Friday, August 29, 2008

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Like Father, Like Son

Yeah Converse All Stars! I thought this was such a unique idea. I've never seen a dad and 3-month-old baby with matching Chuck Taylors. How cool are they?!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Belly Laugh

Never have I seen, no less captured, a belly laugh so sweet and silly as baby Jax's here. Love it! What a happy baby. He laughed and smiled so easily and barely made a peep the whole two hours I was there.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Another Successful Swap

This swap was a lot trickier than the one I did of Aiden and Zach. Little Miss Luella was quite energetic (like any 18-month-old) and her head, shoulders, arms and legs were in different positions in each of these pictures. It made it more challenging, but not impossible.


Thursday, August 21, 2008

Porcelain Doll

How sweet and delicate... just like a porcelain doll.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Lovely Little Izabella

What adorable outfits and expressions this little girl has!

























Monday, August 18, 2008

Bath Time Baby

Owen's Grammy Patrice got to give him a bath this past weekend and I got to take pictures! It's hard to take pictures and give the bath at the same time... not a good idea for expensive photography equipment.






















Sunday, August 17, 2008

Baseball Portraits Take 2

I did some baseball portraits of Owen back before he could crawl and I just loved them. I decided to do it again, but this time I took him out on the ball field... er, grass. I think he's going to be a catcher. Check out the hand signals!


Saturday, August 16, 2008

Brothers

Aiden is such a wonderful big brother to Zach.



Friday, August 15, 2008

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Mmmmm.... Grilled Corn

I like this picture because of the angles of the grill and corn, and because there are so few colors in the picture - your basic yellow, white, green and black. I know it's shocking when I post something other than a kid.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Successful Head and Body Swap

I had never done it, so I wasn't sure if this was going to work, but I definitely pulled it off! Big brother Aiden looks better in the first picture, while baby brother Zachary was captured at the perfect time in the second picture. I wished they had both been looking at the same time... so, voila! I faked it. Using a wide variety of tools in Photoshop, I was able to swap baby Zach in his entirety to make it look like I snapped the perfect (almost) shot of the brothers. Could we have a smile, Aiden? Luckily, I was shooting in continuous mode and didn't have to worry much about the backgrounds matching up, though it needed a little grooming, too. Fun!










Sunday, August 10, 2008

Lookin' Up

I love the contrast of my fair-skinned baby against this dark, ornate rug. Then add the lovely, sharp focus on his face and the perfectly placed catchlights.... I just think that it has some "pop" in it.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Fun in the Sun

Kids and sprinklers go together like peanut butter and jelly. Here's Elena.


Thursday, August 7, 2008

Dante

This is Ivan and Chris's 10-month-old Dante. I thought it was hard to get Owen to smile for the camera. Dante is even more of a challenge. He's a very serious baby, but soooo cute.


Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Carnival Playroom

We visited our good friends Ivan and Chris and their two kids this past weekend. It was the first time we visited them at their home, and let me tell you it will not be the last! We had a blast. These are a few of the pictures of Owen and their oldest, Elena in the swimming pool filled with carnival balls. These kids have the coolest playroom I've ever seen. More to come this week!



Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Maternity Portraits

I did some maternity portraits of my sister-in-law Molly this past weekend. This one's my favorite. You look fantastic, Molls!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Turning People Into Posters

My sister Victoria came for a visit this week. While she was here, I made some decor for her first apartment at college. Tori's color scheme in her room is black and hot pink, so here's what I did. In Photoshop, I started by increasing the contrast. Then, I played around with some artistic filters and she and I ended up liking Poster Edges the best for most of the pics. After adding Poster Edges, I used a Photo Filter to make the hot pink cast over the entire picture and turned the density all the way up to 100%. My intention starting out in the project was to make an Andy Warhol-type picture. It didn't end up quite what I had in mind to start with, but cool nonetheless! Here's what a hot pink poster of Auntie Victoria and Owen looks like.