I have been dying to photograph a newborn. You can ask this beauty's Mom and Dad....I must call every night..(sorry guys). I have had no experience with this type of photography and I have been looking forward the lesson. ANNNDDD... let me tell you it skooled me...it kicked my butt, sent me to summer skool, and then held me back a grade.
I've been thinking about this for months now and this experience is the perfect scenario for what routinely goes through my head. I love photography....with every fiber in my secret bran muffin mix. Something in how it feels, to see life through my lens, to make something beautiful and permanent really drives me, every single day.. to keep learning, keep TRYING to become a better photographer. Those of you who know me well, know that I am a selective perfectionist...meaning for some reason there are certain things that I am really nit picky, OCD critical about. Really, I'm a totally chill madre other wise , with the exception on about 5 things...photography being one of them. Really sometimes I will be crazy critical with some picture I'm trying to edit... while my children are sleeping in what they woke up in, be it a monkey costume or pirate suit. So on this looooooong road to impossible perfection I will edit a shoot and get a warm fuzzy feeling in my heart when I look at something that I produced...and I will show my Husband and I will think to myself....Hmmp..I'm pretty darn good arn't I? Then after a night like tonight.... after my edumacation in newborn posing, lighting, peeing, pooing, crying... and for the love of her mother let the child go home, I thought..Dude...I totally suck at photography! But alas, I will arise tomorrow with camera in had ready to take on many other newborns and redeem myself! High Hooo Silver...!