October 29, 2012

Fake It 'Til You Make It Photography: Maternity

I own a pretty decent camera and a couple of very decent lenses. I also like to take pictures. This does not make me a photographer. But I'm willing to fake it.

When my girlfriend asked me to take some maternity pictures for her I happily accepted. I promised to take a gazillion pictures in the hopes of getting two good ones. And it worked!  After snapping 426 pictures, I managed to find a few gems.

Lucky for me, it's a photogenic family. And mama bear knew exactly what she wanted the pictures to look like. I tried to accommodate.

Yeah, yeah, this is not a maternity picture.
But this sweet four year old is just as cute as a button.
She's going to be a great big sister. 

The nursery is nothing short of amazing!
It's bright and colorful and full of playful patterns.
Basically, it belongs in magazines.


  1. Nice job! You should post about your camera and lens choices. We just ordered a speedlite last night! And just when I thought I was getting the hang of our camera ...

    1. I like that idea. Thanks, Julie. Granted- it'll be a handful of "learning as I go" posts but perhaps it'll be helpful.

  2. Parker, you have completely out done yourself. I honestly don't know what to say. Absolutely unbelievable! And you couldn't have a better subject!! The next time I need someone to take pictures of me or my family I am definitely going to ask you to do it!
    Absolutely amazing, Parker!

    1. Done and done. Just name the time. Need Christmas card pics? I figure the only way I'll get better is to practice (and maybe take a class).

  3. you did great! I love the nursery shots :)