Prom is an exciting time for teenagers so when a friend asked me to take pictures of her son, his girlfriend (couple in center of photo) and some friends, I was happy to oblige.
Although it was a bit chilly, the group was willing to tough it out as I made suggestions and took numerous photos of the same pose over and over again (you never know when someone might have their eyes closed!). It was unfortunate that we didn’t have more time because the overcast skies made for good, diffused light which is ideal.
My friend asked if I would make photo albums for each of the couples too. I had fun designing some spiral-bound and a hardback album. The spiral-bound albums were from Walgreens and, I must say, the quality was good, they made great gifts, and they were affordable. Plus, we were able to pick them up right away. I ordered the last album, from Photoroost, about 2 weeks ago (also affordable). I just received notice that the album has shipped and will arrive in 4-5 business days. I feel like it has taken forever! Maybe it’s because the Walgreens albums were available almost instantaneously. Also, I have since learned that Photoroost is out of Canada so that adds to the timeline. Regardless, I can’t wait to see the album! I hope it doesn’t disappoint…
What I learned from this photoshoot:
- I will set my camera to power drive (2 back-to back photos automatically, every time I hit the button. A tip from my dad, a retired photographer.)
- I will be more realistic about the amount of time it will take to edit them, even though I don’t manipulate them a lot (ask any photographer, it’s time consuming!)
- I will consider editing the photos then add them to a thumb drive and give them to the parents to make their own albums
- I really like taking photos, especially when people are so willing, patient and considerate
- It’s time to start charging people.