Here it is! Yes, I have red hair and hazel eyes;)
Why is It is now SO difficult to stand in front of the camera, posing, smiling, swinging hair, changing facial expressions, when thirty years ago it was so easy? I think I just answered my own question! We perceive ourselves in one way; the camera catches who we are at the moment. Our perception - even the one in the mirror moments before - doesn’t live up to the reality of what’s been captured.
My gosh - look at that NECK! It looks GOOSEY! And those arms - heck - 20 push-ups (boy style) EVERY DAY for two years - I thought they looked better than THAT! And what the heck is up with my hair? That should be the one thing I CAN control…
Photo coming soon, thanks to Rob Follett and Adobe.
I awoke early, leaving my family behind in the camper, escaping to catch the “Sunrise on Mormon Row Barn”. Problem: I didn’t know where it was, and not many places are open at 5am, not even the gas station coffee shops. All I knew, is that it was “near the airport”. So, driving up and down side streets, residential neighborhoods, didn’t give me The Barn. Finally, a woman walking her dog. She looked at me, said, “Go to where a rock cliff juts out and then make a right. Drive up a mile or so, it’s on your right.” Finally.
Couldn’t miss it, or rather the van packed with other early morning photogs; or the cars belonging to still more photogs. Darn. How can I get MY shot if they are in the way? Patience. Sun up, photogs leaviing. Only one other was left. Buffalo coming. Oh, no! BUFFALO! What the heck am I going to do? Shoot! Shoot! They keep coming - will they chase me? Where to go? Back up? Keep shooting. Card full, switch cameras. AAGH! I’m shooting jpeg fine, not RAW! What is that other photog doing? Is he CRAZY? Dude, get back. He’s walking up to the buffalo! OMG. He is going to get killed! What is he doing? Shall I shoot him getting killed or the buffalo stampeding? Eye on both, shoot the buffalo. What if…there - they are crossing in front of the barn! Great - zoom in - NO! Zoom out. YES. Okay, I just need them to position themselves JUST LIKE THIS!
These photos are from a fall photo shoot with a beautiful little girl;)
Sisterz. This photo can also be seen in the Disney TV movie, “Good Luck Charlie’s Christmas Special.”
Here’s the story behind the photo:
Two sisters were visiting grandma, who happened to live down the street from me. I asked if I could shoot photos of her gorgeous garden…and took photos of the girls instead. This was the last photo, as the older of the two was “finished”, turned on her heels, and stomped off. Her little sister followed.
Sugarhouse Park in the winter.
A few years ago, a family photoshoot was postponed. The seemingly two healthy grandmothers would be back from Arizona in just three short weeks (it was Mother’s Day), and well, would you mind postponing until then? What can I say but, “Sure.”
And then, unfortunately, the more robust and healthy of the two fell, and broke her hip, and wound up with an infection, then pneumonia, then…
Fast forward three weeks:
I called. Jovial and planning to schedule during their summer month in Park City, only to be told, “We wish we would have - wish we did.” And then to find out the injured grandmother passed away.
Too often we wait, when we really need to seize the moment. Now is a perfect time.
There can always be an excuse - but don’t let excuses get in the way.
Sunset on the Salt Flats. Two girls, two horses, one amazing sunset.
Photo shoot of Omar Poole.
Fashion shoot with Rachel McCash for Safonova boutique in Park City