In Her Easter Bonnet

This week's Amateur category at "I Heart Faces" is Easter/Spring. Here is my entry -- "In Her Easter Bonnet".

Even though I have been taking pictures for almost 30 years, I have only been serious about it the last year or so. I have taken some on-line photography courses and read everything I can get my hands on - concerning "photography". So yes, I am still an AMATEUR & have never made any money for it --- YET!

I am playing around with a name for a "future" children's photography business (after we retire and move back to the States) in a couple of years. I just learned how to add a name plate to my photos - every new thing I learn is SO exciting.

I took this photo of Gracie a few days before Easter so that her parents could have pictures of her to take home for family and friends. They will be gone from Macedonia for several months. Her mother dressed her in this new Easter outfit - complete with a bonnet. She was born in January - here in Macedonia - so this is her first and only set of what her mother calls "real pictures". I was happy to be asked to take them for the family.

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My Friend and I (Adults Category)

This week at I ♥ Faces, the theme is "My Friend and I". I have entered this photo in the
"Adults Category" of Week 13 Contest.section.

This is a photo of my husband and me. We will be married 40 years this August 16th, and he has been my best friend for all of those years and a few more. We have lived overseas most of those 40 years: France, Burkina Faso (West Africa), Albania and now Macedonia. So this is my entry for "My Friend and I."

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My Friend and I (Kids Contest)

This week at I ♥ Faces --- the theme is "My Friend and I". I have entered this photo in the "Kids" section.


These two girls attend the "Future of the Family Kindergarten" - a non-profit school in Skopje, Macedonia. It is a project of CBF where 40 children each year are chosen from families who could not put there children in school otherwise. The teaching is done in the Albanian language.
They are given a hot meal each day, a sound beginning to their education, and lots of love.

I am so happy to be part of this endeavor.
Shelia Earl

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