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Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 14 September 2010 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.


I did not think to post this picture today, to reveal a couple from yesterday picture - Typical European, but after receiving an email today from Deanne, I decided to do so .

Here is an email :

"Hi Mariana!

I noticed Brad and I were your pic of the day today!

It's been GREAT reading the comments! I passed your website to some of my
friends and family to view too!
They were loving the comments and the opportunity to view the site!

Just great!

Thanks again!"

~ Thank you Deanne on your 'WOW' email :)

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/60 second F/4.0 ISO 400 75 mm


"The moment always dictates in my work. What I feel, I do. This is the most important thing for me. Everybody can look, but they don't necessarily see. I never calculate or consider; I see a situation and I know that it's right, even if I have to go back to get the proper lighting."
~ Andre Kertesz

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Superb picture, they look happy and smile brightens my screen! Nice day Mariana.

14 Sep 2010 5:26am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

A happy image

14 Sep 2010 5:33am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

That's great that you show them! So these are the people behind the famous "grab". That's a sweet portrait.

14 Sep 2010 5:41am

sim from k, Iran

the last picture was a piece of art . but if someone ever touches me in public i will freeze forever .

14 Sep 2010 5:46am

silver from k, Iran

the one above was me

14 Sep 2010 5:47am

@silver: I know .. I know .. You are very handsome ;)) ha ha

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Her Face is preety like her !!! Phil.

14 Sep 2010 5:54am

@Phil: like her WHAT ? oh, you teaser !!!

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

OoooH! Thats the other side of the picture from yesterday? She looks great from both sides! LOL!

14 Sep 2010 5:56am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

A lovely portrait of this couple, their smiles are in their eyes. Brilliant follow up to yesterdays fun shot :)

14 Sep 2010 5:58am

Sonia Nansid from Barcelona Stockholm, Sweden

I agree! Well done showing us today their faces! They seem so happy and in love, no wonder the grab! What a sweet email you got!

14 Sep 2010 6:59am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

A contagious smile and her look very, very fantastic...

14 Sep 2010 7:03am

@Look from Nivelles, Belgium

J'aime la simplicité de ce double portrait. Une photo naturelle, comme le bonheur !

14 Sep 2010 7:05am

PATRICK from miramas, France

splendid just 5****

14 Sep 2010 7:16am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Fantastic!! This couple have a great sense of humor and zero puritanism :)
Good looking pair, american or european. Congratulations for all of you :)

14 Sep 2010 8:10am

Peter Bella from Győr, Hungary

Great! This smile is so honest!

14 Sep 2010 8:13am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Bright smiles for you, Mariana! A portrait consented perfect! Breathe well! Best regards, Adela

14 Sep 2010 8:18am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

She is absolutely beautiful. Gorgeous eyes. Thanks for sharing the email, that's nice.

14 Sep 2010 8:38am

Marie-Jezaria from Paris, France

Luminous smiles and looks ! A portrait nicely seen and catched !

14 Sep 2010 8:51am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Ah ...That's great ! and a superb portrait today !

14 Sep 2010 9:05am

pax from Mahon, Spain

Is Gica Hagi? The football player

14 Sep 2010 9:08am

@pax: do not know who is him, but will Google and see :) Just saw Gica , NO, no way :)

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

Pretty faces !

14 Sep 2010 9:18am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

wow...Lovely couple.

14 Sep 2010 9:34am

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

Toute la symbolique des chaînes...
Bonne journée lumineuse!

14 Sep 2010 10:02am

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

Fantastic story Mariana!! How big is the world??

14 Sep 2010 10:07am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Brilliant follow up to yesterdays, nice story

14 Sep 2010 10:12am

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

Deanne looks really happy with the european touch... I'm european, too, hahaha. My best wishes to the three.

14 Sep 2010 10:18am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Good for Deanne. Not a very European sounding name though :)

14 Sep 2010 10:25am

Iknow from Chengdu, China

a lovely moment,well capture and thanks for sharing!

14 Sep 2010 10:28am

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

Lovely upbeat portrait

14 Sep 2010 10:55am

Emmeji from France

Ils sont vraiment heureux ces deux-là, ça se voit !

14 Sep 2010 11:03am

ryse from bordeaux, France

Quel joli couple !
Bonne journée

14 Sep 2010 11:10am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

I can see why he would want to fondle her butt, and why she wouldn't mind!

14 Sep 2010 11:21am

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

A very happy couple. They enjoy being on your blog. A splendid image.

14 Sep 2010 12:06pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Ah, this handsome guy is the owner of that wonderful hand ! Nice couple !

