In the past few months, I have taken many, many photos of my family and friends. And guys? I’ve caught the bug. I officially love making my nearest and dearest sit and pose for me even if having the camera turned on them makes them cringe. I’m becoming unbearable. I’ll stand on chairs, change lenses, move them to different locations and do everything in my power to get a natural laugh out of my very uncomfortable but endlessly supportive friends and family.
Yes, they have to put up with a lot. But some of them don’t mind. In fact, one of them loves it.
Maddie and I have been best friends since we were four years old. She has always been a performer and wants to be an actress, both traits that lend themselves well to feeling relaxed in front of the camera. When she came over on Saturday, I suggested a little photoshoot. The girl delivered.
Maddie laughed, chatted, posed, reclined, play-acted and wrapped herself inside branches all to make me happy and let me snap some photos. She’s the best. And she is extremely beautiful and photogenic, both characteristics that help enormously when you’re trying to take pretty pictures.
This is the first, proper ‘photoshoot’ that I’ve ever attempted, where I suggested poses, used different locations and experimented with lenses and angles (I did take some lovely photos of Imogen by Tower Bridge, but despite her also being an undeniable beauty, I don’t think she got my best there – I definitely want to take more photos of her in the future!).
I loved it. I loved having time to focus on my pictures and get some gorgeous photos of someone I love. It only made me want to do more, and to do it better. Here are the photos I took of Maddie on a sunny Saturday:
If you’re my friend and are willing to let me subject you to a photoshoot, let me know! My camera is charged.