I normally don't do "personal" post. My second oldest is turning 12. We(Annabeth and me) We always do pictures of the kids around the time of their birthdays. Fact is......... we typically don't purchase school pictures. So this is how we cope with our lack o purhcasing the horrid pictures. The fact is those pictures are made for speed and however technically right they are.... they are just not that good when trying to show the child's emotion.  So we do this. It also helps me try to focus on new things I should try. This image below kind of shows that as well! I love the color. It is a lighting set up that I have used before. I've just tried to set up some color with it as well!