I have to admit I was nervous that these wouldn't turn out, and while they aren't perfect I couldn't have asked for a better model to 'practice' on. I have a lot to learn about taking pictures, about my camera, and about post processing (and then there is my ongoing concern that something isn't quite right with my camera), but I think these turned out pretty good.
If I had to do it over I would have tweaked some of my settings and waited a half hour for slightly better lighting, but enough about that... this post is here to show off JoLynn. Enjoy.
Seriously, this was a great experience for me and I hope JoLynn enjoyed it too. I'd love to get more practice as just this small experience kicked my butt into gear to learn a few new things about photography. Really. I need more practice and more people to practice on.
And I can't forget to mention that October is Spina Bifida Awareness Month. As you likely noticed, JoLynn is in a wheelchair which is because she has Spina Bifida. In her words " Spina Bifida is the most common and devastating neural tube birth defect, occurring in 1 in every 1000 live births. Spina Bifida has made my life very difficult and hard to handle at times, but nonetheless I thank God every day for it. It makes me stronger and helps me to touch people's lives in ways I would never be able to without it! I wouldn't change my Spina Bifida for the world."
Did I mention how amazing she is?