This week I asked Enrique to be in my photo and I was trying to plan something about his Guatemalan heritage, but I started thinking about something on a larger scale that I wouldn’t be able to pull off by the weekend.
But I figured if I was going to do just a portrait, I might as well try something that I’ve been wanting to play with for a while. I saw these triptych portraits while doing research for something else and I love it. I’m planning on doing something like this for The Kids Table in the near future and decided to practice with Enrique.
That and I finally used a flash, which I keep forgetting to do for the past few weeks. Definitely happy with the results.
I had to drive home to Bakersfield last night. I left a box with all my dishes in my mom’s garage. I’ve been eating off paper plates and napkins all week, so this trip needed to happen.
Since I was home, I figured I’d have my momma model for me. My mom really likes posing for the camera. Like, too much. So I had to figure out a way to get something candid of her. I figured I’d have to try to do something with her two dogs to have a chance of making that happen.
At one point she had both dogs in her hands and I noticed her struggle to put just one of them down. So I instructed her to pick up her demon-spawn Chihuahua, Peanut, up. However, she couldn’t let go of her much more laid back Shih-Tzu, Popcorn in order to do so.
It took about 20 attempt to finally pick him up and in the process she was turning red and laughing hysterically.
This is another late one, but I have a good excuse! I was given two weeks notice to move out of my apartment right as I picked up 2 different jobs that took up all my free time, on top of the usual Kids Table productions. So I got SWAMPED.
Luckily, my pretty friend, Kylie, was in town for the weekend and she was able to help me move into my new place along with the help of Erik’s trusty Ford Ranger.