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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Wordful Wednesday...

I'm busy, busy, busy again with work today, so I thought I'd do a quickie picture-post for Wordful Wednesday (as I can never post a picture without saying something about it)... This is one of my favorite pictures of Ryan ever. It was taken just before her 5th birthday, at a photography studio in Charlotte. We'd been going there a couple of times a year since she was a baby and she called the photographer's husband (who got the kids positioned properly and helped make them smile), "Uncle Gary". He had the greatest rapport with Ryan and never failed to make her fall over laughing (he fell over a few times, too, as my kid gives as good as she gets). The pictures they took were always just amazing. They loved working with Ryan and I usually had about 150 proofs to sift through after every sitting. There are a few pictures of my baby up in their studio, too, as samples of their best work. As for this one, I never go for the 'fake' backgrounds but they convinced me to try the beach view... I wound up really liking it. Her personality just shines through, I think, and she looks so happy and healthy and sun-kissed... I love it.

27 comments:

Mama Wheaton said...

Your right this is a great picture and she truly looks happy.

Mama Wheaton said...

Your right this is a great picture and she truly looks happy.

blognut said...

That is too cute!

I've been meaning to talk to you about arranging her marriage to The Boy (Kevin). Let's obligate 'em now at the tender young age of 9 so we don't have to endure all of that teen dating stuff.

Protege said...

Ah Diane, she so cute! There has not been one picture posted here where she would not look amazing; the camera loves her!
I agree with you, the beach setting work so well, she looks just like a little princes; I love her dress and the bracelet as well.;)
You are so lucky to have her.;)

sherri said...

Tell Ryan that a pale face in SO. Illinois is VERY envious of her sunkissed look!

The sun doesn't kiss me, it bites me!

She is beautiful.

Ronda's Rants said...

She is so cute! Still is actually!

Soda and Candy said...

Adorable! Yay melanin!

Tabitha in Bliss said...

She is SO beautiful Diane!

A Woman Of No Importance said...

She has your smile and radiance, Diane. And the beach backgound looks very real to me - She looks very relaxed there!

Jane! said...

Looks real to me.
Great pic!

Michelle said...

She is stunning and looks so blissful!!!

Thanks for sharing!!!

Heather, aka Jake's Mommy said...

I didn't even realize it was a fake background!!! She looks precious!

mo.stoneskin said...

I would have just assumed she was sitting in your back garden...

Heather said...

Cute picture!!! :)

Cat said...

SHE'S A SUNBEAM!

Mel said...

One of my favorite pictures of her too. This one and the one with the piece of rice on her foot.

Sometimes Sophia said...

Fabulous picture. Absolutely adorable and the background really WORKS. SOOOOOOO pretty. Give her a kiss for me!

SSP said...

great photo....especially since we all know the intelligence and rabblerousing that rumbles beneath that angelic face

Andy said...

I can see why you like it, Diane. So very cute. It also makes me want to go to the beach.

Stu Pidasso said...

great picture! and thanks for the welcoming note. SOrry to read that troll guy has reared his head again, but at least you told him how you feel. Maybe that will do the trick.

Cheers! OOYSA/shroomzilla

Sam_I_am said...

That is a great beach scene and Ryan is adorable, as always!

HLiza said...

She's gonna break hearts soon! She is so sweet.. I wish I can get some professional photographer service too..but maybe one day..

blueviolet said...

Diane, she's a stunner! Wow, so very, very lovely!

Jenners said...

Totally beautiful!

Lisa said...

hasnt she grown- she is so beautiful xx

Blarney said...

Ohhh ~ that is a good picture! Why oh why can't my kids take one.good.picture!

hautepocket said...

What a beautiful photo of a beautiful girl! Keep your eyes on that one...she's gonna be a heart breaker!