My goodness, Em, some of these are so fantastic!! The waves and the foam on the water, love the colors and tones. The shot of the table really sets the mood, even with most of it out of focus (I love it that way!). And the 4th portrait, I don't know if it was posed, but I don't care. It's such a sweet moment. I love it.
I love your images of people. I think you did a good job of capturing the moment with the portraiture. The poses are very natural which sometimes is difficult for portraiture because people are uncomfortable in front of a camera if they are not used to it. Great images.
None of the portraits were posed. Sometimes I would get their attention so they would look at me, but that was all.As for the dining table, I have a vertically framed photo where the first glass, the candle, and the bread basket are in focus, but I didn't think it was as inviting as this one, where only the chair is in focus.
Gotta say- you chose all my favorites as well. Captured the family beautifully. ^.^