My Funny Valentine's Day Shoot!

In the past, I have done a trade with a photographer friend to do Valentine's pictures of mama and kiddos. It has always been a favorite for me to have these precious pics of me with my kids. This year I decided to just try it out on my own since I am a photographer and all. Man alive was it a challenge! Ha! RJ was not feeling it, I had to bribe E to do it, and keep reminding him throughout to smile his real smile, etc., I didn't like my outfit choice. Basically, I realized it's hard to model and photograph. So I pulled husband K in to help! Here is how it went down...

These first two are awkward because I have the remote for the shutter release so my arm is at a weird angle...

These first two are awkward because I have the remote for the shutter release so my arm is at a weird angle...

HELLO KEITH! I asked him to take control of the remote to see if we could make it work a bit better...

HELLO KEITH! I asked him to take control of the remote to see if we could make it work a bit better...

These are cute and kinda work, but after reviewing them I decided I HATED what I was wearing as it didn't look flattering in the least... I know, vain me! And as a trained professional ;), I have mastered the balance of composition, entertainment, camera settings, focus, getting everyone to look in the same place, etc... to get a majority of gems. (DISCLAIMER- I'm SO not ripping on my amazing husband, he came in and helped out and is an amazing artist himself. He just is not as trained in the photo taking business as me and I've realized this is an EXTREMELY important thing!)

These are cute and kinda work, but after reviewing them I decided I HATED what I was wearing as it didn't look flattering in the least... I know, vain me! And as a trained professional ;), I have mastered the balance of composition, entertainment, camera settings, focus, getting everyone to look in the same place, etc... to get a majority of gems. (DISCLAIMER- I'm SO not ripping on my amazing husband, he came in and helped out and is an amazing artist himself. He just is not as trained in the photo taking business as me and I've realized this is an EXTREMELY important thing!)

Trying to make RJ happy again...

Trying to make RJ happy again...

I took over the camera for a few and got these pretty precious ones of E&RJ... even though she was a mess

I took over the camera for a few and got these pretty precious ones of E&RJ... even though she was a mess

Gave control to Keith (ha, can be hard to give up...) And in the long run, he got some gems. And then this one below... gush. I guess all you need is ONE, and my lovely husband captured it ♡♡♡

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY to you all!!! If you are always the one taking the pictures, please, recruit a friend or a professional and get some done with your kids. They will be so happy you did. ♡♡♡

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY to you all!!!

If you are always the one taking the pictures, please, recruit a friend or a professional and get some done with your kids. They will be so happy you did. ♡♡♡