Friday, December 08, 2006

Fun in the bathtub

This weekend my parents and I are down in Ft. Pierce, Fl attending a wedding for the daughter of one of my dad's old friends. It's going to be nice to ATTEND a wedding for once rather than being on guard working the whole time (though you can be sure I'll sneak in a picture or two.)

Tonight in our hotel room, my mom and I couldn't resist the bright teal tile in the bathroom of our hotel, so we brought out the camera to play. My mom has been anxious to get her hands on my camera ever since I got it, so I let her go at it tonight. She's always had an eye for great shots, but never had a good camera to carry out her visions, so she was excited to mess around and experiment tonight.

Next thing I know, my dad comes in and I ask him to take *one* picture of how cute we looked sitting in the tub. Well.... I discovered tonight my dad is also an in the closet photographer and he totally went to town taking about 20 shots himself at different angles, squatting up and down, going overhead of us in the tub. I couldn't stop laughing at how into it MY dad was strutting in the bathroom as he took his shots.

"You don't think I watch how you work, but I do, I was just trying to imitate you how I see you are always looking for different angles and tilting the camera so it's not dead on shots." Again, my mouth dropped at what a cool old dude my dad really is. I thought I got my eye for photography from my mom, but it might just be my dad afterall!

Here are some of our fun shots from the night in the bathtub! I might have two new second shooters underneath my nose and didn't know it! ha!

Photo by my mom. I was teaching her about "finding the light" as Tim Co. always says. That light was from a streetlamp coming through the bathroom window.

Photo by my mom. Believe it or not, this was actually shot in the dark only playing with the street lamp light again. But I bumped the exposure in Bridge and oila, it looks like we had turned on the bathroom light.

Photo by my mom. She says this one is her favorite. She calls it "Cat Stretch."

Photo by my mom. She calls this one "Cleopatra."

Photo by my dad. This is when he took over. Notice the way he "tilted" the camera. He was glowing over that shot trying to think outside of the box.

Photo by my dad. And the clicks kept rolling every which way but loose.

Photo by moi. My dad, a true Southern gentleman. At their age, it takes two to get out of the tub.

Photo by moi. Mom and dad checking out their pictures afterward. They are so cute, before my dad planted one on my mom, he said "Who's your Mac Daddy?" ROTFL!!

Who would have thought a bathtub could be so fun and lead to so many laughs tonight. I just ADORE my parents! Watch out photo world, these baby boomers are retiring soon and looking to play. After my mom saw the pictures, the first thing she said was "Ok, now this means we get published in your blog riiiiiiiiiiight? Blog us in baby!!" I think I've created two monsters.

p.s. Mom and dad said to say hello to all my blog stalkers.... they've been watching you too. wink wink


Blogger Shyla said...

soooooooooo CUTE!!!!!
2 and 3 are my favs... I love 'em!!

way to go Mr and Mrs Williams!

1:22 AM  
Blogger Captivating Studios said...

LOLOLOL. I just read your comment to my mom and she said "I knew it, we're FAMOUS now!" Thanks Shyla for making her day!

1:43 AM  
Anonymous Terrica said...

I should've known that all that talent was God and genetics!!! Shayna and I were just throwing ideas around the other day; We're both pregnant and due on the SAME day. I've got a wedding at a certain "place", and asked her to come up. At that time, we'll be 32 weeks pregnant. We thought, "We should have Scarlett come and do a reality TV bit....two pregnant, hormonal, hungry, yet uber-stylish wedding planners!"

8:36 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

Great shots Mom and Dad (and Scarlett too)! Old Dudes (like me)and Dudettes not only have a good eye for images, they have wisdom to go with it (you are sooooo in trouble now Scarlett- LOL!) But I have to agree, getting some of those angles does require some help getting back up (ROTFLMAO!!)! Seriously, glad you had fun doing these, and Mom and Dad, dont stop now that you have been bitten by the bug. And you have one seriously talented daughter!!!

10:28 AM  
Blogger Tim Co. Photography said...

oh wow! thats so awesome they stole your camera theft always leads to interesting things!

3:43 AM  
Blogger MomentsbyMichael said...

this is priceless. such an awesome family memory with the pictures to prove it.

way to go mom & dad!

8:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is so cute! Who knew that your parents wanted to take pictures so badly! It's amazing how much you can make out of the simplest of settings. You are a true photographer!!!

9:56 AM  
Blogger janelle lynn photography said...

these pictures are great! and looks like you had alot of fun taking them. :-)

11:49 AM  
Blogger Captivating Studios said...

Thanks everyone!! I agree with Tim Co, camera theft always leads to interesting things...

12:23 AM  
Anonymous Amy said...

What fun!! Your mom and dad look like a blast. :)

1:19 PM  
Blogger Amy DeYoung said...

Absolutely LOVE the bathtub series! I miss you!! So wish you lived closer :) Looks like you and your mom have a similar relationship that I have with my mommy - what an amazing blessing!

4:50 PM  
Anonymous kristen* said...

These pictures are hilarious and adorable at the same time, it reminds me of my relationship with my own parents. I love that you have them on your blog. This is the first time I've visited and I love your website....very refreshing! keep doing what your doing!

4:57 AM  
Blogger Jerry in Tampa said...

WOW Scarlett! I came on the link from the post where your Dad had received his ultimate healing... It's so incredible to go back and share in these precious moments! And - you know - they both have an eye!!!!!

Jerry in Tampa

6:25 PM  

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