Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Maternity Pictures

Time for maternity pictures. I took some with both of the other kiddos - so I knew I had to do some with this one, too. It was quite the experience, though. These were not really what I had in mind. Byron had Friday off and we were going to take them then. Our apartment complex is surrounded by beautiful old oak trees and so the plan was to take them out by the trees. We headed out with Selah in her stroller, the camera, the tripod, and the remote. Byron set the tripod up facing a big, gorgeous tree and I set the camera settings and walked over to the family to get in place when a big gust of wind came and knocked over the camera! It took a major hit and has a big boo-boo to show for it. My heart jumped into my throat, but it didn't seem too bad. We set back up - a little sturdier this time and tried again, but the shutter wouldn't work. We tried again. Still nothing. So we headed back to our apartment. The whole way I was trying not to break down and cry - both because the camera seemed to be broken and because our photo op was now ruined. We got home, Byron took off the lens, we tried my other lens - still nothing. Then Byron took off the lens again and blew into the camera - something I would never do! But you know what - it worked!! I guess the impact of hitting the concrete just knocked something loose and blowing into it got it back in place. I don't know!! Anyway, by that time I was totally over getting pictures by the trees and decided we would try again in front of our fireplace (with no threat of wind) the next day. I think I am happier with the coziness of these pictures than I would have been with the outside shots anyway!!

This is one of my favorites:

And this one, too!

The focus isn't just right, I think it is in part from the fall the camera took and part in that I didn't reset the focus between pictures and we were moving around, but I still love our family shots. Soon, I will be shooting our newest family member!!
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