Yesterday, after “round 2″ with my niece, I managed to get the shot I was quite determined to get. I really wanted this shot for my portfolio but “getting it” was another story. Brooke and I first attempted this on Friday and nothing was working. The fabric was wrong, the knot was wrong, the position was wrong…we had no idea what we were doing. I went home and hit the books again trying to figure this out. Sunday I came more prepared. One thing I particularly love about my family is that we are a great big bunch of passionate die hards. My siblings and I inherited this from my Dad (Uncle Dave is a big contributor as well). My Dad is one of those men who seeks after his goal like a bulldog. Hunting is a great example. If THE elk he wants is 15 miles backwoods over 3 large mountains, through snake ridden territory and high marshy creek – he gets on it. If you want it bad enough, you do what it takes. This is awesome for me as a photographer because if there is something I really want, I can call Dad or one of my brothers and they are “on it”. They are willing to do what it takes to get it. In this case, Daniel, was all about helping me get this shot. He picked out the limb and made sure it was tied good and secure. Then we BAKED out in 108 degree temps to get this. (Cozy was safe and content the whole time – no worries). At one point I even laid in a pile of ants to get some of the shots I wanted hee hee. What’s a few bug bites compared to the end result of the portfolio images I am wanting right? I was so proud of my little partner who really was a superior young model for her Auntie.
More sneak peeks coming your way this week (of Karsyn too).