As I was wrapping up a family photo session tonight, I decided to try a lighting technique I had read about online. I’m pretty happy with the result.
My favorite shots are those I capture when they don’t know they’re being photographed. I caught this as I was setting up for the bridal party’s outdoor portrait during a recent wedding shoot. Pure joy! That’s what I see here.
I took my granddaughter to her first ice-skating lesson on Saturday. Before her lesson, she watched the older girls spinning and jumping and said that she wants to do that. After the lesson, she quietly commented, “This is hard.”
Watching the skaters
Elle examines, explores, and experiences life fully. Her actions continually remind me that sometimes it’s good to put aside my adult concerns and just play, or check out that flower, or plant a leaf in mud just to see what happens.
My 4-yr old granddaughter said this picture makes her feel sad. When I asked why, she answered, “The butterfly is all alone.”
Today, my older son and I took my granddaughter (umm…his daughter) ice skating. It was heartwarming to watch him teach her; he was patient, encouraging, loving, and fun.
I believe that if more children could spend time with their fathers, our world would be a lot better place.
My younger son became a father two days ago, and I can’t wait to watch him teach and play with his daughter. I know that he too will be a patient, encouraging, loving and fun father.
2:28 PM: It’s slippery. It didn’t look slippery from behind the glass.
2:29 PM: Hi, I think I might like this…maybe…um, not so sure.
2:30 PM: This might be fun.
2:34 PM: This is awesome!
2:38 PM: I might be getting the hang of this.
2:54 PM: When my legs get tired, I can count on Daddy for fun!
3:22 PM: No need for the walker! I’ve got Daddy!
I haven’t posted shots of my favorite model recently; now her little sister joins her and I have two favorites.
For the first two, I was practicing off-camera flash.
Halloween Candy Overload
The leather couch reflected the light horribly, so I added a sheet as backdrop.
Day after Halloween…see the chocolate face?
She’s starting to flirt with the camera.
Just for fun, the night-before-full-moon. Did you know it’s known as the Beaver Moon?
It will be a full moon tomorrow night.