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gracie and tommy

it was a perfect afternoon: sunny, warm and great light.

these kids are so photogenic and were at total ease with me and my big camera. gracie was a bit shy at first and stingy with her trademark smiles but with mom around she opened up quickly. i kept the 85 1.4 wide open in order to get that bokeh i crave so i did have to do some exposure adjustments in Lightroom but it was worth it. the result was just perfect for gracie–soft and sweet…just like her.

tommie was busy playing ice hockey so it was harder to get his portrait. but when the cookies came fresh out of the oven he quickly dropped the stick and offered a few smiles for me.

the light coming into the house was just perfect in several rooms but my favorite shots were taken in the kitchen. just simple family moments and simple smiles. perfect!

i liked so many of these shots that i just have to post my favorites!

let me know what you think–please drop me a comment!

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Lori - February 9, 2009 - 10:38 am

I must admit I got nostalgic. I think my own daughter had a shirt the same style/color as Gracie.

Makes me wistful!

Lovely pix, as always, MB. I can tell you have a good rapport with your subjects.

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