Well, who’d a thought. I was hired just about two weeks ago for my first gig as a photographer. I actually never asked for such a job but am pleased and not a little surprised at the results.
Let me backtrack a second. I was asked to photograph my sister’s engagement portraits. It’s not exactly like I was hired to produce the cover image for Vogue or Vanity Fair. I’m also not pretending I’m a professional photographer.
So, for whatever reason, despite my forever and ever interest in photography, photography classes, and knowledge of my fantastic camera, I had never thought of pursuing photography. Despite the fact that my grandfather was a professional photographer and my father is a fantastic amateur photographer. I’m usually in front of the camera, after all, right? I also never realized how my time in front of the camera, on set and in self portraits, would actually teach me how to direct people and frame shots. Apparently, I’m the only one who is surprised. When my sister asked, I told my husband who simply shrugged and said that that was great and of course she’d ask. Huh. So I guess I’m the last to know but hey, I’m alright with that.
Now for some of my favorite pictures of my gorgeous sister and soon-to-be brother in law. They certainly made my job easy. It’s hard to take a bad photo of them and the chemistry is unmistakeable.
I will continue this experiment as a photographer, to be sure. At the very least, it’s certainly fun to have yet another creative outlet! Lord knows I didn’t already have enough of those! ;)