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Abbylicious !
Abbylicious !

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Collection: Children
Date Uploaded: Apr 5, 2008

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Comments: 24
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I can not tell you guys how much this photo means to me. This is Abby, the first little girl in our family, and as you can imagine, I am so insanely in love with her, it hurts my heart to think of her :) But she HATES to have her picture taken! HATES IT! I have bribed, promised her money, presents. . .kisses. . .cookies. She does not budge! Not even for "jewwy beans"

But last Sunday when they were all over, she was having so much fun playing in the water, she was even okay with me taking her picture. That's why it means so much to me because she is laughing and happy -- IN A PHOTO!! Yayyyy Abby!!!!!!

Oh, and Abby's Mom, my daughter-in-law, Breanna ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' bre53, is an AWESOME portrait and wedding photographer :) Creative beyond belief!

We are BLESSED !

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08/17/2012 02:45:32 AM
now this is special!
06/21/2008 08:19:39 PM
Abby is so adorable and this is a very special timeless moment. A refreshing candid that you do so well. Again I thank you for sharing your precious grandchildren with us. You are so gifted and ever so special and I am so pleased you are my friend.
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05/15/2008 12:06:27 AM
What a beautiful, natural smile. It looks to me like the soft focus is actually the water spraying up, but it doesn't really matter. Great capture and processing.
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05/01/2008 04:53:51 AM
What a cutie! I love the processing on this. Very effective.
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04/27/2008 11:47:20 PM
Excellent shot - just pure childhood joy!
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04/15/2008 10:49:09 PM
What a great shot of cute girl! I love shots like this where you capture true moments and emotion, this is a framer:) You are blessed and should be extremely happy with this shot, congrats, perfect capture! This is why you take photos!
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04/13/2008 08:35:56 PM
awww, so cute, glad you caught that moment!
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04/12/2008 08:06:54 PM
Excellent capture. I can empathize, my oldest daughter hated having her picture taken. Even when she would allow it all she could muster was a forced smile. Capturing her in any relaxed pose was nearly impossible. Well done!
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04/12/2008 11:43:51 AM
Ahh, from Old World Abby. She is bright and photogenic, too bad she doesn't love the lens pointing at her. This is a very fun and happy feeling photo.

BTW, I love the texture and framing on this.

Message edited by author 2008-04-12 11:44:17.
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04/10/2008 09:20:01 PM
Great, Sandy! Precious Photo! Great eyes! Great smile! Great very real kind of personality!

I like who you used selective blurring and torn-edge border to creative a photo from when we were kids. Great Job! :) (I wonder if it would help to set your shutter release on rapid-fire, then start shooting while calling her when her back is turned.

It has worked repeatedly for me. Shanna's not looking. I call her name. She looks! I snap! That's sort of the relationship we have. :)
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04/08/2008 04:52:01 PM
sh has beautiful eyes, they seem to bouncing right off the screen. glad you could get some photos of her. :)
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04/07/2008 03:40:53 PM
Darling! Filled with such delight. Her eyes are to die for.
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04/07/2008 03:22:12 PM
Abby looks fabulous! SO glad you got this great shot of her - really shows off a sparkling and endearing personality!
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04/07/2008 02:22:40 AM
Beautiful capture, and I love the semi-soft focus.

I also love the story that goes with it -- reminds me of my grandson. He's getting better, but for awhile there was no way he wanted his grandmother to take his picture. He was a Moving Target. This is my favorite shot of him from that period. He was hiding behind the sofa. ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/35000-39999/35545/120/442661.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/35000-39999/35545/120/442661.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
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04/06/2008 08:29:48 PM
Great capture of a joyful moment for both of you. I know the feeling with having a child not wanting to be photographed. I have to promise things like later bed-times and extra time on the net etc. But all in all he cooperates with his dad and I love him for it.
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04/06/2008 06:21:47 PM
that is some serious fun! - the expression is priceless - the choice of framing gives it such an old time feel
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04/06/2008 05:01:16 PM
Her eyes say it all.
Beautiful image here and certainly one to cherish!

ETA: Can't believe I didn't add this to my favs the first time around.

Message edited by author 2008-06-21 20:56:07.
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04/06/2008 11:44:57 AM
Wow! This scene is so iconic of childhood bliss. It seems like you captured a perfect moment and I'll bet little Abby will really appreciate this shot when she gets older.
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04/06/2008 10:30:48 AM
She is just too cute. And you've captured a great fun moment.
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04/06/2008 10:24:02 AM
I know what ya mean @ loving them so much. Im the same way with the only little boy in my family (my nephew). My oldest hates to have her photo taken too and the only "bribe" that works for me is to promise that if she smiles and lets me get one good photo ill leave her alone. but of course shes 12 and can be reasoned with...sorta.

i think you did an awesome job on capturing how much joy she is having. b&w tones are superb (of course!) and i love the glow!
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04/06/2008 10:03:32 AM
Great capture Sandy. I can image how happy you are. She is adorable little girl. Maybe after this she will be more cooperative.
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04/06/2008 09:47:53 AM
Nice shot. She is a cutie.

Message edited by author 2008-04-06 10:08:10.
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04/05/2008 12:17:47 PM
What a gorgeous photo. She seems so happy and totally at ease in spite of the camera.
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04/05/2008 07:48:06 AM
excellent photo Sandy, as always. I just love the natural feel and the sense of "happy" just oozing out of the image.
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