I never thought I’d be a school photographer. My memories of school photographers are cloudy. I hated sitting on that box, hoping I didn’t blink while I stare nervously into the camera lens. One shot. The same set up for each kid, unless you requested a colored gel over the lights. And the results? NEVER good. Maybe consistent, and usually not so bad, but never good.
I’ve been working with some child learning centers in Richmond to take school pictures of all of the kids. I was slightly nervous at the idea because of my experience [not to mention the reputation “school photographers” have], but these kids are really hard to take a bad photo of. Not only that, I’m doing the photos OUTSIDE with natural light. I’ve loved the experience – and although I’m still a wedding photographer, I love any opportunity to shoot something different from time to time. And these little kiddos are something special!