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Creativity Exercise | Close-Up Portraiture

It’s February 2, which means that it’s time for my monthly blog circle post! (I am so thrilled that the “Way I View” group decided to stick together for another year–these women never cease to amaze and inspire me!) Our theme for February was close-up portraiture. This one isn’t a stretch for me as I tend to find myself scooting in closer and closer with every shoot we do, because her little face just naturally pulls me in and I always find myself wanting to really capture her eyes. So as is typical for me, I started out wide-ish (I was actually shooting with the intent of capturing the gorgeous little wire-crochet beaded hairpiece we found at an art and wine festival), but after I while I found myself going in-in-in, until all that was left was her sweet little face!





Next in our little circle is the gorgeous work of my friend Anne Wick with her close-up portraiture! I just love how she captures her two littles, and I can’t wait to see what she comes up with this month!

  • Nina - February 2, 2013 - 5:17 am

    She is gorgeous. I think my favorite is the second one. <3ReplyCancel

  • Melissa - February 2, 2013 - 5:22 am

    Beautiful, Jessica!!ReplyCancel

  • kelly garvey - February 2, 2013 - 5:33 am

    she is SO pretty & willing to work it for you (or so it seems)! i can tell you two are best buds, right?ReplyCancel

  • Katrina Stewart - February 2, 2013 - 6:34 am

    Oh l love that last shot and that cute little dinky hair clip. Her curls are beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • gigi - February 2, 2013 - 7:15 am

    Gorrrrrgeous (as usual) Jessica! She has the most amazing eyes!ReplyCancel

  • Leah Cook - February 2, 2013 - 8:07 am

    beautiful, Jessica!! and I love that she inspires you so very much.ReplyCancel

  • Krista Campbell - February 2, 2013 - 8:46 am

    She gets more beautiful every day!ReplyCancel

  • Allison Jacobs - February 2, 2013 - 9:35 am

    She is beautiful Jessica! I love that little hair clip too–it is perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Beira - February 2, 2013 - 9:47 am

    These are stunning, Jessica! Your daughter is so beautiful. I love the clarity and color in this assignment 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Anne - February 2, 2013 - 10:26 am

    Such a beauty. And she looks so much like you! Gorgeous set, Jessica.ReplyCancel

  • Megan - February 2, 2013 - 12:56 pm

    She is such a beauty (and looks so much like her mom!). Her eyes really pop in these–gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Adeena - February 2, 2013 - 10:08 pm

    She is such a beautiful girl! I really love the second one.ReplyCancel

  • christina - February 3, 2013 - 3:03 pm

    ooh I love the hairpiece and how it so perfectly matches the color of E’s beautiful eyes <3 The last one –how that pretty face fills the frame so wonderfully… happy sigh!ReplyCancel

  • Jodi - February 4, 2013 - 7:45 am

    i always love how you capture E in such a tender way… and she is just so beautiful in these! love the ringlets and the hair clip. and of course her EYES and smile! <3ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne - February 5, 2013 - 8:57 pm

    I just love these! And to think my husband was scolding me for ‘cutting’ off the top of someone’s head in a picture. 🙂ReplyCancel