Wednesday, October 28, 2009


By popular demand (okay, one person), and thanks to unanimous decision (mine), I am giving you a sneak peek into the portfolio of my very highly publicized (in my last blog) state-of-the-art, side-of-the-highway, spur-of-the-moment photo shoot last week. While group shots were all a bust, a few portraits turned out acceptable - or at least recognizable, so I count them a success (which means they will be featured on my picture ledge/gallery. Admission is free with a visit to my house).

And now let me shout this from the rooftops (blogtops?):

I LOVE SUN SPOTS, or solar flare, or whatever it's called when you shoot with the setting sun right behind your subject and you get glowy orbs everywhere. I know it's not proper photographic behavior, but I'm no photographer, so I can do what I want, and I adore those weird globes all over my kids' faces and hair. They make me want to put on my sunglasses, crank some '60s rock, and contemplate existentialism. Just kidding. Really they just make me smile.

Let me demonstrate:

See? Smile, smile, smile!

Know what else I love (in a photo-sort of way)? Night vision mode, or whatever it's called when the shutter speed is r-e-a-l-l-y slow, and everything looks smeared and glowing (are you starting to see a pattern?). It is my favorite thing for Halloween shots, so you can bet your bottom button I'll be posting plenty of "smear shots" soon.

Do you love taking mediocre pictures and making up names for photo effects? If so, I think we should be friends.

If not, I hope you'll still drop by from time to time to read my blog.

And humor my pictures.


Amber said...

Okay, your girls are dolls and I don't want to take away from that fact, or the fact that they look so much like their beautiful mama it's scary, but man alive do I love that picture of your little man. Something about it is so flawless. I am in love with it.

Amy Jason said...

I too LOVE the sunlit pictures. My favorite one of Jason and I from our last photo shoot was that kind! The sunbeams were just shining in! Great job. Don't you love having an awesome camera that takes such sharp pictures! Saylor looks like your mini twin! They are all so cute! Can't wait to see your Halloween pics!

Elisabeth (and Tyler) said...

Oh I love them ALL!!!! I've got to work on getting myself some kids to photograph..

Rozel said...

Great photo's! Since you are an artist you can make your photo's do whatever you want them to do! I love the pink flower in your daughters hair. It reminded me of our visit to your house.

sharlee said...

You got some great shots! (glowy orbs and all). Amber's right, that one of Sylas is perfecto. Did you use your new camera or your old one? My camera only takes crap pictures now. Makes me sad.

Christy said...

Those are great pictures! I have been wanting to get some family pictures, but it's been too cold! Maybe I will just throw my kids in some leaves take a few shots and call it good. You have some cute kiddos there!

Debbie and Boys said...

I love that you make those frustrating night pictures that never turn out, into something desirable. Only you could pull that off Andrea.
But the sunlight pictures, thats another story...Very cute!