my step-dad... well, the only dad i have because my own doesn't like me much.


i love this because he's about to start giggling. we'd never really seen him giggle until my son came along. their relationship is a truly special one.


ETA: i replaced the original with one where the entire background is cloned to black. thanks very much, ian, for your help on that!

  • cat klein PRO 7y

    I absolutely love, love, love this. It must be framed!
  • .Kels. 7y

    so special and awesome Shannon!
  • ..Kelly. PRO 7y

    I keep coming back to this shot. I just love it so much. I don't usually fave people's family shots (don't want to creep anyone out), but seeing as 12 other people have already faved it, I'm gonna go ahead and break my own rule. This is just so good.
  • RefinedRebel PRO 7y

    Absolutely fabulous portrait! I love this!
  • Lani PRO 7y

    Great portrait , Shannon ....... he has a content look about him !
  • Sean Mantey 7y

    I love this one.

    Very very nice portrait Shannon.

    He has a kind face (does that sound stupid?)
  • LJ. PRO 7y

    A beautiful portrait of a kind looking man. I think the black background was the only way to go with this and adds a huge amount of depth to the image. The contrasting tones are sharp..and the light is fantastic.

    As portraits go..this is right up there. As its of someone special...its an absolute diamond.

  • tolly p 5y

    I Love this one too...very simple, classic and timeless, yet it speaks volumes to me :)
  • SuperDewa PRO 5y

    What a fantastic expression on his face.

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  • Tami Loving Life 5y

    I. LOVE. EVERYTHING. about. this. shot! :)
    Congrats on being chosen for PW's Group Four!!
  • Just2Peachy PRO 5y

    WoooooHooooo! Look at you. Found you on PW's page! I knew I recognized this shot.
  • Sharkey M. 5y

    Beautiful! And I can say I knew you when . . . now that you're all PW famous and all. :)
  • r_spin 5y

    I want to see this one in the finals! One of my faves!
  • r_spin 5y

    Yay! You're in the finals!!!!! congrats!
  • alisonlassiter1 5y

    Very nice capture. I like him, just looking at him.
  • Ms. Becky K. 5y

    this photo is just an outstanding photo; I love it. it has it all. It's such a great visual and has a lasting effect on me. the first time I saw it I spontaneously said "oh my" out loud to myself. it isn't difficult to capture something in a baby's face, but to capture in an adult's face what you have, well, this is a gift.
  • Marni 5y

    This photo absolutely rocks, Shannon. Much deserving of some recognition.
  • Tami Loving Life 5y

    This is my favorite out of all the finalists. Ohhhh the stories I bet he tells. I said it before.. I absolutely LOVE everything about this photo!
    Congrats on being chosen as a PW Finalist!!
  • Agape PRO 5y

    Love this one too, love the look on his face, he's obviously seeing something in his minds eye that makes him happy.
  • Di 5y

    Oooh, congratulations, Shannon, I love this portrait!
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