Archive for March 2011
This beautiful woman seems special to me – portraiture from this period is usually so cold. In fact, mostly people look pretty miserable. But not here – look at the character shining through this portrait. It was my privilege to restore it.
I was looking back at favorite outdoor shots from last year and came across this image of three children interacting. Mom and Dad chose a more formal portrait for the family room wall portrait, but I just love the warmth and personality of this candid. Each child’s personality is so vividly shown, and they are genuinely happy. Achieving a balance between perfection and elegance in formal portrait and the challenge to capture feeling and still look artful in candid portraiture are never-ending goals in portraiture. Here’s one of the top candids from 2010. Hope it inspires you to let me create one for your family!
One of my favorite photo skills is restoring images people treasure. Even severely damaged images can usually be repaired- maybe not to Patricia’s standards when she starts from scratch! – but to a level that will bring renewed pleasure for years to the owners. These parents really wanted to hold on to this image of their family before the children went off in the world. It’s shocking how this print deteriorated. But now the family has restored to them the centerpiece of the living area. patriciagagnephoto.com