So you know I love taking pictures. And I’ve been teaching myself how to take better photos. I took this year’s edition of our botanical garden pictures and they turned out pretty good.
I posted them on Facebook and here and a few friends said “You should be a photographer!” and I brushed it off as ridiculousness. My blog friend, Kristen, asked me awhile ago (while taking our family pictures) if I wanted to do photography professionally and I said “No way! I’m not good enough. I just love doing it!”
And then my friend Jodi asked me to take her girls’ pictures. I said “Sure!” and it went really well. She loved the pictures and was very pleased. I had a blast doing it. I even took my kids with me! I posted those pictures on Facebook and a few friends said “You should be a photographer!” and this time there was a voice that said “Hmmmm….could I?”
Another friend messaged me and asked if I would take her boys’ pictures. She wanted to take pictures of them in their Michigan State jerseys. Three boys. I thought it sounded fun so I said “Sure!” and it went really well. She loved the pictures. I had so much fun doing it. She asked me to post them on Facebook and tag her so she could show some friends. This time quite a few people commented on how great the pictures were and so far quite a few people asked me to take their kids’ pictures.
So…I’m dabbling. I definitely don’t feel like I’m even close to good enough to call myself a “photographer”. But I love it so much. I love capturing that perfect shot that makes the Mom say “YES! The perfect shot for my family room!” I love playing with the kids. I love all of it. So I’m going to set up a few more sessions with friends.
And I’m going to do it because I love it.