Digital | Life | Photography

Picture This

March 5, 2013

A brand new niece came into the world almost a mon­th ago, and as always, Aunt Fir­da, the long-suf­fer­ing fam­i­ly pho­tog­ra­pher, was sum­moned to cap­ture the crazi­ness for pos­ter­i­ty.

You know what kids can’t do? Sit still. 

You know what poor Aunt Fir­da doesn’t have? A super fast lens. Like, f/0.7 fast.

If pho­tog­ra­phy is your thing, you’ll know that that means a lot of blur­ry pho­tos were tak­en that day.

(Yes, I do real­ize that I could have used flash, but I hate flash pho­tog­ra­phy even though I have a super pricey fan­cy shman­cy exter­nal flash in my arse­nal. I’d rather use nat­u­ral light and get a few good pho­tos rather than use flash and get a lot of blah albeit usable pho­tos. See why I can’t be a pro­fes­sion­al pho­tog­ra­pher?)

Poor Aunt Fir­da is also no kid whis­per­er, unfor­tu­nate­ly. She had to rely on her broth­er- and sis­ter-in-law as well as fun Uncle Troy to dis­tract the kids enough to sit still for a cou­ple of sec­onds for her to take some poten­tial­ly non-blur­ry pho­tos. (Trust me, leave the kids alone with me and they’d all run away. Kids are more my husband’s thing than mine.)

I did have a lot of fun tak­ing the pho­tos despite all the chaos. My favourite part was when the baby pooped when I was tak­ing some pho­tos of her buff naked. So great.

If all goes accord­ing to plan, that would be the last baby pho­tog­ra­phy ses­sion for poor Aunt Fir­da.

BUT, there are MANY YEARS of crazy fam­i­ly pho­to ses­sions wait­ing for her! 

Fan­tas­tic.

May­be in 10 years they’ll be more will­ing to coop­er­ate? May­be?

I think so.

Now I just need to fin­ish pro­cess­ing the pho­tos before the baby turns a year old.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

shares