Goings on

What have I been up to?

I have been using my camera, but it has mostly been for photographing clothing I have made.

When I started photography, I was looking for clothing to pretty up my shots.  I was taking photos of my kids, and Target t-shirts and leggings are just not that attractive.  I knew how to sew (my grandmother taught me when I was 12), so I started sewing.

This was one of the first outfits I sewed for my daughter.  My son is probably wearing Gymboree.

I sewed more and more, and started taking on hobby jobs for photography.  I underpriced myself, and gave a lot to the families, so I burned out within two years of taking on these occassional shoots.

It took a lot of time away from my family, so I decided that only shooting for us was the way to keep my sanity.

I make an annual book of photos on Blurb, and it is usually a pretty hefty album.  The kids have two sports each, so there are plenty of opportunities to take pictures.

The rest of the time I am taking self portraits and pictures of the kids in clothes I have made.  These are all documented on my sewing site: Stylin’ Stacy Designs.

I’m not sure there is much need for an additional “show you how to do things” photography site anymore.  There are tons of people out there that know more than I do, and are happy to share.  When I started this site it was before You Tube became a Thing, and before a lot of photographers were willing to share their processes.  Now, a quick google search can help you find just about anything!

I will update this site from time to time with, very likely, just some one off photography tips or explanations on how I made a photo.  I think it helps to see before and after photography.