3/7/11

A Little Slice of Pye (sneak peek)

Sunday afternoon, I had the amazing privilege of doing a little photo shoot for my friend, Jillian Pye.  She needed pictures of the clothes and accessories for the new spring line of A Little Slice of Pye.  It was pretty exciting for Jillian, the models (Josie and Sharon), and me!  These are just a few of my favorites.  The rest are Jillian's to share at her discretion.  I'll post more once she gets a look.

Slice of Pye Preview

I had certainly never done anything like this before.  In the past I have photographed family, friends, pets, and landscapes, but a staged shoot? No way.

Slice of Pye Preview 2

I was so nervous, and I had serious butterflies leading up to the time of the shoot, but once we got rolling, it was much easier.  By the time the shoot was over, we were all exhausted, sweaty, and starving, but I know everyone had fun.

Then, oh THEN, I started editing.  My WORD, I was hooked.  The editing was maybe my favorite part.  I have no idea if my edits are really any good, but I sure had fun doing it.  I have no formal training in either photography, or in using photoshop.  It takes me forever to do simple things, but it makes me so happy just tinkering around.

Now that I've dipped my toes in the water, I could so take this little hobby of mine to the next level.  I know that photographers are a dime a dozen these days, and I know that highly-trained, highly-paid photographers tend to disapprove when hobbyists turn into cheap, for-hire photographers, but Kyle and I are broke, you see, and any little job I could get would help us out big time.  So, for my friends who are real pros, I'm sorry.

That being said, anyone need pictures taken?

3 comments:

sarah said...

while you are right that self-proclaimed "photographers" are a dime a dozen, talented photographers are not. you show real promise and i hope it goes somewhere for you - the photos look great!

Jillian said...

You are a photographer extraordinaire!!! You did a beautiful job--and made us all feel comfortable, which was great :) Thank you lady!

Jessica @ Acting Adult said...

Wow, those pictures amazing!!! I might have to hire you to do some photographer for me when I need some new headshots.