Sunday, March 13, 2011

On the Other Side

2008 was the year I took my portraits. I feel awful that I haven't taken any recent ones because, well, I'm a PORTRAIT photographer. The girl-photog that can go on and on about how portraits are treasures hasn't had any recent ones (at least ones that aren't on self-timer). But what you don't understand is that actually getting in front of the camera is hard for me. As a photographer, I want to be the one responsible of capturing the moment that won't happen again exactly like it just did. So to give someone else the responsiblity - heck! to hand my camera to someone else...is hard.

But it's my goal this year to take every opportunity I possible can to be on the other side of the camera. I'm even searching for a good portrait photographer around my area to take some new portraits. I love to look at portraits of my mother and I want my future kids to have the chance to do the same.

At the park I took the first step towards this goal and asked Nathan, who isn't trying the least to be a photographer, if he could take a few shots of me. Lot's of cropping and editing had to be done but I still appreciate them. Poor guy, he had to work hard because I completely went blank.




It was such a beautiful day that I just HAD to go for a walk. The first warm days after winter are truly the best.

::PSST! Hey, Texans! I'm in Harlingen, Texas March 13-18. If you'd like to schedule a quick session send me an e-mail at j.loricharles@live.com. Let's get out there and enjoy our extra hour of beautiful spring light!::

1 comment:

  1. love the 2nd and 3rd! Very nice!
    liz

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