Think pink

26 12 2007

These are some of my favorite photos of my niece, Macie. She’s four now and I think these were taken when she was 1 and 3 years old. In the top series of photos, we sat her in a plastic chair in front of the background and she started making these faces. I had just enough time to shoot about a dozen images before she flitted off to do something more exciting.

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.


Picture this: Summer in Dallas…July 2007…at Kelley’s house (my sister and Macie’s mother). I crocheted a pink hat for Macie (her favorite color is pink, as you can see), and when I finished, I wanted to photograph it (of course) and she was none too thrilled to sit still for the photos. I got four fake smiles out of her and then this shot. As soon as I saw it, I flashed back to getting started in portrait photography in Donna, Texas…my father recruiting Kelley to pose for me any time I came up with an idea for an image…and while I did get some beautiful photos of her during that time, I also got my share of images with this exact same expression, too. Like mother, like daughter.

Of course, in all fairness to her, Macie’s expression might have also been the result of being asked by her crazy aunt to wear a 1/2 inch thick chenille hat in 100 degree Texas heat. Ya think?




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