June 21, 2009

Food, Drink and Shots

So the weekend's over. I really am not ready for it to be over, but it is. My schedule has been packed for the past 36 hours, so I feel like I'm just now sitting down. This isn't a complaint. My packed schedule included a house warming/birthday party last night (with lots of food and drink), a brunch this morning (with more food and drink) and, this afternoon, my first paying photo gig! I'm still so stoked about that.

A good friend of mine surprised her husband with a photo shoot on Father's Day. She and her family walked into the park, and her husband had no clue I was waiting there. He and his son wandered around the harbor park, played on the swings and stared at the boats. I documented, paparazzi style (only much less obnoxious), this father and son's hour spent playing in the park.

This was my first time photographing a young kid, and man oh man do they move fast. I learned from this photo shoot that from here on out kids need to be shot with a higher shutter speed than I used. Even with my slightly too low shutter speed, I did manage to get some pretty good shots. I'm not done editing them yet but here are a few of my favorites so far.

I'll probably post some more as I edit them, but that's all I have for now.

I hope you (yes, you) had a wonderful weekend.

1 comment:

kelsalynn said...

Oh man! What a great father's day surprise for someone and I'm so glad you were the chosen photographer... this friend of yours is one smart cookie!

The pictures turned out great! And you're learning with every photo shoot you do.

Now, if only I had something cool going on in my life that you could capture for me... I'll work on that.