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Me and my Princess

Me and my Princess
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Copyright: Manuj Mehta (manujmehta) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1147 W: 79 N: 2778] (12360)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-21
Categories: Portrait
Camera: Canon EOS 7D, Lica 35mm-420mm
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Photos of my favorite photographers, Even more Dingo favourites..., A Portrait, World Portraits, photos of Urfaust favorite TL members, Unforgettable, thats what you are... [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-08-01 0:16
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
My First self Portrait with my Daughter.

I was very tired after the whole day work in the office, but after seeing her little smile i felt rejuvenated. this may be the charm of being a newly father.

"You are a princess in my heart,
and I care for you so much.
I love the fondness in your eyes
and your tender little touch.

I looked at you when you were born,
and knew then straight away,
that I would be forever here
to watch you grow and play.

You bring to me a heart of joy,
and memories so great,
and a powerful sense of fatherhood that no one can debate.

I watch you sleep and dream of things that I can only wonder.
That innocent look upon your face just makes my heart grow fonder.

I see you run and jump and shout and calling out my name
No love that I have ever known could ever feel the same.

And so my little princess before you go to sleep,
Remember I am your daddy and I am yours to keep.

Manuj Mehta

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Hello Manuj,
To be a father...
One of the best feeling in life...
Beautiful portrait of lovely Treklensers (now and future)
Selahattin E

daddy and his little girl.. hehe your little one look exactly like you.. beautiful self-potrait, Manuj.. very well capture.. you look different from your intro pic :) your daughter is cute and adorable.. tfs..

regards, terry

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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2008-08-01 0:26]
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Hi Manuj dear friend ;)))
Great portrait and positive energy...TFS
Best wishes to your daughter and to you ;)))
Have a nice WE,
J ;)))

Hi my dear friend...
Lovely portrait...
I love people which have smile in her face...
Have a nice weekend...

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  • Jan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 451 W: 139 N: 813] (5358)
  • [2008-08-01 0:27]
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Congratulations with your beautiful daughter. The photo is pretty and it shows your love for your little girl!!
The note touched me....I hope all the fathers feel the same!


Hello Manuj,
i hope you and your lovely princess are well;)
she is beautiful,
excellent portrait of excellent couple;)
best wishes, a big hug and kisses for her,
warm regards,

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  • tojav Gold Star Critiquer [C: 114 W: 0 N: 0] (886)
  • [2008-08-01 0:41]
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Hi Manuj,
You look beautifully. Daughter is similar to You. I congratulate and greet.

Hi my dear friend,
wonderfull image, great love scene,
congratulation :)!!!!

Have a nice day!

like father like daughter, Manuj! she will be your great portrait model...:)


Hello Manuj! Marvelous little princess. You are very happy man! Amazing smile. Good luck!

Glad to see you my friend. Your precious jewel is gorgeous.

Hi Manuj
Lovely princess my friend.
Wonderful self-portrait.
All the best to you and your family.
José Diogo

Bom dia Manuj
we can see the love between you too. It´s wonderful Photo.
A good life to your princess.
My regards

Wow, what handsome self-portrait with a portrait together!
Your princess is your spitting image:)
May she be a nice girl and very very happy!
Congratulations and nice WE

Hi Manuj!
Congratulations for your delicious little princess... she will sure become a great queen, in the future!
May her life be full of joy.
Ciao, Antonella

Hi, Manuj, your photo is lovely, but your daughter makes this photo more beautiful... Best wishes for all of you :)

Namastey Manuj
this is a very fresh smile after the tiredness of the whole day. i can feel that you are tired with heavy work and just being with your little one has rejuvenated you.
God Bless your family.

Love shot. Excellent portrait photography.

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2008-08-01 3:47]
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HEllo Manuj
Congratulations on your being a Daddy
She already has burned a hole in your heart so I can imagine as she grows up, the hole will get bigger.
A very nice portrait

Hi Manuj,
Their smiles are always the best thing for rejuvenation. Being a loving father, a newly father, is the best part of living a family life – [perhaps, something more enchanting than their mother :)] They will soon grow and it is for us to do the best of the best we can to thrive them, and make their growth be precious and wonderful.

A lovely touching shot.


Very nice self portrait Manuj! I will add you to my theme of favorite photographers! I'm sorry, but the baby has upstaged you by blowing the bubbles! LOL! This is adorable! I have to say the baby is cuter...but not by much! Nice work!

Congratulations with your beautiful daughter.
Nice note.
Excellent portrait


What a beautiful self portrait! You have such a wonderful, peaceful, look on your face with both your eyes and mouth smiling! I must say that your little baby is adorable and precious! Blowing sweet little bubbles for her dad!

I'm a "daddy's girl" so I know the bond that exists between father and daughter! :D

thanks for sharing..... Lisa

hello manuj,
you are blessed with a beautiful daughter and the smile on your face says it all. The bond between a father and the daughter is reflected in your eyes. nicem capture full of emotions,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2008-08-01 9:31]

Hello Manuj,
If she is princess you will be a king...
it's joke,
Beautiful portrait, and very pleasant smile,
regards to the model. :)
good weekend friend.

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  • Nancy (31)
  • [2008-08-01 12:11]

Lovely portrait.
Nice note with beautiful thoughts.
Remembered me Song from Bacchan's Movie,” Mere ghar aayi ek nanhi Pari"
My best wishes to you & your Little Angel.

