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Angela here! Thanks for visiting. You'll find recent sessions and the latest news about my portrait studio in the blog. So excited to share my love of photography with you.

In the Shadow of a Family

Shadow of a Family on Allen City Hall Building

I have mentioned before that I do like to go back to older photographs and rework them especially if I am trying new processing techniques. This happens to be a favorite photo of mine. It looks more like artwork because I added some textures to it. This is a young family I had the opportunity to photograph a couple of years ago. We finished our session and as we were walking back to our cars, I notice their shadows cast upon the wall. Hey, I’m not done until I’m done. 😉

I love this photo. I used it in print competition and actually won an award for a similar version of it at my local photography guild. This print holds the distinct honor of being my very first win ever! It set me on a course that increased my desire even more (is that possible?) to soak up every bit of knowledge I can regarding photography, post-processing, and printing.

Print competition is very interesting. A photographer learns SO much going through the process. Aside from lighting, composition, and creativity (and 9 other elements a photographer has to think about), you have to deliver your image with a good title. So, I love photography, you know that, and I still do write on occasion. In my search for a title for this particular print I actually ended up writing a small poem for it. Coming up with titles for print competition, to me, is the most difficult part of the entire process. I couldn’t seem to capture in four words how this photograph made me feel and what I was thinking about it. Instead, I wrote a poem about it. I still don’t think the title’s that great either but I do like my poem. Haha! I hope you do to and I hope that it reminds everyone to get those pictures OFF your computers and to print them. Life goes by so fast. Enjoy!!

Shadow of a Family

In the shadow of a family cast upon a wall,
A precious moment captured in the sunset of the fall.

Young family, hurried days that blur one into the other,
Parents are their babies world; strong father, nurturing mother.

Sweet children cry, squeal, and run with such a verve for life.
Laughter, smiles, and glee shown in simple delights…

Their souls in stillness forever etched, though time slips away,
The shadows of a family; a token remnant of the day.

Creative family portraiture - plano photographer, shadow of a family

—Angela Navarette Photography

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