14 Sep 2010 12:17pm

Peter from London, United Kingdom

thanks for sharing your story

14 Sep 2010 12:17pm

@Peter: thanks for viewing and reading it, Peter ;)

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

a cute story

14 Sep 2010 12:24pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Cute bum and a beautiful smile! Deanne looks resplendant and Brad is a very lucky guy! Outstanding followup shot Mariana! ;-)

14 Sep 2010 12:31pm

@Eric Cousineau: wow, Eric :)) Well, we all know what is good looking ;)

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

The eyes and those beads round her neck exactly match .. interesting subject of photography u got ;)

14 Sep 2010 12:34pm

@Othersideblue: These beads are just for fun . It was a Blue Festival in a city ... Almost everybody was wearing them ;))) And yes, she selected a perfect color matching her eyes :)

Morten Pedersen from Norway

Nice story. it is great reading it.

14 Sep 2010 1:02pm

Carmen from Madrid, Spain

VERY NICE! Love is great!

14 Sep 2010 1:19pm

Rob from United States

A lovely portrait, the picture of love.

14 Sep 2010 1:19pm

xavier cardell from menorca-barcelona, Spain

Very expressive, do you know them?

14 Sep 2010 1:19pm

@xavier cardell: after that previous shot , when they caught me , and smiled at me , I know them . I emailed them that shot, and maybe 2 months later I saw them again in a city , when Blues Festival took a place :) Very lovely couple ;)

Farnaaz from Iran, Iran

So the European show is going to be more and more exciting !
Sincerelly , your Asian friend !!!

14 Sep 2010 1:21pm

mhel from Puerto Princessa, Philippines

Great photo! Great eMail! Great revelation! Great Job! You are great Mariana...2 thumbs up for you.

14 Sep 2010 1:23pm

@mhel: hey, thanks a lot ;)

Val37 from Tours, France

Happy portrait, enjoy !

14 Sep 2010 1:46pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Wow indeed, and you deserve all the praise, totally ;)

14 Sep 2010 1:48pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Beautiful - both yesterday and today are images that we can realy "grab hold of"! :-) I just like to see beautiful and happy faces :-) Outstanding work as always, Mariamna

14 Sep 2010 1:50pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

good series and portrait to finish...hilarious comments!

14 Sep 2010 1:59pm

@Ted: thx Ted ;) Cool to heat from you :)

Manubhai from Bangalore, India

very well captured the emotions...

14 Sep 2010 2:08pm

@Manubhai: for happy people it is never a problem ;)

Terral from Ponoka, Alberta, Canada

A great looking couple.

14 Sep 2010 2:09pm

@Terral: sure, they are :)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

That is so cool! They are a typically happy couple it seems. A super portrait.

14 Sep 2010 2:20pm

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

What fun to get feedback! Lovely couple.. and they are reading this too ;)

14 Sep 2010 2:26pm

@Dutçh: probably they do :)) Thx K .

LB Vision from PARIS, France

Joli portrait ! Peace !

14 Sep 2010 2:41pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

What a cute and fun couple--you can tell they are happy and comfortable with each other.

14 Sep 2010 3:19pm

Monte Stevens from Westerville, United States

So this is the behind the scene scene of "the behind scene." :-) Not sure that makes sense to anyone else but it does my twisted mind.

14 Sep 2010 3:20pm

@Monte Stevens: yes, right :)

Julie from Easton, United States

Very nice portrait! You captured it very nicely with the smiles and lighting.

14 Sep 2010 3:23pm

Mamyni from Argenteau-Visé, Belgium

A beautiful couple quite sympatic! A very beautiful photograph

14 Sep 2010 3:27pm

Sara from Jackson, WI, United States

What a happy the email they sent you...that's so cool!

14 Sep 2010 3:41pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Nice portrait

14 Sep 2010 3:41pm

anweko from Athens, Greece

This women have beautiful eye's!
Great story,
and I'm sure, that everyone like's your picture's!

