The other day at church, Jordyn whispered to one of the VBS teachers, “Sometimes I do photo shoots.” My little diva thinks she’s the Next Top Model. Jordyn’s “photo shoots” occur when I haven’t figured out a picture for the I Heart Faces theme.
This week was an example. I waited until it was overcast so that I could have great lighting. I then took my backdrop stand outside, hung up a quilt and incorporated some props. I went back in to get my camera. When I came out, my prop stand had fallen, and I had to set it up all over again. By that time, the sun started to peek out, the novelty of having a photo shoot had worn off on Jordyn, and I was pretty much left with a girl who had thrown off her pretty headband and wanted to play with the stand rather than be my model.
Guess that’s why I’m more of a candid shots photographer rather than a user of props and backdrops. I simply stink at the set-up and execution.