I missed June, but here is my blog post for July’s ‘The Simple Things’ – a project by a group of photographers that I belong to…..
A lot of times when you are a photographer you get caught up on striving for perfection. You always want the perfect light, the perfect expression, the perfect picture. Because of this need for perfection, we as photographers, sometimes forget to take shots of the every day. To help us remember these important shots of real life, a group of photographers that I am involved with have decided to start a little blog series called “The Simple Things.” Each month we will shoot one of those simple moments in our lives that we have been neglecting with our cameras. At the end of the month we will make a blog post and share our stories. At the bottom of the post we will share a link to another photographer in the group so you can read her story. Then at the bottom of her post she will share the link to another talented photographer, and the circle goes on and on.
This month, I decided to do a few simple outdoors shots of Nathan. Nathan turned 5 in June. It’s been a tough year for Nathan, with his health, but he is still smiling! When I plan a portrait session with my own kids – it’s generally a complete disaster. I don’t know if they sense that I want them to behave a certain way, but it almost never turns out how I hoped! So this time, I decided to go for a few quick shots while he was enjoying a day out. So it might not be the perfect lighting, clothing, whatever – but he was happy – so these photos make me happy, and that’s what this project is all about!
Please check out the blog post of the next very talented photographer in the circle – Leslie Crane Photography in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota (USA)