Saturday, November 27, 2010

The Schneider Family

My friend Teresa knows I have a good camera and a passion for taking pics of my kids and their friends and decided to ask me if I would save her a headache and agree to shoot some pics of her Family. I was nervous cause I was worried she would be expecting professional results, and obviously, a photographer I am not. But I have had professional photographers shoot us and have seen enough pics that I thought I could probably take 200+ pics in an attempt to get her 20-30 good ones. Really she just needed a few good ones for her Christmas card and anything on top of that was bonus.

Once I was comfortable she knew what to expect I was actually excited for the challenge. I had just taken a photography workshop to better understand how to use my fancy camera and thought this would be a good challenge. It was a challenge and a learning experience. I can tell from how the pics came out when I looked at them later, when I was running out of light and should have switched lenses earlier. When I needed to adjust my ISO differently, where I should have kept my elbows in and the camera steadier to avoid blur, etc. Her family is so cute and her girls were so excited to be in front of the camera that they made it easy and fun and helped calm my nerves. Here are some of my favorite photos from the shoot. I am glad she likes the ones she has seen so far and I am hope she likes the rest.

Thanks Teresa for asking me practice on your family. :) Happy Holidays! xoxo

As you can see, I have a lot to learn and need to figure out how to keep pics from coming out blurry. But I am looking forward to the learning curve. :)


  1. What the heck are you talking about? YOU ARE A TOTAL ROCKSTAR! Seriously, those are freakin' amazing... don't be shocked if the Wilson's show up on your door step! LOL! I still don't have our Christmas pics yet!

  2. Awww Thanks Danielle! I am actually taking pics again on Monday for another friend of mine, so bring it on! Practice practice practice! lol

  3. Great job Jill. Looks like your photo workshop is already paying off!

  4. Try pressing the shutter half way down to focus on what you want then all the way down to take the picture. You will get it in focus every time. Also maybe up your ISO.