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I Heart Faces | Best Face of 2011

This week’s photo challenge at I Heart Faces is our Best Photo of 2011.

I don’t know if it’s my best…

but it is one of my favorites.

My beautiful daughter will probably be my favorite model ever.

God blessed me extra special when He gave me her.

My daughter and I have this tradition of shooting snow photos.

Oklahoma is not known for it’s snow, so for us, it is always special when we get it.

So, ever since she was very little, when it snows, we run outside and take our snow pictures.  They will always be wonderfully special for us!

This photo was taken almost a year ago, last February.  I can’t wait for it to snow again this year….

…I have another beautiful little girl living with us that I can’t wait to share this tradition with!

35 Responses to “I Heart Faces | Best Face of 2011”

  1. Adrienne January 9, 2012 1:58 am #

    She’s gorgeous, Dana. And such a little sweetie! I always love your snow photos, so I hope you get some soon.

  2. Tracy January 9, 2012 5:12 am #

    Oh, so moody. I’m a huge fan of your work!!! GORGEOUS!!

  3. Sara Jennings January 9, 2012 5:21 am #

    Wow! Such drama! This is a beautiful image!

  4. Tiaras & Tantrums January 9, 2012 5:26 am #

    just lovely! (but I’m so okay with never having to see snow)

  5. Sarah January 9, 2012 5:30 am #

    What a beautiful shot!! I love those eyes!

  6. Niki January 9, 2012 5:33 am #

    Love! What a beautiful composition!

  7. Tina V. January 9, 2012 6:04 am #

    Gorgeous! Love the moody feel of this shot as well. And the color framing her beautiful face.

  8. Christa January 9, 2012 6:20 am #

    I love this image. And I love the idea of a snow photo tradition!

  9. Clin d'Oeil Photography January 9, 2012 8:29 am #

    This is so beautiful!

  10. Missel January 9, 2012 8:41 am #

    I love your pic! is very dramatic and sweet.You have a beautiful little girl :)

  11. Megan January 9, 2012 12:17 pm #

    Oh my goodness! This makes me actually WANT snow.

    Maybe.

    OK, no, I don’t want snow, but I do love this photo!

  12. Elizabeth January 9, 2012 12:26 pm #

    so beautiful!! …and the photo too :)

  13. Tara January 9, 2012 12:53 pm #

    Wow! This is such a strong picture! And what a beautiful daughter!

  14. Heidi January 9, 2012 1:26 pm #

    This picture if riveting. It’s beautiful and yet somewhat haunting at the same time. What a gorgeous little girl.

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  15. Ashlee January 9, 2012 1:33 pm #

    The Red on white in amazing, and she is a beautiful girl. Love the composition.
    I miss the snow!

  16. Michelle R Photography January 9, 2012 1:48 pm #

    I love how you draped the red around her to frame her face perfectly. Such a sweet image of your beautiful girl!

  17. Cindi Murphy January 9, 2012 2:48 pm #

    Simply stunning! Great emotion and contact with the camera! Winner!!

  18. Tania January 9, 2012 3:48 pm #

    … the shade on her face makes this photo so mysterious, but it also has a lovely innocence about it … great shot!

  19. Tia Thomas January 9, 2012 4:39 pm #

    I saw this on pinterest and I loved it! The colors are beautiful as is your daughter. It is just a stunning photo, I hope you have a beautiful canvas made from this!

  20. Jaymie January 9, 2012 5:19 pm #

    She’s gorgeous! Love it.

  21. Jaymie January 9, 2012 5:20 pm #

    Stunning! She’s gorgeous!

  22. Cheyenne January 9, 2012 6:04 pm #

    Oooooh- the drama!!! AWESOME!

  23. Cindy January 9, 2012 7:43 pm #

    What qualifies a photo as “our best” is the emotion it evokes when we look at it. This one stirs up all kinds of feelings…definitely one of your best! Your daughter is just lovely, and she seem wise beyond her years in all of your portraits of her! Love this one.

  24. Valeria January 9, 2012 9:09 pm #

    gourgeous!

  25. Amber January 9, 2012 11:58 pm #

    What a beautifully moving photo! She is a seriously pretty child!

  26. Jennifer January 10, 2012 12:42 am #

    She reminds me of Snow White. Beautiful!

  27. amy January 10, 2012 2:07 am #

    Hey- just ran across your blog from the photo challenge. Your pictures are awesome, but your challenge photo was pretty ironic to me so I had to ask……I am BRAND new to photography and just recently got a DSLR camera. Today it snowed for the 1st time and I was soo excited to get some good snow pictures, but also soo scared to get my new camera messed up. any advice? I took pictures from inside of my little man, but of course didn’t get as close as I wanted….thanks.

    z8%

  28. Sam Tutton January 10, 2012 4:15 am #

    Such an emotive image. Striking!

  29. Becky January 10, 2012 4:21 am #

    This is gorgeous and there just aren’t words for those eyes! She is absolutely beautiful! What a great idea to have this kind of tradition. I may have to do that with my daughter this year.

  30. amanda January 10, 2012 6:19 am #

    so pretty ! .. I just love your work

  31. starrlife January 10, 2012 1:51 pm #

    Lovely, so evocative and touching! I hope that you get a spot in this challenge!

  32. Caroline (Frogmum/TMFH) January 10, 2012 9:59 pm #

    Gorgeous, Gorgeous, Gorgeous!!

  33. Carly January 11, 2012 2:12 am #

    The composition of this image is amazing!

  34. Becky January 11, 2012 2:44 pm #

    I love your art Dana!!! She is beautiful. You are truly blessed!!

  35. Monika January 11, 2012 5:44 pm #

    Wow, she’s stunning! I love how dramatic this image is!

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