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Casual Portraits

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This week has been a hard week.  I’ve been taking lots of photos and checking out places to go and take photos.  I am very tired, so today I am not going to talk a lot, I thought I would show you some portraits that I took recently of a young woman.

She was great to photograph and we had a lot of fun.  I will just put the images into a gallery for you.  Enjoy your day.

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  1. Simply beautiful. I always enjoy your work.

    March 27, 2014
  2. Great shots !!

    March 27, 2014
  3. I think they look great!

    March 27, 2014
  4. Get some rest! You deserve it! :)

    March 27, 2014
  5. She is so cute! Great photos Leanne.

    March 27, 2014
  6. She looks soooo happy. You had a wonderful subject and you took some great photos of her.

    March 27, 2014
    • It was great fun, and I think she was. Thank you.

      March 27, 2014
  7. Enjoy your day too Leanne. Sounds like it’s time for some R & R.

    March 27, 2014
  8. I love the one of her barefoot in the road. It makes me miss summer!

    March 27, 2014
    • You will be in summer soon, we are just leaving it. Thank you.

      March 27, 2014
  9. Reblogged this on gabrielecirulli.

    March 27, 2014
  10. Pretty girl! You did a great job!

    March 27, 2014
  11. Nice! You can do anything. Hope you get some good rest. I’m resting today too.

    March 27, 2014
    • I can’t do macro Nia, haha, and I am not very good at still life, so I am finding out. I do love photographing people. though never thought I was very good it, but I do like what is happening with them. Thanks Nia, the rest is nice.

      March 27, 2014
  12. You bring out the best in these gorgeous young women Leanne.

    March 27, 2014
    • Thank you Carol, I wonder if it is because I know them, or through my own girls just know how to talk to them. I love photographing them, it is a lot of fun.

      March 27, 2014
  13. Lovely!

    March 27, 2014
  14. Such beautiful natural photos of this lovely young woman.
    I do agree… You are very talented and adaptable :)

    March 27, 2014
    • Thank you Robyn, it has taken me many years, but I am finally getting better at them. :)

      March 27, 2014
  15. Pretty girl and the pictures show that.
    She’s obviously relaxed with you – half the battle.
    I’m here in Oz at the moment so have shot a casual portrait just for you.
    Not sure my sitter relaxed with me, so I just grabbed what I could ;-)

    http://optumphotography.wordpress.com/2014/03/27/roo/

    March 27, 2014
    • I was shooting some of those yesterday only a angry emu was attacking them at the zoo and then I thought it was going to come after me.
      Not sure if this will work, photo I took of it.
      Thanks David, hope you are enjoying your time in Oz. Remember clicking your heals three times won’t take you back.

      https://plus.google.com/u/0/+LeanneColePhotography/posts

      March 27, 2014
  16. What a beauty and you’ve captured it all so well Leanne! Great shots hon! :D

    March 27, 2014
    • PS: Now go and get some rest! :D

      March 27, 2014
      • I will Sonel, know I will sleep very well tonight.

        March 27, 2014
    • Thank you Sonel, she was great to photograph. :)

      March 27, 2014
  17. So pretty, Leanne. I love the tones.

    March 27, 2014
    • Thank you George, that is great, I have been trying some new things.

      March 27, 2014
  18. Beautiful Leanne! No need to type back…rest. I feel your pain.

    March 27, 2014
  19. thatnavaword #

    Love these. Truthfully alot more than i like the still photography, which aren’t less beautiful.

    March 27, 2014
  20. Fabulous!

    March 27, 2014
  21. Love the complimenting colors. Very sweet and innocent but still elegant. Great shots.

    March 27, 2014
  22. Great photos and that is a really cute dog :)

    March 27, 2014
    • I believe the dog, Molly, has quite a personality, she wasn’t sure Molly would allow us to photograph her, but she did great. Thanks.

      March 27, 2014
  23. She looks so happy. I like the vintage-look about the photos, seems to be a touch of Victorian-era-esque in there too.

    Sounds like you are busy doing what you love! I hope you get good photos soon. I’m having a hard and busy week. Definitely well into my new job but it takes up a lot of time and it’s very mundane, not to mention exhausting. I look forward to going home everyday to do what I love doing :)

    March 27, 2014
    • She was happy, she is a friend of my daughters, and we had heaps of fun. I am still trying out different processing options.

