Sneak Peek – Senior 2012

And this Senior happens to be my baby.

Sydney, Senior 2012

Oh my gah!!

I just want someone to tell me, how eighteen years goes by so fast? How is it possible?

This is it.

Her final year.

We are in the countdown and someone sped up the ticker. I don’t like that person.

In less than six months, she will turn eighteen and graduate.

She will be an adult (gulp!).

I swore I wouldn’t cry. I’m never swearing anything ever again.

I am the mom of Senior in High School.

In a very short time, she will be the same age I was when I packed my car and moved to Texas.

Still can’t believe I did that so young.

I know she is ready (in her own way). I know she is excited for the next part of her life.

Sydney, you have my heart and you sure make a momma proud.

Senior 2012!

A Day in the Life of my Hobby

Learning photography. Exploring photography. Living and breathing photography.

Sunday, I took a shot at Senior pictures.

I am so lucky I have friends at work who don’t mind me “practicing” on their kid. Then of course I have Sydney who is just a Junior, but I can ready her for Senior pictures by experimenting taking pictures every chance I get.

These photographs were shot in the country. I’m not sure what city slicker Sydney thought of the cows, but I noticed she didn’t walk around the field too much (heh). Jason loved using four-wheel drive on his Jeep.

My assistant and model hanging out on the set.

Under the blue sky, cool breeze, and unedited landscapes, these kids were great subjects (and good sports). It’s amazing how fast they grow. Their last years of high school.*Sniff*

Andrew Senior ’10

I took photographs of Sydney, because she FINALLY got her braces off – five long years later. Worth the wait? Well, I think she is absolutely stunning. Then again, I’m probably biased. Not to mention Dr. Enoksen is the BEST dentist and orthodontist in the WORLD. What Monarch Dental tried to do in FOUR YEARS with no results, he completed in less than a year. No matter where you are, or who you use, switch to West Davis Dental if you are in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. I’m for serious.

Sydney – Junior ’10

My next quest is family photographs and learning to use manual settings. I think I am getting closer to breaking up with auto, but not quite yet. I still have a few books to finish on digital photography before I will feel comfortable trying it.

It is definitely a work in progress for me. Especially, the patience part. There is so much to photography – not just the settings, and the edits, but also working with families and getting feedback. By far the worst part is posting pictures and waiting for comments. I definitely need to tone down my eagerness (or maybe not). It will take years to learn it all; to fine tune the ins and out. And? A lot more practice (yay!).