Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sunday Stills....Portraits

This weeks challenge is portraits...Now I am by no means a professional but I  do take my kids school portraits every year.  I just like them better than the generic ones they do. 
Now I have a tween who always manages to have that goofy not smile smile on his face everytime he sees a camera so it takes a bit of work to get him to look as I see him.  This one isn't too bad, he's more relaxed and not quite bored with the pic taking yet.


I like this one as it was very spontaneous.  I was trying to get the boys when hubby popped into it.  True smiles, as you can see it in their eyes. 
I also like to get one close up of the boys, it doesn't matter to me that it's not completely centered or that the tops of the heads are missing.  It's all about the eyes. 
My first wedding.  It was a stressful time trying to do right by the family, my SIL was the bride. 
 again, one upclose
 a more relaxed one taken in the church after the ceremony, before all the craziness started.
One of my favorite subjects Tess..I've gotten to do pics of her for the last couple of years. She's a friends daughter.  I like to just let her do her thing.  When they are little it's hard to get them to sit for you.  We give her things to play with and just see where it goes. 

I look forward to getting the opportunity to do more portrait sessions.  After all practice is the best way to get better.

To see others Portrait shots visit Sunday Stills.


Shirley said...

Nice- the second one is my favorite, and the one of the bride and groom in the church.

Lori Skoog said...
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Lori Skoog said...

Colleen. You are a natural at taking portraits...a great eye (and a good camera too). I think my favorite is the close up of your friend's daughter with those big blue eyes.

Ed said...

Fantastic shots, you did a great job on the wedding pics..:-)

Anonymous said...

Great wedding shots, and the kids are precious as well. Well done. :)

Janice said...

All of those are wonderful, if I had to pick a fav it would be the close- up of the two boys.

Horses Are Our Lives said...

love the shot with dad, and the bride, and her closeuo with hubby, and of Tess. They are so good.

Tami Weingartner said...

That second photo.....tugged at my wonderful!

Anonymous said...

For me it's like viewing beautiful portraits of all time! Great photos!

Just Ramblin' said...

You are right. It is in the eyes! : )

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Colleen, your portrait photos are just stunning. And your boys...all 3 of 'em are so cute and handsome!

Just wanted to say....Merry Christmas from Lisa and the entire herd at the Laughing Orca Ranch!!