Friday, April 1, 2011

Picture Perfect

My first internet friend is starting a monthly photo contest.  It is simple, fun, and for photographers of all skills which is great because this lady has some crazy photo skills (and I have a ways to go).  Follow her button if you want to join in the fun!

Picture {Perfect}

The theme this month is Your Muse; and while my children are usually my muse, I have spent the last 24 hours editing baby pictures for my friend, so I am going to show one of my favorites so far.  (Can I just say I will NEVER complain about professional photography fees again?  I did this for fun and practice and professionals being more qualified will probably spend less time, but their results will be way better!  Not that I'll be able to pay the fees, just that I won't complain that they charge them.)

My Muse for the last two days, you'll probably see a lot her in this next week:
Yes, I did read the tip on not shooting up the baby's nose, but this baby, only 13 days old, moved a lot!  I'd set up the pose and she would move before I could get back to my camera.  Taking the jammies off totally woke her up never to sleep again, so I have very few shots with her eyes closed.  Good thing I'm in MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers 0-5) and ladies have babies all the time.  I'm sure to get another chance to play with poses.  In the meantime I have 5-20 fairly decent photos (out of 400) for practice editing.


Nancy said...

Oh this pic is so so sweet! I've had a couple newborn shoots, and WOW I do NOT know how those baby whispers do it! WHO can keep those naked babies asleep and posed like that??!!
I love how you can see the "furriness" of her jammies, and her cheeks are just kissable! Wonderful pic that I'm sure her mama loves!
Thanks for participating in Picture Perfect,

Ashley Sisk said...

How sweet but that baby is 13 days old! Wow.

Julie said...

Aw, sweet. I love her little smile. Good job!

Just Bits and Pieces said...

Sooooo sweet!!!!! I've only tried one newborn session.....and WOW! It is hard to get them asleep / to stay asleep!!!! Heat worked for us....a space heater near her!

Kayce said...

So adorable! You did a fabulous job!

Nicole said...

And she is just too cute! Great job showing that beautiful soft skin.

Shaw Family said...

It is sweet to see pink, we haven't seen pink babies in our house for 12 years now, the last 3 were very blue! She is precious, and newborns are so hard-you did great :o)