So…you guys know I work for a photographer, right?
Annie is down-to-earth, a great boss, and she really kn0ws how to use a camera. (Houston peops — e-mail me if you want info on booking a session with her!) I’ve been wanting some nice, professional pictures for a while — after all, this has been a really great year for me, and it seems like a good idea to document on film when you’re the happiest and most comfortable in your own skin that you’ve ever been, right?
The answer to that is yes! If you’re one of those women who hates being photographed, it’s time to get over it. Sometimes you need to see yourself on camera to really see yourself, you know?
I’ve been dying to have a shoot with Annie since I started working for her in August, so I finally asked her to take some pictures for my Christmas card. I always send a homemade card to my friends, so this was a perfect excuse to do a photo shoot. And since this year, I was planning to include Eric in my card, that meant bringing him to the studio last week.
We ended up just attempting to make our own Gap commercial.
The pictures are pretty cute, which makes me even more excited to design my Christmas card — I like the idea of a nice traditional holiday photo juxtaposed with funny and slightly outrageous text.
I don’t love these pictures because Annie knows the best angles for shooting people. I love these pictures because our shoot with her was 60 minutes of total fun.
Annie, Eric, and I seriously spent the whole time laughing and playing. I think more of the pictures would have turned out if I hadn’t been laughing quite so hard. Even when Annie and I went over the photos yesterday, we were cracking up while remembering all the funny things that had happened during the shoot.
I might miss hot coffee, the chance to wear my favorite scarf regularly, and snow…but these pictures are a really good reminder as to why giving up winter was worth it.