I think I made a huge mistake in how I wrote my previous post - oh my goodness I feel awful! I think I offended a super sweet friend that I truly admire. When I said portrait photography is bleh, I meant for me to attempt doing it is bleh. Like frustrating! I get frustrated and overwhelmed whenever I try to get a shot of my three kids together, and I'd like to get better. Taking pictures of blueberries and rainy windshields is great (and easy!), but I'd much prefer some amazing shots of my kids. :-) Ya know?
I would never in a million years mean to imply that I didn't like someone's style. If I really really disliked portrait photography, I wouldn't try to get better...and I really want to! I love candid shots; I think they truly capture a child's personality, but I think they can be incorporated with a professional setting and be beautiful!
I've already sent several emails of "geez, I'm such an idiot" to my friend, and she has so graciously written me back, but I wanted to post this anyway so I didn't offend anyone else.
I soooo hope you didn't misunderstand. I should really keep my writing to a minimum - LOL! :-)