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:

Monday, November 16, 2009

Officially Launched

Big news! Emily Chastain Photography is officially here! Woo hoo! This has been a long time in the works, but my website is finally completed. I am very happy with the finished product - it looks classy, it's easily updated, and it's quick to load. I'm all official on the business side of things, so now my next step is to advertise more. Spread the word! While this blog will remain my personal blog for now, I have renamed it, revamped it, and plan to include more Emily Chastain Photography photos and updates in the future.