Sunday, March 9, 2008

I've created a monster... or an assistant?

After dinner, my daughter down to the basement to fetch a toy. While I accompanied her, I grabbed my camera to take a few shots of a coffee table book for some new marketing materials. My daughter wanted a camera, so I threw my pocket wizard (which triggers the strobes) on my old Canon Rebel, and she was shooting away, exclaiming "I can't believe I'm a real photographer!". So there we were, my 4 year old was taking photos of me. I was cracking up as she ran over and grabbed my hand and said "put your hand here". She was actually posing me! After each shot, she proudly said "great shot!", or "good job!". She even went to go get a hairbrush. I wish I had one nearby, because it could have used a little brushing. Oh well. Here's one that she took of me. (okay, I did crop it and do a little retouching in photoshop)


I love that she loves photography... so guess what she's getting for her birthday? It starts with the letter "c".

8 comments:

Allison said...

What a GREAT shot and how absolutely awesome that she was so into it- imagine what kind of photographer she will be when she is our age? WOW! I can't wait to see....

Allison said...

BTW, Grace is but she is GREAT at holding a reflector. I have taken her on a few sessions with me- mostly just ones where we know the client personally or I know it will be short, but don't underestimate the value of child labor!! LOL!!

juliem said...

I know! I wish I had an SLR in my hands at four years old. I'm already talking up being an assistant. I think it'd be fun to do together.

juliem said...

Thanks Alli!

sherry boles~ said...

Pretty!! She did a great job! :)

Picture Perfect said...

Wow Julie! That's a great portrait. Congratulations on your new apprentice. Photographic talent runs in the family.

Denise Snyder said...

What a GREAT shot your little girl took! Wow! You look gorgeous Julie - looks like she has inherited your eye for a great pic!

meggie said...

Beautiful Julie!!! I LOVE this image!! She did such a beautiful job!!