a friend in need

Wednesday afternoon, I was sitting on the couch trying to find the energy to work out when my phone pinged indicating that I had a message. It was from my friend Sharon, the house mother of the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority house on campus asking if I could help her out with taking some new pictures for the house. She had some girls and some sparklers (and a 9-month-old puppy made an appearance later on), but her good camera was in the shop and all she had a was an introductory level camera that didn't shoot the large files that she needed for the print sizes she had in mind. Of course I said yes, and loaded up my gear later that afternoon and drove up to campus and met her at the house.

I always enjoy shooting college girls. They're just on the cusp of adulthood, but they're still pretty silly and goofy, traits that I am very comfortable and, ahem, rather familiar with. And Sharon is just such a huge help in calming my nerves and helping me relax. The girls posed, Sharon lit sparklers, we all squealed, I photographed and we all "ooh-ed" and "aww-ed" over Piper the Dachshund. It was a quick shoot, an easy shoot and a fun shoot and I was more than happy to help out my friend.