Sunday, December 5, 2010

Jane O; Dog Photographer

Dear God,

I think I might be in over my head. I really don't know what I'm doing... Will my flash be good enough? How can I ensure that everyone in the group is in focus? What if every shot has a blinking person in it? What if the flash over-exposes everyone's faces? What if there's not enough light? What if there are shadows all over the back wall?

Could you help me?
I'll hold the camera and click. Could You do the rest? Could you make sure that each group gets one good photograph at the shoot this weekend?


That has been one of my prayers everyday for the past 2 - 3 weeks...
Maybe I was a little nervous about the Santa shoots at Avalon. Excited and thankful for the opportunity. But still a little freaked.

Oh golly.
I had NO idea.
No idea that lighting was going to be the least of my challenges:

There were dogs,

And more dogs:

Children who refused to even look at Santa:

Skeptical children:

A distracted Mrs. Claus:

 An overheating Santa who needed to sit by the window for fresh air:

A chef with a heavy head:

A chef who thought he was a photographer:

Then some horses showed up:

And to round things out, bright skies with full sun and an impromptu outdoor shoot:

It. Was. Awesome.

After Saturday's shoot, on the way to church, that line from the old hymn, "to God be the glory, great things He has done" came to mind. Because I could not have done this shoot without Him.

Three things I'm thankful for:
1. Friends who don't mind going to animated Disney movies with me ... saw Tangled on Saturday night and enjoyed it thoroughly.
2. Drew's back from his weekend in Victoria. His hair is 4 days longer than it was on Thursday night.
3. Dinner at the Spaghetti Factory tonight with dad, mom, Max, Drew and Mandi. Love my family.


No comments: