My birthday was last month. We won’t go into which one. :D Needless to say, there was really only one thing I wanted – the Canon 200mm 2.0L lens. What Canon shooting portrait photographer doesn’t lust after this lens? It was kind of hard to justify with such a hefty price tag, but my husband encouraged me to go ahead and get it, along with a dose of “You deserve it!” Well, of course I do! :) Anyways, to make a long story short, I bought myself a very nice birthday present. And I wanted to go test it out the same beautiful day it arrived on my doorstep. I attempted to do a test drive using my own 2 littlest girls as models, but alas, it was not to be. Their Photographer’s Child Syndrome was acting up quite badly this day, and they really weren’t having any part of my camera being in their faces. I miraculously got a few halfway decent shots, but this was not the test drive I had envisioned for this lens.
Moving on to plan B, I put out a model call on my Facebook page for a little redheaded girl with LONG hair. Hey, I might as well pick a photographer’s dream subject after dealing with the attitude my girls gave me. :) Enter the beautiful and very sweet Miss Jillien. Her mama and grandma brought her up to my house the other day, and oh my goodness! What a way to get this photographer girl excited for a photo shoot – she is absolutely GORGEOUS! And, I am totally envious of her hair. And even better than all of that – she was cooperative! I think I about died and went to heaven. lol Anyways, enough babbling from me – check out the lovely Miss Jillien. She rocked these shots better than any 7 year old I’ve ever worked with. She is such a sweet and beautiful girl, and I consider myself lucky that I was able to get her in front of my camera. I’m already planning round II. :)
Please check back again as I may still edit a few more and sneak them into this blog post. How could I not? :)