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I spent most of yesterday post-processing the images I shot for a friend's wedding and really liked this one: the youngest son of the bride, flanked by his two older brothers.

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comment by Craig @ id7.co.uk at 10:33 PM (GMT) on 9 February, 2008

Funny, becuase I have had three wedding requests this week, and have been working on a Wedding Sampler page on ID7 at the request of these prospective clients.... Do you find you are getting more requests for Weddings now, and do you do them for love or money?.... interested to hear your thoughts. Also the boys eyes are electric, and the black and white tonality is spot on. Lovely portrait. csj

comment by djn1 at 11:27 PM (GMT) on 9 February, 2008

Craig: I shot three weddings last year, one last week, I have another lined up for June, and maybe one more later in the year, and at the moment I really enjoy shooting them. I don't do them that often, and can get caught up in the excitement of the day, but if I was doing them all the time I don't think I'd enjoy them anywhere near as much.

comment by Jay at 12:52 AM (GMT) on 10 February, 2008

Awesome photo! Composition, focus, everything. I'm currently gathering samples to show my wedding photographer so he's got an idea of what I'm looking for, and with your permission, I'd like to show him this one...

comment by kate at 01:38 AM (GMT) on 10 February, 2008

david- you are so exceptional with portraits as this endearing portrait proves. but you are also brilliant with hands- the last hands i remember really liking were from a wedding collection you shot maybe four or five months ago, i believe, and it was fairly tight on 3 of the 4 hands belonging to an obviously loving couple, their hands intertwined like thick rope. another great hand capture was the beach beauty nymph or siren with her hand looking hook-like around the neck of her "eyeless/blind" mate. this shot is just beautiful and timeless as your best portraits consistently are. the framing with hands to the left and right is lovely and so perfectly balanced, and i love the warmth of the "black and white" here.

comment by mikelangelo at 02:42 AM (GMT) on 10 February, 2008

I LOVE this image. I'm thinking that his eyes are almost TOO striking...but with the background of the image... it is truly a great shot! the expression is great.

comment by David Chabashvili at 06:39 AM (GMT) on 10 February, 2008

This one is great shot! Striking!

comment by rhys at 08:24 AM (GMT) on 10 February, 2008

Childrens portaits are NEVER tiresome, kids tend to have no posing pretentions and hardly any camera shyness (although some probably do). This is a great shot- clarity, sense of scale, sense of family and perfect PP. (Oh, and snap! child portait on my page today too!).

comment by Jennifer at 09:17 AM (GMT) on 10 February, 2008

Gorgeous - love his eyes and the way you've framed him with his brothers! Watched The Two Towers last night - he'd make a beautiful elf child :-)

comment by Audrey Mottishaw at 10:03 AM (GMT) on 10 February, 2008

Very powerful image. I like the whole composition and the lighting.

comment by Bill at 02:51 PM (GMT) on 10 February, 2008

I think what makes this a great child photograph is the the shirt, with it long sleeves, that really does not fit him.

comment by Dr Emer at 08:18 PM (GMT) on 10 February, 2008

Great composition! Children will be children. They're certainly one of the best photo subjects around.

comment by djn1 at 09:10 PM (GMT) on 10 February, 2008

Thanks everyone.

comment by Tom K. at 05:06 AM (GMT) on 11 February, 2008

Astonishingly great photo.

comment by Dd at 05:40 PM (GMT) on 11 February, 2008

thank you for cutting my bros heads off! i also like it

comment by Jarrard at 03:28 AM (GMT) on 12 February, 2008

Wow. Excellent image. The composition is simply stunning.