Sunday, January 10, 2010

A years worth of clicking

akaish 016 LG_I_Heart_Faces Last year,

I Heart Faces launched.

I don’t remember where I first saw the link.

I am so glad I did though.

I clicked over

and I have been clicking on my camera ever since.

This week

they want to see your best picture

from the months of December or January.

I had a lot of choices to go thru!

In the end,

I decided to go with a picture

which was much like the first picture I ever entered!

The only difference is that Kaish is older.

And he is still just as excited as ever.

Although he can be a cantankerous model

at times…

he is my favorite subject on the planet.

Do you want to enter?

Here is a Readers Digest joke for ya:

Why did the cowboy buy a dachshund?
Someone told him to get a long little doggy.

149 comments:

blueviolet said...

It just explodes with his personality! :)

Yelena R. said...

I just love it! Such a joyful shot :)

jen@odbt said...

I feel the same way - I think that's how I found you too :) Great photo and am glad that you keep practicing with Kaishon. He's got a great, expressive face.

Loukia said...

Wow! What a GORGEOUS picture - he's soooo adorable! This picture is frame-able for sure.

HappyWifeHappyLife said...

Kaish is indeed full of life! I know he makes your heart burst with pride! :)

Marilyn said...

He is an adorable subject. LOVE your jokes. My sense of humor to a tee.

Kristina P. said...

Love it!

Nancy C said...

That picture makes me smile.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I love this image:) What a great photo of your handsome boy!!

I have missed reading your posts..... you have such a zest for life and I always leave here with a smile on my face!

Hope you all have a wonderful week!

xo,

Lisa

Muthering Heights said...

He looks so exuberant! :)

smiles4u said...

I love your boy. Love his smile and his excitement. And I love his mother that adores him to the moon and back. XX Lori

He & Me + 3 said...

Beautiful entry! Good luck!

queenofphrump said...

I wish I were half as diligent as you on the photo taking. You will never regret it and you always capture his personality so fully! A belated Happy Birthday to the Birthday Boy!!!

Sarah said...

great capture! and yes, he looks like one excited little guy -- his personality sure seems to shine through all the pictures you post of him!

Dot O said...

Great shot of Kaish - he looks like all is so right with the world!!! He is a gorgeous (don't tell him I used that word) little boy, and he makes a wonderful subject for your photos.

lifebythecreek said...

Oh, the picture is just wonderful! I've never met your Kaish and yet I feel like I know him through your picures. And Becky, I have to say that one of the greatest (if not THE greatest!) blessings that has come out of finding I Heart Faces is meeting you. You ALWAYS lift me up and make me smile, and you are pricelessly precious! BIG {{{{hugs}}}}, and I hope that ALL of the judges pick your picture!

Keri said...

Wow, how he has grown and handsome as ever! That smile of his is so radiant. What's not to love?

Drew said...

I love the perspective on this! You picked a great photo for this week. If you're like me, I ♥ Faces has been the biggest influence on keeping me plugging away on improving my photography. Plus, it was the start of our friendship. I'm glad I have gotten a chance to get to know you. Here's to another great year!

Melinda said...

I love this photo! Beautiful dof and cropping...not to mention K's expression is priceless!

Melissa said...

Awesome choice!

Caroline said...

Brilliant face!

Audrey said...

Wow! Thank you for the comment. Obviously I should hang around here for awhile. It looks like I could learn a lot from you!

Jan said...

A beautiful expressive face!!!

LadyFi said...

That's beautiful - so expressive! Happy Birthday Kaishon, even if a little belated!

Amanda said...

love his expression! btw...love the joke...made me chuckle!

Tiaras said...

great shot as usual - I'm with you - I heart faces has me taking more photos than I normally would

Angela said...

Just love it!!

Wanda said...

Wow....what a great capture. So full of life!

Wanda (At Last...)

Karyn Kuniyuki said...

His smile always makes me smile!

Jenny said...

He looks so happy! Great pic!

Jenny Bay said...

haha, love the expression!

Mandi said...

Great leading lines. They draw you right to his darling face. Great job.

Boybarian Dad said...

What a classic expression, LOVE IT!

Carrie said...

What a great photo of Kaishon! You have come a long way in you photography in the past year and I always enjoy coming over here to read your fun blog and look at all of your awesome pics!

