I've always been obsessed with close-ups . It allows me to focus on my subject and really focus on the little details . I used my daughter as my subject and let me tell you , after looking at the images I got a little emotional ! Time please SLOW DOWN! My little crazy , sassy girl is growing up ! I grabbed a black backdrop, draped it across my outdoor bench that I have on my front porch and voila' !!! Something so simple turned out to be one of my favorite photo shoots of her ! It captures her perfectly ! Vibrant eyes full of expression, her cheesy little smile that can light up my heart and the little funny faces that she makes captures the essence of VALENTINA and where she is now ! I also got her serious face too ! I love this little girl to pieces !