Photographing people can be challenging, but when I find something that I can share, it comes with a great sense of accomplishment. Some of my churchmates took the day off Tuesday to help with a service project. I have more pictures on Facebook, and it was neat to spend time with two dozen young visiting missionaries from Japan. I took lots and lots of pictures, and this set shows the lighthearted humor and affection we share in our church family.
This youngster in the top photo is the same model I hid among the giant paper flowers. Here, while she shields her eyes from the sun, she looks so safe and protected in her mother's loving arms.
Next, we have Cousin It. No... actually, I noticed the funny sunglasses & moustache on top of his head during an orientation. I was seated a few rows back from him. After catching his attention, I quietly gestured that he should put his head down for a picture, and he obliged. Shhhh... I tried to do this without distracting anyone else.
I had this idea to shoot a photo of a bunch of people in the lobby, but to keep the fruit bowl in the foreground. This gentleman saw me point the camera, and got down to say hello right in my face. I think that was Mrs. Craver who decided to put the banana on top, but I caught it so that we could have "mixed nuts" framed with fruit. My original idea for the lobby picture ended up in the recycle bin.