Thursday, July 24, 2008

Photostory Friday: Jordan

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek

September 7, 1997 was the day I became a father. It was shortly thereafter that I began to take my photography hobby more seriously. I “borrowed” my dad’s Canon (I would inherit it, by default, when he passed away, a year and a half later), and began to look at my beautiful new baby girl, through a zoom lens.


 She had the most beautiful eyes I had ever seen. They were her most distinctive and striking feature. They still are. And Jordan has always been so photogenic, that she is, far and away, my most photographed subject in the last eleven years. 


She is a beautiful girl, but it’s more than that. She just poses naturally. Cameras do not phase her -- probably because her father has had one attached to his face for most of her life. But, also, Jordan is a very tenderhearted and sweet girl. She’ll do anything for you (see her younger brother Matthew for a contrasting point of view), and I think that sweetness comes across in the pictures. In the end, it’s hard to hide who we really are, isn’t it?



I am so proud of the beautiful young woman that Jordan is growing into, she is spreading her wings. She is more lovely every day.


 How do you hold them close and let them run at the same time? Luckily, for me, Jordan is the most artistically inclined of my children and we have developed a bond, in our love for beautiful things.


 On a recent trip to Moab, I handed the camera over to Jordan. There are no words to describe my pleasure at the results. 


The landscape pictures I’ve included here were all taken by Jordan.


13 comments:

Bren said...

Wow! That last shot of hers is gorgeous! I can see why you are so proud. She's a beauty!

Sarah Brooks said...

I love them all. I LOVE the one of her in green looking up! What a pretty girl!

Neutral Dwelling said...

What a lovely daughter with a wonderful eye for beauty!

MamaGeek said...

Wow, these are fantastic again Chris. Jordan is LOVELY. And you are so amazing at portrait photography. WOWZA.

Jennifer said...

WOW she has a wonderful eye - she's beautiful, just beautiful. Your shots are amazing, your loving words of a father, even more so!

Alexandria said...

You are truly blessed to have such a beautiful, talented and sweet daughter. I love the picture of her in the cowgirl hat and sunglasses. Looks awesome! Her photography pictures are priceless.

Susie said...

I love all of those pictures! The one at the end with the flowers is amazing! Her pictures are fantastic too--wtg Dad!
Great post-you both are very blessed to have each other!

April said...

She IS beautiful! And obviously talented as well! Great shots.

Autumn said...

I love the shot with her and the flowers. You have a beautiful daughter!

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Beautiful young lady. They grow SO fast. As for her photography, she's had quite the example in you {I imagine} She took some stunning shots!

Cecily R said...

She is beautiful and so is her obvious talent with a camera!!

I love this post because it captures her in photos and words so well. Fabulous PSF (as always) Chris!

Robyn said...

Beautiful post! The photos are gorgeous, you both have the touch.

Ryanne said...

I am sure you were "well pleased" with the pictures she took, they are beautiful, as is she! ( I try not to use the word proud...you know the whole beware of pride thing.)