Senior moment--Trenton Ruckert.

2:33 PM

For your slow-moving Wednesday, I figured I would give you some pictures to look at.

   I shot these senior pictures last fall, before I was big and huge and could still muster up the motivation and energy to take my camera out.  That's out of the case, not out as in outside, if you were wondering.  My poor little Nikon buddy feels more like a stranger these days.  On more than one occasion I have caught him jealously eye-ing my iPhone.  I'm sure he feels replaced.  And I guess he has been for now.  But not for forever!  Don't worry little Nike, I'll be back.

   Looking back through these photos now, there are things that bother me very much (i.e. FOCUS! Arrrg) that I just cannot quite seem to get right.  I am learning, and I am improving, but it seems it is at a snail's pace, and I am tempted often (super often) to give it up completely.  After all, I like doing things that I'm good at. :p  Don't we all?  It's humbling, stretching and challenging to take on things that I don't feel like a pro at, and photography is one of those things.  And so when life gets a little crazy, it's also one of the first things to get put on the back burner.  Or into the chest freezer.  But Baby coming in June will bring my dusty camera out of hiding.

   Thankfully, Trent was very easy to work with.  He was willing to try my posing ideas no matter how weird or cheesy they must have felt, and didn't once complain about tromping through grass and weeds in places we probably shouldn't have been.  Only got in trouble once.  :/

Well, that's all for now.  I hear a little munchkin who woke up an hour early from her nap calling for me.


Happy Wednesday everyone, it's all downhill from here to the weekend!

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  1. These are such nice shots! I'm an amateur, but I love photography and I know how you feel about having so much to learn. I've had my DSLR for a few years now, but every time I use it I feel like I learn a little more about what makes a perfect photo :)

  2. Which Nikon are you using Shelley? You picked some great locations!


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