Saturday, July 17, 2010

Fan-Photog-Tastic Day Out

In the journey to mainstream my photography business and become "legitimate" in my own eyes, (which let's face it, is often harder than you might know) I have begun to form relationships with what I am beginning to believe are my "peers". Other photographers. I am forming non-competitive relationships with them; and I LOVE it. I love that we can "talk shop" and I don't feel like I am conversing with the "enemy". We are able to let our defenses down, trust one another, learn from one another and just have fun.

The biggest part of this, for me, was the trust part. By nature, I don't naturally trust others. And don't even get me started on the "not seeing value in my work" and "selling myself short". But these women have shown me that it is safe to let my defenses down, and I thank them for it. These relationships are invaluable to me. I hope they know just how much they mean in my world and how lucky I feel to know them.

So, on a lighter note (didn't originally intend to get so deep on ya!)...ahem...

My now-friends and fellow photographers, Kara, owner of Kara Rue Photography, and Brea, owner of CYE Photography decided we'd should quit talkin' about it and actually plan a photography playdate. We brought our kids and cameras and met up at Discovery Park in Seattle. Not to be deterred by the fact that the park was under renovation and several parts of it were unavailable to us, we found exactly what we were looking for.
An over grown field.
That was yummily warm and inviting, and even had a fence at one end.

We turned our kids loose and just roamed around, trying this, attempting that, comparing f-stops and ISOs and tips and even some "ooohs" and "aah, you got something way better than I did!" as we clicked away happily.

The kids certainly earned the playground time. They were cooperative and wonderful and sweet! All six of them-ranging from twelve years old to just under a year old. Amazing children.

And with are some images from the day. To see more of my images, go here or here. (Brea's and Kara's images can be found by clicking their company names above.)

And at the end I even handed my camera off to my tween so she could get us being SUPER PROFESSIONAL.

In the name of full disclosure...there was all that sweetness I described above, but then there was some of this...

Running away, falling down, wailing, chillin' and kickin' back in the grass.

We moms with cameras will go to just about ANY length to get the shot. As you'll see below. But it was ALL worth it. :)

I told you it was worth it!
Thanks again, girls.
When Miss Brea gets an idea in her head, she will not back down. When she says "jump" you say "how high?" :) With love, of course. :)


  1. it so was, Trina! We'll have to do it again and have you and Keren come! :) :) On that note...I should probably finish and post the Photowalk pics since there were some behind the scenes photos from that too. :) Trying to keep my head above water from sessions so I can work on "fun" stuff. :) :)
    Thanks for leaving a comment here...I don't think anyone reads my blog. lol