April 12, 2010

she's my third cousin....

and
just like most of my photo shoots
she had that look of
"who's this crazy woman with the camera"
she doesn't know who i am
~~
at eighteen months
she
lives down south with her parents
but
lucky us
they came for a visit

here's part of my extended family
celebrating her grandpa's
60th birthday
~~
after some grumbling about the rain
i convinced them all that a few raindrops wouldn't make them melt
and
finally got them outside for a group shot


who did she love best
from our totally crazy family
that i adore
~
well
that would be her fourth cousin
~my niece~
and
the feeling was mutual
*
but
see that scowl....she's still not so sure about me

38 comments:

  1. Hi. great pictures. I am just back from a similar experience in Kolkata where my niece's son of 15 months met his great grand dad of 95. My pictures are not that great tho'. 'wish u were there.

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  2. She's gorgeous, Beth. And so are the photos. I know--not much of a comment. But it's a true one!

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  3. You really captured the family moment Beth. Just wonderful photos. Your talent is amazing!

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  4. a lovely family..such memories you have captured forever here beth

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  5. ♥ it - ♥ it - ♥ it!!!!! The eyes..., the mouth..., everything!
    One day she'll be your greatest fan!

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  6. She's a beauty.. as is your adorable niece. Lovely images of a lovely family.

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  7. A couple of cuties for sure! You have a gift for interpreting faces and what they may be saying... but it still reads cute!

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  8. beauties. all of you.

    those eyes beth. those eyes.

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  9. Wow, what a lovely family and what great photos! The one with the two girls walking away could be in a magazine!

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  10. These are all fabulous and I'm sure that in about five more minutes she was all over you, loving you, smiling!
    I love the shot with the stick in her hand, the innocence on that sweet little face...

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  11. The family group shot is great. I bet they were glad you prodded them to go out for the picture when they saw this picture! The picture of the cutie pie with the stick in her hand and her expression is so sweet.

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  12. i kind of want to pinch her cheeks.

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  13. Gorgeous shots! What great memories to preserve!

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  14. She absolutely dazzles!

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  15. Oh Beth these are precious! So glad you convinced them to do a group shot...it's awesome! Happy Monday!

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  16. So sweet, these pix, her eyes are amazing!

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  17. How very adorable, both of the girls. just lovely making these moments. have a great day, the sun is shining, I am going outside to enjoy. have fun.

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  18. this just leaves me smiling ...

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  19. such a beautiful family...love all the photos.

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  20. She is the bees knees! Love these images, and love what they will mean to everyone as the years go by. They will be thankful you talked them into the rain.

    :) Debi

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  21. Personality just flows from these photos. The children make the heart melt.

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  22. Great pictures!! The kids are adorable!! Those eyes on the little one are amazing!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  23. Such sweetness... especially the big girl, little girl picture!

    Lovely!

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  24. beautiful shots all filled with love, wonder and perhaps, a scowl or too, but a very cute scowl

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  25. oh, who wouldn't be sure about you! xox

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  26. How fun to have a beautiful little blue eyed girl to photograph. She is a cutie for sure!

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  27. I'm sure you'll grow on her, Beth. :) She sure is adorable!

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  28. Such wonderful photos, Beth!! She is precious...and for all her "doubts," you managed to get fabulous photos!! You are so talented!! Love, Janine XO

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  29. She's beautiful...love her pudgy little legs in the hand&hand with her cousin! And of course, you got the sparkle in her eyes. Her family is lucky to have a great photographer in the family!!

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  30. Wonderful photos Beth, I love your little cousin and niece, both are adorable........:-) Hugs

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  31. swoon.
    Her radiance, the family grouped in the rain,
    the love.

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  32. Lovely bunch of photos, Beth. And you are so right about that scowl!!

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  33. Oh man-you've captured a bit of that angelic quality that still hangs on in the eyes of babes. Great shots & good looking family!

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  34. my heart is all mushy...LOVE the shot of the girls walking hand in hand!

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  35. Omigoodness, she and your niece are beautiful :)

    Wonderful family portrait!

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  36. That little face is precious! nice work

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  37. You have this uncanny ability to talk unwilling groups into becoming willing participants in your group shots. Or strangers. Or sweet little children. Must be your warm and friendly nature that people are so drawn to.

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**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth