On Thanksgiving Day of 2022, our Natalie entered her 16th year!
In honor of this very important observance, I wish to offer a Birthday Acronym:
N – Naturally Nonsensical
A – Always Argumentative
T – Tiny Titan
A – Astonishingly Annoying
L – Lavishly Loving
I – Inordinately Impudent
E – Exceedingly Effervescent
If I were to go on through the rest of her name – Gianna Cecilia Heidmann – I could perhaps more fully capture the nuances of her personality, but this should do to give you the essence.
A while ago I purchased a nice big double-sided portrait backdrop pop-up with a vague idea of learning a little more about studio lighting and getting some more formal style photos of my kids in the process. I got a stand, I thought, to hang it on, but when I popped it open and put up the stand I realized I need another stand and a rod from which to hang the backdrop. This studio stuff is always more involved than I expect. Anyway, with Natalie’s help, I figured out a way to prop it up without the extra gear, did a little experimenting with the lighting and was able to get some birthday photos. I learned quite a bit in the process, and recognize that I need more light and I’ll have to save up for that. But I’m happy to have started!
Here are my first attempts at studio portraits.