Though I love taking photographs of my children with more serious expressions, sometimes you just can’t resist the pure joy of a full blown smile. This was taken during the same session as the previous portrait of Mila, and better demonstrates the mood she was in. : )

Camera Model Canon EOS 500D
Tv( Shutter Speed ) 1/200
Av( Aperture Value ) 3.2
ISO Speed 200
Lens EF100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Shot in natural light.
Processed in Photoshop CS2 using Topaz DeNoise and Topaz Black and White.

In between cooking, shopping, doing laundry, washing dishes, changing nappies and schooling my children I sometimes find a spare moment to doodle, draw or photograph something or someone. Those are the moments that keep me going, even if they are few and far between. Food for the artist mom’s soul.

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  • LordTemplar
    LordTemplarabout 3 years ago

    Great picture!!

  • Thank you so very much!!

    – micklyn

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenabout 3 years ago

    A very beautiful and spontaneous portrait Micklyn!

  • Thank you very very much, Ellen!

    – micklyn

  • Calin Jugarean
    Calin Jugareanabout 3 years ago


  • Thanks, Calin!

    – micklyn

  • wendywoo1972
    wendywoo1972about 3 years ago

    fantastic… I love a smile like this on a portrait… it is so infectious you see the smile and end up with a smile yourself.

  • That’s exactly how I feel! I smile every time I look at it. : ) Thanks so much, wendywoo!

    – micklyn

  • laruecherie
    laruecherieabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful photo. Lovely smile:-) I am the same way, I love to photograph my daughter’s serious expressions, but she has a gorgeous smile, too.

  • Thanks for your lovely comment, laruecherie!

    – micklyn

  • Denis Marsili - DDTK
    Denis Marsili ...about 3 years ago

    So nice!!

  • Thanks!!

    – micklyn

  • Timothy Ciantar
    Timothy Ciantarabout 3 years ago

    Love this portrait, and love how the eyes pop out!

  • Thank you very much, Timothy!

    – micklyn

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageabout 3 years ago

  • thank you so much, Francis!

    – micklyn

  • Jenifer  Bunnett
    Jenifer Bunnettabout 3 years ago

    Gorgeous…love the catchlights in her eyes. She’s a lovely child with an infectious smile.

  • thank you for that lovely comment, Jenifer!

    – micklyn

  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethabout 3 years ago

    ha.. very nice cute and naught!! love the subtle hue.

  • thanks!!

    – micklyn

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