Sunday, August 15, 2010

Will Take Pictures For Food

Or money. Or favors. Or pretty shoes.

If you haven't entered my Giveaway for a Picnik Premium one-year Membership, GO. DO. IT. NOW!!!

And, I want to share with you my latest insane idea: I am going to be a "casual photographer". You can even check out my Texan Mama Photography blog. Now, don't go stealing my idea. The concept is this: I'm like your hired friend with a decent camera. I take snapshots at your event (birthday party, dance recital, girls night out, family reunion, etc.) so you can enjoy yourself but still have the day preserved in photos. My pictures will not be the caliber of a professional photographer - because I'm NOT a professional photographer - but neither will my prices. Editing will be on a per-photo basis. What do you think of this? Any opinions would be really appreciated.

Now, here's my Weekly Winners, dudes!
Violet in the Backyard
Baby Violet in the Backyard.

Sparkle Wand
Sparkle Wand from the Circus

Swingin' with my Best Friend
Violet & her Bestie swingin on the Swingset

These Boots Were Made for Walkin'
New Boots for Sally!

Boboli PIzza Party
Boboli Pizza Party - put your pizza on the grill!

You can check out my other photos in my Flickr Photo Stream!

Texan Mama


Tara R. said...

Cool idea for the 'casual photographer for hire.' I like it.

If you present photos like this to your clients, you'll be very busy and popular.

Gigi said...

What a fabulous idea! I hope it really takes off for you - you are a great photographer.

Donna said...

I love that idea! Your photos are terrific and you have a good eye for composition. Go get 'em girl!!

Foursons said...

Oh man, now I'm wanting some Boboli pizza. Mmmmm!

Winn (aka Koreen) said...

I'm completely into the whole photojournalistic style myself. Most people don't get it though; people think they should pose. I like the natural unposed photos. Great job!

Jen said...

Great photos!

And I love the 'casual photographer' idea. I think its really awesome, I would use it.

Frogs in my formula said...

Great idea. I hate taking pictures, but am always happy someone else has.

Anna See said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your great idea! I have never taken a decent pic in my life, so having a good, casual photog around would be wonderful.

Anonymous said...

I had the SAME IDEA about a year ago! I thought about offering my services to bachlorette parties, etc. So no one had to carry a camera, but they also didn't have to worry about missing the night. I even thought I'd offer to just hand over the memory card out of the camera at the end of the night. (They'd pay for the card, of course.) GO FOR IT! And let me know how it goes!!!

Jennifer said...

That's an interesting idea. There are a few people around here that do that, or something similar. I hope it works out because it sounds like fun.

Laura @ The Things I Said I'd Never Do said...

I think that's a neat idea. I often feel like I "miss" events because I'm too busy capturing them on film...err..memory card. But, if I don't take the pics and "live in the moment" I feel like I miss something too. I love the idea of someone taking pictures for me but not worrying about affording them!

Whitney said...

Beautiful photos! The one of the pizzas is making me hungry though!!