Saturday, May 11, 2013

We Find Delight

We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nearly two years ago, I posted some photos of my neighbour's niece, Lynzie. We have many adorable children who live on our street. I've shown you their faces before and I will again. They're beautiful little people. For today's post, the focus is back on Lynzie.

If my math is correct, Lynzie is just about four and a half now. And I still think she's still one of the most photogenic kidlets on the planet. Tell me if you don't agree. I dare ya!

Here she is - two years older than last time and every bit as cute.

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Children are a great comfort in your old age -- and they help you reach it faster, too. ~ Lionel Kauffman




L1
Children in a family are like flowers in a bouquet: there's always one determined to face in an opposite direction from the way the arranger desires. ~ Marcelene Cox





L2
There's nothing that can help you understand your beliefs more than trying to explain them to an inquisitive child. ~ Frank A. Clark




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I take my children everywhere, but they always find their way back home. ~ Robert Orben




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Never raise your hands to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected. ~ Red Buttons




fiddle dee dee
You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance. ~ Franklin P. Jones

 


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One thing they never tell you about child raising is that for the rest of your life, at the drop of a hat, you are expected to know your child's name and how old he or she is. ~ Erma Bombeck

I hope you enjoyed the many faces of Ms. Lynzie

54 comments:

joeh said...

That one is a little actress!

Frank Baron said...

Ah, she's a charming beauty - as is her sister, and her cousins. :)

diane b said...

Great portraits, cute kid.

ADRIAN said...

Lovely work Hilary. She was well directed. Pro quality shooting, get a release form and quick.

Bob Bushell said...

Good shooting Hilary, and yes, she is beautiful.

Kerri said...

Adorable!

Andy said...

Hilary you have done it again. You have put a great big smile on my face and it won't go away. Thank you.

Brian Miller said...

haha she is...and so expressive....and such big eyes and cute smile...very nice...

Russell said...

The faces of children are always so honest.

One of my favourite paintings at the Des Moines Art Center is one of a brother and sister done by John Singer Sargent. It was done in 1881 and is a portrait of Edouard and Marie-Louise Pailleron.

The story is that after many hours and several days of posing, the children threw their very nice clothes out the window as they were so happy to be done (and they sound like they may have been a bit spoiled ...!!).

Country Girl said...

Oh, so many faces. She's adorable!

Gail Dixon (La.Belle) said...

Oh my goodness gracious! You captured a spunky little girl here. She is a beautiful child I must admit. That last shot melted my heart. Wonderful!

DJan said...

She is indeed beautiful and photogenic. I love her coloring and myriad expressions. Wonderful young person, thank you for introducing us! :-0

Anvilcloud said...

These are great captures -- every one of them. Yes, she is delightful.

TexWisGirl said...

cute little strawberry blonde! love the 2nd one. :)

ellen abbott said...

she looks like a little elf.

holdingmoments said...

She's a little star. :-)

Ramakant Pradhan said...

She sure is a cute kid with some great expressions for the camera. Quite camera savvy!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

She is made to be in front of the camera.What a cutie!

20 North Ora said...

That Lynzie should be a professional model. Love that red hair. Her expressions are priceless. Thanks for sharing.

Judy

Rita said...

She's a hoot! Love the color of her hair. I do enjoy an expressive child with a lot of personality and you are the photographer to capture her. :)

christopher said...

A gorgeous child and great words as well.

Red said...

Great quotes! A real ham in the photos and yes, very photogenic kid.

Linda said...

I think the next-to-the-last shot is my favorite, but that last one is adorable, too. She's a good subject, for sure.

Lisa Gordon said...

She is adorable, Hilary, and what wonderful photographs of her!

Hilary said...

omg what a little love.

Sandy Carlson said...

What a delightful little lady!

sage said...

Great portraits, a nice "mother's day" gift for the girl's mom who will cherish these photos for a lifetime.

Lynne with an e said...

Absolutely adorable and expressive little girl and your photos of her exude charm and enchantment! Loved the quotes you chose to along with the pix and cut through the sweetness with a bit of tart humour...not that I'm calling you a tart!

ladyfi said...

She really has the most delightfully expressive face!

Maggie May said...

She is very photogenic. Maybe she will be a model as some of her poses suggest!
Maggie x

Nuts in May

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Oh my gosh, she is so VERY photogenic. Her personality pops! What a complete doll.

Betty Manousos said...

omg, she's a real beauty!!

fantastic portraits!

happy mother's day~

xx

Rob-bear said...

What a photogenic child: cute, precocious, spirited.

You do such a wonderful job bringing out the facets of her personality.

Blessings and Bear hugs!
Bears Noting
Life in the Urban Forest (poetry)

Michael Manning said...

Hilary: She is a doll! You have captured her personality with your amazing photography. :)

Dave said...

She is absolutely lovely Hilary. And well done to you for taking such wonderful photographs and adding appropriate quotes. I specially liked the one about "Never raise your hand to a child. It leaves your crotch unprotected" and the appropriate photo with it - Dave

Crabby McSlacker said...

So adorable in these shots she almost made me regret not having any kids. ALMOST.

Pearl said...

Nice work -- and what a funny little subject she makes!

Pearl

CiCi said...

Okay, I agree. She is adorable. And so photogenic.

Linda said...

You have captured the many moods of a child. Nice pictures!

Friko said...

I have a sneaking suspicion that Linzie knows how pretty she is. She certainly likes to have her picture taken.

A Cuban In London said...

I love the quote and the photos. Many thanks, you've made my week! :-) There's still hope in the world.

Greetings from London.

Wendy said...

She looks like a wee Irish lass unfolding into a rare gem - a beauty!

Nice photography. Sometimes its hard to get them to stand still, never mind pose. She's a real sweetie!

yaya said...

Oh my, her personality just shines! Those brown eyes and strawberry blond hair are adorable. Your photography skills had an easy day with her as your subject! Great Mother's Day post!

Barbara said...

She is adorable!!! Wonderful photos of her, Hilary!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Love that sweet face and the twinkle in Lynzie's eyes. She's adorable.
Thanks for sharing her with us again.
xo jj

Mental P Mama said...

So adorable! And I love that Erma Bombeck quote at the end:)

Reena Walkling said...

What a beautiful child! Especially loved that shot with her eyes closed pushing back her hair. Your photography was awesome!

Jackie said...

How expressive she is!
I noticed that there is a smile within her...whether she is physically smiling or not. I can see and feel it through the photographs. What a little doll....

Suldog said...

As a former redhead (it has all either fallen out or gone grey) I find her an adorable example of my species. As always, your photos capture all of the beauty of your subject.

Sandi McBride said...

LOVED IT~!!
Sandi

Anita said...

What a great "subject" she was for your photo session! As you and all the others have said, she's a cutie. He coloring goes nicely with the green dress.

The one with her beautiful eyes closed - I especially liked the way she appeared to be taking it all in.

lime said...

she is utterly adorable! that scowling picture though gave me quite a laugh.

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

What a model! Her personality shines through your photos.
Great quotes, too... so true!

Indrani said...

i TOO LOVE TO CAPTURE THE EXPRESSIONS IN VARIOUS FACES. lOVELY SHOTS!