I love to take pictures. I remember when my kids were young, the family use to joke that they were the world's most photographed children, and they probably were. I use to take them in to get their portraits done; every three months before they turned a year, then one at 18 months, and then once a year afterward. I love looking through all my pictures and scrapbooks, reminiscing of all the fun times we had when they were young. Boy, how I miss those days.
For years, I took pictures with film, then when digital came to be I went wild! What an invention!! I can take as many pictures as I want. If they don't come out, then I can just delete them. A couple years ago, I decided I wanted to upgrade to a digital SLR camera. After much investigating, my husband bought me a Canon Rebel. How I love that camera. It is pretty much idiot proof. Immediately, I started pointing the camera at everyone and everything.
About two weeks after I got my camera, a friend of mine got married. I knew they could not afford a photographer, so I asked if she mind if I came and took pictures. She seemed to be very excited, and so for their wedding present, I took all their pictures, put them on a disc for them to keep. In addition, I made a copy of one of the pictures and framed it for them. I also put together a montage of the pictures set to music for them to enjoy later on. As I prepared these pictures to give to them, I could see that I might have some potential later on to maybe go into business.
As the summer was coming to a close, I realized that I could be taking my son's senior pictures. When my two older children graduated, I took them to a professional photographer, and got a few pictures. I could not afford to get all the wonderful pictures he took and have been very sad about that for years.
We had taken a trip to visit with my family in Florida, so I took Scott to the beach for a senior photo session. It was a very hot and humid July morning, and I forgot to bring a towel to dry off the sweat beads, so I had to do some editing with most of the pictures, but they came out great.
During this same trip, I was at my sister's house and she has two of the most precious boys you will ever find. Both are autistic, and very hard to photograph. I just started taking random pictures and got a really cute one of her youngest. We were celebrating all the August birthdays in the family (we have a lot!), so that explains the cake filled fingers.
In the fall I had a friend of mine who needed some family pictures for their Christmas cards, and I asked if I could do them. I was trying to get some experience under my belt. We went out to the bayou and again, I was very pleased.
Soon, we were celebrating the engagement of our daughter, so I used that as an excuse to fly out to Utah to visit and to take their engagement pictures. WOW, what a fun time we had!
Then of course I did her Bridal's
Pretty soon, it seemed that everyone was getting engaged.
Then getting married.
Lately, I have had the opportunity to do several family photo shoots.
Not only do I like to take pictures of people. I also like to take pictures of places and things.
Something else I've gotten into is something I call AlphaPix. You can find these type things online or at your local craft store, but, boy, are they pricey!
It is my dream to someday be able to have a full fledged photography business. I have taken a few classes, and plan to, in the near future take some more. There are many different things I can do with my photography. In addition to all that I have mentioned, I can also do photos for business, and even take pictures of homes for Realtors (which I did with our home). The possibilities are endless....