Every time someone asked me what shoot I had planned for this past weekend, I would reply, “Well, it’s 3-year-old twins, and one is blond and the other is a redhead.”
And every time, the response was, “Awwwww!!! That’s going to be so cute!”
And it was pretty darn cute if I do say so myself! 😉
Wendy (yes, it’s another Wendy!) is one of my co-workers, and I’ve heard stories about her boys for awhile now…whether it’s the story of when she went into labor while she was at work, to how much they love the latest Disney movie. I met the boys briefly once before, but I was definitely not prepared for the overwhelming adorableness (yes, that’s a word!) that was in store for me.
Not only were these little dudes stinkin’ cute, they were total troopers and stuck it out through a 2 1/2 hour shoot! I guess time flies when you are having fun…like playing football, and soccer, and running around a playground, and playing with toy cars, and climbing on rocks…you name it, we did it, and it was a blast. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again–I love the kid shoots, because I get to be silly and carefree for an afternoon. Love it…and love this family. Thanks for hanging out with me on a hot, sunny Florida afternoon! 🙂
Quick disclaimer on the next photo: It’s a poor attempt at what I was trying to accomplish, but I’m posting it because I want some advice from anyone who can give it. I was trying a new technique where I keep the shutter open for a long time, to get a blurry motion affect. I was trying to get the parents sitting still with the boys running circles around the bench…but the boys only wanted to jump up and down, I didn’t have my tripod with me (tsk tsk, silly photographer), and like I said…this technique was a total first attempt. Excuse the photog-speak for a minute, but can anyone give me some advice on how to do this better? I had my shutter speed at about 1 s, f/22. I think that was what it was….and I just couldn’t get the exposure right, and I didn’t even want the boys quiiiite that blurry. Thoughts on a better setting to use?? Thanks to anyone who can help!