This little guy was adopted from Ethiopia last year, and I love the contrast of his rich skin with the textured fence in the back. Plus that classic baby expression--a tickled mouthful of baby fingers. I don't think there's a happier sight in the world.
Triple mushy sigh--how romantic is this picture? Lost in love in a sweeping field? Tres elegant. (I'm trusting Fancy Nancy is teaching me correct French phrases.)
You might think this is posey-posey. And it is, and I don't normally like posey-posey. But it was all my four-year-old Maggie's posing. I said, "Hey, beautiful--over here!" And that was her stance of the moment (she's got quite a selection of stances). Combined with the doll carriage, her handmade outfit and the greenery, it's simple beauty, I say.
The light in the background, the texture and color that she's leaning up against, and that eight-year-old innocence in her face. I think "life" and "light" when I look at this picture. It speaks to me every time.
Despite my decisiveness disability, I do think this is my all-time favorite family portrait of 2009. I always get nervous before a shoot, especially the kind involving big families--scary! But after this session, I realized how much I truly, truly love it. Yeah, it's challenging and a little harder to get artsy, but geez, I suspect I've developed a bit of a sweet tooth.
Merci to all of you who helped me build my portfolio this year. And to my first clients in this journey, hugs, hugs, hugs! ♥
PS. Check out the "photographie" link at the top of my blog for 2010 Marie Photographie pricing.