Breaking out of your comfort zone can make anyone feel a little uneasy — and as far as photography goes, portraits scare me to death. Everyone thinks I am crazy for feeling more at home with action photography rather than with subjects that you can manipulate and set up yourself.
No way. Not me. Nuh uh. Give me a field or a court any day.
However, this summer, with the break away from athletics, I wanted to push myself and get a little more involved with portraiture. Just where to start?
Thankfully I found this amazing mother of twins and head of a BG group for mothers with multiples. Perfect!!
Then came the obsession with Pinterest to find creative ideas, tips and poses. After all the studying, and hopefully with a little luck I would be able to come up with something the Emedi family would love.
We went to one of their favorite places in Bowling Green — Lost River Cave, a place I have never ventured to myself in the 6 years I’ve spent here. It was a perfect place to take portraits of this beautiful family!
Now if I could just shake the jitters out and not freeze up with terror when I hear the word portraits — I’ll be set. All I need is practice practice practice and a few willing models.
So who’s next?