It was back to the wildflowers with my camera
last Sunday where I enlisted
Sarah and Susie to pose for me.
I wanted to try photographing
older gals in the beautiful flowers that
line our walking path.
Sarah and Susie LOVE taking LOTS of pictures,
JUMPED at the chance to model...
Even though it was 92-degrees
I usually shoot portraits on cloudy days
to avoid the harsh shadows.
DARN...the sun kept popping out
but looked pretty on Sarah's
hair in this photo:
Susie's blue eyes were dreamy...
And you can't even tell...
The girls were sweating...
and swearing over the prickly plants.
I kept telling them, they could
suffer for beauty...hee hee!
They were certainly
frolicking through the flowers.
So happy to walk life's path
The pictures turned out so nice,
I was thrilled when my daughter Lindsay
came home this week from her college town.
I MADE her be my model.
"Wear this pretty off-the-shoulder purple top," I said.
"Mom, that has a big pesto stain on it," she protested.
It was bright sunshine....UGH!
So for the first time, I used a large reflector
which is essentially like bouncing
the molten sun off a mirror into your eyes.
"STOP burning my eyes with that dang thing!" she complained.
"Try that torture through a noon live shot on television," I said.
I remember wanting to stop my live report and yell at
"GET THAT DAMN REFLECTOR OUT OF MY EYES!!!!"
But it does create beautiful light:
I would have had more pretty pictures of
Lindsay, but in half of them the purple top
had a hangup over her right breastly
that her photographer mom did
But it did hide the pesto stain.
After taking these lovely photos,
imagine my horror when I walked the
path and a man manning a monster mower
was CHOPPING DOWN ALL
Evidently, the township thought they were
I'm SOOOOOOOOO sad!
But glad I captured my sweet daughter...
Just in time!