Hi Manuj,

Glad to meet you face to face and not only you but your little daughter as well! She is so precious and you sure look like a proud dad - and well you should with such a darling daughter.
Seeing her you can not imagine to ever get that feeling again - but I did when my grandchildren were born - children are so precious.
A really haertfelt thank you for sharing this picture with us!

O yes, I was so caught up in the feeling of loving this portrait that I forgot to mention that it is outstanding portrait work - may you always be close!


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  • kross1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 594 W: 17 N: 1223] (4936)
  • [2008-08-01 14:25]

Hello Manuj,
Is there anything better in life than coming home and seeing the smiles of your child, the sound of laughter in the air or the unconditional love you receive regardless of how bad your day might have been. Awesome self portrait of you and your daughter. You certainly should be proud of your beautiful princess and enjoy every moment.


bellissima.. my really compliments!! ;)))
wonderful this portrait.. i'm smiling and i'm touched at the same time!! it's really effective!! many thanks
ciao Marco

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2008-08-02 4:05]

h Manuj

It is always the case when we as photographers post pictures but face a great hurdle whether to post our own photos, especially portraits. But once you are over that hurdle, you feel you wish to share everything about yourself and family through portraits.

It is in a way, another channel to show you affection. This is a fine post of father and child bond for a self portrait work. Keep going. tfs


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  • [2008-08-02 4:38]

Hello Manuj
this is a very emotional shot, you have made me smile in such a way that i remembered all my daughter's childhood. you have reminded me good old memories. i am glad to have you family shot. thanks for sharing. this is indeed my faviouirte shot which will remind me always about my daughter. she has been married and stays with her husband in LA. god bless you and your family.


Hi Manuj

Beautiful moment
wonderful presentation of you and your princess!
she is beautiful!! Congratulations with your beautiful daughter,
beautiful self-potrait, love of seeing this scene!
Congratulations my friend....


Hi there Manuj,
The joy of fatherhood is clearly visible in your smile. It is good to see your super cute daughter. A nice double portrait. Danilo

Hi Manuj,

Yes . . going home with smile and all problem at office are gone . .
Lovely portrait here . .
Sharp and I love the lighting setup . .
Great shot my friend


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  • Lano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 57 W: 0 N: 184] (1205)
  • [2008-08-02 17:10]

Hi Manuj,

great and lovely potrait



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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2008-08-02 23:49]

This just warms my heart!! You have a GORGEOUS baby!!!! And you look so proud (and you SHOULD BE) A portrait you will treasure always. Also a very beautiful note. TFS and have a happy day!

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  • Koala Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 370 W: 32 N: 77] (4031)
  • [2008-08-03 0:02]

Hi Manuj!
Wow, she sure grows up fast :P
Beautiful little girl!
She takes a lot after you. How's the wife?

Have a nice day!


Hi Dear Manuj Bajaijaan,
Very beautiful double portrait.Your princess is so cute...Maashallah..TFS.


What a lovely girl
Good bless you and her
Very nice
Best regards

Manuj Hi, my friend:
Beautiful, just marvelously beautiful

Congratulations, she is beautiful and you, my friend, have a wonderful smile.


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  • Emma Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1397 W: 6 N: 1920] (10153)
  • [2008-08-05 11:05]

Yes this is wonderful portrait .The princess is beautiful.Excellent quality of the photography.
Best regards.

Hello Manuj!
It is so wonderful to finally see a self portrait from you! And it's even more special because of your little princess! Congratulations to you and your wife for your precious little girl!
This is a great family portrait! Thank you for sharing!
Best regards to all of you,

Lovely notes again Manuj, I felt the same way with my two a long time ago now. Good skin tones, your shirt well handled with teh flash and nice catch lights in all four eyes,

Ps and a delightful wee baby :)

I love people which have smile in her face wonderfull image, great love scene,

You are in right
a real princess and a treasure
Have luck and love life near you!
All the best for you all

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2008-08-06 2:46]

Hi Manuj...
Another excellent catch - portrait, nicely done..!
Fine image, colors and details...
Best regards,

Hi dear Manuj
What a beautiful angel. Congratulations. Wish a long, health life ful of love and happiness.
Lovely poem. Excellent portret of You too.
Thanks for sharing
Best wishes my friend

Hello Manuj,
How are you my friend.
What a great two portrait and what a beautiful
princess in this well composed .
Well done.TFS

Hello Manuj.
A picture to safe for life time.!
Gorgeous portrait of you with your little sunshine.
Sure, very many pictures you will take from her to follow her life growing up.
Very best wishes to you and your Family.

Hello Manuj!
Lovely little lady! Cute girl! Beautiful self portrait!
Best wishes for all of you!
TFS, Best regards

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
  • [2008-08-11 10:45]

Wow, Manuj... what a terrific self-double-portrait.
I know the feeling you describe... been there, done that, but with a son ☺^☺. Be sure to cherish that little princess, but I'm sure I don't need to remind you.
You look the proud father you are, and I'm sure your daughter will value this entry in her private family album.
Technically: near perfect, I see no flaws at all.
Very well done.

Hi Manuj,
Very nice and beautiful portrait of you and your daugther, beautiful colors and sharp picture .

Hello Manuj, A truely beautiful portrait of yourself and adorable daughter. Beautiful words too. TFS.
Regards, Pat.

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  • zms Gold Star Critiquer [C: 268 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-08-22 4:39]

Dear Manuj,
Delightful take.
Simply Beautiful.
Friendly Greetings

What a love....what a note.... what a portrait one of the great portrait of TL
all the best BRAVO MANUJ MEHTA

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