Have you ever heard the saying “the shoemaker’s son always goes barefoot”? I always wonder how my family and friends must respond when they hear “You’re so lucky your “sister, daughter, friend” is a photographer. You must have so many great photos!” because sadly, none of us have a whole lot of photos taken by me. This past year has been so busy that when I leave the studio, I generally leave my camera there too. My right arm hurts, my memory cards are full, my batteries are charging, and I need a mental break and a nice glass of red wine. If you ask my husband to see a photo of his daughter, he will proudly whip out his wallet and show you G’s 10 month photos. She’s now 27 months. You see what I’m saying?
My new years resolution this year was to take more photos of my own family. I have taken some photos of G, but the raw files are still sitting in folders on various external hard drives, likely not to be touched until I retire and take up scrap booking. With only a few months left in 2010, I’ve decided to renew my resolution and bring that camera out in my personal time. Come to find out, it’s not so overwhelming when you set out to take one or two candids rather than a whole session. In fact, it’s downright fun! I had a blast chasing around my daughter, nieces and nephew (all ages 3 and under) this weekend to capture a few shots of them in their Halloween costumes. Enjoy your preview family :0)