Photographers, like many people involved in other vocations, are guilty of being examples of the saying "The cobbler's children go barefoot". Too often we focus on everything around us sometimes forgetting to take photographs of the people we love.
It is important to take photos of first-time events like a child's graduation, snap shots of the wonder of a grandchild seeing something for the first time and even just goofy shots of our kids and spouses that no one outside the family will ever see (not everything should end up on Facebook).
The photos don't have to be technically perfect as it is often the memory we are trying to capture and not the aesthetic and artistic qualities of the situation.
Instead of getting frustrated by having your family pose why not take out the camera when they are busy doing something. Often times the photos will be more interesting, mean more and will make your subjects less likely to object to you taking a few photos.
This past weekend was Family Day in Alberta and my wife and I spent sometime with my youngest daughter Ami and her husband Justin as they took their daughter Luna out sledding on a sunny February afternoon.
While it was great to take photos of the three of them, it was even better to spend the time with them and just capture a few memories.
Don't forget to take some photos of the IMPORTANT PEOPLE in your life — your family.
While the photos used in this blog post are of young families — don't forget the older members of your family too.
In the years I worked at the paper I always thought it was sad that sometimes the only photo available for an obituary or memorial piece in the paper was a drivers licence photo. Take the time to capture your loved ones with your camera— and then put it down and spend some time with them.
Wow does time ever slip away. I had no idea it had been so long since the last post. I apologize. Here are some samples of recent work. I hope you enjoy.
The municipal elections in Alberta are traditionally held the third Monday in October. Here are some election night photos.
Fall arrived a little later this September in the Peace Country. However, the warm late summer temperatures provided an opportunity for area farmers to complete harvest in good conditions.
Here are a few recent samples of work.