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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Gift: (n) something given voluntarily without payment in return, as to show favor toward someone, to honor an occasion.

'Just a few more from Amanda's evening session over the weekend. I really enjoy taking portraits of one person, because I can use a low aperture setting, which is the best way to get the skin all creamy while the background is soft, leaving the focal area crisp and detailed. I used the 50mm 1.4 lens on this one, using mostly f-stop 1.4 or 2.8. And it didn't hurt that Ms. Amanda is beautiful, no matter what glass I chose.

The eyes have it...

Do you like my ladder? Thank you, Brimfield... (which is next week, by the way)

The lines in this one make me happy:

I love dandelions and clients who wear yellow:

I had to use this light-

Isn't the center of Ellington so pretty?

I love laughter in a session-

Honestly, all I can think of when I see this picture is: "When Irish eyes are smiling, sure 'tis like a morn in Spring..." Green grass, green eyes...

Thanks, Amanda! I can't wait to hear how your Mom reacts- I'm sure she's gonna' love that you did this for her Mother's Day gift!

"Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons.

~Ruth Ann Schabacker


  1. Amanda
    Your pictures came out great. It's going to be so hard to decide isn't it?

  2. AnonymousMay 07, 2009

    It was really hard to decide!! I know Betsy took way more than 105 I had to choose from! I was soo glad she narrowed it down and took out all the ones I was either talking in or closing my eyes. But I am soo happy with how they turned out! My favorite one isn't even up!

    Betsy: Thanks soo much! I can't wait to see you when I pick them up!