May 23, 2009

143- Children Captivate Me

Yesterday at the reception there were lots of children but some of them particularly caught my eye. I love to photograph children... they are so honest with their feelings and it shows on their darling little faces.

Here are some of my favorites -

I've wanted to try panning (following a moving object that is in focus while the background is out of focus thus showing the movement). I had a perfect opportunity... this little cutie was trying to swing herself. I asked her if she would like me to swing her (what... am I crazy... of course she did!!) I told her I was going to take her photo while she was swinging... could I have asked for a more photogenic little girl?

143- swing girl

I made friends with this little guy when he dumped his plate of cashews on the grass. I asked him if he would like a cup so he wouldn't drop them again. After we'd picked them all up he climbed right up in the empty chair by me to finish them. I'd made a friend! Love his brown eyes...

143- cashew boy

Blue-face-crew-boy cracked me up!! The party favors were candy sticks. As you can see... this little guy got a blue one... ALL-OVER-HIS-FACE. How could you resist a face like this?

143- blue face boy

And my last little friend of the day is this tousled-haired boy... he only made a brief appearance... just long enough to make sure that Grandpa got him a cupcake! Can't you just see the anticipation in his eyes? Grandpa gave him a bite and then they were off home (one of the adjoining houses).

143- cupcake boy

5 comments:

Jessica said...

What cuties! And I love the swinging picture. Good job!

Dean and Sheri said...

Oh SWEETNESS...

Sarah Elizabeth said...

I am terribly amused by children myself. I find them soooo much easier than adults. You can make friends with them so quickly! Possibly that's why I do what I do, eh? GREAT pics. Just think what an amazing photographer you will be at the end of this!

rfamilyfun said...

Great pictures! I love the girl swinging! Panning is SO much fun! - I'm still pretty lousy at it but I love trying just the same!

Breanne said...

I love it. You are amazing. Look at all the great shots you take, no matter your subject. Clint said you left a message. My e-mail is btnoyes@yahoo.com. Thank you so much. You're awesome!