Tuesday, October 12, 2010

black and white Wednesday - 2 portraits

blw portrait 2 WM
(Post processed to black and white with Rebecca Lily's 'Linen' Lightroom preset).

For this Black and White Wednesday,
 I decided to submit two of my favorite portraits.
I figured everyone might need a little break from my own cuties,
and frankly haven't had much free time
to get out and take pictures lately of my own family.

I got to thinking what kind of images do I love to capture the most?
It's a tie between candids of my own children playing or just being themselves and
taking portraits of children.
These lovely little girls are not related in anyway but are about the same age.
I recently had sessions with their families.

blw portrait 1 WM
(Processed with Florabella's 'Chestnut' black and white action).

Maybe I love portraits so much because I can't get enough of looking
at the human face.
Particularly eyes.
 I've been trying to think where that comes from, possibly my nursing
background caring for babies, and gazing at those faces.
 I've held and loved on a whole lot of them! :)

Photographing children is fun for me
and it's wonderful to get to know each and every child.
Unique and special,
all of them.

the long road

Please hop on over and say 'bon voyage' to Lisa at The Long Road to China,
 she's getting
ready to board a plane to China very soon. :)

17 kind words:

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

I never/ever get tired of seeing pictures of Grace and Will.

These pictures of these two beauties are remarkable!


Kim said...

Great job.. Love them..
Wish you were closer to take photos of my babies..
Love ya..

Colin and Jill Canada said...

I love that chestnut action, the colouring is timeless. And the portrait too, it's the perfect fall portrait, lying among the leaves. Beautiful work.


Wanda said...

Beautiful portraits Gail - both of them. I know what you mean, I think. I've always be drawn to portraits - definately my fav thing to paint and I think to photograph now too. The face can say so much - especially the eyes.

So exciting that Lisa is almost on her way! Next week - we'll see the two of them together, finally! We can really rejoice then.

Have a great week!!

Love Letters To China said...

Beautiful photos Gail. I think we're on the same page when it comes to photography. I love taking candids of my kiddos along with children's portraits. They always bring a big smile to my face.

Can't wait to see the first pics of Lisa holding Reagan. This is such an exciting time for her.

Hope you're feeling better today.


Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

Beautiful portraits. I really love the second one. Wow.

Life with Kaishon said...

Truly! I feel the same way about portraits. The eyes of children are so inspiring to me. I LOVE your pictures. You make me want to get actions. I don't have any yet. I need some : )

Dita said...

No, you're wrong....I never get tired of seeing your lovelies...bring'em on every day!

These portraits are just stunning though...I agree...the EYES have it!

Beautiful work!

Jboo said...

Beautiful girls and portraits!!

I never get tired of seeing your cuties!


Robin said...

I never get tired of seeing your two cuties!! I love portraits as well ... the eyes are what get me everytime :) Beautiful pictures!!

Ellie said...

These are beautiful! I especially love the first one, What is it about that one? I could look and look at it - you are quite the portrait artist!

I never tire of looking at your two beautiful children either! in fact, I just enjoyed looking at your last post again :)

Faith Hope Love Photography said...

These are beautiful but I never get tired of your two kids!! They are the cutest things...you never cease to amaze me with your images ;)

Terri said...

We never need a break from seeing your cute kids!!!

These two girls are gorgeous!!! I cant decide which one I like the best. Their both fabulous!!!

Marla said...

Very pretty shots Gail, love these conversions! I am a huge Florabella fan.

Kayce said...

I adore your portraits! I adore your work period! :) Hope you get some down time soon to snap a few of your babes.

Erika B said...

Beautiful portraits! Agree that it's the eyes that never stop fascinating. I really love the first one.

Erika B

jeffkny said...

Wow! These shots are fantastic! Really!

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