Sunday, June 03, 2007

Beautiful

Looks like a poster you'd buy in a store or something you'd see in a museum, doesn't it? The color is so vivid. The sunlight and shadow are beautiful. And the old barn and weathered fence backdrop is just amazing.

It's my niece, Tatum, running though her backyard wearing her ladybug tee and tu-tu. It was taken by a professional photographer who'd come to my sister's house to take some portraits of the kids. She just happened to snap this at the right moment. It was completely random and not staged at all. I thought I'd share it just because I love it so much. I think it perfectly captures that childhood feeling of the pure freedom and magic of summertime.

35 comments:

Mom said...

You need to add the one of Teagan on the rock, the black and white one. I think it's awesome. I got an 8 x 10 of it and the one of Tatum by the front door.

Doris & Dan said...

That is magical! A truly beautiful photo.

Keep smilin!

Sandra said...

You are right, that is a great shot...The joy of being a child. I just love it.

Lisa and Doug said...

Just beautiful! A wonderful moment caught on camera!

kris said...

Yep. That is perfection. And you know I'm a BIG BIG sucker for great photography. It's my passion.
So wish I was doing it professionally!

G & G Hadden said...

I LOVE that picture. Totally kool!

Joannah said...

It is a great picture!

Rhonda said...

What a stunning photograph, thanks for sharing.

Janet said...

I would frame that! It's great!

Stephe said...

It's an AMAZING photo!!!!

LIsa B. said...

Carla had sent me the link to be able to view all the pictures of Tatum and Teegan and I told her which one was my favorite.....it's the one you have posted!!! The photographer took wonderful shots.

cougchick said...

That is absoluely stunning. What a great shot!

Stacy said...

That is an AMAZING shot!! Just beautiful!

Catherine said...

Stunning! What a precious photo!

amy said...

that is beautiful and what a great name!

Carla said...

I love that pic too. :o) Of course, I know the model. LOL

Abby in MA said...

Probably a really dumb question, but how do you pronounce Teagan? Like Teegan or Taygan??

I haven't met anybody with the name and I try to learn how to pronounce new names, in case I have a kid in my class with the same name in the future. I know how aggravating it is to have your name mispronounce/misspelled by teachers!! =)

Jennifer "Jenny" said...

Beautiful :O

a&mg said...

That photo is seriously beautiful!

C.J. said...

No kidding....that is some beautiful art there!

Donna said...

What a beautiful photograph...and I love the name Tatum!

OziMum said...

WOW! Fantastic photo! Definitely a candidate for a huge poster!

tracy said...

Wow! I would have bought it if I saw it in a store. Simply amazing!

Mariah said...

What a wonderful photo!!

Elise said...

That one is amazing....the unplanned ones are usually the most amazing!

Melissa said...

perfect title for this post.

PromiseKeepersDaughter said...

It's adorable! I actually thought it was a painting.

eggrolls and chopsticks said...

Breathetakingly beautiful. I really thought it was just a fab graphic that you had found.

Mark & Michelle said...

Stunning!

Jill and Jaap said...

LOVE IT!

LIZ said...

Awsome Picture!

Princess Diaries said...

Wow- I bet the photograher was super pleased!

J said...

Wow, what a fabulous photo.

Lesa said...

Yes she did capture that childhood feeling! What a wonderful shot! Wish I had the photographer in my area.

Lesa

another shutterbug said...

That's why photographers get paid the big bucks - to catch those moments. She probably didn't just 'happen' to snap it. It's a talent to be able to capture those moments effortlessly and she sure did a great job!!