Monday, January 18, 2010

I Heart Faces: We Are Family


This photo was taken a few months ago, right before the holidays started. My dear friend and neighbor asked me to take some family portraits before one of her sons moved away to the North. It was such a learning experience for me since the only portrait experience I had prior was working at The Picture People in the mall. I felt myself leaning towards those planned posed portraits out of habit instead of interacting with my friends to get un-posed results.

Although the majority of the shoot was focused on the entire family, the granddaughter, 18 months old, certainly stole the show.



I had my heart set on taking a brand new family portrait (of my family!) yesterday, but I had 3 uncooperative players, the most vocal one being my husband, not my kids. Oh well, maybe next time!

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12 comments:

  1. Your family sounds like mine... I have to resort to bribes and even then, sometimes I get no cooperation. I like the limited focus on this one. It is a neat perspective of family.

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  2. Well done. I love the bokah and the focus on the little one. Great job!

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  3. That's a great picture. I bet they loved it.

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  4. How sweet. You're totally right how she steals the show :)

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  5. oh, she is adorable. very cute!

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  6. How nice of you to shoot for a friend. Grandkids usually are the stars, aren't they? I love all the happy smiles you captured! I am so laughing about your husband not wanting to participate in the shoot! Silly boys.

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  7. my husband is the hardest one to get to cooperate as well! how funny!

    cute picture too!

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  8. So sweet! I love how the little girl had both of her hands on her cheeks. :)

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  9. I love this shot! The little girl is adorable with her hands up like that!

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