Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A Mother's Love

Autumn Smile

Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ~Elizabeth Stone

When I first began taking photos last July, I assumed initially that I would go in the direction of portrait photos. I really do enjoy taking pictures of people, but I've barely scratched the surface of the knowledge required. And surprisingly, over the last six months I've realized I want to go in a different direction...more than anything, I love the artistic side of photography and PSE. Words can't describe how stimulating it is to alter my photos and add layers/effects. It's like visual art but without any messy paints or supplies. I absolutely adore it. However, I do still want to continue learning about taking photos of people so that I can take pictures of my family and future grandchildren. I took this photo of my daughter this past autumn when the leaves were's my favorite photo of her. But, I love the lighting and her big, genuine smile that reaches her eyes. Ahh...a mother's love. When I look at this picture, I could burst.


  1. It sure is a lovely picture. Your daughter looks pretty and happy.

  2. She's lovely! A great portrait.

  3. This is a lovely picture and your daughter is beautiful. It is so much fun editing isn't it. I could spend a whole night just trying different versions of the same photo. It has also made me feel like an artist for the first time in my life.

  4. This is beautiful - all of it. The portrait..your gorgeous daughter..and the discovery of finding a different path than you'd anticipated.

  5. Your daughter has a beautiful smile.

  6. How beautiful she is!
    You captured not just her outward beauty but also her inward beauty

    And how I love that quote!