>> Saturday, October 24, 2009
A real blessing of photography is getting to shoot those you love. It's surprising that I'm just now getting some photos of my brother (ok, maybe not, he's a 20 yr old guy). But, while we were shooting it dawned on me that my brother's grandkids could be looking at these photos one day. Not sure why that has never directly come to mind before during a shoot, but it's very true.
Photographers can easily get caught up in composition and technique. I'm sure I'm not alone to say a lot of times I'm nervous during shoots... a little paranoid that I forgot to choose the correct setting or that I'm using the wrong lens for the moment. But the real beauty of photography comes with the moment at hand and what that moment will mean for many, many years to come. It's really beautiful, actually.
I had the pleasure of shooting my friend's nephew this morning (photos to come). While I was editing, I found myself smiling at the tickle session between mom and son and realized that I was too distracted during the actual shoot to adequately process what was happening. Point being: a shot of a moment is special.. blurry or not. I'm sure the mom will be much more thankful that I could capture her playing with her 18 month old than whether or not the photo is "artsy".
So, please enjoy the photos of my brother and his friend, Shannon. There's something really unique about young adulthood and I hope they will look at these photos and remember this time.
And yes, ladies, he's single ;)