By Devlin & Chad ~ 2004
Devlin’s Grandparents were friends of mine at Hauser Lake. Together we ran a benefit for low income children in the southwestern mobile home park.
Rather than gathering all of their grandchildren and taking them to my studio, Grandma and Grandpa decided they wanted outdoor portraits taken of each child in a setting that was
familiar to them.
What could be more familiar
than their own farm?
I scouted out the lighting on their farm and we arranged a session starting t 4:30 in the afternoon in the middle of October. The lighting was gorgeous at that hour, and each child did a great job.
When it was Devlin’s turn, he wanted to wear a hat while I seated him on an old stump. The periwinkles were beginning to change color as it was now autumn
This portrait of Devlin captures the sweetness of their
little 4-year-old grandson.
The ugly debris on the stump was cleaned during retouching,
and if you look carefully,
you might be able to see
that the dirty brown stems
of the periwinkles have been
removed to enhance the overall
beauty of Devlin’s Portrait.