This is one of my favorite shots in 2014. Technically, it is not “perfect.” For the ‘togs reading this, the only light source was a window. I turned all the lights off in the room and used that window. (sort of a big soft box given the hazy day outside)
Nikon D3 with 24-70 f/2.8 lens at ISO 4000
The reason I love this photo so much is that it is NOT technically perfect. But, to the family, it is an amazing image. That little girl was so intrigued by the dress, perhaps wondering what it was like to be a princess herself. I waited and waited and then there it was. The light from outside washes softly on her face as she stares in awe.
Moments like these fire me up to go out and shoot again. They don’t always happen, but when they do it’s great!