We interrupt the previously scheduled Shadows Series
to bring you Cinco de Mayo!
Sometimes the subject makes the photographer look really, really good. This is one of those times. Meet America. Yes, that's really her name! She attended her big brother's graduation from the STAIR reading program at my church. She got all dressed up for the occasion, right down to her cute black boots. I took one look at her and began planning the photos in my head. Stalking might be too strong a word, so let's just say I was "relentless". She was preoccupied with that big chocolate chip cookie, so she really didn't notice the gazillion pictures I was madly snapping. Oh my, I think this might be one of my very favorite portraits.
The bottom photo is one I took last fall at the Dia de los Muertos festivities. I think it's a nice addition to the Cinco de Mayo theme today!