I don't do too many birthday parties, but I'm a sucker for a great event with lots of laughter and emotion. Add in a handful of clients who've become friends and include lots of adorable subjects of all ages, and I'm totally on board! It's a bit of a luxury, I suppose, to hire a professional photographer for a birthday party, but, when you think about it, it really makes perfect sense. I mean, I do this for a living, but when it comes to my own kids' parties, I am lucky if I end up with a few decent iPhone photos!
I guess I'll just keep saying this nowadays... I am persuing fine art and I do want to get my work in galleries, BUT I also LOVE capturing those sweet moments, the ones you want to remember, the ones that slp away too quickly in the craziness of life. I get excited when I anticipate something beautiful happening, and then I'm ready to shoot at just the right moment!
So, while I do adore a slow-paced, analytical shoot that results in one well-planned image, I still love to be around the love and joy and chaos of families.