Family Friday #4

Every morning before work I get the kids ready for their day. I feed them, get them dressed, and so on. On good days, I have a little extra time to hang out in the living room with them while they play. This photo was from one of those days.

There's a lot I like about this picture, even though the composition is a little cluttered. I love the direction and tone of the light as it washes across my daughter's face.  I love how it almost looks like she's got a spotlight on her, how the background recedes rapidly into darkness.  But most of all I love how intent she looks. Playing is a serious business.