Practicing My Photog Skills

Over the weekend, I took a level 2 photography workshop from the same photographer that taught my level 1 class in December.  I don't know what will ever become of my photography hobby, but I do know that I really, really enjoy taking pictures!

The class was outside.  On Saturday morning.  Saturday's high was near 45...and Saturday morning was COLD!!!  The first 25 minutes were fine.  I was focused, excited, and anxious to practice my skills.  After a 25-minute Q&A session with the photographer, I was cold.  So were the other seven girls, so she gave us a 5-minute break to warm up in our cars.  And I was good again.  For about ten minutes.  The rest of the 2-hour workshop was pretty much miserable - cold, cloudy, and windy.  (I should clarify - the weather was miserable!)  But...I was still super excited!  She brought along some models - a husband/wife duo.  I was pumped to have some subjects to photograph that weren't 8-months old and constantly on the move!  The class was in the Westbottoms - this historic warehouse district near downtown KC.  It's such a cool part of the city with some great scenery - a photographer's dream.  (Some of my favorite wedding photos were actually taken in the Westbottoms!)

I'm sure I would have gotten more out of the class if I wasn't freezing my booty off.  Towards the end, it was getting hard to focus and my fingers were pretty much numb.  I had no desire to keep snapping photos.  But despite the cold, I think I got some great shots! 

And while I'm sharing some of my practice photos, how about a few more of B-Man?  I don't think anyone will ever get tired of seeing pics of a cute, squishable baby!  They were taken last Friday afternoon.  When it was near 80 degrees.  Oh, I'd give anything for that again.

I wanted some cute shots of him in his fedora.  But by the time he realized he was wearing a hat, he, of course, wouldn't leave it alone.

And a few more.  Not the best quality photos, but too cute not to share!


  1. Those pictures seriously look AWESOME!! & that precious little hat is too cute!! I love it!!

  2. Great pictures!! Nice work! Your little man's butt crack is adorable ;P

  3. Thank you both! I'm still very critical of my photos, but I do have lots of fun taking them!