After seeing once of my projects that I was handing in for school that night, a co-worker asked me if I would be free to shoot her son's confirmation this past weekend. I thought it was a great opportunity, so I jumped at the chance. I sat with her ahead of time to get an idea of what she was looking for and in her words, seeing as she is italian, her family was looking for more formal, standard family pictures of the various families with her son. Nothing too complicated. It was raining Saturday morning, the sky cleared up to give me a bright sun and nasty shadows for the outside church pictures. I also followed them to the hotel / restaurant they had their meal at and snapped some pictures there as well, but the light was horrible. Man, how you pros do it is beyond me. It was my first time trying to place and pose groups of people, dealing with people who say they know what they are doing, crowd control, worrying about backgrounds and the whole thing. I shot about 80 pictures, of which I'm giving her 30 that are pretty nice. Here are a few that I think are noteworthy. Even thought she wanted simple straight up portraits, I tried to do a little more interesting things. Love to hear what you all think, good or bad. Thanks! 1. The family 2. The aunt, uncle and cousins. A bit low of a crop, and the guy in the back right is a bit hidden 3. The boy and his sister, gust of wind hitting her hair. Is her top of head to cut off? 4. The boy with his cousins/sister in the back. A bit busy background 5. Boy, sister and father. Different perspective 6. All the kids hanging out at the piano Thanks for looking!!