"Only an Aunt can give hugs like a mother,
can keep secrets like a sister,and share love like a friend."
This weekend Pat's sister came to visit and Sarah just adores her..actually we all do! She has a heart of gold and the patience of a saint. She knows that from the moment she walks in the door, Sarah is going to be attached at her hip...literally. Sarah was counting the hours until she arrived and had their entire evening planned out.
We had some friends over for dinner and once everyone left and we got everything cleaned up, Sarah sequestered Aunt Mary Pat up in her bedroom playing games, reading books, and putting together puzzles. It was starting to get late, so next on the list was movies in bed with their "royal" friends!
I was the last one awake Friday night and after I locked up the house and climbed up the stairs, I popped in to say goodnight to Sarah and Mary Pat. It was around 11:30pm and it was pitch black in her room. The only light was coming from the television and they looked SO CUTE.
The old me would have never attempted to take this photo because of the extreme low light conditions, but the new me decided to go for it anyway. I dashed down the steps to my office and grabbed my camera to capture this tender moment between Sarah and her Aunt.
Photography is a journey and in my opinion, in order to grow, you have to be willing try new things and step out of the box and out of your own comfort zone every once in a while.
I was so glad I did... I absolutely love this photo. Some may view it as just a "Snapshot", but I see so much more when I look at it. I see a photo filled with love and emotion. A very sweet and unforgettable moment between a loving Aunt and her niece.
Aunt Mary Pat left this morning, but it is safe to say that she will be getting a little gift in the mail very soon:)
Shot with a Canon 5d Markiii
50mm f1.2 Lens
Shutter Speed: 1/100th
Very little was done to this photo in terms of processing.
I used Florabella's Clean Black and White to convert it and then I added just a touch of her Milk Haze to soften it a bit.
Make sure you stop by and say hello to my friend Stefanie and check out some more fabulous Sunday Snapshots.