"God gives us dreams a size too big so that we can grow into them."

Monday, April 28, 2008

The things I come up with...

April was such a slow business month for me!  I got kinda bored so I had some time to think of new things I might want to get into.

I spend a lot of time on the computer scanning pictures,  making videos and stuff so while I do that I check out a lot of blogs and websites, especially that of video professionals and photography professions. 

Lately I have enjoyed checking out Senior pictures, family group shots (mostly of kids though) and engagement shoots.  They can be SO much more fun and interesting than most of what you typically see!

So, anyway, I decided to try out doing some senior pictures.  My first appts were this past Sunday.  Here are some shots I got that I kinda like:


(She wanted a few shots with her dog, that was interesting :) )

(and I shot a couple of her with her brother because I thought her mom would like to have those too)

It actually turned out to be a lot of fun and something that I hope turns into something more :)

I have 3 more appts this Sunday, maybe one on Saturday (it will be #4 on Sunday if Saturday doesn't work out) and then 2 more on May 19th.  It will be fun to see how things go!  


cindy said...

That is great, I think you are on to something ;) They look very nice. Keep up the good work. Soon I will be able to say "Ya that is my famous daughter" She does good work.
Love ya,

Alyssa said...

No we know why you were asking for printing companies...we had no idea you were wanting to do professional photography. We can give you some names of some great books etc. to teach so much!!!
Are these teens you work with? Cool! Have fun! Let us know if you need anything else. We would love to help.
Love you!

Alyssa said...

I meant Now we know:) LOL

Lindsay said...

That is Awesome! The pictures turned out so cute! You truly are good at what you do! :) Love ya

Leah Wentzel said...

Thanks Cindy, you and Mark are always such great encouragements to all of us in our business endeavors :)

Alyssa, I have actually been trying to shy away from photography because it intimidates me, but I love taking pictures of Kobe. Once I got bored because I wasn't too busy with other stuff I felt like I should try out some senior pictures because I felt like that is a next step for me I guess.
No, the kids aren't from my church, the first time I met them was when I shot there pictures. I posted a ad for senior pictures at REALLY low prices so I could get some demos and got a big response.
It is fun, and not too stressful, if you take a ton of pictures your bound to get some good ones :)

Lindsay, thanks for the email.
You are so generous with your compliments :)

Love you guys

Vicki Aeschliman said...

What an entrepreneur you are! Good luck Leah!!!

Alyssa said...

Did you advertise on Craigslist? Or where? That is great, and that is how you start. Very cool!!

Love you!

Shelly Marie said...

Sounds like fun!!! You can always practice on Brook...if you want!!! lol

gram said...

Great pictures. You will do good in any thing you try!!!!