Thursday, February 28, 2013

Photo Brag

On Monday, I took the day off to stay home with Piper and run the kids to and from school.  My mom and dad are in New Orleans this week and I didn't want to ask my MIL to come down an extra day since I knew that she might want to spend the day with Kelly and the babies.

On the day we met the twins for the first time, I mentioned to Kelly that I was off and would she want me to come and take some photos of the girls.  While I do NOT consider myself to be any kind of seasoned photographer, I know a little bit about exposure, f-stops, and lighting and that if you take enough photos you'll get a few good ones.

Well, I feel like I hit pay dirt on Monday!  I took individual shots of both babies and while several of them turned out really good, the ones of them together turned out fantastic!  I gave all the originals to Jesse and Kelly and they are going to use them for a few things but Jesse has shared this one a few places so I thought I'd share it with you too.


And here is one of my mom and MIL's favorites:


I just adore my little nieces and these photos make me love them even more!  But this also makes me realize I could never have a career in photography.  One of the reasons I did this was because I truly love them (much like I love taking photos of my own kids) and I think, for me, to take a good photo, I really need to be invested.  

I wish I'd had a better camera when my kids were babies.  Sigh.  I guess Lily and Harper better get used to me taking their photos.  I was so proud to give such special photos to Jesse and Kelly and to have them met with such appreciation.  The gift that keeps on giving....

2 comments:

Katie said...

The top one should be their birth announcement! Really nice.

Can you come take pics of my kids??!!

Erika said...

Thanks, K. I knew you'd appreciate it. Newborns are SUCH great subjects!!