10 June 2012


austen's baptism

About This Photo
Aperture: f/1.4
Exposure: 1/40
Focal Length: 50mm
ISO: 500
Lens: 50mm f/1.4

Our daughter was baptized this weekend: white dress, celebration at home, and all.

I've been looking forward to this day for a long, long time. We missed out on the communal aspect of baptism with our son. His took place in a NICU room on what we didn't know then was the night before an emergency heart surgery. It was over the hum of machines with only my husband and I in attendance. It was more somber than celebratory.

It was hard not to think of him as we prepared for this day, but in the end, it was a pretty fabulous day. She looked adorable in her dress and was chatty and happy the entire time.

I captured this moment just before the celebration started. She had just been woken up from a nap and had a tender moment with her daddy before we made our way up the stairs of the Cathedral. I love how the negative space draws extra attention to the tender moment between father and daughter.

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Lessons Learned or Affirmed:

  • Use negative space to add some drama or draw the viewer's eye to something special. 
  • Black and white adds an extra emotional punch.

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