It's funny, I seem to find so much prestige in photos that have a photographer's name tagged to it. I suppose it's sort of like signing a piece of artwork; the finishing touch that says "Yep, I'm done. This is my best."
I was just looking at the professional studio photos we had done when the boy was little and they're not really anything special. They just had lights rigged and a plain white background, but they really lack personality. I suppose that's what you get when you go to a company rather than a freelancer who has the opportunity to sort of get to know the subjects and capture all that they are in that single moment.
I want something different for my girl, but we are fast running out of time to find a photographer so our home jobbies will have to suffice. Perhaps this year we can have a professional shoot for her (read: someone who knows what they're doing and not brandying a camera about like a crazy person AKA someone who's not me), with the boy in as well. After all, this is a big year for them - the girl turns 1 and the boy turns 5, so I think it should be well noted.
Anyway, just throwing that out onto the interwebs. At that I will add a few photos I took the weekend just gone.
|Ah, a little baby in a perfect white-picket world.|
|Staring wistfully outside.|
|Maybe daddy's hat fits better.|
|He was trying to hide from the camera but I got him. Mummy: 1 Boy: 0.|
|On the tyre swing outside. Incidentally, all the children loved that thing.|
|One of those mozzie fire-buring things.|
|The view just around from where we stayed. This picture does not convey|
how freaking hot it was. May be closer to God, but it felt closer to Hell.
And some preparatory shots. Like they say, never work with animals or children.
|Defiantly crushing my poor hat.|
|Daddy intervening with a firm "Don't take the hat off, sweetie." She has a real|
"Yeah, right." look on her face there.
|Overseeing the tent collapsing operations outside.|
We had a fantastic time away and I forgot to bring the camera when we went for walks which was sort of annoying as there were some breath-taking views and once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunities. Still, I'm happy with what we ended up with here.
P.S. I probably won't update again for another few weeks as I have exams next week and I really should be studying for them. So, see ya then ;).