Nick jumped into action as a model for the Photography workshop this past weekend.....and I could not have been more proud of him. For someone who usually fights tooth and nail about getting in front of the camera, he threw caution to the wind and worked extremely hard for all the ladies taking part in the event.
I think it was extra fun for Nick because we were in Center City Philadelphia.....the shoot had a real URBAN feel and he thought it was really cool to be experiencing the city life!!
The pictures below were taken on the rooftop of a parking deck......there was a stairwell with graffiti and that is where Nick was in all his glory....he loved every second of it. I only got a couple of him up there, but you might see him appear on a couple other blogs as well.....Debbie, Kate, Jen, Ivy, and Heather were all in attendance on Saturday in Philly and they all got some incredible pictures of him. A special thanks to all these lovely ladies.....it was so wonderful to be taking this workshop with such special friends, and it made me feel so good to see you take such an interest in my little guy.....you all made him feel so special and comfortable. Everytime I turned around and saw him hamming it up with you, it made me smile:)
When Nick wasn't striking a pose, he was assisting with reflectors and flash equipment.....he really got into it and is looking forward to helping me out in the future. I think that this was so good for him...an experience he will never forget and possibly a new hobby that will give us some special time together.
You see....I am thinking that this photography thing might be more than a hobby.....I really wanted to learn all that I could so I could take great pictures of my kids and forgo those studio shots that usually cost an arm and a leg......but the more I learn and the more I photograph other children, I am realizing that there is more to this than just wanting great photos of my children. I really enjoy working with other people and I am finding great satisfaction when I capture those special moments.
After workshop number two and some serious soul searching, I think I am ready to take on paying clients......nothing too crazy and not too many....I still need to keep my day job, but I want to take my hobby to the next level!!
With a little luck and a couple things that need to be added to be my camera bag before I start, I should be up and running in a month or two. I still have LOTS to learn, but I think I know enough to do some basic family photography. You have to start somewhere......right?