Over the last couple of years I have taken pictures for a few friends and family members, but nothing too fancy and I have certainly never expected to be paid. Last week I was hired (by a friend, but still I was HIRED) to take photographs of her nephew for his first birthday. I am waiting for this little man’s first birthday to arrive before I post the rest. As up can see, the shoot involved some sweet baby toes and a delightful mess. I’m very proud to say that my first ever paid photo shoot was a great success. I am busy editing the photos now, and I smile every time I look at them because I love how they turned out.
Eli was sick last week so I packed up a ton of potential props and went to another home to do this shoot. I would love to have a little studio area where I can set up here at home, and I have been thinking about this for a long time. I certainly have enough space to do it, but lighting (and a toddler on the loose) make things a little more challenging. Next month I have been requested to do a newborn shoot, another first for me, and I am super excited! I just love photographing little ones! I love catching the light in their eyes, and the joy in their smiles. No doubt I’ll be in my element with a newborn since they melt my heart! I was nervous to do this first birthday photoshoot, but it really came together well and I hope that one day I can look back and say… “It all started with that shoot”.
More coming soon!