This year, Sabine, Jenn, and I went back to the most awesome looking santa in the world, sitting in the Oldsmar Flea market. We were trying to recreate the shot we did last year. Internally, I was getting upset that the backgrounds weren’t the same, the candles were missing, and I couldn’t get the framing I wanted.
While im thinking things through, I catch Sabine going down to give Santa a big hug (This is the fourth time she’s come to see him this month, mind you.. they’re buddies now), and Santa gives her the most beautiful hug. I quickly reach for the shutter and pop pop pop out a bracketed set.
If theres one tip that I would leave you with – its this. Always have an idea for what you want, but make sure its got a little bit of wiggle in it. Sometimes the best shots are just thrown in front of you and all you have to do it be open to getting them.