My Observations: I love the contrast between her skirt, leggings and the dune grass. I love the lines in the bench and the path leading through the background of the photo. I love the composition. I love how the wind is billowing out her skirt.
The Story Behind the Picture: This was taken on New Year's Day. I was going to my favorite park to take some self-portraits for the New Year. Have to start the year with new pictures. I asked Mallory if she wanted to go along, she said sure (happy momma face :). She would take some new pictures for her blog. Once there we went our separate ways for a while, until she got chilly and returned to my side. She asked if I would take some pictures of her so she could change her blog header. Well of course I would. We played around for a while with different poses, saw some keepers on the screen, so we packed up to go home and warm up.
My Heart Connection: I will state the obvious, this is my daughter and my only child, who I love with all my heart. I am flattered that at 19 she still wants to hang out with her mom. I was also flattered that she asked me to take some photos of her (a rare treat for a parent). I loved having her home for that month at Christmas, since she goes to school 8 hours away, I don't see her very often. That month was such a gift to be cherished and thanks to this photo I have a lovely reminder of a wonderful afternoon spent together.