Wednesday, November 18, 2009

In front of the camera for a change

So in my efforts to finish up my website and get this whole show on the road, I decided I also needed a professional portrait so people could at least recognize me when I show up at their wedding, or portrait session, or whatever. For this job, I approached my friend and fellow photog, Stephanie, who I believe I've mentioned a couple of times in previous posts. I noticed her website was also missing a photo of her, so I suggested a trade. A couple of weeks ago we went to Quiet Waters Park (here in Annapolis) to photograph the falls colors (what was left of them) and of course, each other. I have to say, it was probably good for me to experience what I put my clients through. ("Smile! No, not a fake one. Gimme a real smile!" etc, etc.) I definitely prefer to be behind the camera instead of in front of it! But even despite me being quite awkward and uncomfortable, Stephanie got some great shots! I don't know how she likes her photos, but I was really happy with mine. I've posted my favorites of both of us. One thing is for sure, I need a tan!!!

Photos of Steph by me:

Photos of me by Steph:


Stephanie said...

hey emily .. LOVE the photos! it certainly was a good exercise for us .. i think all professionals, regardless of their specialty, should have to experience what their clients experience.

Sarah smiley Blackwell said...

These are really great photos!!! :)