February 23, 2013

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a portrait of my child once a week, every week, in 2013

A delicate boy. He was very busy building a structure out of lincoln logs and I surprised him, this is the only way to take his photo lately... and I only get one shot!

I guess it's obvious by now that I am taking 'portrait' very literally in this series. I felt as though I already capture the nuances of Little Smith's personality throughout this journal, and specifically with this boy, so I wanted to challenge myself to describe him using just his face. It's tough and I may eventually branch out, but luckily I'm pretty smitten with those two eyes, nose and mouth...  and don't even get me going on the cheeks! 

inspired by Jodi's beautiful series.

30 comments:

  1. Lilly, this portrait is AMAZING. So very beautiful - this could easily be in print. That face, indeed!

    xo
    cortnie

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    1. Thanks so much for the sweet compliment Cortnie! He is an easy subject.

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  2. I think I say it every week, but those eyes!!! Beautiful photo. x

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  3. Gorgeous, 'I'm ready for my close-up!'

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  4. i can see how easily it would be to be smitten, he is gorgeous!

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  5. fabulous portrait x
    visiting from che&fidel

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  6. What a fantastic photo! He is so photogenic. You captured him perfectly!

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  7. This capture is stunning, the soft colours and his hair swept away from his face just perfect.

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    1. Thank you Catherine, it is rare that I get his hair out of his eyes these days so that was my favorite part of the image :)

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  8. Wow, Lilly! You win.

    This is by far the most gorgeous portrait I think I've ever seen in this series. I cannot believe you got it in one shot! Framer!

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    1. Wow, such a lovely compliment... doing wonders for my ego :) Thanks so much Lauren.

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  9. Sweet shot. Keep the up close and personal pictures coming...you do them well! xo

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  10. Hi, new reader and follower, so glad to have found your lovely blog! Beautiful photo, your son is so precious, and those eyes are amazing! Love the idea of the closeup shots.

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    1. Welcome Jennifer and thank you so much.

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  11. Gorgeous! New follower here, found you through Jodi. Looking forward to reading more and seeing more sweet photos!

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    1. Happy to have you here Helen, thanks!

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  12. Wow. One shot? It's a perfect one! :)

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  13. It´s a superb shot, love his expression! :-)

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  14. Super shot! Lots of movement! Good job at being quick with it. =)

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  15. Popping in to say hi from Che and Fidel. What a beautiful capture this is. Those eyes are simply amazing. Amnow following your blog and looking forward to seeing more pics :) Hope you are having a good week. Lisa x

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    1. Thank you, I do think he's got some great eyes (but I'm a bit biased!). Welcome.

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  16. The eyelashes! You forgot to mention the eyelashes!!
    I find it hard to get a picture of my girl in her natural environment. THe moment she hears the shutter go, she's up and looking to see what I'm doing. One shot!!!

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  17. I love the literal interpretation of the portrait-a-week challenge-- you are really catching his personality!

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  18. He is just gorgeous. So glad you guys are baking another gorgeous baby for me to ogle! ;)

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