14 Sep 2010 3:55pm

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

~~~~wow.. a lovely couple and a great portrait!!!:)

14 Sep 2010 4:23pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Very nice smiles…

14 Sep 2010 4:26pm

melocoton from Spain

simpática imagen , un saludo

14 Sep 2010 4:28pm

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

great we have seen the backside now we get the front side, good looking couple well done all three of you lol

14 Sep 2010 4:50pm

Patrick from Belgium

Belle complicité.
Bravo, photo réussie.

14 Sep 2010 5:11pm

Sunder from Chennai, India

Happy couple indeed..

14 Sep 2010 5:17pm

shafagh from tehran, Iran

be happy

14 Sep 2010 5:36pm

Ninna from Kerman, Iran

Good man ;)
Good friends?
I Like this pictures :D
friendly... Happy... and...

14 Sep 2010 5:38pm

@Ninna: We just know each other from the street . Cannot tell they are my friends ;)

JJ from Jersey City, United States

So cool that you show them, they look like such a fun loving couple

14 Sep 2010 5:53pm from Wemmel, Belgium

great shot ...

14 Sep 2010 5:54pm

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

A happy and lovely couple. Great shot.

14 Sep 2010 6:08pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

a very happy portrait - beautiful couple

14 Sep 2010 6:23pm

Véronique from Here & Now, France

Simple, joyeux et tellement efficace !

14 Sep 2010 6:31pm

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

lovely couple.. good to see the faces behind yesterday's shot :).

14 Sep 2010 6:41pm

Cruz from exurbia, United States

it’s fun to see the other half of the story! Have a good day!

14 Sep 2010 7:15pm

yz from Budapest, Hungary

hehe, cool story

14 Sep 2010 7:17pm

philippe from moselle, France

si j'ai bien compris c'est le recto du verso d'hier !!!

14 Sep 2010 7:34pm

Anneka from Bray, Ireland

Now we know how they get to be so radiant :-))

14 Sep 2010 7:38pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

A lovely,and above all,sportive couple! :)

14 Sep 2010 7:52pm

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

WOW! : )

14 Sep 2010 8:21pm

Graham Russon from Cape Town, South Africa

Great stuff :)

14 Sep 2010 8:28pm

Philip from South Wales, United Kingdom

Was this angle at the same time as the previous photo? No wonder they are both smiling :) This, in its own right is quite a nice portrait. They are both photogenic.

14 Sep 2010 8:29pm

@Philip: yes, the same moment :)) thx Phillip !

Bill Brown from California, United States

Beautiful portrait of a happy couple!

14 Sep 2010 8:56pm

Oscar from Espira de l'Agly, France

super smiles.

14 Sep 2010 9:02pm

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

They seem like such a great couple!

14 Sep 2010 9:10pm

Ekios from Une des trois iles du Salut, Guyana

Nice way to put a face on a ...


well ...


Sorry, I couldn't resist :p

"L O L"

14 Sep 2010 9:36pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great smiles captured here. What a unique turn of events where your subjects start corresponding with you. Quite interesting!

14 Sep 2010 9:37pm

Ekios from Une des trois iles du Salut, Guyana

Oh, and of course, nice watch sir ... :D

14 Sep 2010 9:37pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

wow ,beautiful eyes !!! a nice couple !!
kiss !

14 Sep 2010 9:48pm

Peter from Moonbeam. ON, Canada

Great portrait Mariana....good story and after checking yesterday's post they are typical peole in love....peter:)

14 Sep 2010 9:57pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

obviously she liked it:)) delightful couple

14 Sep 2010 10:52pm

peter.K from blue mountains, Australia

happy looking couple, nice...

14 Sep 2010 11:23pm

Sidney from Manila, Philippines

Great looking couple ! killer smiles !

15 Sep 2010 12:23am

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

It's good to get such a great feedback.... they look very happy.

15 Sep 2010 12:23am

rian from fullerton, United States

oh, so they're the couple, eh? lol! it's nice to see the faces to yesterday's post.. :D

15 Sep 2010 12:39am

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Beautiful portrait of the couple !

15 Sep 2010 12:40am

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

Wonderful portraits! very fun and happy!

15 Sep 2010 2:43am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, Canada

It is good to see their faces along with their other parts :-)

15 Sep 2010 4:40am

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

you are so great with portraits, why wouldn't *everyone* like to be photographed by you?

15 Sep 2010 5:00am

6ft5 from Stockholm, Sweden

nice portrait!

15 Sep 2010 6:54am

Ken from United States

Lovely and nice to know photographer and subject matter get along so well. What a beautiful happy couple!

15 Sep 2010 11:58am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

I think other couples will queue up for being photographed by you. :-)

15 Sep 2010 3:26pm

AnneCphotography from somewhere over the rainbow, France

Full of joy !!! They give me their happiness !! And I love the mail she send to you !!! This is so cool !!!!

15 Sep 2010 7:50pm

@AnneCphotography: great . Thx Anne !

Marcie from Newton, United States

What a lovely couple. Especially love her smile!

16 Sep 2010 1:28pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

fantastico retrato!!

16 Sep 2010 6:30pm

hadi from shiraz, Iran


16 Sep 2010 7:29pm

Anne from a little red dot, Singapore

wonderful their smiles !!

17 Sep 2010 3:48pm

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Beautiful smiling couple. Nice to have received an email from them...

18 Sep 2010 12:34am

Photographs by Maria Enriquez from Pacific Grove, United States

you captured their happiness forever! thank you for sharing.

21 Sep 2010 5:14am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Gorgeous couple! You captured wonderful moment! Beautiful smiles :)

22 Sep 2010 4:26pm


Indeed WOW, Marianna!

A very nice photo of this two people!


23 Sep 2010 9:02am

1/60 second
ISO 400
75 mm