Hidden Beauty

Camera shy people never cease to amaze me. The lengths they go through to avoid the lens are impressive. As is the case with our daughter-in-law, Amanda. Most attempts to capture her on film end like these two shots.
dont-shootHowever, if we are sneaky and distract her with finger painting or puppies, we can catch her in a moment.

The finger paints were for our grand-daughter. Much to our surprise and delight...Amanda and Stephen enjoyed them the most.

The finger paints were for our grand-daughter. Much to our surprise and delight…Amanda and Stephen enjoyed them the most. photo MLivingston

Puppies serve as a perfect distraction to capture her beautiful smile. Along with our grand-daughter, she enjoys the pups. The one she is petting will grow up to be the sire to her dog.

Puppies serve as a perfect distraction to capture her beautiful smile. Along with our grand-daughter, she enjoys the pups. The one she is petting will grow up to be the sire to her dog. – photo MLivingston

If an official shot is required and she will gladly be in the frame with someone she loves. She is all smiles.

This is perhaps one of my favorites. I was so surprise how easy it was to take her picture for their wedding invitation.

This is perhaps one of my favorites. I was so surprised how easy it was to take her picture for their wedding invitation. – photo by MLivingston

The most interesting thing about camera shy people is they are often the ones behind the lens. I think Amanda’s awareness of the discomfort the lens brings to others gives her sensitivity when she shoots portraits. Amanda is a gifted photographer.  No, it is not her day job, but a visit to her Lightly Spiced Photography by A Adams  Facebook page reveals her eye for composition, lighting and attention to a shot’s emotion. I hope you visit and see what she is up to.

I enjoy the portraits she takes. My favorites, of course, are the ones of our GrandThings.

Keep smiling and keep shooting –

Happy Birthday, Amanda
We Love You!

14 thoughts on “Hidden Beauty

  1. No need for this beautiful lady to shy away from the camera. She’s beautiful and talented. Her photography captures the moment and touches the viewer’s soul. How sweet of you to post her work and pay her such honor.

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  2. Loved reading this post…. I love the picture she took that posted here…And checked out the FB page…So many artist’s in one family? Wow… :)… And all so good looking?…. Also, since you mention finger painting, I think you will enjoy sharing this with your lovely daughter-in-law…who must be thrilled to have you as a Mom…http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/iris-scott-finger-paintings And this is also a great site to follow!! 🙂 Hoep your’e doing great….

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