Monthly Archives: April 2009

Cuteness: Vivienne

My baby girl can pull herself into a standing position now. Crazy! Fortunately, this development has come with a delightful side-effect: she loves to play in her crib and play yard now. I snapped these pictures when she woke up from a nap a few weeks ago, but I just got around to processing them today.

Playtime in the crib

Those eyes! More than anything else, her eyes show us what she needs and how she’s feeling.

Playtime in the crib

She is certainly used to a camera by now. If only I could keep her from grabbing it! Soon enough, kiddo…

Clapping!

Clapping! She does this now. And waving! And saying, “Hi!”

Peeking!

She’s well on her way to walking. She pulled herself up for this photo which took me by surprise. I wonder how long she’s been practicing in secret?

Playtime in the crib

She is ALWAYS on the move, but at least here the teeth are clear. And sharp. Yikes.

Funny face

This is her papa’s favorite of the bunch. I have no idea what she tasted, but it was no good!

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Portrait: Brandon

I don’t know what it is about Wayne State theater, but they’ve got some seriously talented and attractive students in that department (and I don’t just say that because I was one of them long ago!). Brandon is wrapping up his degree, so we took a couple of hours on yet another frustratingly cold spring day to put together a few headshots.

Portrait - Brandon (veronicamachak.com)

Wayne State campus is a strange place, when it comes to architecture. There doesn’t seem to be a unifying theme to it, other than a bent toward more modern, boxy structures.  There is an abundance of pattern, which is really neat.

Portrait - Brandon (veronicamachak.com)

And occasionally, you find a fun little urban anachronism.

Disco Ball - Detroit

There’s a fountain and reflecting pool with huge porous boulders in it that hasn’t been filled yet for the season, so we jumped in for a few shots.

Portrait - Brandon (veronicamachak.com)

And who can resist a little sun flare/heroic angle?

Portrait - Brandon (veronicamachak.com)

Fortunately, the librarians never told us to keep it down while we were goofing off in the corner of the fourth floor.

Portrait - Brandon (veronicamachak.com)

Thanks, Brandon, for a lovely shoot, and congratulations on your (impending) graduation!

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