I was so happy when one of my dear friends contacted me and asked if I would take pictures of her family for their Christmas card this year. I post a lot of photos of my family and my kids at their sporting events, and based on that, I guess she figured I would be able to take a decent photo of her family.
I was excited to get some practice with posing people and taking photos of someone other than my own kids and husband. We met at a park near my house and got to it. It was such a wonderful experience.
Not only did I have a totally wonderful family to practice on, we had beautiful weather and beautiful light. I couldn’t have asked for a better situation.
The following week, another friend who had seen a few pictures I’d posted also approached me and asked if I’d be willing to take their Christmas card photos.
And then a few days later, a friend from my son’s baseball team also asked. Suddenly, I had 3 families in line who wanted me (yes, me) to take a photo of their family to be used on their Christmas cards. Was I up to this challenge? I sure hope so…
I had moments when I wasn’t sure I was qualified to do this, but I was certainly excited for the opportunity! All 3 sessions were successful, and I was able to get what I considered a pretty decent photo for each of the families.
I still get nervous when I’m taking photos for someone other than my own family. And I still worry that I’ll have some tragic SD card malfunction or a battery that suddenly dies, but I guess if I keep doing this, something like that might eventually happen.
So for now, I’m just going to run with this and try to have some fun with the families I photograph, and try to learn something from each session! And I must say, receiving a few Christmas cards from friends, with photos that I took, was very exciting!
Until next time…