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2011/272: Mother-Daughter Fun (1)

At the Plano Balloon Festival a couple of weeks ago, Sara said that she wished she had a better camera than the little point & shoot. She was getting a little frustrated with it because everything was so far away, and when it got too dark, the pictures didn’t turn out well at all.
The following week-end, on a boring Sunday, I asked her if she wanted to go to her school and take some pictures with Melissa’s Nikon D70s (we didn’t tell her, and I just said I needed to borrow her camera. She didn’t want to go anyway).
So off to the school we went, for some FUN! Sara never even complained about the heat!
I switched the camera to Auto mode for her so she could just snap away without having to worry about constantly changing the settings, depending on which way she was facing, and it probably would have been a little too overwhelming for her to remember. And besides, this little outing was more about having fun, than learning something new.

First, I took a picture of her….

….. taking a picture of me

Then a fun little mother-daughter reflection portrait (hers turned out too blurry, unfortunately)

The shadow picture was her idea. While editing, I added the same texture to both.

15 responses

  1. How fun!! Wonderful portraits and self portraits. Sara has the same stance as you do. How cute. 😀

    29. September, 2011 at 07:02

  2. Becky Sue

    So awesome! She (and you) must have loved the time together.

    29. September, 2011 at 07:38

    • Thanks, Becky, it really was a lot of fun… and then we picked some flowers before we went back home 🙂

      29. September, 2011 at 09:22

  3. doreen3boys

    fun!! does she want to do it again?

    29. September, 2011 at 09:15

  4. My youngest is also complaining about how she has the worst camera in the family. Cute photos! I like how the lens was reflecting your red shirt which matches her stripes.

    29. September, 2011 at 09:41

    • Thanks, Deanna.
      Those girls have such a rough life, don’t they? Pretty sure at Sara’s age, I didn’t have a camera.

      29. September, 2011 at 13:02

  5. aswirly

    Oh these are just adorable!

    29. September, 2011 at 11:06

  6. A beautiful way to make memories of a special day together!

    Might have to try that.. 🙂

    29. September, 2011 at 18:56

  7. What an awesome way to spend time together! Darling photos!!

    29. September, 2011 at 20:34

  8. How cool! It’s so good that she is interested in photography and especially that you are encouraging her!

    30. September, 2011 at 00:14

  9. you guys looks so cute together!!

    1. October, 2011 at 19:41

  10. There is some sort of weird zen thing going on here…

    2. October, 2011 at 17:12

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