Favorite – Edwardsville Photographer

As many of my readers know I am participating in a personal project with some other photographers.  Each week we have a new topic and have one week to take a photograph that matches the subject matter.  This week our topic was “Favorite.”  It could be anything, a favorite person, place, thing, anything!

I found this week to be extremely difficult.  I love so many things, how could I narrow that down to one image?  How do I choose?  All week I put off this assignment while other photographers in our group started posting images and writing about how much easier this week was.  Sunday we had unseasonably warm temperatures in Edwardsville.  So I grabbed my two boys, my sister, and my camera and headed for the park.

We got many great shots that day, photos of the boys playing individually and together.  They even sat with Aunt D’Anne for a few.  Later that night when downloading the images and trying to choose a favorite, I was again stumped!  Each photograph was great for it’s own reasons.  Maybe it was a first accomplishment on the playground, a funny expression while they were playing, or just because.

It’s down to the wire now for the deadline and I am forced to make a choice.  This image is my favorite of the day.  Not because it is my favorite child, location or day.  But, because my oldest son Jack has been going through this phase where he doesn’t like to look at the camera with a genuine smile.  It has been months since I have been able to get a real smile from him.  Normally he grits his teeth, or sticks his tongue out, or does some other awkward expression because he thinks it is hilarious!  At this particular moment, I scoped out a nice shade patch to photograph him in and got him to jump in place.  Then voila, there it was, my FAVORITE SMILE!



Be sure to continue on in the blog circle to find out what the other photographer’s in our group chose as their favorites.  Up next is Kelley K Photography.

Danielle is an Edwardsville newborn photographer also specializing in children, maternity and family photography in Edwardsville, Illinois and the surrounding areas including Glen Carbon, Maryville, Troy, Collinsville, O’Fallon, and St. Louis, Missouri. – See more of her work on Instagram!