Fancy, fancy dress

For Claire’s birthday back in April, my brother Geoff and his wife, Marlene, gave Claire a stunning gown. A gown. It’s too beautiful and fancy to even call it a dress! It was fairly big on her at the time but since Claire had a nice growth spurt over the summer, it’s now fitting quite nicely (with still some room to grow).
While Ren was in school today, Claire and I had a little photo shoot. One of you mentioned in a comment a awhile back that it is so nice Claire will pose for me without bribes. Yeah, right! I do bribe her (a lollipop this time), which I know is probably bad but I do believe she has fun during the photo shoot too.
My photos today – as well as the last couple of weeks, probably – were underexposed. I just realized I had inadvertently changed my exposure compensation amount away from zero, something I did not want to do! Anyway, some of the photos are pixelated-looking as a result of having to fix this in Photoshop. Too bad I didn’t realize this before today’s shoot because otherwise I am happy with how these turned out. I know they are not perfect from a technical sense but I think Claire looks so beautiful in them.

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  • Love how you posted these photos in a bigger size… she is gorgeous and so is that dress! The first one is amazing…ReplyCancel

  • I am blown away by her breathtaking beauty.
    And your photography too.
    A gown indeed, it is!


    PS – It was me mentioned the bribery, I think, now I don't feel so bad!! šŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Love the pics, Monica. Claire is a natural for sure. I love her dress šŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Wow. A glimpse of high school graduation. šŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Aw yes, Claire's portrait photos are stunning. I love the first one, and the third one (little smile coming out) and fifth one (looking down)… Aw gee, I think I love them all. Wow! Thanks for taking these pictures of her in the dress/gown.ReplyCancel

  • Claire looks so beautiful and elegant. With her curls, her hair reminds me of yours. Georgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful pictures, beautiful dress and most of all, beautiful girl! I love them all but I think I like the laughing one best – pure joy.ReplyCancel

  • I love the one where she is looking down. I don't know why, but it brought tears to my eyes.


  • What a beautiful young lady! I love the one where she is throwing her head back and having a wonderful laugh! Brings a smile to your face!ReplyCancel

  • Wow, what a gown! I love the colours. Claire looks beautiful.ReplyCancel

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