A grinner not a smiler.
The weather has done another turn around. This year we have had some really crazy weather, going from 80’s to 40’s and back again and sometime over a short period of time. Over the Memorial Day Weekend we were in Harrison, MI and we had lows in the 30’s and 40’s. With us camping and the furnace wasn’t working, it was a bit chilly, thank goodness for good sleeping bags. It is really hard to get up in the morning when you are nice and warm in the sleeping bag and you can see your breath. When got home on Tuesday after Memorial Day, the temps were in the high 80’s and muggy the rest of the week with again another cool down on the weekend, don’t you love Michigan?
Well now on with the blog, have you known or do you know of someone that just isn’t the smiling kind of person? I find this to be the case more with males than females, how about you? When you’re a photographer and your client/subject just doesn’t like to smile, it can be a challenge especially when the (paying) parent is wanting some images with a real smile. I had such a client/subject a couple weeks ago, a high school senior. The person was more of a grinning kind of person, which if that is their real personality then I was ok capturing that. I usually can get a smile with joking around with the client/subject but I’ve decided that I may still need to add some good jokes to my bag of tricks to help in such cases as this to get the smile the parent is wanting, anybody got a good (clean) joke for me? Although when we did get him to start to laugh or smile with us joking around, he’d put his head down, so I still couldn’t get the shot. Even with the challenges I had a good time working with him, he had a good sense of humor and was cooperative, except for the smiling. Lol I got some good shots of him with my favorite being of him lowering his sunglasses and looking over them.
I have openings for 2014 high school senior portraits, don’t wait until the last minute for the yearbook pose deadline!
Thank you for viewing and visiting my blog. Have a great day!
As always comments welcomed.
You're right it is nice getting away and then to get home again. Glad you're enjoying the blog, I'm coming to a point of having to think of what to write about. I think I will go back into the archives and pull out some older photos. I've got some photos from my trips last year that I haven't posted yet, it's just deciding on which photos to include out of the thousands that I took. LOL
Thank you Cindy, keep me in mind when you come across a good joke.
Omgoodness I would have frozen, I love camping but there's a fine line to hot to cold. Bet it was nice to get out of Dodge & always nice to go back home. Sounds like that young man was a challenge but u got some great shots. I'll think about some jokes, can't think of any right off. Love the blog helps keep up with what my friends are up to, have a great day.
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