Captured

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.

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Looking toward the future

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

Watching the skaters

 

A Child’s Life

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.  
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My 1st time on the ice… Thank you, Daddy!

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.

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2:28 PM: It's slippery. It didn't look slippery from behind the glass.

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.

2:29 PM: Hi, I think I might like this…maybe…um, not so sure.

2:30 PM: This might be fun.

2:30 PM: This might be fun.

2:34 PM: This is awesome fun.

2:34 PM: This is awesome!

2:38 PM: Might be getting the hang of this.

2:38 PM: I might be getting the hang of this.

2:54 PM: When your legs get tired, you can count on Daddy for fun!

2:54 PM: When my legs get tired, I can count on Daddy for fun!

3:22 PM: No need for the walker!

3:22 PM: No need for the walker! I’ve got Daddy!

My favorite models

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

Halloween Candy Overload

The leather couch reflected the light horribly, so I added a sheet as backdrop.

Day after Halloween...see the chocolate face?

Day after Halloween…see the chocolate face?

Granddaughter #2

She's starting to flirt with the camera.

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.

It will be a full moon tomorrow night.