Pic of the Day: Portraits

This may be the last photo/s I post while Barack Obama is the President of the United States of America.  So to represent the two main political parties running for that office... here are two portraits.  Both portraits were shot with a Canon 5D mark II and a 100mm 2.8L lens.

Embrace Your Freckle

Some of the people who's photo I take are self conscience for some reason or another.  Their hair is a wreck... No makeup... Not dressed to impress... blah blah blah. Some of the best photos I've taken, the subject has not had a hair and makeup session.

After I showed this beautiful woman her photo, she said it looks horrible.  I told her she looks beautiful.  (Am I the only one who see's beauty in this photo?) She said, "... my freckles."  I told her they are beautiful. I don't know what her response was.  I turned to look at her photo on the computer display.  But my ears heard, a subtle but clear lightening of her voice... ahhh the sound of gentle approval.