When I saw this family walk in, I was immediately both excited and frightened. “How are we going to get a good portrait of a dog? What if it’s me? I hope it isn’t super hyper. How do you pose people with animals?” and so on. Lucky for us this was the most well behaved dog I have seen in years. It sat perfectly and looked straight at the camera (after being prompted slightly by a squeaky toy). Props to Jay for capturing their portrait. I’m sure they loved it.
Hey Baby! Over Here!
Something that I loved about Help-Portrait was how every photographer brought a different skill set. This really improved everyone’s experience. Kim had the foresight to bring a blanket, several toys, things that squeaked and a huge teddy bear along to the shoot. She knew that we would have families with young children, and would need to make them smile. I don’t think anyone else had really pondered that, I know I hadn’t. You can see her above, dangling some bells for a child (blocked in the shot). Totally saved the day.
Another Help-Portrait shot from Saturday. Part of me feels sorry for Hemant (above) for being a bit too tall for his subjects; a very small part.
Today I had the wonderful experience of being able to volunteer for the Help-Portrait project. You can find out more information about it here: help-portrait.com. Dale Zak wrote a quick blog about the project, which explains it better than I can. Thanks to everyone who helped out and a giant thank you to Krystian Olszanski for organizing the Saskatoon event.
Talk Show Guest Host
Aiden had the big job filling in for Jason Hattie at the last Talk Show Louis; I think he knocked it out of the park. If you’re in Saskatoon on a Thursday this school year check it out.