May 4, 2008

Mother / Daughter Night - Pilgrims Landing 2nd Ward





















My wife asked me if I would come and take photos at our church's activity called Mother/Daughter Night. We did some portraits of the mom's with their daughters but what blew me away were these little kids. Every single one of them totally unique in personality which I think really shines through in these individual portraits. Most of the people there have no idea what it is I do let alone what my name is as I am gone a lot on Sundays due to weddings out of state etc. They were a bit weary of me and why I had a camera with me and the strange thing dangling from my neck (my light meter). But in the 20 minutes I had with everyone before they started their "make-overs" I totally got what I wanted, the light in these kids eyes.

PS. There is no photoshop or any "actions" run on these images besides cleaning the images for dust/scratches from the film being scanned. They are all straight out of camera shot on a Nikon F5, Fuji 400H film, 50mm lens, 1.4. right around sunset. Oh, I heart film.

6 comments:

Clairissa said...

Oh the lucky, lucky people who get to be in your ward! :)

Lindi said...

Indeed we are lucky!!! Thank you so much for making my night, the grils night and lot's of moms happy. Such a treasure. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us.

Leslie said...

Oh I love these portraits! You really can see their little personalities. So sweet.

sharibug said...

Yes you can see the light in their eyes and it speaks volumnes. Treasure your talent as it is really a special gift. Love, Mom

Kim said...

I LOVE THIS. I was just asked to do a similar thing for the yound women in my ward...I think I may do it film...LOVING all of these. 1.4 you rawk my whirled.

Kat said...

Thank you so much! Those pictures turned out so good. You truly do have a great talent and it showed that night. You really captured their individualities. :)
Thank you again!