Sunday, February 5, 2017

My Daughter's Portrait



"A daughter is one of the most beautiful gifts this world has to give." 
 -  Laurel Atherton
"Daughters hold our hands for a little while but hold our hearts forever."  
 -  unknown



The chilly wind blowing across the water makes standing by the lake even colder.  Despite the cold, I still like to visit the lake in the winter.  I like how quiet it is, no boats or people...other than me and my daughter, Megan.

Megan doesn't like her picture taken.  I have to bribe, yell and sometimes have a temper tantrum for her to cooperate and let me take her picture.  This time we struck a deal...no head shot, but she would hold a feather for me...

Even though I can't see her face I can tell it is her, as any mother could tell you of their child.  Carefree hair blowing in the wind.  Long fingers which thoroughly enjoy wrapping around her bow and arrows.  Four silver rings and an out of focus pedant she made shows her style and creative side.  The craft store feather reminds me of her love for her little rosey bourke parakeet, Rosie.  

I guess I didn't need to take a picture which included her face to capture her personality...maybe I will get a head shot next time. :)

Today I am joining Sarah at Paisley Rain Boots and Lee at Sea Blue Lens for Scene and Story sharing a favorite shot of the month and the story behind it.  Give them a visit and check out the other stories while you are there.  

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Have a great day!

Michelle



17 comments:

  1. This is beautiful and touches my heart, especially as a mother to a daughter very similar to yours. The funniest things with Mallory is that she hates it when I take her photo, but then she always wants to see them later and usually I have to send her a few for her Instagram or just for memories to keep. I now preface my shots by saying I won't include your face, that meets so much less resistance. Love having your join with your story.

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  2. Simply beautiful! I love the way you were able to capture her personality in a shot that could only be your daughter, without needing to include her face. There is so much in this portrait!

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  3. Oh Michelle, what a sweet and heartfelt post. As a mother of a wonderful girl I can relate to so many things you wrote about your beautiful daughter. This image says so much about her personality, and in your words I can see your love for her.
    It made this Sunday morning even more beautiful. Thank you.

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  4. Being a mom of two daughters, I just love when others share their mother/daughter stories.

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  5. A beautiful image and touching story. I may have to try the "no head" shot with my grandsons. They don't like my camera at all!

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  6. Michelle, we don't need to see your daughter's face to be able to know a lot about her from this lovely portrait and your story. It also reveals the love and trust between you. Thank you for sharing your Scene & Story. PS - I'm with your daughter on the subject of dandelions. I love them!

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  7. I'm glad you struck a deal and it looks like a win win! It's a beautiful living tribute to your daughter Michelle.

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  8. Such a lovely shot of your daughter's hands holding the feather. I like how it's framed by her long hair too. Not everyone likes their portrait taken, but hands are always so expressive.

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  9. A really fun shot and wonderful story, thanks so much for sharing it!

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  10. The photo said feminine and soft to me, but also rugged and strong. I loved this.

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  11. Thank you for sharing this beautiful image of your daughter, Michelle. Feathers are representative of messages, some would say - both as in prayers sent to the great beyond and of their return responses from that heavenly divide. <3 I keep a bowl of feathers that my young girls have found/collected and somehow they offer me peace. Your image reminds me of peaceful tranquility and of hope. Thanks for passing it along, Michelle.

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  12. I like headless shots and so them often if they tell a story. This is a beautiful shot of your daughter. The feather ties it all together. I'm glad you shared this Michelle. Your daughter sounds lovely.

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  13. I bet she'll let you someday. Seems like a photographic challenge doesn't it? Capture a personality without the face. I see a charming, creative, and lovely soul.

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  14. Such a lovely portrait of your daughter, Michelle !
    Love your story behind it, thanks for sharing !
    Have a lovely week,
    Sylvia

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  15. Love this picture of your daughter, Michelle. Yes, daughters are wonderful, indeed.

    ~Sheri

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  16. Such a lovely portrayal of your daughter and seems as if you have well captured a big part of her personality!

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