I hear a lot of times from portrait photographer’s shooting and partying like a “Rock Star”….
well, coming from a photojournalism background and shooting hard news and actually
photographing real rock stars… I can’t quite relate to the idea of becoming some Rock Star portrait photographer…. however, I did feel like a real Rock Star the other day when I took my little niece on her school field trip, which also happened to be the same day as her 6th birthday.
She was so happy to have me there and introduced me to all her little classmates as “This is my Auntie!” as she squeezed my arm and held me close. I let her carry my (lighter than usual) camera bag for a few minutes and while I stepped away to grab the grown ups lunch, when I came back to the kids lunch table and one of her friends had picked up my bag, a little jealousy peeked out from behind my nieces spirit and she didn’t want to share anything of her auntie’s with any of her friends. She told me over and over all day how much she loved me… and to her, I am her butterfly.
This is my first attempt at trying a new blog layout format and I already know I have messed it up a bit as I tried to compose this blog post, but the next one “hopefully” will be correct.
Here’s for all the real Rock Stars!!!