Friday, July 10, 2009



I just got back from shooting a friend's wedding reception and it confirmed to me that this is what I want to do with my life! I want to live my life in pictures- taking pictures-- I get such an absolute rush from it- I thanked God tonight as I drove home, for giving me that unexpected opportunity tonight to photograph Kira and Brando's reception- their other photographer bailed on them right after the temple- THE NERVE!

I have had 3 photo adventure this week- on Monday I photographed Corri and Karri the twins- who model- hence they were the easiest people to work with- coaching each other on how to pose, constantly morphing facial expressions from cute to exotic. We shot at Forrest Lawn in Glendale (where Michael Jackson was laid to rest the following day!) and in and old Cathedral in Pasadena.

I shot Kira's Bachelorette party on Tuesday- action packed and full of fun. And you know the rest. Experience gives us...experience. I now know, thanks to this week, why photographer use external flashes- so there's no camera delay while the flash recharges=continuous shooting power- and diffused beautiful light! and why they use a 105mm lens or 18mm-200mm, so they don't have to ride people to get the good shot!

So, list of things to do:

Buy professional lens
Buy professional flash
Buy professional body


I can't wait!!!

And my friends Derald and Elaine met with the missionaries at my house today! It was GREAT!


NariceatL4 said...

You need a sponsor...

NariceatL4 said...

Some camera shop that wants advertisement ( I did all this with a camera from _____ !)

wendy said...

... buy professional body!


You sound like an insightful pro.

I can't BELIEVE the photographer BAILED at the LAST MINUTE LIKE THAT!



I wonder if I spelled that right?

I am a born editor. ha.

origamibandit said...

You makah me laughy:)