Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Shy Children

Brody

I'm about out of local material so I have to draw on Kansas a bit more. I've lost track of all the kids on the Kruse side of the family. (The Crowes have been less prolific.) These are a couple of them who are on the shy side. 

Above is Brody, grandson of my wife's sister, at Grandma Kruse's 95th birthday party. He was not engaging the rest of the crowd but his eyes met the camera. The little girl below is Sidney (I think that's how it's spelled), one of the many grandchildren of my wife's brother. She is being held by Dr. Kristin Kruse, the wife of my wife's brother's son . . . it all gets so complicated. At one point we were trying to figure out the relationship of my granddaughter Madeleine to these moppets. The calculus is too difficult.

         

Kristin and Sidney

9 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Beautiful portraits and sweet shyness!

Olivier said...

beaux portraits, surtout le premier, j'aime beaucoup l'expression

s.c said...

Great portraits. I like them

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I am sure that the large, extended family is grateful to have a photographer as talented as you in attendance at family gatherings.

Similar to your family situation, it is easy for me to keep track of my very small family, and impossible to keep track of my wife's.

JM said...

Both children are lovely but the top portrait is a amazing! Love it.

William Kendall said...

Wonderful portraits, Bob!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Delightful shots Bob, you captured a very sensitive first image here, just making this handsome wee fella comfortable enough to sit for you at all.

Stefan Jansson said...

Adorable!

Nathalie Beaumes said...

Brody's portrait is especially good, first because of the crouched pose under the table, second because of the side light on the child's face, leaving the rest of the body pretty much in the shade, and third because of the way he looks straight at you: the interaction with the photographer is obvious, as if you two for a moment had been taken to another world away from the rest of the crowd.

Truly exceptional I would say.