time for lighting purposes, but I knew if I waited any longer they would have been worn out and not as cooperative in the evening.
So here we go on our little photo journey...
This is probably my most favorite shot of the day...I love the way they're positioned and it's what I had envisioned in my mind :)
My oldest son came up with the idea for this shot...he was so proud when it made the final cut!
I love this shot because it really captures the way my oldest son and my daughter interact. It was totally a candid shot and somehow I got an awesome light leak at the bottom right!
A portrait shot of my oldest son, Garrison.
My daughter, Avery.
My youngest son, Jubal.
They thought this was so fun and didn't want to stop! Bonus: No one got hurt!
After the tug o' war, I gave them some rope licorice to snack on and it turned out to be the perfect opportunity for some candid shots.
This is so.totally.them.
I like this shot because Jubal (the middle child) is in focus, but the other two aren't. This was kind of his time to shine :)
This shot happened on accident, but I love it!
I love this shot because of their positioning and the light leaks...I'll probably end up cropping this down a bit, either from the left or right.
Well, there you have it! I learned a LOT from doing this. It was a total body workout and I don't know how real photographers do this on a daily basis! Wow, is all I can say about that! The kids and I had a blast and I felt I really captured what I wanted to, although there were things I would've changed or tweaked a bit. Next item on the list....scrapping them! Can't.Wait.
Have a great day and thanks for looking!