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Willett Family Photo Shoot

Taking photos of children is not for the feint of heart. If it’s your own children, I’m not even sure if that makes it easier or harder, but it’s still not great. My wife and I are apparently gluttons for punishment and we took on the challenge of shooting our own family photo shoot for Christmas. If you’ve ever had children of your own, you’ll understand the difficulty in taking photos of tiny people who have tapped into the speed force. Feeding them, raising them, probably even paying for their college is easier by comparison. Despite all of the challenges we faced, we were pleased with how these turned out.

Going into the photo shoot, I was prepared to use the tripod and take the photos remotely with my phone, but my mom came to the rescue. At the young age of 70+ she jumped behind the camera and Peter Parker’ed that bad boy. Once again, all of these photos were taken with the Fujifilm X-T3 and edited in Lightroom.

At first glance, you may think that this location was some magic field full of wild gazelle and wonder. Okay, maybe I’m the only one thinking that. But this field was actually right off the highway at the site of a piece of land being cleared for a pipeline. It was full of heavy machinery, powerlines, and pipelines. Not exactly the kind of place that produces the warm and fuzzy feelings and screams, “TAKE A PICTURE!” But you know, we did it anyway. I’ve included some of these raw photos at the end so you can see some of the “features” for yourself! All in all, the photos turned out great!