I ♥ Faces - Excitement! ▌Cochise County Photographer, Arizona


When the theme of "excited" came up this week over at I Heart Faces, I knew immediately that I would dig into my redeployment archives to find this little sweetheart. She's just waited 15 months, and most recently, 2 hours inside a cold Army tent, in the pouring rain, waiting for her Daddy to arrive home safe from Iraq. It's got some blur from motion, but can you blame her for not holding still? I was shooting at ISO 1250, with a zoom lens at F5, 1/40sec. and probably should have bumped it up to ISO 1600 but got caught in the moment and couldn't stop clicking. I would never wish anyone's soldier away, but God how I love to shoot when they finally come home! To see this family's story, and a glimpse of little Miss Sunshine just moments before this shot, click HERE.

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22 comments:

tiff said... at October 12, 2009 at 12:17 AM

Oh yes! Now that is pure excitement!

Lizzie said... at October 12, 2009 at 12:27 AM

That is so, so precious! I love father/child moments. And this one is just sheer joy. I could look at this all day. It's infectious.

Caroline said... at October 12, 2009 at 1:59 AM

That is sooo cute - adorable - lovely!

Melissa G. said... at October 12, 2009 at 3:19 AM

Brings tears to my eyes!

Becca said... at October 12, 2009 at 4:04 AM

This may or may not have made me tear up a little - what a fantastic moment!

Dana-from chaos to Grace said... at October 12, 2009 at 4:30 AM

O*M*G*osh! What a beautiful moment!! Brought a tear to my eye!

Holly said... at October 12, 2009 at 5:04 AM

OOOhhhhhh......I don't know who is more excited...Daddy or Daughter!

Julie Rivera Photography said... at October 12, 2009 at 6:11 AM

I love the little hands on her daddy's cheeks. What is it about girls and their daddies?! Great entry...I had the same notion and went straight to my reunion pictures.

*Heather said... at October 12, 2009 at 6:32 AM

Oh that is SO sweet! ;)

Amy @ Living Locurto said... at October 12, 2009 at 6:48 AM

What an awesome photo! I love it:-)

Amy
Co-Founder
I Heart Faces

Jennifer Bowen said... at October 12, 2009 at 6:58 AM

What an adorable shot! Love the excitement of military homecoming ceremonies. =)

Bunch of Barrons said... at October 12, 2009 at 7:42 AM

Such a sweet picture! :)

Tiaras said... at October 12, 2009 at 9:59 AM

SWEET

Nathalie said... at October 13, 2009 at 7:52 AM

Great shot! You truly captured agreat moment!

Life with Kaishon said... at October 13, 2009 at 11:17 AM

This made me cry happy tears : ) So sweet! Can't wait to go see the other pictures!

Cynthia Jill Photography said... at October 13, 2009 at 4:32 PM

So darn sweet! Great capture!

Tracy, mom2many said... at October 13, 2009 at 6:36 PM

That's funny, I chose a picture I took of the same family (it's my BIL and niece) at his Christmas homecoming. They are so thrilled to see each other, I'm so glad you caught this.

Karen Schneider said... at October 13, 2009 at 7:04 PM

Very touching photograph - love it!!

Sarah said... at October 16, 2009 at 12:46 AM

I love how she has her hand on his face! It is a wonderful picture of a little girl that is just so excited about having her daddy home safe and back in her arms! Love it!

Tracy, mom2many said... at October 17, 2009 at 7:39 PM

Congratulations Karyn!!

Julie Rivera Photography said... at October 18, 2009 at 7:53 AM

Congratulations on your TOP TEN pick! Well deserved!

Julia Spencer said... at October 18, 2009 at 10:19 AM

Well Deserved indeed! congrats! Great photo....