      I have been busy, though I have to admit part of my tiredness is also because of my back and the exercises I’m doing at the hospital. I am looking forward to doing nothing tomorrow. That is great that you are into the job, sorry to hear it is a bit mundane, can be nothing worse when it is like that. That is great about going home. Take care. :)

      March 27, 2014
      • Thanks Leanne. Sorry to hear about your back, it must be annoying for you. I had back aches earlier this week and I couldn’t sprint as fast as I wanted to to catch the tram after work. Good that you have a day of nothing tomorrow – I’m sure you’ll be playing with images. Hope that your daughters are enjoying uni now that uni is in full swing :)

        March 27, 2014
      • It is getting better, but the exercises can be very tiring. Especially when she adds more things. I think they are enjoying it more, they don’t say much. They are panicking a bit because now they have to actually do work. I went to the zoo yesterday and took lots of photos, so lots of photos to sort out.

        March 27, 2014
      • I think you’ll get way stronger when you manage to lift those weights with east! I last went to the zoo about six years ago. I did see a lot of animals but to my disappointment didn’t manage to see the monkeys. I’ve always wanted to go back, but it has always been a tad pricey in my opinion. Definitely will go back when I get my new camera ;)

        March 27, 2014
      • I hope so, I am a bit over it now. The zoo has changed so much, even in the 12 months since I was there. It is very pricey, you aren’t wrong there, though $30 and you can spend all day there. I think the Aquarium, is the worse, they charge so much to get in and 2 hours later you are done. The zoo is a great place to take photos, there are so many things you can try, it is great. I was doing a one on one and it was perfect. :) You will have to go back when you get your new camera.

        March 28, 2014
  24. Reblogged this on dunjav.

    March 27, 2014
  25. They are all great. Very “real.” My eye went to the third portrait right a way due to the subject nice and sharp contrasted against a soft blur.

    March 27, 2014
    • Thank you Cate, I love the playfulness of that image.

      March 28, 2014
  26. Such beautiful shots!

    March 27, 2014
  27. As it should be – casual – looks more natural. The forced-posed doesn’t ring as true to the individual you are capturing.

    March 27, 2014
    • I think so too Dan, I love how playful these images look, which I think capture her as she really is. Thanks.

      March 28, 2014
  28. Love them! You captured her essence – beautiful work Leanne!

    March 27, 2014
  29. Lovely!

    March 27, 2014
  30. Jackie Saulmon Ramirez #

    She is a beautiful young lady! I like the playfulness in the images. I especially like the one with the dog – my dog died yesterday and I miss her terribly.

    March 27, 2014
    • I like the playfulness in the images too Jackie, it was a lot of fun. Oh I am so sorry to hear about your dog, I can’t imagine how you must be feeling.

      March 28, 2014
  31. Excellent job Leanne. I hope that your back starts feeling better soon.

    March 27, 2014
    • Thank you Marcus, I hope so too, I am a bit over it all.

      March 28, 2014
  32. They look so natural and spontaneous. And to me that’s wonderful! I hate posed shots. She looks so free and natural outside, I feel like she must enjoy the outdoors.

    March 28, 2014
    • You have to always pose them, in some way, but I try to make them natural. I try really hard to relax them and make them feel not so nervous. I got her to dance around, a bit like a child, it worked and she was having fun. Thank you.

      March 28, 2014
  33. I really like the “feel” of these portraits. Part due to the comfortable attitude and part due to the color treatment. So nice, Leanne.

    March 28, 2014
    • Thank you Hutch, it was a fun session, and I am so glad that has come out in the photos.

      March 28, 2014
  34. Jen #

    Those turned out very nicely! I especially like 2749 and the one with her dog—she looks really blissfully happy in both. :) You’ve really captured her spirit!

    Hope you feel better soon. Is it still your back? Regardless—try to take it easy! Grab a good book or a few funny movies and rest. :)

    March 28, 2014
    • Thank you Jen, I was really happy with how they came out as well.

      I am getting better, I can sit for longer now which is great, but sometimes, I do over do it, can’t help it. I have an appointment with the couch today, so watching lots of stuff on the TV I think. thank you Jen. :)

      March 28, 2014
  35. No words needed – good work – I’ve kind of been whacked by a cough and voice loss…I’ll be back!

    March 28, 2014
  36. So beautiful!

    March 28, 2014
  37. Gorgeous photos Leanne. I love it!

    March 28, 2014
  38. Reblogged this on the Madhat Kat and commented:
    Casual, sweet, simple…I love the soft lighting!

    March 29, 2014
  39. So natural and lovely. That first one out on the path just sings.

    March 29, 2014
    • Thank you Elen, I had her dancing around, that is what I was hoping for.

      March 29, 2014
  40. Beautiful, soft portraits.

    March 30, 2014
    • Thank you Cardinal, I like the word soft to describe them.

      March 30, 2014
  41. These are great – the penultimate shot’s my favourite – very nice balance between relaxed and formal.

    March 30, 2014
    • Fantastic, thank you Richard, she was a lot of fun to photograph.

      March 31, 2014
  42. Just lovely – wonderful job, Leanne.

    April 4, 2014

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