Friday, July 30, 2010

Fix It Friday, 7/30/10

Fix it Friday! I am a little bored on this Friday night, and I loved the picture on I Heart Faces, so I decided to do a quick edit just for fun. To see other edits of this picture, click the button below!

Here is the original picture:
Here's my first edit, I did a tiny (and I do mean tiny- this was already a nice picture) bit of work in ACR, then did a pretty clean edit using Coffee Shop's Perfect Portrait:
fif1 edita

And here's my second edit, using my most beloved action, Butterscotch Vintage. I did a few other tweaks as well. This is my favorite edit- I think I've kind of settled into this style in the last few weeks.
fif1 editb

I'm not sure whether I overdid it on the eyes- WDYT? They were pretty gorgeous SOOC, so I didn't do much, but I've been looking at these pics for the last 30 minutes, so now I can't make up my mind!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I Heart Faces- Purple

This week's I Heart Faces photo challenge: Purple

I'm not going to lie, 90% of Maddie's wardrobe is pink, so I had to dig to the bottom of her drawer to fine something purple. I'm pretty sure the kid is going to hate pink when she grows up b/c her mommy loves it so much. But I'm glad I got a pic of her in this cute purple dress, b/c she looks adorable and the color really accentuates her gorgeous eyes. I had a more creative pic in mind, involving the book "Harold and the Purple Crayon." But you just can't tell a 2 year old how to pose for a pic, so this is what I ended up with. I love it though- with the messy hair, wrinkled dress and her two best friends (Plex and Tootie, for those not familiar with the craziness that is Yo Gabba Gabba), this picture is a great representation of post-afternoon nap Mads.


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all of the wonderful entries!

Trendy Treehouse- Sports

This week's theme is Sports. When I think of sports, I think of my husband, who is obsessed with anything remotely sports like. I think he'd be happy if the tv only showed ESPN. Mike grew up in Maryland and so he's a HUGE fan of the Maryland Terrapins (despite the fact that we are both alumni of UNC- not a point of contention at all :P). One day I wanted to do a little portrait practice, so I asked him to model for me. And so he decided if I was taking pictures, he'd wear his favorite Maryland shirt- I guess that made the photoshoot a little more manly for him, lol.


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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Trendy Treehouse- Faces

This week's theme is Faces. When I read the theme, I immediately thought of this picture. I feel like this picture perfectly captures Maddie's personality- so sunny and happy and sweet. And I'll never forget that she was smiling SO big b/c she had just found a goldfish on the floor (the one in her mouth), lol! It's the little things.


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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Trendy Treehouse- 4th of July


This week's theme is 4th of July! I had a tough time choosing this week b/c I couldn't decide between a photo that I like that is good technically, or a photo that I love that isn't my best shot ever. I chose the 2nd, b/c even though the focus could've been better, I just love the emotion that it captures. Oh to be 2 and so carefree!


Head on over to Trendy Treehouse to see other great entries celebrating the 4th of July!