Family portraits at Jonas Green Park
ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND -
You ever have those days at work where it just isn't working? The equipment is failing, the timing is off, the mind is blurry, the ju-ju is lacking.
I had one of those days back in October when I met my buddies, James, Pattie & Jack at Jonas Green Park in Annapolis for a family portrait session.
My lenses didn't seem to be focusing, my lighting was out of whack, and because I wear my emotions on my sleeve, the frustration I was feeling did not lend itself to creating a good vibe during the session.
So I did something I almost never do and called the session early.
"Are the pictures really bad, Jamie Jamerson, or are they just you-being-a-perfectionist-bad?" asked Pattie, referring to me by one of her favorite nicknames.
"It's just not working," I said. "Let's come back in a couple of weeks."
It's not ideal to have a family come back, especially because we're all busy with life. But sometimes a recharge is all that is needed to take things from ordinary to extraordinary; that and an equipment upgrade from a crop sensor to a full frame camera.
Not to say the photos taken during our first session aren't worthy - far from it. This image of a brooding young Jack should be in a magazine somewhere.
And I always have to give props to my girl, Pattie, who is never afraid to be completely inappropriate at any given moment.