Thursday, April 1, 2010

Little Miss Sunshine

Everyone knows that while kids make great subjects for photography, they can also be temperamental, fidgety, and impatient.  So it follows that it must be great fun to be a photographer charged with capturing images of children modeling knitwear.

The other day, I happened upon a few old photos of a young model whom I've christened "Little Miss Sunshine" because. . . Well, you'll soon enough see why. 

Here she is in two different knitted sweaters on one page:

Can't see her well enough?

Here are the close-ups:

Doesn't she look thrilled?  Makes you want to knit those same sweaters for your own little darling, just so you can see the same light of joy fill her eyes, doesn't it?  (It also makes you wonder if the whole "say cheese" thing hadn't been invented when these photos were taken.)

Little Miss Sunshine also appears in a colorized photo in the same book.  (And when I say "colorized", let me assure you that they colorized the living daylights out of these photos.  Just look at those rosy cheeks!  You'll not find any rosier!)

Judging by the cutesy posing in some of the other photos on that page (the girl touching the button, the one admiring her bow, and the one with one hand on her hip), I'd guess that someone told Little Miss Sunshine to put both hands on her hips, but I doubt "petulant brat" was the look they were going for. . .

Or maybe "petulant brat" isn't quite right.  It almost looks more like she's about to start crying. . . 

(By the way, I'm sure Little Miss Sunshine was a sweet, happy little girl when she hadn't been subjected to a long photo-shoot-- or at least we'll give her the benefit of the doubt.  Heck, she's pretty darn cute even with these pouty expressions!)

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