Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Sweet Shot Tuesday!

Its Sweet Shot Tuesday! I have to include TWO pics this week! I cannot decide which I love the most. I took my 4 kiddos out for a shoot this past weekend and decided to incorporate BALLOONS! I have wanted to do pix with balloons for a while now….SO glad I did! I got several but these 2 are my FAVE! Thanks for looking! Please let me know whatcha think Smile


Monday, November 22, 2010

J Family Sneak Peek! {Wildwood Family Photographer}

What a sweet family I had the privilege to photograph!!! These sweet little girls are gorgeous and were so animated and FUN!!! And little baby L- he did not really wanna smile…but who needs to when you are as gorgeous as he is! Check out those baby blues. Thanks so much J family! I loved hanging with y’all for the afternoon :). Hope you enjoy your sneak peek!

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Saturday, November 20, 2010

More of my own :)

I was just not happy with any of the pics of all 4 last week- so we had to go out for a little re-shoot. I “think” I am happy with one of the pics of all 4 together….but I did get some FUN individuals!!!

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Fix it Friday at I Heart Faces!!!

It’s another fun FIF at I Heart Faces and here is my entry! I did not take the original photo- I only edited (“fixed”) it. What do you think of my fix? Please leave me a comment and let me know!

I used CS5- cropped it to a square, used curves to bring some light to his sweet face, used Florabella haze action to put a dreamy haze over the photo and voila!


Here is the original



And here is my “fix”



Sunday, November 14, 2010

My Own! {St Louis Family Photographer}

So- I finally got a good session out of my own! We desperately needed a pic with all 6 of us and I couldn’t figure out HOW I was going to manage. My 2 year old is VERY anti photo…hates every second of it and avoids looking decent in any way in front of the camera at all costs! My 4 year old is….well, he is 4. So anyway- a timer was out. Even a tripod and a remote was sorta out. SO….after much thought, prayers, and finger crossing, I talked my Sis in Law (who always helps me shoot my own anyway- she ROCKS)- into manning the tripod and the shutter for me and…..IT WORKED! It was still a challenge getting the 2yo and the 4 yo roped in and looking, smiling etc at the same time but we actually managed!!! HURRAH! LOTS of motion blur in the alley pic with the 4 kiddos but hey! I can’t expect to have it all. All in all- I am super happy.

Oh! And for my photog friends who wanna know exactly what I did….I used my tripod – framed my family (minus me) the way I wanted, set my shutter speed, aperture, and ISO for proper exposure, had my camera set to BBF so I focused it ahead of time and BAM! All my SIL had to do is press the shutter! Oh….and make the 2 yo smile and look which was way more difficult then pressing the shutter! Also- having my camera set on BBF made it alot more simple for my SIL to refocus between shots!


Here are the results!  THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU S!!!!!!


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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Please Vote!

Please vote for my photo on the Posh Principessa page on Facebook!  You will have to “like” the page to vote, and then please vote for the picture of Graycen….make sure to vote for the PIC and not the ALBUM! Thank you, thank you , thank you!!!!


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Orange Week! at I Heart Faces

Orange week at I Heart Faces! I shot a few photos of my sweet girl in a field of wheat and the bright orange setting sun illuminated it to a perfect shade of orange.




Monday, November 8, 2010

My Sweet Girl (and her sweet BFF :) )

Modeling her adorable Posh Principessa goodies! Thanks Tiffany!




Saturday, November 6, 2010

Pretty Girl! {West County St Louis Mo Children’s Photographer}


Friday, November 5, 2010

Fix it Friday at I Heart Faces!

I love FIF at I Heart Faces! I have not participated in a while but could not resist the photo today. What a sweet little girl. And I adore the light hitting the side of her face and her sweet eyelashes. I really did very little to “fix” this photo. I cropped it to bring her face a bit closer, upped the contrast and toned it up a bit (all in CS5). I ran Florabella “London” and adjusted the layers to taste and then adjusted the opacity of the entire action to about 30%. Sharpened it a bit and BAM! I also did a vanilla/espresso B&W conversion.

Please comment and tell me what you think!

Here is the original- I did not take this photo! Just did the edits below.



My “FIX” in color



And my B&W conversion!


Thursday, November 4, 2010

For Miss C :)



Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Fun Family! {West St Louis County, Wildwood Mo Family Photographer}

Thanks so much for coming back K family! So happy to do another shoot with your awesome fun.


Gorgeous and Super Sweet Senior { West County St Louis Senior Portrait Photographer}

Sweetest most gorgeous girl ever. I loved shooting Miss C….she is absolutely CLUELESS as to how gorgeous she is :). C….YOU ARE! But keep on being your sweet self. You are as gorgeous inside as you are out.


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