May 14, 2008

BELLA....




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...!

7 comments:

Hali said...

SUCK?? These pictures are AWESOME!!! Bella is so beautiful!! You are silly!! We all love you and think you are wonderful! Even Tobys sister asked when she can bring her son down!! =O) Love you Omi!!

Teresa said...

Omi...no good pictures?? These are amazing!! I love them! I definitely want these...how did the hospital ones turn out? You are an amazing photographer. Don't sell yourself short. Even if you didn't get the shot you were hoping for, look how great these are!! She looks beautiful.

Dave & Ruthie said...

Ok little profectionist...These turned out great. I know it was not the perfect pic in your eyes but you captured how beautiful she looks and that was the goal. We got plenty of more times to try. Not bad for working with a baby less then a week old for the first time.

Naomi Masina said...

Calm down everyone!!! I had a really pretty baby and so in that way I could do no wrong. I was more reffering to to heavy amout of stress that Teresa, Me and lille Beauty were under. And the nervous-ness.. and really I got 3 images that I liked. 3...you guys were there for all the sweat and other baby liquids...its a definite arena for improvment for sure. Thanks for being so kind and sisterly.... LOVE YOU ALL

Carl and Kristen said...

ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Please, Anne Geddes has nothing on you! :-)Beautiful pics...I also like your term "selective perfectionist"...now I can put it into a term that describes myself...I'm a freak no longer...just SELECTIVE in what I want perfect, thanks Omi!

Dave & Ruthie said...

Ha...good one Chris. Omi I guess my point is that I went to a photo sitting by a professional and took over 100 pics and maybe got 3 good ones out of the whole thing and I think you probabily could take 25 pic of me and get good pics... and I'm not the baby that is automaticly beautiful in every shot.

We just want you to know you are a great photographer and all want you to do our pictures eventually...hehehe

You done good girl...

Christy E. Tohara said...

Oh, cute pictures! I cannot wait until the next shoot and Bella shares more bodily fluids with us :)..heheh..