Saturday, November 7, 2009

Pretty Pictures, well I'm going to try

Well as most of my friends will tell you, I have yet to figure out what I want to be when I grow up. I love photography though. My dream was to be a wildlife photographer, but once I had kids, that kinda went out the window. It's hard to spend weeks/months in the field and still be there to tuck the kiddos into bed. So, I have moved that dream to the back burner for a while. For now I just take pictures for my enjoyment. I take my kids pictures instead of using a professional, I've taken pics of friends kids, etc.
I recently took some senior pictures for my sister friend. She loved them. Several others have said they really loved them too.
Well a coworker "heard" that I do great pictures. (I have no clue who she heard this from)
She asked if I would mind taking her family pictures. She wants to do outside pics. I saw sure. I thought she just mean her and her kids. Uh, no. She means her and her kids, plus her older kids kids, and their spouses. YIKES!!
Needless to say, I'm so nervous. I'm not a professional. Not even close. I don't have a ton of fancy equipment. I have a really nice camera, but that's about it.
I've told my coworker to warn her family not to expect anything extraordinary. I guess since I'm not charging them, they really can't complain. Right?
Fingers crossed I don't make a massive fool of myself!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

First time caller, long time listener.

Okay, so technically that should be First Time Writer, Long Time Reader. I've decided to give this blog thing a go. Will it be something anyone else wants to read? Probably not, but there's nothing better than free therapy. I'm sure most of the stuff will be about books since I'm constantly buried in one. I help (and I say help loosely since I pretty much do everything) run the website and forum I love doing it and it's got some great little perks.
I've got a very creative mind for stories, but I'm not good at writing. So I figured I'd use this as a way for me to learn to get the thoughts out of my head and onto "paper". No, I'm not an aspiring author. I really have no desire to be one either. I like to read stuff everyone else writes and then review it. Kinda along the lines of "Those who can, Write. Those who can't, Read... and then judge the merit of someone else's hard work by writing reviews."
That's what I do. I feel like I've gotten better at writing reviews, but I have a lot to learn. (I wanna be LadyC when I grow up!)

There will also be just some random ramblings going on here too. Like I said, free therapy.