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A Moment on the Other Side of the Lens

As a photographer, I find that I’m often missing from most of the photos that involve family celebrations, weddings, trips, etc. Usually it’s because I’m the one behind the lens most of the time and I’m actually okay with that. To borrow an over used bad joke – I have the perfect face for radio. On July 3rd this year, my wife Sarah and I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary and we decided that we would give a gift of photography to ourselves by getting some nice casual photos done by the amazing Andrea Hanki from Pink Sugar Photography.

Both of us have been big fans of Andrea’s work ever since one of my photography instructors at Metro told me to check her out her blog. We finally got the chance to meet Andrea back in March at a PPOC event and decided to book something when the weather warmed up. Not only we were excited about the prospect of getting some beautiful photos done, for me it was also a chance to experience how my clients must feel when I’m sticking a camera in their faces. You know what they say about walking a mile in another persons shoes and that sentiment couldn’t be more true. I think it was a great reminder of what it’s like to be on the other side of the lens and I would encourage every photographer to put themselves in that position at least a few times a year. It will help you to empathize with your clients and it’s also a great chance to work with another photographer.

You can check out Andrea’s photos from our session on her blog at http://pinksugarphotography.typepad.com/pink_sugar_photography_bl/2009/07/sarah-and-bruce.html.Thaks Andrea for doing an amazing job! You rock!

Below are a couple of quick shots I took with my iPhone of Andrea at work.

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