SKELLER said...

y'know what? I still totally remember your first picture of Kaishon that you entered. What a perfectly fitting photo this one is to ring in the New IHF Year!!

I've so enjoyed "meeting" you thru this wonderful community! :-)

It's The Young's Y'all said...

Kaish always looks so happy! Great face photo! I love it!

Mrs. Bird said...

What a ham! Great shot!! (thank you for your nice comments on my blog, too)

Adeena said...

Great shot! His personality just shines through. :D

Shae said...

What a great face!

kristenjohnsonimages said...

Beautiful composition and expression. Love it!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

He is such a cute boy! His face lights up the page. I hope he is always a willing participant.

Amy @ Living Locurto said...

You're right... he is much bigger! It's been so neat watching everyone's children grow over the past year. It's like we're a big family:-)

I think your photo is perfect. Thanks so much for being such a great supporter of I Heart Faces and making us laugh so much this year. It wouldn't be the same without you!

Amy
Co-Founder
I Heart Faces

Christal said...

You seriously are the best! I love this picture! You can feel his enthusiasm! I miss talking to you! I hope things will slow down and I can keep in better contact again! How was your Christmas, and how are you doing! Talk to you later!

Michelle said...

Love love love it! Did you know you were one of the first people EVER to comment on one of my entries? Much love and aloha!

Tezzie said...

Wonderful capture!

BeckeyZ said...

I think there is something unique about photographing boys...you can almost see their spirit on their faces! Love your photos! And thank you for the kind comments on my blog.

You rock!

Buckeroomama said...

What a super capture! I love his expression, his blue hoodie, your composition... :) Our kids do make the best subjects, don't they? No matter how the pictures turn out, I end up keeping all of them.

Frau said...

Love that picture....but I love all your pictures, I think you have a great eye.

The Hart's said...

Love his expression! Great shot!

Sonya said...

You take the best photos...you need to make a quick trip to the netherlands to show me how its done:) I promise to feed you lots of dutch chocolate..there isnt anything better then that:)

elizabeth said...

Love your photo and your blog -
Your son is just adorable!!!
Love your photos!

4 Lettre Words said...

Love that one!! (And, that little joke.) :o)

PicsbyMic said...

I love how you captured him in mid laugh! Great shot!

BlondeShot Creative said...

great shot, that expression is priceless!

April said...

Kaishon's smiling face is undoubtedly an award winner!

Mighty M said...

You hardly ever see the cantankerous side in his pictures - great shot!

And I love the JOKE!! :) Can't wait to tell Hannah!!

septembermom said...

You're amazing! Love the joy evident in his face:)

Rebekah said...

I was so happy to see your name in the list! Your pictures are amazing! And this one is out of sight!

Julie Rivera Photography said...

With the tracks in the background and his expression, it looks like he might have spotted a train and is running from it! :) Great picture and, as always, great to have you here to add to the positive spirit of iheartfaces!

Cari, Abe, and Paige said...

Love it! That joke literally made me LOL!

Bunch of Barrons said...

What a great expression! :) Great shot! Thanks for your comments, too! :)

*Jess* said...

I just love his expression!!

Herself said...

Fabulous picture! How precious! Stopped by from SITS!

Tracey said...

That is a perfect shot! I LOVE IT!!!

Beverly said...

beautiful capture!

Melissa Jean said...

what an adorable picture! (I'm following you now :-) ) Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment on mine. I'm new to the blog community and am realizing what I am missing out on. There are so many bloggers out there!

T Lee said...

like the full circle theme you used when choosing this photo...adds more meaning. like the bokah background, too.

Evette Mendisabal said...

Oh my heck, what a cutie! Such joy in that smile.

Kimber said...

Such a sweet smile!

Trudy said...

I think that's a great shot...though I don't think I've seen too many of Kaish that weren't!

Kit Womble Photography said...

Hahaha, love the expression! He always has such vivid expressions from what I've seen. Great pic!

Grandma J said...

You couldn't have picked a better picture! That joke is funny :)

Jessica Paige said...

hehe... wonderful expression you captured! :)

Briana @ Wake Up, Juliet said...

Great expression. You really captured him :) Thank you for the sweet comment.

Shades of Gray said...

I love this! So much fun in that face! I LOVE the railroad tracks in the background too! Sweet, sweet photo!

ashley said...

