The Bollen Alley

life with our little family of three… and almost four!

i’m a wannabe…

Ever since I can remember, I have been fascinated by photography.  Something about the way a photo freezes time… I can just stare at one for ages, like artists at a painting. I’m actually not artistic in the slightest, but a long time ago someone told me that I had “an eye” for photography. Not sure how true it is, but it stuck with me nonetheless.

Unfortunately, I never put much time into developing those skills… just like this blog, I was hesitant.  I know SO MANY absolutely fabulous photographers. Debbie, Barb, and Jenny, just to name a few.  Y’all… they’re so legit. I feel like such a photography groupie. A wannabe. Why even try?

Thankfully, I have a husband who reminds me how completely ridiculous that is. And then buys me my dream camera, along with my sweet parents. And then signs me up for photography class. And then keeps our child while I attended said class. Man, he’s the best.

So, for the past month I’ve had a fantastic time taking a class at Bedford Camera & Video, taught by Alex Kent. It was SO. GREAT. Highly recommend them to anyone looking to learn.  Our last homework assignment was actually a little contest… and I won 3rd place! Woo hoo! Of course, what I lack in skill I make up by having the sweetest baby in the world as my subject, so that helps. 🙂 Would you like to see my final photo? Drumroll, please!

Oh, how I love my baby girl! I took literally hundreds of pictures of her as I practiced and she was such a champ.  Guess she should get used to it!! Here are a few more favorites from our little mini-shoots…

That child is pure joy, I swear. In a season where time seems to be flying by so quickly, I’m extra thankful for the ability to freeze it, at least for a second. 🙂  Now, excuse me while I stare at this precious face… for real!

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