Wednesday, October 29, 2008

That's why I'm the photographer!

The BEST thing about being the PHOTOGRAPHER on a family or children shoot is that I'm not my HELPER!

Seriously...it's a hard job...and sometimes downright degrading.

If you get a child who won't laugh or smile...you have to use creative measures to get them to...

Helpers also have to pay attention to those I'm taking a picture of to make sure they are looking their best! They also have to make sure they concentrate on looking at the lens and not the HELPER while he/she is dancing around acting like a made crazed person to get the little one to smile!

It's GREAT! For me anyways...

But I'm also incredibly lucky...because I have SWEET family members who volunteer their time to be MY helper!

A few weeks ago when I went to take pics for a family...my Sister-in-Law KT came along as my helper!

I couldn't have found a better helper if I had PAID them..(Although she did raise her helper prices from FREE to a meal at Carl's Jr.--Best $3 I ever invested in!!!)



Here she is tying the little tyke's shoes...the parents had wandered off to take care and play with the other 4 kids and we were trying to work with little Man here to get one pic of him smiling!

See...I just get to snap away while she makes sure the kid is picture perfect!



Here she is trying to show the kids what they need to do for the picture...and trying to convince them how cool it is!

Seriously...she was awesome...had to snap a pic of it!!!

So I'm giving KT a shout out!

Telling her that even though she IS technically my Sister-in-Law...which legally gives me the right to hate and complain about her...

I choose to look at her as more of just a sister...like my true FLESH and BLOOD...

Because, dang it, I love her! And her comedic husband! And her two adorable kids!

Plus, on Saturday she turned 31, I believe...which makes her OLDER than me and makes me love her even more...because NO MATTER how much cuter she looks, how much MORE weight she has lost, or how LIKEABLE she is to everyone around her...

I'll always have that!

Happy Birthday Freak Show...i love ya!

Shelle

P.S. So who wants to be my NEW HELPER??? Cause I'm pretty sure now that I've let the cat out of the bag...I might just lose my volunteers!

22 comments:

binks said...

You can bring her along to Florida when I win that whole spook-a-rama thing.
I am winning right?
Should I find an outfit to wear for my photo session? Do you want to stay for the weekend? Are you bringing the whole family? How about a Disney trip?

Sorry, I got sidetracked for a minute there.

Shelle - you are a lucky girl to have such a great, close family. L-U-C-K-Y!

Alyson (New England Living) said...

That was so sweet! And what a great family you have to help you out like that. I love living in such a cool place, but that means that I don't get to take advantage (to the point of abuse) of my family.

Barbaloot said...

K-I just really like your helpers hat! I've never been able to pull of the hat look. Plus, I'm too short to wear hats cuz it requires craning my neck to look anyone in the face.
Seriously though--loving her hat!

Shannon said...

Aw, sweet! I've got some pretty good SILs, too...


If it means I get the chance to meet you, then I'll be your helper ;)

Kristina P. said...

Wait, is this the KT who just had a baby and lived in Florida?

Kritta22 said...

She is gorgeous!! And works for Carl's Jr! I love her already!! :)
Happy Birthday Chica!!

PS If you pay for my plane ticket down there, I'll be your helper forever!!

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

LOL...NO KRITTA she doesn't work for Carl's Jr...that is too funny!

No Kristina she doesn't live in Florida...but she did have a baby...like a year ago!

Hey...like I said...I'm willing to fly wherever...who wants a girls weekend?

Kritta22 said...

PSS Can you do your little blog get together in Feb when I am driving through. We get our orders before Thanksgiving so I can give you more dates soon. I would totally love to meet you and everyone else on here!! So huh huh can ya?? Or were you thinking sooner?

The Crash Test Dummy said...

I so need a helper! I'm my own helper and it's stressful. But at least I don't have to buy anyone lunch but myself.

georgie said...

awwwww isnt that sweet! I have a helper I call him 'cabana boy' and he is purley imaginary but it works for me...

you are now part of blogs i stalk LOL since following was (wonder twin) activated I have not updated the blogs I stalk part of the blog-since everyone comes to me live in real time via blogger follow dashboard thangy I have been in heaven heck i havent even been to my blog in months ;-)

Great Pix Shell, as always i am envious....did u see ree is giving away cameras? I entered although i have no chance of winning...i entered....now I am leaving a 'novella' in your comment section sowwy!

Mother Goose said...

how fun! maybe I should think about getting an assistant too!

McEwens said...

Are you kidding me, a meal at carls jr for helping? I am alllll over that

Laura said...

Hey- I just read your freaky story for the spook-a-thon.

It had me totally laughing- slow down! Obviously your puting yourself in alot of chocolate stress!

Kritta22 said...

PSSS Am I bugging you yet?
I have a camera question for you. We have the Canon Rebel XTI. When we look through the eye piece the picture looks blurry like it needs to be focused. We've tired everything...manual, automatic. Nothing. The picture comes out great and it looks fine in the display. Just in the eye piece it looks blurry/fuzzy. Any thoughts??

Becky said...

That's great you have such a sweet Sister in law!

Annie Valentine said...

I would be one of the parents who ditched the kid. Only I'd be like, "Gotta run to Ross, be back in an hour."

But I'd probably bring you Carl's Jr as payment.

Rance Wright said...

As your brother...I just have to say...you are hysterical...you make me laugh. Love that I can connect to your life in St. George...clear out here in NYC.. I love you sis!

Rance

Amanda said...

I LOVE her! And just for the record, she is too fast for me. I was going to help G put his shoe back on, but she got there before I could even take a second look. And she didn't even hesitate. She's crazy helpful.

Hey KT! Happy 31st. We should hang out.

Sage Moonstone said...

I wish I had a helper that Good!!

;)

mrsb said...

Shelle, you won the moon necklace! Please email me your snail mail info for shipping :O)

mrsbbradley AT hotmail DOT com

Megan Kelley Hall said...

Thanks for entering the Mabel's House contest to win my debut suspense novel, SISTERS OF MISERY! Even if you don't win, I hope you get a chance to read and enjoy it!

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P.S. Happy Halloween!!

Aubrey said...

Awww. What nice things to say about her. Especially the "freak show" thing. So sweet! LOL
I have ONE sister-in-law. I do not love her. Wish I did. Then maybe we could do fun things like the 2 of you!
Oh! And I have 2 helpers. Wait...or is it called child labor?

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