I had the pleasure of observing my friend Marina (Owner of Aniram Photography) while she was hard at work. Marina was shooting a beautiful couple with their gorgeous daughter. I was given the choice to second shoot but I chose to keep my camera in the bag and watch how she addresses her clients. Within an hour I learned a lot! My biggest lesson was BE YOURSELF!!! She seemed so comfortable because she was just being herself. When she was wrapping up her session, she invited me to play with some of her lenses. I had my eye on the 50mm 1.8 because I really want to buy a 1.4 but I’ve never touched anything lower than a 3.5. So I jumped to the opportunity. I took the camera outside and started playing with the settings and the father followed to put on his daughters shoes. Don’t worry about posing I’m just playing with the lens, I doubt I’ll get anything good because I have no idea how to use it... But to my surprise I got some cool shots. I love the lens! It’s pretty tricky and takes some time getting used to, especially on a moving target. I am now certain that I want to get the 1.4! Thanks Marina so much for giving me your helpful tips n tricks, and also for giving me a screen protector –You’re AWESOME!!
*Below you will see the cute little girl “Avery” eating a flower, don’t worry it’s not poisonous!
I'M JANELLE MARINA
Wife, Mama Shark, + Photographer.
Most days, you'll find me in mismatched socks and a top knot, working behind my computer with a smile on my face, listening to Zac Brown Band and R&B
--or, dancing in the kitchen with my 3 littles and hunka husband, seeing who could come up with the coolest dance moves. I'm a wedding photographer, West Elm lover, aspiring advocate for our buddies with special needs, and a Certified Dreamer since 1986. We live in a cozy city in Southern California and are always up for a good adventure. I enjoy telling stories with my camera, grubbing on spicy food, and solving the latest Dateline case.