Photography by J.D. Magers

What a Pretty Lady

Added on by J.D. Magers.

A couple weeks back I mentioned going to visit my Grandmother in her new apartment.  My Grandma is awesome.  After she moved in, I was talking to her on the phone.  I asked if she was running the place yet.  Without hesitation she said, "Not yet, but we have a mandatory meeting tomorrow so I'll let them know then."  Ha!  What a dry sense of humor.  Like I said, she's awesome.  

Grandmother

Anyway, I wanted to try and get a really nice portrait of her to surprise my Dad with. Portraits are not my strength, but I'm working on them.  What's the best way to get a somewhat candid portrait of your Grandparent?  Easy, stick your three year old on their lap and take some pictures of the both of them.  Then zoom in.  I think this is a pretty nice portrait of my Grandmother, but it isn't the image I was hoping to get.  My daughter has incredible curly hair and a fondness for the iPhone.  Unfortunately you can see both here in the portrait.  Cropping isn't really an option because there isn't enough space on the left.  I'm going to have to chalk this one up to an experiment that I can learn from.  I just need to go visit, take the camera, take the flash and tell her I want to make some beautiful portraits of a very beautiful lady.  I think she'd be game for that.  Especially if her beloved Broncos are on while I'm there...