I donated a free photo session to a friend's kids' school fund-raising silent auction, and today finally got around to doing the shoot.

There's a wide range in what people expect in a photo session. There are those who want to be posed, others with concrete ideas, and those with no ideas. Today's shoot was 95% candid shots, of the family members interacting in games, story reading, joke telling; all sorts of playing, as if I wasn't there. It was more of a documentary day-in-the-life-of sort of shoot than portrait session. This little one looooved being upside down.

I made use of my beloved 50mm f/1.4 lens for this photo - good for dim lighting, fast for action shots, and limited depth of field for nice background fuzzing and very crisp where I want the focus.