These are two portrait images that although very soft, I like very much. I would like to shoot them again to get them sharper? Why are they so soft? Well, I was shooting in dim light at f1.8. Combine the narrow DOF that resulted with the wide open aperture along with the my struggle to focus in dim light and you have the perfect condisitons to produce the soft images you see.
Still, I am happy with the light and compositions. Next time around, I would shoot with a nnarrower aperture, lower ISO, and use a tripod.