After having back-to-back portrait sessions and then a full week without, I was too impatient to wait for this weekend's maternity shoot to pull out my camera. So I scooped up Allison after a nap a few days ago, and we headed over to my sister-in-law's amazing back yard because I knew they weren't home and wouldn't mind.
Now that I'm thinking like a photographer all the time, I see things differently. I hadn't ever noticed that their property is a portrait-taking dream. I didn't even get to test out all the shots I wanted because in mid-afternoon direct sun and heat, Allison and I both got tired. And having to be the parent and the photographer isn't easy. Another set of hands would've made a big difference.
But despite non-ideal light and a lack of help, I got some beautiful pictures in a little less than an hour. I'm envisioning some incredible senior portraits if I could talk my in-laws into letting me pass through on occasion.
It seems silly to keep practicing with the same subject, but it really has helped boost my confidence level. And, well, I can't EVER have enough pictures of Allison around. It's nice having a cavernous stockpile of desktop backgrounds for home and work.
So, without further ado, here are some of my latest photos. I've saved two of my favorites for her 20 month letter. And my new friend Dorie can take a big sigh of relief because I listened to her pleading and used a watermark. Literally.