Oh, that is a wonderful photo!! Thanks for the comment on my grandma's photo, you made my day...I wasn't expecting comments, especially so soon! : ) I've read through a few of your posts and already have tears in my eyes, especially the "I'll Love You FOrever" one). My son just turned five and I'm already sensing the time rushing by...

Lori said...

Beautiful! I love pictures of true enjoyment/excitement!

Cortnie said...

Business...you're funny! Thanks though! I love the expression on his face. He looks like a really lively kiddo. I've got 2 of those!

McMom said...

Fantastic photo! I love the composition...and it really highlights his personality.

Melissa said...

I love this shot! I love capturing my kids when they aren't posing, aren't expecting it, and just being themselves... I had a looooot to choose from this morning.... allllll from this weekend! Of course I'm 100% biased, and think they are all fantastic! Anyway- I just love looking at your blog!

foureverlove said...

This is a great shot! Your photog skills have improved so much this year!!!! Great job!

Heather said...

What a fantastic picture!

Donna Boucher said...

What a fun picture!

Man! You have a lot of friends :o) I think it's because you are so thoughtful!

righteousnessbyfaith said...

very fun shot! I love his personality just shining through in this one!

Macy said...

What a fabulous photo! Personality-filled shots are my very favorite! *grin*

Mom of M&Ms said...

Love that face! IF ya looked up joy in the dictionary, this is what you would see!

Athena714 said...

What a great picture :)

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Can he get any better looking?
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anita johnson said...

Love the composition and the joy on his face!

Momma Pixie said...

That joke is too cute. Can't wait for my girls to get home from school today so I can share it with them.

Your picture is fantastic! I love everything about it!

leslie said...

how can you not want to lol!! great capture!!

thanks for stopping by and your lovely comments!!

Patti said...

You go girl with your 91 comments!!! I am so lucky to have you visit my blog. Thank you for making my day with your kind words! Love your photo too-your son's adorable. And your get along little doggy cracked me up. Can't wait to tell my daughter that one.

Amanda Smith said...

Awesome capture Becky!!!!! LOVE IT!

Corey~living and loving said...

FAbulous shot.

okay....you need to tell me how on earth you got almost 100 comments so far? seriously....how do you do it?

Hannah said...

He has such a great face...it just radiates happiness. Every time I see your pictures I smile :)

Summer said...

I just love his expression! So happy!

KrisJ said...

So So FUN!!! Thanks for your sweet comment!

Melissa said...

thank you for stopping by my blog and taking the time to post. You photos are amazing, awe inspiring. I love how you capture child hood and life at it's finest. I love your blog and I am a follower now. Thanks again for your kind words :)

Some call me Neesie. said...

Terrific photo - it really delivers personality! Great setting & framing too! Thanks for stopping by.

Tessa/Lorenias said...

oh cute picture! Thanks for commenting on my entry!

Mama Kat said...

Don't you love using him as a model!?! That's why we had kids...right?

Maria Berg said...

Fun and action in the photo! MB

Shannon Downs said...

luv the happiness shown on his face, great shot

Danielle said...

Love it!! All the essence of boyhood...oh and the joke..classic, I'll use that one on my kids tonight!

Sarah Jones said...

Great capture! I love him in mid laugh!

Cbell said...

Loved that picture!! Yes, the duck call did indeed quack and it was the highlight of our Christmas! How sad/funny is that?!

Cady said...

Great picture! It really shows his personality. I love it!

Mindy said...

What a great photo (and story)!! You have such a handsome little guy there!

Tiffany said...

Oh, his expression is so priceless! What a great, happy shot! This definitely made me smile!

Donna said...

What a great expression! I love capturing this type of shot! He is such a handsome young man!

P.S. Thanks for the comment on my first entry!

Carrie said...

I love it! He is so full of life and you've captured it beautifully! And you tell a good joke! haha! ;)

★ MamaKat ★ said...

I always look forward to viewing your entries because not only are the pictures great, but I love to read what you've written! :) (though I rarely comment, I'm in a chatty mood and thought I'd share with you my joy!)

Becca said...

oh I LOVE this! :-) it's SO him . . .

ps - I love I Heart Faces because it made us friends!

Susie said...

what a great picture... he looks like such a happy boy :)

the monkey's mama said...

