Chase + Steph, Engagement Session with J Rose Photography
I am not a photographer, but I sure love to take photos! Photos of anything! Landscapes, plants, architecture and more recently, of people. At the end of January, my point and shoot Canon camera broke, but luckily I had been saving for SLR and was able to get a Nikon D3000 and it rejuvenated my love for photography all the more!
A wonderful friend of mine, Jessica, of J Rose Photography, invited me to come along with her on an engagement shoot. She was going give me some pointers about how to even use my camera and give me a chance to be on the other side of the camera on a photo shoot. I knew photographers had a stressful job, but I had never understood the urgency and efficiency needed on a shoot. I had always been the one being photographed, usually by my husband’s boss, Carolyn. I always felt so relaxed, it was always fun getting your photo taken. But wow, are things different on the other side! When we first started the shoot, I was still figuring out the right setting on my camera and Jess said they were ready for the next location! The other thing that I have yet to understand, is the art of masking the stress you’re feeling and making your client feel comfortable. Jess was able to make so many jokes while I was just scrambling around behind her making sure my images were in focus.
To sum up, there’s a lot more to photography and being a photographer than just owning a nice camera. You not only need an eye for composition and lighting, but in order to be a portrait photographer, there’s a personality needed too!
Thanks Jess for letting me join you for an afternoon, giving me a mere glimpse of your side of the camera…
Here are my two favorite photos that I took that day. There’s many more that Jess took that are posted on her blog.
April 12, 2011
I’m glad you had fun! Once you get used to your camera and the way everything works it becomes a lot less stressful and it’s just fun instead! I think it’s important to fall in love with your passion over and over so I think it’s great you fell in love again with photography! Any time you need help, I’m here!
April 12, 2011
Great shots Sam!! They look fantastic!
November 3, 2011
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