From left to right: Issie, 5 days old; Issie 5 mo. old; Issie 2 years old. The last photo was taken by a professional photographer who I highly recommend, Gina Kolsrud. She is in Chandler AZ and takes wonderful photos even when her subject is not as wonderful as my granddaughter. Here’s her photography website.
I’m fairly proud of the first two photos which I took, but artistically they don’t quite compare do they? (Of course the only reason is equipment, grandma said… Yeah, that’s the ticket!) What doesn’t show is that those two photographs are two out of a few hundred that grandma snapped. Everybody gets lucky once in a while.
The other thing that should be immediately apparent to everyone is that the model is exceptional. Even to a non-grandparent this should be apparent! It will, however, probably not be apparent to other grandparents. I understand.
I have three other grandchildren that I did not have the opportunity to spend lengthy times (30 days+) with and thus didn’t have time (it takes a LOT of time for an amateur photog) to get what I’d call artistically good photos. I am suggesting the parents of the other three to get to Chandler post haste. Gina Kolsrud is an exceptional portrait photographer.
I have great photographs of my other three grandchildren, but I feel a little guilty scanning them in without being able to give credit to the photographer. I think Nonna should spend a month with them taking her own, don’t you?