ONE HUNDRED AND FOURTEEN COMMENTS?

oh my head

you're famous

But with this hilarious and GREAT picture you took it is no wonder :)

Love your post and loved that joke. hilarious, too.

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

What a wonderful picture - he has such a great smile!

LOL at the joke - I'm going to have to tell that one to my doggie-crazy daughter. :)

Crystal said...

Great photo. He is so cute and seems to be such a fun kid. Great job :)

Rachael said...

i just love the look of pure joy on his face...what a happy guy!

JamericanSpice said...

A face worth more than a thousand words. Lovely.

The Absence of Alternatives said...

His excitement is catching. What was that that caught his attention or caused the surprise?

tiff(threeringcircus) said...

What a perfect photo! Wonderful as always and I just wanted to say that you always have the most amazing comments for people

Norah said...

The joy that radiates from his smile could change the world!

DC Urban Dad said...

That smile is infectious. Just what I need on a cold day.

Suki said...

Kaish is such a cute kid. Wonderful entry for this weeks challenge.

Christopher And Tia said...

I love the train tracks in the background. I've always wanted to do a train track photo shoot. I think when we move into our next house, we're going to build mock train tracks in the back yard, just for playing purposes :)

wgleaves said...

Thanks for leaving a comment on my post about my "spagetti" faced girl. That was my first blog post and you were the first comment ever.

Your son is handsome and like you, I hope to keep journaling my kids and their pictures so we have memories for a long time.

Twincerely,Olga said...

he is so handsome!!!! great shot!!

Freckles said...

Love the expression and composition! Great job.

**Nicole** said...

He looks VERY excited :D

Live.Love.Eat said...

You're a wonderful mom to a most wonderful picture subject :)

BE~ Photography Blog said...

I would love to see a link in your post of the first picture you entered! I think this handsome boy deserves a spot on the home page of "i heart faces"! You have been so supportive of everyone and your photography and your words are priceless! Great shot!

Amandalynn said...

This is great!

Kate - k8tography said...

Is this a record number of comments for you to receive? You deserve every single one of them and more....because you always take the time to 1. write great comments on so many peoples shots 2. write the best i heart faces posts to accompany your photo and 3. take the best shots of Kaishon. Over the past year, I have followed his growth and the fun he exudes. Thank you for allowing me into your life and thank you for sharing your love of Kaish and life itself. This shot is PERFECT!

Kate

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

great shot. It shows his personality well.

AMH615 said...

That expression is just priceless and the clarity is incredible -- and don't worry, my son wears shorts to college year round - even in the cold!

Elaine at Matters of the Heart) said...

I'm with you, so glad I found I heart faces. It has been so much fun to grow with everyone. I love your little guy, and this picture is just perfect. Thank you for always leaving such wonderful thoughtful comments and thank you for being a prayer warrior for our family during this difficult time.

Blessings,

Elaine

Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

Glad I found I heart faces too! But so glad we got to meet this year! You are such a sweet soul!

Blessings and great shot of your beautiful son!

Love,
Jill
fnaphotography.blogspot.com

Missy said...

His smile is so genuine. Looks like he's having fun!

Lolli said...

Oh my goodness, girl1 Look at you with 130-some-odd comments. And I think I've seen your comment on every single stinking blog I've visited this week. You are The Woman!

Marvett Smith said...

Great composition!

SPACEY T said...

Great photo! I love his eyes, they are amazing!

wenderful said...

Such a fun expression and wonderful entry for this week!

Fotobiography said...

Love it. Love the excitement. Love the out of focus backgroud...Love it.

Sara said...

Thank you for your wonderful comment on my IHF entry. It was a great welcome!! I LOVE yours, too! Such a cutie.

Marla said...

His expression . . . priceless. You do such a good job of capturing his image. I've really enjoyed looking at your blog for these challenges. Thanks for that!

shauna said...

You really know how to spread the love--and the laughs! Thanks for stopping by.

Kaishon is lucky to have you documenting his childhood with such talent. His future wife and children will love it too (not that I am trying to rush him thru his childhood or anything. It already goes by too quickly!)

Jo said...

Great!!! I love that his personality just jumps right out at me!!

Elise said...

LOVE his expression!!

Jodi said...

His personality is showing through! What a great picture!