Just a random Friday-night post…. did you know I do photography sessions on the side? (my FB page for that here: Sugar Bee Photos) – - anyways, I almost always have an assistant with me. It makes a world of difference!! She can get the kids’ attention, plus it’s always better to have a second eye when positioning families, etc.
Anyways, I wanted a head shot of all my kids together, in black and white.. I tried to take it just myself. Didn’t go so well – lots of tries, and the kids still look they’re in pain (I probably looked like I was in pain too! we were all ready to be done)…..
So when Trevor got there I asked him if he would be my photo assistant and get the kids to loosen up while I took the pictures – - obviously a huge difference – I captured actual real smiles – see:
Now, photographically I like the first picture better – the light was better, etc. I’m kicking myself for not using a plain background when we did the re-shoot (the fence is kind of busy) but the kids are so much more real, it makes me love the second picture tons more. And the second picture took like 5 minutes max to get (the first probably took 10-15 minutes of torture).
Anyways, moral of the story, make them laugh – get an assistant to help!
and completely unrelated, I told Trevor “I bet I can get ya 100 followers by this weekend” – - and he’s doing awesome – only 29 more to go…. maybe you’ll be one of those 29…. So I Married a Craft Blogger
Have a great Friday night! We’re off to a fun night of pizza…..