Wednesday, September 10, 2008

If you come to my house and I'm playing with my camera......

You will get your picture taken!!
I like to call these pictures "Ode to Vanessa and G".
As I mentioned before my beloved 30D and fancy dancy lens are off to parts unknown to be repaired. It's a little strange to have your camera sent away with no word from anyone on how it's doing or when it will be feeling better. Sort of like sending away your troubled kid to a wilderness program or something.
My first thought upon the cameras departure was "OOOOOH I guess I need to buy a backup camera. The backup camera shall be bigger and shinier with more bells and whistles so that it will eclipse the current camera therefore sending the 30D to backup status whilst the new camera sleeps on a satin pillow beside me!!!!!" Mwahahahahaha. And then as the days rolled by I remembered "oh yeah....I have a backup camera....where is that thing?" So I dig out my Rebel. Not the new fancy Rebel but just the happy go lucky Rebel that I once used for everything including photoshoots.
It wasn't bigger and shinier than the 30D and it's bells and whistles were not as loud and ringy dingy (did I just say ringy dingy??) but it was once a great camera that took excellent shots and warrented a place on that fictional satin pillow....but instead it had been tossed on the shelf and left for dead.
So I dusted it off and tried to remember how it worked!
The first day I was playing with it in the yard with Little One when G arrived home from her playdate with her bestest buddy G and her mom Vanessa.
They ran around and played as I tried to coerce them into looking my way for some pictures. Vanessa's G gave me that look she always gives me....that "lady you are nuttier than a fruitcake" look.
I love how these pictures turned out. Vanessa is one of the most awesome people I have ever known. She is bold and hilarious and is in the process of writing a book which I have been lucky enough to talk her out of a rough draft to read!
She was unfortunate enough to have befriended me right before I got pregnant and to her credit stuck by me through the horror of the Barf-O-Rama, HemorrageFest 08' and beyond.
She is an awesome mother to her G who is wonderfully unique which is why my G and myself love to have her around! And c'mon look at that kids eyes and lips....I've wanted to take some fancy pics of her since the first time G brought her home to play!!!
I have to say, after the last post and comments it is true. My friends are my sisters that I never had and always wanted and I'm grateful for all of you!!
(and if you come to my house and I have the camera out be prepared. I will take your picture and I will make an ode to you too!!!!)
p.s. Please people save your pennies and don't feel like you have to have the biggest and brightest and most expensive camera. Learn to use the one you have and you'll be taking amazing shots that you can hang on your walls in no time!!


dede said...

I love the bw kissing one - just beautiful - I am glad the rebel has been dusted and put back to work!
(btw - love the dirty swimsuit legs as well!)

Annemarie said...

You just hung yourself with the title of this post...the next time you have that camera out the WHOLE Williams family will be "dropping by" MMMMMMM K??

Morgan Koji said...

So, does that mean that Kirra and I can come over? She's been asking when she can see the "Picture Lady"! BTW - She has some amazing blue eyes!

Lindz said...

Note to hair, and wear make-up when stopping by Susan's house.

Nessa said...

*blushing and welling up* Aw, gee....high praise indeed! Thanks so much, I don't feel worthy. We'll definitely have to drop by more often! And "unfortunate enough to have met you when you were pregnant" is so inaccurate, you were awesome even when barfing and hemorrhaging. You rock, sister.
(and next time, will you please photoshop me in some lipgloss?)

Megan said...

how fun! I'd love to stop by and have you "play around" with your camera on me and my kids! :) tee hee he!

Nessa said...

Oh! And....thanks for taking such lovely pics of me and my're so good with that camera, girl!

Amy said...

I love your photography! You are so talented!!

Blanck said...

Hi Pooks
I love reading your hyperbole. It is pure genious and entertainment. HOw are you feeling? Still go the Scurvy or is it Rickets this time? Can I buy your old rebel from you when you get the other lifestyles of the rich and famous camera back from rehab? My disposable cameras from Walgreens just aren't cutting it anymore.
p.s you are beautiful but you're not beautiful. (Deep thoughts by muppy)