I have an amazing relationship with my granddaughter. I humorously bug the heck out of her and likewise she does the same to me. It's really a mutual consensus between the two of us whether it done thru phone calls, emails or in person. We simply enjoy messing with each other psyched. So, whenever she comes to visit she ALWAYS holds me hostage to either videotaping her or giving her a quick portrait session. You see she is a "drama-tista", actress, dance teacher, major player in performing arts and everything in between. In other words she's a professional "Grandpa Manipulator". Okay, so I'm proud of her and I play into her hands. Anyway, here are a few images I recently created of her over the Christmas holiday. I guess they'll hold up until her next visit. In retrospect, I think she's an awesome beautiful young woman who is truly proud of her Christian heritage and womanhood.
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As payment for my services I made Jazzy pose
with my new foam-built R/C model. So, I got the last word in! This time.
I met Mary Anne a little over 5 years ago when I first moved to Georgia and my wife and I were dealing with the issues of converting our healthcare coverage to the new state. She's a licensed insurance agent. I would have to ask her how we met because quite frankly I don't remember, but it seems like a lifetime because we hit it off the very first time that we met. I have to confess that this session with her involved a little "photographic blackmail" because when she asked me to photograph her son's senior portraits I stipulated that I would only do it if she would pose for a portrait session with me. The deal was made and it was a great session because Mary Anne has such gorgeous eyes and a bubbly, carefree spirit that would make any portrait photographer's job easy. She has an infectious smile and that's what's so special about her, likewise I alsodesired to create some shots of her that showed her deeper personality. It was a fun session, Mary Anne, and I think you enjoyed the moment as much as I did. You are a beautiful woman and your portraits are awesome!
A year ago I purchased a hummingbird feeder late into the migratory season and simply put it in the garage and forgot about it until a few days ago when a friend reminded me to hang it up. Well, the first day one little visitor stopped by to drink, then the following day another visitor showed up with him, and today I noticed there's a whole lot of territorial fighting going on over the feeder between multiple birds. With so much activity going on at the feeder I rushed to get my camera to capture the splendid wonder of these little guys. Here are some of my first images of my new backyard friends.