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Too busy for photos?

March 18, 2019

Filed in: Photography

Have you seen all the cute Easter themed photo shoots everyone is posting?  Was the first thought that popped into your head, “I’m too busy for photos?” I am totally raising my hand here.  I know, I know… I need to make time, but between ball practice, work, this side hustle thing I have going on, and actually being a functional part of my family, sometimes photos get put on the back burner more than I care to admit. #sadday

This weekend I was determined to take a few updated photos of the boys. As I was planning the little session I thought, “What the heck.  I want a couple of them with me as well.” The catch? I didn’t have anyone with me to take the photo.  Not a problem!  I packed my Manfrotto tripod and used the self-timer function my Canon DSLR.  Easy peasy.  Mostly…


Knoxville Family Photographer


Here were my obstacles:

  • It wasn’t exactly warm outside and we were next to the river…
  • We started late and hadn’t eaten lunch.
  • People were out walking, so we had to wait long lengths of time for them to get far enough away so they wouldn’t be photo bombing.  In the cold.  With a whiny kiddo.
  • Did I mention we were all hungry? And cold?!!!!
  • I’m way too critical of myself, but I got over it.
  • The hangriness was definitely with us. Luckily you can’t tell.  Well, except for Jace.  He might be giving it away. Hahaha!!!

You can so do this!  Actually, this is one of the things I will be teaching in my Photography 101 class coming up March 30th, 2019.  I would love to have you join in on the fun, learning, and good eats!  If you can spare 9-4 pm on that Saturday, you will not regret it!

Here is a list of things you will learn:

  1. Getting out of ‘Auto’ and taking control of your camera like a professional.
  2. Learn basic photography principles to set up better shots.
  3. That jewel of the self-timer. 😉
  4. How I edit my photos – the quick version.

This is a super jam-packed day and your brain might hurt a little once we are done, but you will thank me for it when you are on your next trip to the beach or mountains.

Spots are limited, so make sure to email me at to learn more or book your spot!


What would you like to see on the blog?  I have some awesome ideas up my sleeve, but sometimes yours are better!  Put them in the comments or shoot me an email.

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