I’m no physician but I’m pretty sure laughing keeps you young. At Hazel’s birthday celebration last weekend there was a great amount of humor from her and the family. Even when family members apologized for laughing through most of the portraits I reminded them I’d rather have a laughing bunch than being stared down by an unhappy one any day!
Truth be told, the great sense of humor and abundance of laughs reminded me of my own family’s gatherings. I’m convinced great humor was part of how my Grandma Eleanor lived to be 96. Our family gatherings are full of chuckles, family stories and ornery jokes. Hazel’s party was nothing less!
The laughs continued into the evening portraits when the ladies decided to help the birthday girl not feel too self conscious about her height. Just before I hit the shutter release they all decided to shrink a little. Unscripted, but maybe rehearsed. Outtake? Given the family’s humor I’m thinking it’s a keeper!
This is what I got, two days / two shoots in a row when I mentioned “acting natural” during portraits.
On second thought…
I wasn’t going to post the first outtake shot until I saw the same thing on the very next shoot. The very first frame of the next shoot. You guys crack me up. This is what keeps photo “work” from feeling like work. I needed the laughs after the long busy weekend.
Skimming through my blog feeds from the Digital Wedding Forum today and ran across this peculiar advertisement juxtaposed with an age-old argument about photography gear. Couldn’t pass it up.
Is it about the camera gear? I have plenty of images by by less-gear-obsessed wife, friends, and even my old snaps that might prove otherwise. A good setup might make it easier to create the kinds of images one would like, but is certainly not the end-all of photography.
“That looks like a nice camera, I bet it takes great photos!”
While yesterday was abuzz with the new iPhone OS3.0 updates, I’ve got to hand it to Sprint’s clever direct-connect commercials. And of course, I’m a fan of all things production related. 🙂 And iPhones. Just to set the record straight.
What if film crews ran the world? On wedding days!
No rain, no rainbows! I’m hoping the weather plays nice for some great shoots this weekend. And by nice I mean dramatic skies and cool clouds. Rain… not so much.
Insider secret! Part of the tech crew ritual at the Underground Cafe is, before the show, to take the schedule of bands playing, and *creatively alter* their names. Ya know, Sharpie some new letters into their already cool name. Call it boredom during overly-long sound checks, new bands on stage that say they don’t need sound checks (i.e. not used to being out of the basement or garage), or just helping uninteresting band names.
Well this is my new band. We even have our debut album ready to pawn off on everyone sell at shows.