Shooting wide open is my favorite! I love the look of soft backgrounds that make my subjects pop. Today when I asked my kids who would like to be my model for the prompt - they fought over it! Gavin won though - we decided that mommy would make sure to keep track of who is used and make sure to keep it fair. I LOVE that they like to be involved with my hobby. This was a quick photo that actually came out pretty much like I had pictured in my head (that doesn't happen that often to be honest - they usually turn out much worse than I had hoped or much better). In fact, this came out even better than I had imagined because of that handsome young man smiling up at me through his umbrella on this rainy day.