My niece asked me to take photos of her for prom this year. It was a pretty big deal. They primped and prepped all day long.
I was honored. But… I made it clear that I don’t really have any idea what I’m doing. They didn’t care. I just had a nicer camera than her mama.
So I got to work. Aside from following the professional photographer around once we got to the park, my plan was to get in there and take as many photos as I could.
I took 316 photos. I think that’s awesome! I gave them all to my sister on a flash drive, but I also went to town on 39 of them in Lightroom. I figured since I was giving them all of the originals, I could experiment a little bit, no harm, no foul.
I made some black and white, I made some vintage. I made some ridiculously contrasty and intense. I made some golden and glowing, just because I could.
I also captured my sister sharing on Facebook on her phone.
I took a lot of getting ready photos, and I’ve heard that a few of those were their favorites. Come on. Her little sister and her mama helped get her dressed and get her shoes on. The photos are precious. (Let’s not talk about the standard they set for a wedding later on! But it was a really sweet day.)
I will never be guilty of saying I’m awesome at something when I’m not. So I definitely won’t say it now.
But I had fun, and I captured the occasion for them better than our iPhones could have.