Thursday, February 18, 2010

(commissioned)

I am NOT a photographer, by any means.  I love taking pictures, love playing with them, and am always trying to improve my skills.   I have become an avid stalker  follower of several excellent photographers' blogs.
http://lifeslittlepictures1.blogspot.com/
http://capturedbycarrie.com/blog/
I try to implement some of their techniques and shooting angles.  Sometimes I get lucky, and it actually works.  The quality of my pictures, since acquiring my cool new camera, makes me very happy.  They work for me.  HOWEVER, if I had to take pictures for someone else and have my pictures meet their expectations... well, thats just a little too much intimidation for me.  So imagine my shock when I was asked to do just such a thing.  Hayden's Uncle Richard and his singing partner were looking for images for a new album cover for their new CD entitled "The drifter and the lady", and asked if I would take them.
Sure.
No pressure.
Just an ALBUM COVER!!!!
 
When I showed up to take pictures and they had 5 outfit changes.  Ok, yeah... I'm out of my league already.  I was thinking more of "standing by a fence and taking a few pictures". 
  I worked on several images right after the shoot, and have been playing with a few more since then, and I have to say... I impress myself!  It's not where I envision my pictures in the long run, but for a first time professional photo shoot, I did pretty good.

Check out Richard & Mary's stuff here.   Old-time country sound.  My favorite of Richard's songs is "Leave the Light on".  Enjoy! 
 

7 comments:

Mom L said...

Tonia, these are great! What a fun opportunity. Listened to his music from your link and love his voice. Hayden's uncle, you say? Well, he should be very pleased with the pictures. What's your new camera?

kimg said...

They are great! I am very impressed! You have a great talent there! SWEET!!

Emily said...

Way to go! These are awesome!!

Shonna Lee said...

Tonia, Great work!!! I think these are awesome! I would hire you any time!

michellemcpherson said...

These look great especially with the upclose one of her, she is very pretty keep it up, thanks for the photo sites, I am also a stalker

Katie said...

Wow! Impressive. You did a great job! I also do photography on the side. katiehatchphotography.blogspot.com
Thanks for adding yourself as a follower on MiaMoo Designs :) I love hearing from people so don't be shy to leave comments!

Debra said...

Great pictures Tonia! so, what camera are you using? I am in the market for a new camera...

will you send me your e-mail randdsnow@yahoo.com.
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