Saturday, September 3, 2011

An A+ for effort...


Boys are not natural born posers like girls.  For one, they can't sit still.


and their attention wanders within seconds.


and smiling... well, to be TOLD to smile creates all sorts of weird face contortions as you will see below.  For the above photo, I told him "don't smile".  The "pucker" face is not what I meant.


The dentist would have liked this one?


Smile?


So what did I learn?  Keep it fun, go to a place they enjoy and photograph in multiple places while you walk... (sorry, run) along exploring.  Keep it fun and sometimes, you take what you can get...


I'd say this one is a wrap!   And I am participating in "Weekend Reflections" with the last one AND "The Creative Exchange".  I invite you to check out the site - there are many beautiful photographs that will take your breath away.

17 comments:

Matteo Taffuri said...

Looovely!

Brian Miller said...

ha, love the faces...yeah i am not a picture guy either...smiles.

TexWisGirl said...

cute cute cute!

Bonnie said...

So sweet!

Misty Dawn said...

My favorite "portrait" photographs are candid ones... ones that aren't posed, wherein you just capture the moment and the personality. You did that wonderfully in these photos, and I think they are fantastic!

Carol Blackburn said...

Hmmm, you know they say you shouldn't work with animals or children. So, I guess you did a wonderful job with this one. No, I know you did a wonderful job....:)

'Tsuki said...

Last picture is so cool... I like the peace there is this simple and contemplation... But the all set of picture is great : this little boy is so full of life...

George said...

Hi Margaret. These are terrific photos!. Your son, I suppose? In any event, you are getting better and better with your camera, especially in portrait work. Keep at it!

Enchanted Oak said...

That acorn shot is magical!

Margaret said...

Thank you, everyone, for the compliments. This photo shoot was fun and we had a great time exploring. I should have taken more photos of that. :) Live and learn, I guess.

Linda said...

Those are GREAT shots.......so natural for a non-poser boy like that. They show off his personality quite well I'll bet!

lisa said...

These are wonderful Margaret!
He is adorable!

Ginnie said...

OMG. He's growing up and becoming a little man. And look at that dimple. He's ready to break many a heart. I can see it now!

justine said...

oh these are lovely shot they really are! hope you have framed them all, really great and he looks very

Anki said...

Children are wonderful

lisa said...

Just stopping back for another look, and to say thank you so much for sharing these at The Creative Exchange this week!

lisa.

Pat said...

Perfect "little boy" portraits!