Friday, October 25, 2013

365 People Pictures--No. 49: A Father's Tender Love

I thank God for my son-in-law's sacrificial love for his daughters. As an adoptive parent, I have a glaringly clear understanding of a child's need for security. Aaron provides that for Brielle Madelyn and Evelyn Rose. Here he is swaddling his littlest wonder on day four of her life.

Friday, October 18, 2013

365 People Pictures: Capturing the Candid--Brielle

The books I've read on photographing children warn of a season when getting a posed grin from a young child will be nearly impossible. The recommendation during this period? That the photographer try instead to capture the essence of the toddler during real-life, unsuspecting moments.

I had one of those unpredictable opportunities with our 14-month-old granddaughter Brielle just days after her little sister Evelyn Rose was born. I was at a giant (and I do meant GIANT) baby superstore with our daughter, Anna, and her husband, Aaron. While Brielle's parents were working through the difficult decision of which double stroller would best suit their growing family, I had the opportunity to study her through my lens as she surveyed this wonderland of brightly-colored baby paraphernalia. The twinkle in her eye and her content smile were pure Brielle! Thank you, Lord!

I haven't been able to decide whether I like the color or black version better. Any votes from my readers?