Yes, that's right, three years later and the deadbeat photographer (not to name any names, JOHN BALLANCE) still has yet to produce an album or print. I won't get into the details, it is a sore subject.
When he mentioned that he would take Barrett's portrait gratis, as a "favor" to all of his wedding photography clients, I had to laugh. I mean, I DO want to receive this portrait before Barrrett graduates from high school. But I'm so soured by photographers, I don't have another go-to person to use. I'm photographer gun shy.
So, I decided to take Barrett's christening portrait myself. Trouble is, I'm not a photographer. Not even a little bit. As much as I admire the works of others, it just doesn't seem to be my thing. I'm still sporting a digital Olympus camera that I've had for who-knows-how-long. I can take cute candids of the bebe, but formal shots are a horse of a different color.
Come to think of it, I don't know why I thought this was a good idea.
After about a trillion no-good shots where he looked really startled....
or he was blowing bubbles...
or he was more interested in sucking on his silver rattle I gave him as a prop (another bad idea)...
I finally got ONE good shot! Horray!
Now, I'm headed over to artscow.com to order a canvas.
Take that John Ballance.