my first official photo shoot!

As mentioned in my post yesterday, I had my first photo shoot, and I wanted to share a few of the photos from that.

My cousin Emina and her husband, Mike, are due to have their first baby early this month – within the next week or so!  She asked if I could do an outdoor maternity shoot for her, and of course I said yes!  I’ve been wanting to do photo shoots for people for a while now, so I was very excited to get the opportunity.  Okay, I was pooping my pants leading up to it – what if I did a poor job, what if they hate the photos, what if I just don’t know what I’m doing and I mess up royally?!  Needless to say, when I got home I pulled the memory card out of the camera, tossed it at my husband and told him to be honest about just how bad they were – I’m incredibly hard on myself, and I work every day to try and build up confidence in my abilities.

We went out for several hours in the evening, and checked out my new favourite spot (read about that here) and the waterfront park.  I haven’t had a chance to look through all the photos yet (there are a ton of them!), but these are merely a few that I did get a peek at.  Emina and Mike – thanks for the wonderful opportunity to do this shoot for you.  I hope that the love and happiness you obviously feel towards each other are showcased in these photos.

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Spring in the new house cont’d…

Today has been an absolutely gorgeous day – the first time in a while that we actually got into the double digits.  I’m thinking we may be good for the spring now, and continuously getting better and better when it comes to temperature!  We spent the day wandering around.  I was hoping to take some photos, but due to some inflamation of my ribs, I can’t walk well, let alone pick up a camera.  Hopefully that will change this evening, and maybe I can do some night shots by the lake…. but we’ll see. I also was supposed to do some outdoor maternity photos with one of my cousins, which I’ve postponed till next week.  I have some great ideas for that, so I hope the weather on Thursday is just as great at today’s!

Here are a couple more from the photos I took the other day out in my yard.  The previous owners left some junk at the back of the lot, and I enjoyed seeing where plants are able to grow out of.  Just some old brick and plastic bags, and here they are, popping out of the ground and right through them.  Hope your enjoying today as much as I am!