Have you ever wondered what life is like through the eyes of a child? Face it, none of us remember what it was like to be 4 years old. Such an adventure!
I woke up with that all too familiar yearning to be creative. Little did I know that my creativity would spiral into the unknown. I was ready to do something amazing. But what? Hmmm... Well, I could... nah. There's... no that won't work. Then like most days that she sees me holding my camera, I hear a little voice, "Hey mommy! Can I take a picture?" I said, "Of course not. This camera cost more than the hospital bill from your birth." Wait. What? "Ummmm. Yes. Yes you can". I set the ISO, aperture, shutter speed, white balance, taught her how to hold the camera, gave her a quick tutorial on focusing (yes that's right) and let her go. Strap draped loosely around her little neck and tiny fingers feeling out all the buttons. Was the camera bigger than her head? Yep. Was it too heavy for her to hold? Almost. Did she know what she was doing? You couldn't tell if she didn't. Has she been watching my every move? Yes... Yes she has. She was bossy. She gave strict posing orders to her Barbies. She backed up. She moved in for the close ups. She laid on the floor to get the best composition. She got SUPER creative with her poses. She asked if she could "shoot" all day. She named her business... Yep. Hear ye, hear ye! Yaya Mae Tography is born!
Meet the "tographer".
Here's some her very first work!
Documentary style... Check!
Group shots... Check!
Blooper reel... Check!
Pull back shot... Check!
Accessories shot... Check!
Behind the scenes with daddy... Check!
Moody black and white of brother... Check!
Eye level (of a 4 year old) to get the "important stuff" shot!
And of course the "after" shot.
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Amanda Whitley Photography