I Heart Faces: Play

Its Monday! And that means its time to participate in the weekly challenge over at I Heart Faces!  Be sure to head on over and check out some of the fabulous entries!

The theme this week is "Play".

Well, chances are, if ya got a kid or two around your house, you have about a billion photos of your children playing dress up, legos, musical instruments, sports, swinging, or just having fun in the sprinklers. And since I have two kids, that means I must have two billion photos.

But instead of looking back through my archives to just plop any old picture in this post, I decided to get my camera out today with renewed interest. After speaking with some local photographers in my area this past Saturday at the I Heart Faces Photowalk, I've come to the conclusion that I don't take enough pictures. And I'm not going to improve my photography technique if I don't give myself more opportunity to learn.

So, I followed my kids around this afternoon while they played. I photographed Jayce on his favorite swing, Jaina practicing her piano, and the kids together on the climbing wall.

But this capture was my favorite:

It also could be alternately entitled "I Heart Faces: Torture Small Animal With Promise of Treat" but I'm pretty sure that won't ever be a weekly challenge theme.

I hope.


  1. I feel the same way. I think with the new subjects they give us I can try something new. Way to go on finding something new to photograph, great photo!!

  2. I absolutely love this photo. It is brilliant!

  3. I love the lighting in your picture and your daughter looks so stylish with her cute dress and necklace!

  4. Love it! I LOVE the piano practice shot in your banner!!

  5. Awesome meeting you Saturday!! I wrote on the Flickr group that I'd love to do another walk with our little group, maybe in the fall in Greenville?

    Love this shot! Beautiful and captures a fun moment.

  6. what an awesome picture!!! love love love it

  7. Poor Puppy, I hope he got the treat :) Beautiful pic and love the header with the piano as well. Hope you are having a great week!

  8. They look like they are having a blast.

  9. Hmm, pretty much the same way I bribe my kids to let me take their photos!

    I love this shot. Everything about this one is so natural. :)

  10. What a great capture! I realized with the theme this week that I don't take enough play/action shots.

  11. Aw...cute shot! And we always torture pets to get them to do silly things, also. It's totally normal I think. ;)


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