I spent some time yesterday afternoon (Valentine’s Day) with my wife photographing at our daughters’ school. The school was holding its annual Sixth Grade Dance and we were asked to shoot portraits of the kids in their Sunday best. My favorite shot of the day was the first one taken. I asked Elisabeth to step in for a moment so I could test the lighting, and as she did her friends were laughing at her. Her relaxed fun expression made for a great spontaneous capture.

I processed the shot in black & white with a bit of colorization applied in Photoshop (the subtle gold tone in her hair). Her outfit and the seamless background work well with a somewhat high key presentation.

Canon 30D, Canon 24-105 f/4L IS lens – 1/30 second, f/4, ISO 100