Saturday, July 16, 2011

The Innocence of a Child

I love taking pictures of children.  They have such an innocence and joy that has not been spoiled by the grown-up life of worries, heartaches, disappointments and losses.  I am feeling a wee bit down today, big decisions are coming that are weighing on me, hoping and praying that I make the right choices and that lives will change in a positive way. 

Look at that innocence...I captured this at our granddaughter's graduation from highschool...this little sweetie was sitting about 2 rows over from us and she was just too cute not to take her picture.  That curly hair and those long eyelashes are predictions of the beauty to come. 

Aaron is the apple of his Dad's eye...he was in mid-air when I snapped this.  

Pink is Gaby's favorite color and it's one of my favs too.

This little one could not quite figure out what I was doing and who I was...she never took her big, brown eyes off of me and if you look close enough you can see my reflection in her eyes.  And those lips...look out Angelena Jolie, you have some competition here. 

Those blue eyes and eyelashes...oh my!!

I think this young lady thought I was some sort of talent scout looking for some new models...she really smiled and posed, sorry to disappoint but I am just a amateur photographer having fun. 

This little guy just melts my heart!!

As I said, I love taking pictures of children.  The brightness in their eyes, the softness of their skin, the innocence of their smiles all brings me joy. 

"Remember that feeling as a child when you woke up and the morning smiled?  It's time you felt like that again."     Taj Mahal

Until next time.....(comments are always welcomed)


  1. I love your portrait, Deanna, and I really can see that you love taking pictures of children - it absolutely shows in your photos!

  2. Wow! These are just outstanding!!! I can't even pick a favorite but do love the reflection of you in their eyes!

  3. I love taking pictures of kids but I don't have any and I'm always afraid the parents will get mad if I just start shooting. Do you have to explain or ask permission? The sweet faces of babies are my favorite. You have some beautiful pictures here.


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