Tuesday, September 4, 2012


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The sunflowers have peaked and my eyes have popped
out over some of the amazing sunflower patches I have seen.
Unfortunately, I hate to go onto someone's property to
take portraits.  So imagine my excitement when I found
a patch of sunflowers at our municipal garden.

Ten year old Madeline was perfect for
modeling with the sunny flowers.

At first, she didn't want to wear my sunflower hair accessory.
But after she put it in her hair, she loved it and
asked if she could wear it on her first day of
fifth grade today.

The municipal garden had other fall flowers
that we couldn't resist.

The fall flowers are great for portraits as
we wait for the leaves to change color.

Also wanted to eek out some last summer portraits
and use this blue chair I just found at a thrift store.

Madeline is a wonderful model!
She has the rare ability to give natural expressions
when not smiling. 

While shooting those portraits in my backyard,
our neighbor, seven year old Meadow joined in the fun.

She is missing her two front teeth and looked pouty
when she tried not to smile too big.
But I WANTED a big toothless smile because
that is her true self at this moment in time.

So, once she was back in her play clothes, I put her
on the blue chair and got her to laugh.

And, that is my favorite portrait of Meadow!
Seeing this photo of my daughter from last fall...
Has me all excited to take fall photos!!
Just starting to see a tinge of color change.


  1. Delicious photos, good framing, I like nature and beauty of the girls are mixed in your camera.

  2. Your photos are wonderful and that makes the comment you left for me very high praise indeed.

    Thanks for stopping by.

  3. I am lovin' all these beautiful portraits. You do stunning work!!

  4. These are all so beautiful Jill! Their eyes are stunning in these photos.

    Thanks for sharing with Foto Friday,

  5. Oh, I love sunflowers! These are amazing portraits! Beautiful models ♥

  6. Very pretty girls and lovely flowers. A great combination. :)

  7. Gorgeous shots, Jill! Thanks for linking up!

  8. Gorgeous photos - love those sunflowers!

  9. These pictures are simply STUNNING. Your daugthers are so beautiful.

    Love the colors, bokeh, EVERYTHING.

    Flowers too...♥

  10. The color combos are so vibrant. I love the sunflowers! I am so happy you linked up to the Photo Show and tell last week and we all got to share in this. I hope to see you linking up again this week. The topic is "photographer's choice" and it will be live later tonight!

    Thanks again,

  11. The way you edit eyes is amazing. Madeline's eyes in the 3rd and 4th and also the first with the blue chair are stunning, riveting. Beautiful work.